Monday, June 30, 2008


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One of the nice things about getting up early for the work commute is sunrises like this. I never got to see them before.

Sunday, June 29, 2008


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Progress is being made. I'm on to the back now :) Woo hoo! I think I'm on track for finishing this by the Olympics... but the jury is still out as to whether this will fit or not... at least I have a gift recipient in mind if it doesn't :)

Saturday, June 28, 2008


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Storm clouds were forming as the sun was setting. I thought this looked like a wave breaking on a craggy shore. And we even got some rain out of it!

I do love summer time storms. :)

Friday, June 27, 2008


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Wrapping up my set of outdoor shots at sunset, I give you the corner fire hydrant.

Happy Friday!

Thursday, June 26, 2008


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My little gardener does her job - not only does she eat nasty bugs, she pollinates too! I highly recommend :)

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


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A shot of our maiden grass as sunset. Its getting too hot to go out while the sun is still shining strong. We've had some amazing sunsets lately. Too bad the other houses get in the way.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008


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Bath time gymnastics. She was showing me she could lay down in the water. This child was a fish in her past life, I tell you.

Monday, June 23, 2008


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The end of the day, the pockets are emptied, the sun is setting, time to relax!

Sunday, June 22, 2008


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Sunday night means Mosaic. This picture inspired by this one by Todd. I've got some work to do, but I like the feel ... it's just you, the mic and the lights. Share your piece.

Saturday, June 21, 2008


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Little Bit has made a seat out of the oven drawer. I think she really looks like her daddy in this picture. (If our scanner were working, I'd scan in the image I'm thinking of for comparison.) She really is growing up!

Friday, June 20, 2008


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Pinot Black - one of our favorite wines. Unfortunately, this was the last of it that will be available in our area, so I had to commemorate with a photo.

I also really like the spare nature of this label. There is no pretentious font or images, just a clear statement, with a nice, clean font. Lovely.

Thursday, June 19, 2008


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We got lots of rain today. Of course, the diapers were outside on the line, so they got an extra rinse (or three!). I just thought these looked lovely all folded and ready to be put away.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


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Raspberries. Yum.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


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Window geometry.

Monday, June 16, 2008


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Spaghetti for dinner! This is one of Little Bit's favorite meals, I just wish it were a tiny bit less messy, but maybe that's part of the fun :)

Sunday, June 15, 2008

167/366 - Happy Father's Day!

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Fajitas and margaritas for dinner. Definitely a fabulous way to spend the day celebrating fatherhood.

Saturday, June 14, 2008


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200 more to go! My grandpa came down for a visit. Little Bit really enjoyed the attention. Grandpa let her play with his cell phone (mo-mo in Little bit speak), and stuff things in his pockets. Definitely a big hit :)

Friday, June 13, 2008


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Progress on Yosemite. She's coming right along!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Dishcloth Swap: Favorite Patterns

First, let me just say that I can't believe its only been a week since I last posted. So much has happened, it feels like two weeks should have passed. (Let me add that pictures are being processed as I type this, so expect to see them uploaded (and back dated) soon).

AC went out on Sunday morning. Thankfully, we had a (relatively) cool Monday, but it wasn't truly fixed until today. That's a very long time to be without cool air... in Texas... in June. And then we had planning meeting at our house (and we had a good sized group!), and then I had discipleship group, and then it was today. Phew! So, yeah, busy week.

But I digress, back to favorite dishcloth patterns.


I love dishcloths, mostly because I get bored very easily. So dishcloths are quick little knits that are done by the time I get tired of a stitch pattern. So, I make lots of them :)

My favorite stitch pattern (pictured above) is one by my favorite dishcloth designer, KT. This one is the opening hour pattern. I love the texture, I love the way this looks. I love the way this is a very functional, lovely washcloth. It was fun to knit, and well received as a gift. Definitely a winner :)

Well, I'm off to bed, it's now past 11... Have a good night!


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Little Bit takes a peek to see what the neighbors are up to.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


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Speaking of coffee... I really wish I could convey the smell these beans have... lovely I tell you, just lovely.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


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Do these belong to you?

Left at our house after planning today. I really like the colors and design.

Monday, June 9, 2008


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I got gauge! Well, of a sort, stitch gauge anyway, which is really mostly all that matters. Woo hoo!

Gauge swatch for Yosemite.

