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Archive for October 13th, 2006

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Friday, October 13th, 2006

fabheftones.jpgTwo special events are today and tomorrow for me. I’d love to see you folks there. Both are in Lansing, Michigan.

Tonight (Friday), Brian and I (as The Fabulous Heftones) are playing at Magdalena’s Teahouse with Two Hearted String Band (woohoo, they are great). Showtime is 8pm, cover is $10 (nobody will be turned away if they are short a few buckstwoheartedstringbandsmall.jpg).

Saturday I’ll be a vendor at Threadbear‘s Fall Fling event from 10am – 5pm selling my yarns. I have something like ten colorways of sockyarn and probably six or yarns.jpg8 colorways of my Cushy ColorSport DK weight washable merino. I may have some polymer clay buttons… if I can find the box I put them in when I cleaned house for overnight guests (sigh).

I’m brimming over with yarn, nearly 60 skeins of sockyarn at last count… so when the sale is done I’ll photograph the rest and put them up for sale to those of you who don’t live close enough to drive to Lansing.

Photos: Fabulous Heftones, Two Hearted String Band, Tip-Toe Sock Yarn skeins (not balanced for proper color yet, but from the current batch).

Candy’s Socks

Friday, October 13th, 2006

candyssocksforhubby.jpgCandy just finished her First-Time Toe-Up sock class at Rae’s. She finished a whole sock and almost half of a second one, in three weeks.

These are for her husband and she knit them on size one needles. Her first pair. This is love, my friends. We are talking a LOT of stitches.

This sock was on my lap when I took the picture so the heel looks folded funny. It really is “just right,” as Goldilocks would say.

I think she did a great job! Three cheers for Candy!

More Snow!

Friday, October 13th, 2006

snowshoes.jpgOK, it’s not even halfway through October. It snowed All Day Long.

Here is a photo of me looking down at my feet in the grass after coming home from our musical performance at the Lansing Country Club (a private event).

And here is a photo of our mailbox and two of our plastic yard/garden flamingos near our back step.

When we were at the club, I noticed that the snowcover had lines in it. They obviously mowed the grass recently and it was the indentations of where the wheels had passed, where the lines showed. We have had really green grass for the last snowflamingos.jpgfew months, very unusual for this time of year. Often we do not need to mow grass much if at all in October. This fall, most people have been trying to keep things from looking like a jungle.

And then overnight it turned white. Very odd.

The National Weather Service for Lansing says that we might have snow as late as Saturday late afternoon. I hope it stops before that, as we are playing music for an outdoor party (yard and garage and tent, or that was Plan A anyway) Saturday dinnertime. I’m pretty sure the hostess said she had a Plan B (and we know that Plan B is often a good idea).

I’m grateful for my boring but warm gray (store-bought) alpaca sweater. And my legwarmers, and my handknit warm wool socks. And my wristwarmers… and… and…