Monthly Archives: June 2006

Quick Update

I am writing a quick post from Price, Utah, having arrived a little bit ago. I find it rather amazing that I am not at home, but with my handy laptop, I can still see what all of your were up to today, and keep track of email. What a wondrous time we live in, huh?

We had a beautiful drive through the Rocky’s, through Vail and Beavercreek and then Glenwood Canyon. DH’s uncle has recently married and is living in Grand Junction, CO (we went to the wedding in January—sweet, and very Colorado), and we met up with he and his new bride for an early dinner. Lots of good food and good chatter. After we parted, we headed west, into Utah and then northwest to Price. Tomorrow morning we will head toward Salt Lake City, and hopefully check out one of Margene’s favorite treks around Silver Lake. Who knows, we may even meet up with her on the trail!

In knitting news, I started my nephews clogs in the car, but the beginning rows need fairly strict attention, so I took a break. I also worked on the trekking sock a bit, but I found out that the lace pattern was not going to work out right, given that I use 2 circular needles. I suppose I could shift the whole thing one way or another, but again, it’s not car knitting, so I took a break from that as well, frogging the sock back to the ribbing.

So now you’re all caught up. How ’bout a Favorite Foto, for the road?

Sunset, in Cozumel, on our 25th wedding anniversary (12-29-04). One of us took this picture from the lighthouse on the island……a beautiful ending to a fun day.

I’ll check in when I can…..maybe with pictures of MOOSE!

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Quick Update

I am writing a quick post from Price, Utah, having arrived a little bit ago. I find it rather amazing that I am not at home, but with my handy laptop, I can still see what all of your were up to today, and keep track of email. What a wondrous time we live in, huh?

We had a beautiful drive through the Rocky’s, through Vail and Beavercreek and then Glenwood Canyon. DH’s uncle has recently married and is living in Grand Junction, CO (we went to the wedding in January—sweet, and very Colorado), and we met up with he and his new bride for an early dinner. Lots of good food and good chatter. After we parted, we headed west, into Utah and then northwest to Price. Tomorrow morning we will head toward Salt Lake City, and hopefully check out one of Margene’s favorite treks around Silver Lake. Who knows, we may even meet up with her on the trail!

In knitting news, I started my nephews clogs in the car, but the beginning rows need fairly strict attention, so I took a break. I also worked on the trekking sock a bit, but I found out that the lace pattern was not going to work out right, given that I use 2 circular needles. I suppose I could shift the whole thing one way or another, but again, it’s not car knitting, so I took a break from that as well, frogging the sock back to the ribbing.

So now you’re all caught up. How ’bout a Favorite Foto, for the road?

Sunset, in Cozumel, on our 25th wedding anniversary (12-29-04). One of us took this picture from the lighthouse on the island……a beautiful ending to a fun day.

I’ll check in when I can…..maybe with pictures of MOOSE!

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Quick Update

I am writing a quick post from Price, Utah, having arrived a little bit ago. I find it rather amazing that I am not at home, but with my handy laptop, I can still see what all of your were up to today, and keep track of email. What a wondrous time we live in, huh?

We had a beautiful drive through the Rocky’s, through Vail and Beavercreek and then Glenwood Canyon. DH’s uncle has recently married and is living in Grand Junction, CO (we went to the wedding in January—sweet, and very Colorado), and we met up with he and his new bride for an early dinner. Lots of good food and good chatter. After we parted, we headed west, into Utah and then northwest to Price. Tomorrow morning we will head toward Salt Lake City, and hopefully check out one of Margene’s favorite treks around Silver Lake. Who knows, we may even meet up with her on the trail!

In knitting news, I started my nephews clogs in the car, but the beginning rows need fairly strict attention, so I took a break. I also worked on the trekking sock a bit, but I found out that the lace pattern was not going to work out right, given that I use 2 circular needles. I suppose I could shift the whole thing one way or another, but again, it’s not car knitting, so I took a break from that as well, frogging the sock back to the ribbing.

So now you’re all caught up. How ’bout a Favorite Foto, for the road?

Sunset, in Cozumel, on our 25th wedding anniversary (12-29-04). One of us took this picture from the lighthouse on the island……a beautiful ending to a fun day.

I’ll check in when I can…..maybe with pictures of MOOSE!

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And the winner is…..

