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Archive for October 9th, 2007

First-Time Toe-Up Socks by Audrey & Janet

Tuesday, October 9th, 2007


I finished teaching a three-session FTTU Sock class at Yarn Garden in Charlotte last week. Janet and Audrey did so well, they both ended up with two pairs of socks at least started.

Here is a photo of one sock per pair, unblocked, some fresh off the needles. Didn’t they do a great job?

Bits ‘n Pieces

Tuesday, October 9th, 2007


drummondplant.jpgYou guys were right… the error message (yesterday) was written by someone in the Czech Republic. Clearly it’s a case of several words/phrases being mis-translated. Good catch.

No surprise, but the first day back was spent catching up. Some laundry got done, a little cooking got done (chard and taro root, it was pretty good for a first try), I printed out handouts for my computer students, taught two computer classes, stopped by my mom’s house, went to the post office (I am anxiously awaiting my copy of Kristin Nicholas’ Colorful Stitchery any day now), and cooked dinner. More laundry, catching up on email and Etsy and Ravelry correspondence.

So now it’s 1am and I need to post something. I edited three relatively easy photos (trees and sky on the trip, and pot of plants at retreat center) that are quite ColorJoy the way nature handed them to me. The sky/tree photos were taken in the car on the way back from the retreat, somewhere between Claire, Michigan and the bridge to the Upper Peninsula. The trees were breathtakingly orange from one corner of the sky to the other, or so it seemed at times. The sunset was even more pink than it seems in this photo.

I was in the back of a moving car, windows up. I think that these photos turned out a bit like an impressionist might have painted them.


More photos of the actual retreat later, again, of course. Meanwhile, I’m very tired and staying on an earlier schedule than usual will be good for me. When I teach, I can not afford to go to bed at 3am or I am too tired to do a good job. See you tomorrow, and thanks as always for your great support!