Monthly Archives: January 2004

fabric with a purpose

One of the local fabric shops is having a Super Bowl weekend sale, so I popped in to pick up some fabric to make a little something for my friend’s newborn: It was kind of dark when I took the … Continue reading

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the most wonderful job in the whole, whole world

I missed the Marshmallow Peeps Fun Bus by one day when I visited Portland last fall. Look, here it is without me: How great would it be to drive the Peeps Fun Bus? It’d be even better than driving the … Continue reading

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eggplant paraphernalia

I got an amazing package from cancer-fighting Megan filled with many goodies, including THIS: Don’t you love that there is so much weird stuff in the world? And hello, insane brother got a job offer! It’s about freakin’ time. Heh … Continue reading

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Meeting Rachael

Yes, I got to meet Rachael today! It was really fun, and she is so charming and great, just as I knew she’d be. She was knitting some socks, and ohmygosh, if there were a speed knitting contest, I’d bet … Continue reading

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yarn anxiety

I joined the Rogue Along Yahoo Group and from it I learned that the Auracania yarn that I got from elann is the incorrect weight of yarn! Argh! It is supposed to be an aran weight yarn but knits up … Continue reading

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good mail day

Some days I find nothing to blog about, but today isn’t one of them! The mailman brought not one, not two, but THREE yummy packages today. The first is an amazing array of goodies from Heidi: See those coasters? SHE … Continue reading

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I have been labeled

I jumped on the Heirloom Woven Labels bandwagon, thanks to Becky and Action Hero Melissa. Now I just have to complete stuff so I can affix my labels! Please excuse the mess–insane brother is playing around with my banner, so … Continue reading

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more baking in da house

I have mentioned before how much I love the Baking with Julia cookbook. It is very informative and nicely photographed, and it has inspired me to try baking all sorts of things that ordinarily would have scared me off (like … Continue reading

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sugar cookies

Today I made the sugar cookies from the Cook’s Illustrated from November/December 2002. I’ve made them before, and they are quite delicious. I use turbinado sugar for rolling the dough. They lend a wonderful crunch and slightly nutty caramelly flavor. … Continue reading

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go [stitches] west, knitters!

Knitbloggers, unite! The Hedster and I are heading up to attend the Stitches West mart, and it sure would be fun to meet some of you face to face. We are going to hook up with (oh, wait, I heard … Continue reading

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