……………he reaches into the “hat”………………..

……….pulls out a winner………….

Holly, from right here in Colorado Springs! Congratulations Holly, and thanks for playing. The hand-dyed prize ‘o perfection will be on it’s way to you in three shakes of a lambs tail 🙂

Here’s what I’ve learned from the contest:

1. Many of the people I thought would enter, didn’t .

2. People who have never left a comment did enter, and got all the questions right.

3. There are a whole lot of you out there reading my musings, but for whatever reason, you don’t want me to know.

4. A site meter can be an interesting addition.

5. It’s loads of fun to see who enters, and to meet all those who de-lurk for the possibility of a prize.

We will definitely do this again, perhaps with souvenirs from vacation (yarny ones, of course) as prizes.

In other news….the socks are done!

The pattern I had chosen for the next pair is too fiddly to do in the car, or while mildly inebriated and sitting in a lawnchair by the lake, so I’ve come up with a different plan. If it’s not going to work, will somebody please tell me before I spend hours in frustration??? I’ve found a nice little lace pattern, that I think will make cool socks, but the pattern is written for flat knitting (and not for socks at all). If, since I will be knitting the socks in the round, I knit every other row (say every odd row) opposite of what is written, will the pattern work out? I think it will, but I would really like a vote. Do you even think it’s worth it??

Tomorrow, bright and (kinda) early we will leave for our pilgrimage to the Pacific Northwest. I’m not sure how often I will have internet access and will be able to post. Now that I know there are more than 3 of you out there reading, I would be very sad if you abandoned me. Check in every few days, I’ll do what I can to provide a travel log of sorts. Blogging will return to normal ’round about the 24th of July, with a vacation report; good, bad and ugly.

Until then…….happy crafting!

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And the winner is…..

……………he reaches into the “hat”………………..

……….pulls out a winner………….

Holly, from right here in Colorado Springs! Congratulations Holly, and thanks for playing. The hand-dyed prize ‘o perfection will be on it’s way to you in three shakes of a lambs tail 🙂

Here’s what I’ve learned from the contest:

1. Many of the people I thought would enter, didn’t .

2. People who have never left a comment did enter, and got all the questions right.

3. There are a whole lot of you out there reading my musings, but for whatever reason, you don’t want me to know.

4. A site meter can be an interesting addition.

5. It’s loads of fun to see who enters, and to meet all those who de-lurk for the possibility of a prize.

We will definitely do this again, perhaps with souvenirs from vacation (yarny ones, of course) as prizes.

In other news….the socks are done!

The pattern I had chosen for the next pair is too fiddly to do in the car, or while mildly inebriated and sitting in a lawnchair by the lake, so I’ve come up with a different plan. If it’s not going to work, will somebody please tell me before I spend hours in frustration??? I’ve found a nice little lace pattern, that I think will make cool socks, but the pattern is written for flat knitting (and not for socks at all). If, since I will be knitting the socks in the round, I knit every other row (say every odd row) opposite of what is written, will the pattern work out? I think it will, but I would really like a vote. Do you even think it’s worth it??

Tomorrow, bright and (kinda) early we will leave for our pilgrimage to the Pacific Northwest. I’m not sure how often I will have internet access and will be able to post. Now that I know there are more than 3 of you out there reading, I would be very sad if you abandoned me. Check in every few days, I’ll do what I can to provide a travel log of sorts. Blogging will return to normal ’round about the 24th of July, with a vacation report; good, bad and ugly.

Until then…….happy crafting!

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And the winner is…..

……………he reaches into the “hat”………………..

……….pulls out a winner………….

Holly, from right here in Colorado Springs! Congratulations Holly, and thanks for playing. The hand-dyed prize ‘o perfection will be on it’s way to you in three shakes of a lambs tail 🙂

Here’s what I’ve learned from the contest:

1. Many of the people I thought would enter, didn’t .

2. People who have never left a comment did enter, and got all the questions right.

3. There are a whole lot of you out there reading my musings, but for whatever reason, you don’t want me to know.

4. A site meter can be an interesting addition.

5. It’s loads of fun to see who enters, and to meet all those who de-lurk for the possibility of a prize.

We will definitely do this again, perhaps with souvenirs from vacation (yarny ones, of course) as prizes.

In other news….the socks are done!