Sunday, June 8, 2008


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AC has stopped working. Boo. This fan should be turning!!

Saturday, June 7, 2008


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Got my sock club yarn today... gorgeous!

Sockittome - Caribou Creek

Friday, June 6, 2008


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Soaker washing day!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Dishcloth Swap Questionnaire

1. Do you Knit or Crochet? For how long?
I crochet-ish. My mom taught me, but I hardly use it. Not enough time. But I do knit, pretty much every spare second. I've been knitting since Labor Day 2006, which makes this my second year. Wow.

2. Do you enjoy using metal, wooden, or some other kind of needle\hook?
I'm definitely a wooden needle kind of girl. I also like bamboo if my yarn is too slippery. I'll use metal though if I have to.

3. What are your favorite types of yarn? Any you just can't stand?
I really like pretty much any type of yarn, except the novelty stuff.

4. When it comes to cotton, are there any brands you'd love to try and haven't?
I'd like to try some cotton blends, like Cotton Fleece, or Wool Cotton. And Patagonia Nature cotton looks scrumptious.

5. When you make Dishcloths, do you use them yourself, or tend to give them as gifts?
I use them, and give them away. I love them :)

6. Do you have a favorite color? Any that you dislike?
I like the natural palette of colors, like greens, browns and blues. I also like warm reds and oranges. Yum!

7. What color(s) (if any!) are your kitchen and bath decorated in?
My kitchen is green; my bath is blue/white.

8. What are your favorite scents around the house?
Lavender, citrus

9. What is your very favorite thing about summer?
Being able to leave an air-conditioned building in which I was just freezing, and to get that warm shiver you get when your body realizes it can relax because its warm out.

10. What is your least favorite thing about summer?
The things that it does to my garden. While I love the instant sauna personally, my plants just struggle to survive between mid-July and the end of September.

11. Do you use soap or body wash in the shower?
I'm a bar soap kind of girl.

12. What scents do you enjoy in the bath?
Lavender, rosemary and mint.

13. What is your favorite dishcloth pattern?
Hmmm, for knitting or for receiving? I really like knitting interesting patterns, so something with cables, or interesting lace patterns, etc. work well for me. I rarely do the same pattern twice. As far as receiving, I like it all.

14. What sort of treats do you enjoy? Sweet or Salty?
Dark chocolate. It's not really sweet or salty, but other than chocolate, I don't really snack.

15. Imagine today is one of the hottest days of the year - what do you do to keep cool? Or are you one of those folks who loves the hot weather?
Yeah, so I love the heat. But now that I've lived in Texas for a few years, I've kind of got limits to the love (the 20th day of 100+ degree weather gets old, if you know what I mean). So, to stay cool, I keep the rooms dim and watch an arctic nature movie, like March of the Penguins. ;)

16. What sorts of hobbies do you enjoy besides knitting or crocheting?
I enjoy photography and ceramics.

17. Do you collect anything (besides yarn!)
Books, maybe, but I'm trying to break that habit :)

18. Are you on Ravelry? If so, share your ID!

19. Do you have any allergies?
Not that matter here.

20. Do you have any pets?
Yes, I has two kittehs.


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Nearly there! I've got to weave in the ends and do a drawstring. But I thought I'd let the little one try it on for size. I think its going to get a little bit bigger when I wash it, but I think I need to build in more stretch for the next one - maybe a ribbing panel along the sides and down the leg? I wonder how the slip stitch pattern would look if I purled some of the stitches?

Wednesday, June 4, 2008


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Playing in the clothes basket while I hang the clothes on the line. It has been hot, dry and windy - ideal conditions for drying the clothes outside :)

Tuesday, June 3, 2008


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I got my package in the mail!! It's the yarn for Yosemite, and my harmony sock dpns. Woot!! Now I just have to finish the mosaic soaker before I can get into this yummy yarn. Nothing like the motivation of a fun pattern and yarn to spur you on.

Monday, June 2, 2008


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Little Bit calls light switches "off". Apt, considering I'm trying to keep our electric bills affordable this summer.

Sunday, June 1, 2008


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I got medieval on our bookshelves and culled out the ones to donate to the Mosaic library. It was hard, because most of these books I really like and don't want them to go away forever. Hence the donation to our church library. I know I can get to them any time I want :) But now, others can have access to them too (and they're off my shelves). Its a win-win.