Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Friday, December 11, 2009

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Thankful to the veterans, both past and present.

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard among the guns below,

We are the Dead.  Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To your from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

....John McCrae, 1915

Monday, September 14, 2009

This weekend was my high school reunion.  It was an interesting experience.   I love it when people say you  look exactly the same.  It makes you wonder how bad you must have looked 40 years ago.

 It's amazing to see how people have blossomed and how much we've done.  What a variety of life paths.  Those of us who felt invisible in high school are certainly not that way now.  I wish the microphone had gone to some of those incredible people, instead of the so-called "popular" kid who just told stories about himself, who he kissed, and what mischief he and his friends got into all those years ago.

 I was telling a friend from Seattle that I guess I was anti-social in high school and she laughingly answered "You think???"  So  that answers that.  It's regrettable to have spend those years just waiting for high school to end so I could get on with my real life, but that's what I did.  I'm glad my kids didn't. 

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Question for anyone under 50---what do you think?http://www.limelinx.com/files/4402c88eb12887e8c778f8dea170ae95

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

When I'm not knitting, this is what I think about.


Monday, June 29, 2009

Just back from Chicago and my nephew's wedding. All my siblings were there:

A variety of nieces and nephews as well:

My boys made it...along with the next in-law to be:

Andy my hand looked pretty cool...if a little dry:

Thursday, May 21, 2009

One down, one to go.  It was a magnificent ceremony in chilly weather, thus the lovely sweatshirt.

Saturday, May 02, 2009

I just finished socks for my husband out of Dream in Color Smooshy. Great yarn, boring knit. Two by two rib in gray. Yawn.

I'm now working on the Juno Regina shawl for a Knitty Couture knitalong. I'm making it in a Bambino sock yarn, which is so fabulous that I'm about to cast on for another pair of socks in the same yarn---haven't decided on a pattern yet.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

I'm half a block from a major intersection, so this was a pretty surprising sight this morning.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Kind of looks like I just could not sit still long enough to get my bangs cut straight. That's probably what happened. Pre-knitting, by the way.

Friday, April 03, 2009

I love this kind of thing. I wish I had been there. Don't miss the remix in the middle.

Thanks Rachel, for the link.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Friday, February 13, 2009

This is so funny.


Finished the Must Have Cardigan and some socks and hats.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Among finished items are a pair of socks for Alexander and this sweater for him as well:

It's the Ribbed Cardigan from Last Minute Knitted Gifts, and it looks fine zipped up, but he's a little too cool for that.

Friday, January 02, 2009

Not knitting related, but I was tagged in facebook to write 25 random things about myself. You are supposed to then tag 25 people, which I don't want to do, but I thought I'd post it anyway.

1) I am the fifth of six children, and though I did not have many hand-me-down clothes, I didn’t have a girl bicycle until I was in sixth grade.
2) My kids are the greatest achievement of my life.
3) One of my fondest memories of my father happened one Friday night dinner when I was quite small. He asked me to go get him a handkerchief and when I went to get it, I found the bride doll I wanted sitting next to his nightstand. That’s right, a bride doll. It was the 50’s.
4) I love Shirley Temple movies…even wrote a paper about them once.
5) My husband and I married less than two weeks after we met.
6) I have lived in LaSalle, Illinois, St. Louis, New York, Boston, Miami, Baltimore, Tucson, and Edwardsville, Illinois.
7) I never could pull all-nighters, not even in college.
8) I saw the Beatles in concert and am still convinced that Paul McCartney and I made eye contact.
9) I stand with Israel.
10) In Germany covering a story, I convinced a rent a car person who said there were no cars to give me one as I was with CBS news….which was not entirely true. CBS was kind of mad at me.
11) I have this weird way of clearly remembering clothes from random moments in life. I remember the red dress I wore to my brother Jerry’s Bar Mitzvah. I loved that dress. I also remember what I wore the first day of Junior High, the first outfit I bought for a boy-girl party, a green plaid dress with a red belt from summer camp when I was nine, a random black dress with a cute bolero jacket I wore in the 80s, the coat I wore my freshman year of college and what I was wearing at most of my job interviews. It occurs to me that most of these items were dresses. I miss dresses.
12) I can’t believe I voted for someone named Nixon. It was Jay Nixon, the next governor of Missouri and a Democrat…but still.
13) I think Steve McQueen was the greatest. I must have seen The Great Escape 30 times
14) I always try to vote, even in bond issue elections. I get stupidly sentimental about it.
15) I wish I could sing…and fly.
16) I worked with Oprah. She was nice.
17) The mother in Back to the Future was originally named Eileen. Look it up. I grew up with one of the screenwriters.
18) I was almost named Elyse. I think it would have been easier for people to spell, but maybe not.
19) Knitting makes me feel both productive and calm. It’s a good combination.
20) I hated high school, but I did get a pretty good education.
21) The best chopped liver I ever had was in Tucson, Arizona, at Feig’s deli.
22) One of my biggest achievement in tv news was breaking a story that caused the bells to ring on the national AP wire.
23) After a concert, I got to meet Bruce Springsteen backstage in his dressing room. I was almost unable to speak.
24) Seeing the Anne Frank house was one of the most moving experiences of my life.
25) I am inordinately fond of black licorice.