Knitting in the Wee Hours

The house is quiet except for the hum of a gas-powered generator running in the back yard, keeping the refrigerator, freezer, hot water heater and a nearby lamp running. I am up working on this and am now at the point before the last six rows of garter stitch before the final clue. The end…

Quiet Aftermath

Well the electricity went off early this morning, so I’m listening to NPR on the battery-charged radio, typing this on my phone, sitting in my little knitting corner and knitting- because outside of doing the dishes and rearranging the den to allow the lovely breeze in, there’s not much else I can do. Except for…

Hunker Hunker Hunker

Well, we have batteries, a lot of food in the freezer (which doesn’t help much, does it?) and plenty of cold cheese and cereal and canned goods.  We need to bring the garden furniture indoors so it won’t be a flying missile to the neighbors or ourselves. The winds for this area are not supposed…

Heresy!! Or WWAD?

Here I sit, (my newly trimmed-down behind exceedingly sore on the stone bench) near the lovely fountain outside the Baltimore County courthouse. I am waiting for the afternoon docket and it’s the loveliest August day I’ve ever seen! It has to be about 65 degrees F – glad to have my jacket on! The morning’s…

Homage to Cat Bordhi

Cat Bordhi is one of those people who gives more than she gets. Her videos are worth their weight in gold, yet they are out there on YouTube free of charge. Here’s one of her Sweet Tomato Heel Socks. This technique is featured in her e-book of a similar name – it can be found…

Keepin on keepin on

This has definitely been an interesting week.  We’ve been rearranging – well JOHN’s been rearranging a lot of furniture since S has moved into her own place and D is back into B’s room, who is now moving to D’s old room.  J still has her room…. and so do I, LOL:)! Work has been…

Shoulda kind of day

 It’s very late and everyone is sleeping, except for John, I hope, LOL:) The silence is deafening save for the clicking of the keys on the keyboard as I type these words.  I’ve always been used to living with lots of people, so silence bothers me more than it should – not that noise doesn’t…

An FO and beginnings and ends

This will be a quick post, dear 2.5 readers. It’s late and I’m tard, or toyered as the use to say in my hometown. I finally finished crocheting that afghan for the Penultimate child who is moving into her own place and starting her graduate work in anthropology at one of DC’s prestigious universities. She’s…

Back again – I know, right?

I decided to skip church today (oh nooooooo!) and slept in a little bit.  I have a client visit I will be leaving to do in about an hour and wanted to post a little more about my knitting. Lately, we’ve been through a bit of a rollercoaster here at das Haus der FugueStateKnits. Surgery…

Knitting at Night

It has been awhile, hasn’t it? Well, once you take off for any period of time, you pay for it in one way or another. Unfortunately, it took a while to completely get all my energy back, but now that it is, I am going great guns. Since last we met, dear 2.5 readers, I…