Archive for June, 2007

Slow going.

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

So I recently got fed up with how much weight I’ve gained since college: about 20 pounds. And technically – according to the insurance charts – I was overweight by about 10 pounds back then too. (Never mind that I’ve only weighed 125 once in my entire life, and that was when I developed an […]


Sunday, June 17th, 2007

Strawberry production seems to have peaked around last weekend. I guess they were all early season after all; oh well! Mmmm. None of them ever made it to the table – they were so delicious they were eaten right there in the garden. I think Josh ate most of them. So much for strawberry shortcakes! […]

Pet peeve: Modern Art

Friday, June 15th, 2007

According to Wikipedia, I’m an antimodernist. I’m so utterly fed up with the tired rehashing of once-bold rejections of classical tradition. There are only so many times one can look at paint splashed haphazardly across a canvas before the jaded modern viewer thinks “Now wait a minute… I could have done that… HOW much is […]

Never Mind the Armpits.

Thursday, June 14th, 2007

Here’s my latest project: It’s the one that was saved in the nick of time by my learning how to actually pick up stitches right. See the finishing on those armholes? Gaw-jus. It’s a handpainted wool/viscose blend from the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival. The yarn is light enough that it’s surprisingly cool, and the […]

Rounding the bend…

Friday, June 8th, 2007

Sock style. At last, I  know how to turn a heel… it’s a very tricksy little process that I would never have guessed. I also learned how to pick up stitches (this one’s for you, Ann!) Just in time, too – this sock class instructor has saved me from imminent knitterly doom (well, disappointment at […]

The Daniel Deronda Clematis…

Thursday, June 7th, 2007

… opened its last bloom today. I love the richness of its color.

Gotta watch those garbagemen.

Monday, June 4th, 2007

This is how I spent the first half hour home from work: That’s right. Spray-painting recycling logos onto a trash can. And yes, that’s my own hand-drawn and x-actoed stencil, thank you very much. Looks pretty official, if I do say so myself. -grin- (Now don’t get the wrong idea – this wasn’t some guerrilla-environmentalist’s […]

Newest project.

Sunday, June 3rd, 2007

I’ve finally been seduced into taking a knitting class. I couldn’t resist the hapless cries of my favorite knitting store: “Help! Help! We need another registrant or this sock class can’t run!” (Insert pun here about stockings and running.) It’s a sock knitting class, which I’ve been very interested in learning how to do ever […]


Friday, June 1st, 2007

It takes a long time to meet people in a community garden. While gardeners learn by interaction and thus tend to be a social lot (hence the proliferation of blogs like mine, online communities, conferences, forums, and community service projects in the area), you can only meet people at a community garden if you happen […]