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I'm a married knitter, crocheter, and newbie spinner living in the Maryland suburbs with my photographer- computer geek hubby, 3 cats, and 3 dogs. And yarn. A LOT of yarn. Just ask my hubby.

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Alton Brown is a F’in Genius

Anyone who has talked food and/or cooking with me is likely to know about my MASSIVE geek crush on Alton Brown. I’m still kicking myself that I’ve missed opportunities to see him in person in DC TWICE now.

Anyway, I used to watch Food Network ALL the time. Nowadays, the only never-miss for me is […]

Wild and Wet Weekend

Earlier this week, Carrie invited me to go with her to the Navy-SMU game on Saturday. I’ve never been to a Navy game before, and OMG. I had SO MUCH FUN. First of all, the members of her dad’s class are all very cool and really friendly. Plus, they know from food. 😀 It was […]

Welcome Visitors, Unwelcome Reason

So, Kirsten* calls me yesterday morning. She and I don’t actually talk on the phone that much any more (not like when we were kids… hoo boy), so when the phone rang and it was here, I figured something was up. I was right.

She was calling to tell me that her cousin Mark, a […]

Thanks and Updates

Thank you guys for the good wishes for N. I heard from Steve yesterday afternoon – N made it through the surgery just fine and was home and resting. If you want to keep up with him, Steve should be updating his blog, too.

In other news, this morning I used my brand-new goLITE, purchased […]

Spare Some Thoughts.

So, our friends Steve and Mindy’s son N went in this morning for surgery on his ankles. Basically, his Achilles tendons are too short, so he walks on his toes. They are cutting the tendons partway through and he’ll be in casts to hold his feet at a 90 degree angle to his legs for […]

Wow.

Just… wow. I don’t know what to say. I posted on Monday as a vent – a mental purge, if you will – and really didn’t expect anything in the way of response. What I got was an amazing outpouring of care and concern that really touched me. You guys are amazing. And I promise, […]

This May Be TMI

Not THAT kind of TMI, just maybe a little more than you want to know about me. So, if you are just here for the fiber, click away, and I swear to you I will not be insulted. I just need to vent a little bit about this, I’m not even sure what I’m looking […]

Raise the Roof

It’s not just a song by one of my favorite groups, it’s what happened here this weekend! Big, BIG thanks to JMac and Scott, who helped Kris get the plywood up on the porch roof. For most of that time, I was having lunch with an old college friend, with Kris’s approval. Probably mostly because […]

Destash!

The stash, she is a bit out of control. I know this, and it’s why my not being able to go to either SAFF or Rhinebeck this year is probably a good thing on some level (From a social/partying perspective, it still sucks big time), and why I am keeping myself SEVERELY reined in at […]

What Color Am I?

Steve found this in his desperate search for something to post today (with a whopping 41 minutes to spare), and I thought it was kind of cute, so I thought I’d do it. Since SOMEONE didn’t link to it, I’ll save anyone who wants to play along the search – the link is here. I’ll […]