Archive for May, 2003

End of May

Friday, May 30th, 2003

The third milestone is done. I can’t believe I actually met a self-imposed deadline. Or any deadline, for that matter. This is going to be a very obvious first sweater. There are errors everywhere, but most of them are invisible, like a cable crossing over knit stitches instead of purl stitches. I can’t really tell […]

The Recital

Tuesday, May 27th, 2003

Let me begin by saying that I don’t have the sound file edited yet. I could post what I’ve got, but it’s an 800 megabyte file and that would not go over so well. The recital was the first time I’d met any of the other children. My illustrious instructor teaches at several schools around […]


Tuesday, May 27th, 2003

I had one of those weekends that you need a week to recover from. Got a lot of sun, ate a lot of food, managed to get in some exercise, and then had allergies all day Monday. I woke up feeling like dried gum underneath a desk. Ugh. And there are some problems with the […]

First Violin Recital

Thursday, May 22nd, 2003

This is really funny. My first violin recital will be tomorrow. My instructor, Miss Jane Henry, is having several of her students from different schools get together. We’re each going to play one or two solo pieces, then we are all going to do a group jam. Did I mention that I am older than […]

Information Lamination

Thursday, May 22nd, 2003

A lucky confluence of events helped me stumble onto an idea that has probably been around for quite some time. One of the things I had to do for the Tour last week was print up a list of phone numbers for all the contacts and emergency numbers and then laminate them to create cards […]


Wednesday, May 21st, 2003

My next project after the Aran is going to be a tunic vest whose pattern I am still trying to formulate. I just discovered the exact collar I was looking for, courtesy of Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Knitting Around. I went and checked out the book from our library a minute ago during a fire alarm after […]

Tour de Cure 2003

Monday, May 19th, 2003

Well, it looks like this year’s Tour de Cure was another success. I haven’t gotten the official head counts or pledges yet, but I understand we had about 250 riders and we raised about $60,000. I’m very happy with the results. I didn’t get to take nearly as many pictures as I wanted to. One […]

Hit The Road

Saturday, May 17th, 2003

Okay. Three hours and forty-five minutes of sleep later, it’s time to get moving. This morning is the start of the Tour de Cure, a fundraiser for the American Diabetes Association. I’m driving the truck with all the riders’ gear to the finish line today and tomorrow. I won’t be able to get net access […]

One Down, Two and Three-Quarters to Go

Friday, May 16th, 2003

I finished the first repeat of the Saxon Braid pattern on the back of the Aran last night while waiting with friends to see The Matrix Reloaded. It occurs to me that if I were a true knitting ninja, I could have used a really long circular needle and picked up the front and back […]


Thursday, May 15th, 2003

Kaetchen has some very good ideas having to do with cherries. Not quite the synthetic splendor of Rainbow Brite cereal, but very, very good.