The pattern I had chosen for the next pair is too fiddly to do in the car, or while mildly inebriated and sitting in a lawnchair by the lake, so I’ve come up with a different plan. If it’s not going to work, will somebody please tell me before I spend hours in frustration??? I’ve found a nice little lace pattern, that I think will make cool socks, but the pattern is written for flat knitting (and not for socks at all). If, since I will be knitting the socks in the round, I knit every other row (say every odd row) opposite of what is written, will the pattern work out? I think it will, but I would really like a vote. Do you even think it’s worth it??

Tomorrow, bright and (kinda) early we will leave for our pilgrimage to the Pacific Northwest. I’m not sure how often I will have internet access and will be able to post. Now that I know there are more than 3 of you out there reading, I would be very sad if you abandoned me. Check in every few days, I’ll do what I can to provide a travel log of sorts. Blogging will return to normal ’round about the 24th of July, with a vacation report; good, bad and ugly.

Until then…….happy crafting!

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Not. Quite. There.

But very close, as you can see.

Again (mostly because socks aren’t all that exciting on their own), we have the handsome Kramer, showing you a very nearly done sock. After I got home yesterday afternoon, I took some time to ice my neck and shoulders and knit in front of the TV. I’m ashamed to say, I stayed there throughout the evening, completely caught up in the History Channel (more on that later). The up side is that sock number 2 is only a few rows short of being done. This is the quickest I’ve knit a pair of socks in a long while, (and Margene?? I’m actually looking forward to the next pair!)

Okay, the History Channel. First up, for my educational viewing pleasure was a story about the Aswan Dam, in Egypt….interesting but not enthralling. Next was “Decoding the Past” (love that) and more on The Holy Grail. Very interesting, but I’m growing rather weary of the whole grail thing. As I was watching yesterday, one thought I had was this: if there was a cup, do you really think someone thought to save it? And if there was a cup, and someone saved it, what do you suppose the chances are that it has a picture of Jesus on it, as some museum pieces do? Forgive me while I chase a rabbit here for a moment……

When we were in Italy last year, we visited a lot of churches. Hard to believe, but that is where some of the best art in the world can be viewed, and for free. Anyway, we had been in this fabulous church in Rome, the art and architecture were stunning, we overheard folks singing in a side chapel, it was all together a beautiful experience. Later in the day, I was reading in our guidebook that in that church, under the alter is a glass case containing bits of the manger. I have to tell you, my first thought was yeah, right. I mean really, when Jesus was born, in an out of the way stable, there were just a handful of folks who even knew what was going on. Which of them do you suppose decided to keep a feeding trough, in the hopes that it would one day be a conversation starter?? As a Christian, I thought it was a cool idea, but the logical side of me wasn’t convinced. (Please understand, I am in no way mocking those who believe in the validity of such relics, to the faithful, they are evidence of their faith, and worthy of respect).

Okay, back to the History Channel, and New Word Wednesday. Today’s word is caldera which is a noun that means a volcanic crater that has a diameter many times that of the vent and is formed by the collapse of the central part of the volcano or by explosions of extraordinary violence.

Last night on “Mega Disasters,” geologists were talking about Yellowstone National Park, and how it exists today as a caldera. Now, I’ve been to Yellowstone numerous times, I’ve been to the visitors centers, watched the movies, stopped at the walking trails. Why didn’t I know this?? Was I not paying attention? Did I not get the memo?? Seems that the whole northwest corner of Wyoming is just waiting to blow, devastating everything within 100 miles and changing the global climate for years.

Scared yet? I thought, Oh well, it won’t happen anytime soon, but then they started talking about GPS probe thingy’s and satellite images that show the bulging of the land in and around the caldera, movement upwards to the tune of 6-8 centimeters per year, and I started to get a little nervous. Geologists say that an eruption at Yellowstone would be 100 times worse than Mt St Helens, and would ruin crops all across the midwest, killing livestock and people as the ash spread east. One guy said the entire Pacific Northwest would be “toast,” (his words).

Okay, enough of that, huh?

On a positive note, the contest is drawing to a close. You still have a couple hours to get your answers to me by email. This afternoon I’m going to put the yarny prize in a box and send it off to one of you. I will send an email to the lucky winner, so watch your inbox!

And now, I’m off to get some packing done and finish that sock!

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