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Thursday, January 31, 2008


One of my resolutions for the new year has come true!

Meet my new little friend, Le Shuttle.

This was my *door prize* at at random drawing at the company Xmas party and I have to say, I was one lucky dog. Not only did my hand fish out this iPod from Santa’s bag, but it is Green!

And now it is ready to roll on the #66 where I can listen to knitting podcasts whilst I knit and go merrily along.

For some reason, I was reluctant to put casts on my bigger iPod and never did it. So now, hundreds of episodes later, an entire Phenom has almost passed me by!

And although I’ve enjoyed many a cast at home, it just seems like a grand thing to do on the road so I’m sort of starting from Square one, a renaissance, so to speak.

Lucky for me, the Casters are still going strong and for my little Shuttle’s maiden voyage, I picked a few from the iTunes collection:


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Tuesday, January 29, 2008


When Nature throws you a curve in the Big Windy, one must just bend and catch it.

First you get unseaonably high temperatures (well for us, that means right around 50-degrees which those of you in warmer cllimes might grin at). We get Spring-Fever-for-a-Day and walk around as much as we can barefoot! Silly. I know.

Emboldened, you put your current crush up on the mannie and see how great it would look a s a short-sleeve model :)


Just a little ribbin’ around the bottom and it’s done? Just a couple of inches on the sleeves and it’s the cat walk?

(I need a Time-Out before I do something dramatic but this sure looks cute as a shortie!)

And it looks like Mother Nature is might help me out. Going from Springlike temps in the 50’s yesterday to what only happens Once Every 25 Years(!) is, well, here in the Midwest, Normal :)

Tom Skilling (my favorite Weather Guy) writes: “…none of this season’s cold spells has arrived more rapidly or on stronger winds than the arctic blast due to send temperatures into a preciptious dive beginning with a cold front’s passage between 3 and 5 p.m. Tuesday…mild upper 40-degree readings…dive…culminating in zero-degree readings by sunrise Wednesday…punishing 50mph winds are expected…

I’m thinking right around 7 p.m. I’m going to be reaching pathetically for whatever heavy long-sleeve sweater is in my range of sight and all that Spring-Talk is going to be gone with the wind…

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Monday, January 28, 2008

  Monday Morning Mirth  

MORE Cabin Fever?!!

In the interests of Science and Slacking, I could not resist taking this quiz (during a commercial break, but of course) because it this element: “What kind of things do you like to write about on your blog? You write about your latest knitting projects…”

Who is Your Ideal TV Boyfriend?

Created by BuddyTV

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