Monthly Archives: June 2004

anatomy of a tater tot casserole

It’s been cooler here lately, so I figured it was safe to turn on the oven. A few days ago I read about tater tot casserole on Stef‘s blog and have been wanting to make it ever since. It sounded … Continue reading

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sew dressy

I managed to finish sewing a dress over the weekend, but it was a bit of a struggle. This is McCall’s #3617. The dress has bust darts, and I was unable to, well, to fill them out, so I altered … Continue reading

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dishrag scrubbie central

Here’s the one Japanese knitting book I purchased at Kinokuniya: I don’t know why I am so obsessed with these Japanese scrubbers (called “tawashi”). I haven’t even made one yet! But anyway, this book is filled with scrubbers of all … Continue reading

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Whirlwind trip

Remember that scene in Blazing Saddles where Madeline Kahn’s character sings that song about being tired? Yeah, I’m feeling kind of tired! Got back from my trip to San Francisco yesterday then went to a wedding last night (where the … Continue reading

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relief sweater

What’s this? Another finished object? Mais oui! This is sweater #17 from Rebecca #22, the Sweater with Relief Pattern, which I call the Oh What a Relief sweater. I think it makes me look like a snake, since it shows … Continue reading

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mail goodies

I know I talk a lot about how much I love the mail, and I apologize if you are tired of the subject, but I’m afraid I am not! When you live in a small town, you come to rely … Continue reading

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more bookshelves needed

A couple of weeks ago I received a note from someone who is currently destashing. She offered me her old Japanese knitting magazines, so who was I to refuse? I was pretty stunned when this arrived on my doorstep: I … Continue reading

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gigi complete!

After waiting a couple of weeks for the trim color of Cotton Fleece to arrive, I finally managed to finish Gigi! I am quite pleased with how this turned out. I realize the ribbon is too long, but I was … Continue reading

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the biggest little city

We’re back from Reno! We had a fun time, and Peter’s dad came in 15th in the bowling tournament, which was good enough to win some $$. The tournament was held at the National Bowling Stadium, which has 50 lanes. … Continue reading

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off to the circus!

Okay, so I’m not really off to the circus, but we are going to Reno for the next few days to cheer for Peter’s dad as he competes in the ABC Senior Masters bowling tournament. Speaking of the circus, though, … Continue reading

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