Archive for February, 2009


Saturday, February 28th, 2009

I can now drop all pretense – I recorded a podcast with the wonderful Lime & Violet & Caryn. They are uniformly lovely ladies and have all made me feel completely welcome and at ease here in Iowa. We celebrated a birthday for one of their knitting circle last night, and I finally made some […]

Call the Police

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Help! I am in Lime & Violet’s Galactic Headquarters. They have me locked up in a gimp cage in the basement. I am only able to get this out because I’ve got my iTouch in my kilt, and they have unsecured wi-fi. Send help!

Lessons in pain management

Monday, February 16th, 2009

I’m working through the CIA Boot Camp book right now. That would a book about how to become a better chef, not about extracting information from high-value prisoners. Different CIA. Last night I tried making the Chicken Provencal, which is mainly an exercise in sauteeing. You sautee the chicken breasts on each side for about […]


Sunday, February 8th, 2009

I went up to Kerrville last night to make dinner for my stepfather. This morning, while getting ready to leave, I finally remembered to ask him to sit for a portrait of him wearing the vest that I knit for him last year. I may be slow, but I eventually get projects done. This was […]

Happy Birthday, Anne!

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

Today is an auspicious day, for it is Anne Hanson’s birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ANNE! Celebrate by going to her store and buying one of her patterns. You’ll feel great about it. (No, I am not getting any kickbacks.)