The one where she’s grateful

that she decided at the last minute to just work a half day instead of a whole day, so we left Little Rock around 2:30 p.m., getting to Fayetteville about 5:30 p.m.  Much better than leaving LR at 5:30 p.m. and getting to Fayetteville who knows when.  Glad to be here, glad to see the kids.

Here’s a pic of Josie Pug, the Queen Bee, with her “We are not amused” face.  No baking today, but worked on the Celebration Socks in the car, ready to turn the heel.

Cherish all your happy moments: they make a fine cushion for old age.  Christopher Morley (1890-1957)



The one where she shows

off The Perfect Yarn for the En Pointe Pullover.  Tomorrow I swatch!

Class Elite Yarns Silky Alpaca Lace, color #2405. 

While I’m on the subject, here are two more views of En Pointe


I baked two loaves of sourdough today like I’d planned but since the past couple of loaves using my recipe seemed too salty, I cut the salt (actually I’d planned to cut it in half but forget to add it altogether) and evidently the salt cuts some of the sour out of the sourdough.  Way, way sour, edible, but sour.  Bet I don’t forget it next time. 

When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.  George Washington Carver  (1864-1943)



The one where she’s jumping

for joy because her swift and ballwinder arrived today, which was a special sort of surprise because I ordered it from Knitpicks on Wednesday and didn’t expect it to come in for at least a week.  I’ve already limbered it up and of course, like a good little blogger, made before and after pictures:

Very cool, I think.

Science is organized knowledge.  Wisdom is organized life.  Immanuel Kant (1724-1804)




The one where she’s seriously in lust with

this sweater, En Pointe Pullover, Interweave Knits Spring 2011.  It’s got a moebius thing going on and I love it.  I’m going to look for the perfect yarn tomorrow, it’s done up in Louet Kidlin, which may or may not work for me since I’m not familiar with that particular fiber and it has to pass the “fondle test”, of course.  Here’s a pic –

En Pointe Pullover - Knitting Pattern

Nothing like a new project to get the juices flowing!

I think I’ll bake another batch of Hello Dollies tomorrow, but tweak the recipe a bit with toffee bits instead of chocolate chips.  If it passes Mr. Iknead’s taste test, I’ll post the recipe.  Yes, I’m aware that I have seven boxes of Girl Scout cookies in the pantry and the last thing we need is more sweets, but when has that ever had any bearing on anything?

I was going to have cosmetic surgery until I noticed that the doctor’s office was full of portraits by Picasso.  Rita Rudner



The one where she’s amazed

when she looks at her blog site stats and sees that she’s had 60 readers today.  To a greenhorn blogger like me, that’s huge!  Thanks everyone, whoever you are, I’m starting to feel like a real blogger.

Today, the main story here in Arkansas has been the weather.  We had some really strong storms move through late this afternoon and were under a tornado warning for a couple of hours.  When someone mentions tornados here in Arkansas, everyone sits up and takes notice, almost as many as when snow/ice/wintry weather is predicted, without the mad rush for groceries.  We did have some high winds here in central Arkansas but as far as I know, no major tornado touchdowns or damage. 

Celebration sock update:

and up close and personal

It’s starting to grow on me.

Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless.  Thomas A. Edison (1847-1931)



The one where the

beautiful Sinfonia yarn has found it’s place in the world, a simple stockinette skinny scarf.  The simplicity of stockinette really shows off the the blue shadings.  One more example of beauty = simplicity.  It’s my WIP Wednesday offering

I’m calling it My Blue Heaven.

One cannot find peace in work or in pleasure, in the world or in a convent, but only in one’s soul.  W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965)



The one where she’s ready

to get to Fayetteville to see the Papoose.  I’m loving this grandma thing, just wish they were closer so I could exercise my grandma muscles more often.  I don’t even have any new pics right now, but you can be sure I’ll have some by the time we leave Fayetteville to come home. 

OMG, I almost forgot the best thing that happened today – Girl Scout cookies!  $28.00 worth of GSC to be exact.  They’ve been in my possession about six hours now and none of them has been opened.  That’s zero, zilch, nada.  Their days are numbered though; I’m totally taking a box to work to have for lunch tomorrow.  Here they are in all their glory

Bad pic, very interested Josie.  I think she thought she hit the mother lode and was very put out that I put them away.  So sorry.

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.  Dr. Seuss (1904-1991)