Monday, August 18, 2008


My favorite snack mid-afternoon is almonds. Even though I probably eat too many, it still feels like a healthy snack, at least healthier than cookies or chips. I went into my snack stash this morning to open a new can, and discovered that I had bought the wrong kind! I like the Dry Roasted Almonds, and I had mistakenly purchased the Smoked Almonds. Bummer. Guess I'll have to have a party and pass the Smoked Almonds around before dinner.
The knitting is a cardigan for granddaughter C, out of Summer Sox. In Huckleberry. Yummy color.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


I belong to a great knitting group. We don't knit much any more when we're together, but we all do a lot of crafts when we have the time. It's more of a fun get-together with friends than a knitting group, but we still call it knitting group. My friend Cass showed us some pincushions she had made. She took various materials including machine-knitted pieces, beads, embroidered bits, and yarns, and made little "cakes". They are so cute! I think she did a great job (I bought the one in the center). I'm encouraging her to put them up on Etsy. What do you think?

P.S. The pieces in the foreground are coasters I bought at a crafts fair. They are just felted pieces, cut into squares (not even very evenly). I really liked the colors (one is solid orange; the other is stripes of green and beige), and they are very handy here in the office. And how appropriate for a yarn company!

Thursday, August 07, 2008

New Addition

We have a new addition to our family. (Drum Roll Please.) Meet Max! My new grand-nephew. Isn't he cute!! He lives in New York, and I hope to get there to meet him in person sometime soon. Welcome to the world, little Max!