Archive for November, 2004

Thanksgiving Debriefing

Tuesday, November 30th, 2004

So my mom, my stepfather, my grandmother and I all bundled into the car for the very long drive to Albuquerque for Thanksgiving. A very large chunk of the family assembled there this year, and as always, my sister was the consumate hostess. Her house is right at the edge of the Sandia mountains, giving […]

But Christmas only comes once a year

Monday, November 29th, 2004

Since the majority of the people who read – or at least comment – on my blog appear to be women… Merry Christmas.

Roth Family Lore

Friday, November 26th, 2004

Herein follows a tale which has been handed down through my family from father to son for generations. Well, generation. My dad started it. And now I shall share it with you. And when the pilgrims made it through the winter, they gave thanks to god and ate their dogs, starting with the Weimeraners and […]

Albuquerque Turkey

Thursday, November 25th, 2004

One 12-hour car trip later, I am at my sister’s house in Albuquerque for Thanksgiving. I cast on for a pinwheel beret using the Brooks Farms yarn I got at Kid ‘n Ewe, and by the time we arrived here last night I’d finished it. Doesn’t look half bad on my grandma, either – I’ll […]

More “smart” yarn

Monday, November 22nd, 2004

Looks like scientists are still working on making usable fibers out of carbon nanotubes: Nanoyarn. The only problem is, I get the impression that this stuff is probably only lace-weight (or finer) at the moment. So, you can make yourself a conductive, bulletproof shawl. Or some really strong socks. Let me know when you get […]

Fever daydreams

Sunday, November 21st, 2004

Suddenly and without warning, my health . . . hasn’t changed a fucking bit. I’m still coughing and achey, and getting out of bed in the morning is a trial. Allow me to elaborate. When I wake up, I can feel the velcro-like popping sounds deep in my lungs. I know that there is a […]

Eyes – present

Saturday, November 20th, 2004

Once a year, every good diabetic is supposed to go and get their eyes checked. I’m not such a good diabetic, so I’m about three years overdue. But this week I finally got around to it and went to see Dr. Taylor, my eye doctor. (Also the man who diagnosed me as having diabetes.) The […]


Wednesday, November 17th, 2004

Ech. I’m sick. My throat is sore and I’ve got a pounding headache. Last night I threw up before going to bed. It’s a cold medicine-and-ginger-ale kind of day. I stayed home from work, although I probably already infected everyone yesterday. Mostly I tried to sleep, but I couldn’t quite get there. So I set […]

Kid ‘n Ewe

Tuesday, November 16th, 2004

On Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, I went to the Kid ‘n Ewe (and Llamas too) show. We don’t get them big-city style shows down here like the Maryland or Rheinbeck ones; we just got us some simple down-home kinda events. But it was great. For starters, the people were fantastic. A couple of hard […]

If Yarn Were Cake

Friday, November 12th, 2004

If yarn were cake, I’d have arteries clogged with felt right now. Thanks to my mom and my dear Kaetchen for enough yarn to get me through winter without even touching my stash! Here’s the basket my mom had waiting for me when I got to Hunt this week: Not pictured, but even more lovely, […]