OT: Dear Dad

Dear Dad, It’s me, Jenn!  Today would have been your 60th birthday.  Life has been good down here and we miss you a lot.  You’ve been gone almost eight years after a battle with cancer.  There have been so many sci-fi movies we didn’t get to see in the theater, so many hockey games we […]

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Another baby on the way!

My cousin Carl and his girlfriend Katie are expecting!  That’s two new baby girls for the family. I finished a small gift of a hat and booties set for the baby last night.  I used a soft and silky Red Heart yarn and the set knit up pretty fast.  I finished both booties in one […]

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OT: The flu that isn’t the flu.

Sorry about another “off topic” post.  I have been sick with a virus that imitates influenza, or a paravirus, as my doctor described it.  And I feel crummy. Yesterday was filled with knitting, Gordon Ramsey on BBC, and naps.  I was home and quite under the weather.  I’m back on my feet today, but I […]

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OT: Sprechen Sie Deutsch?

Yeah, but not so well. It’s pathetic, because I have a degree in German, but I haven’t spoken it seriously for about eleven years.  And that’s bad.  My language skills have atrophied. I went to a German-speaking meetup yesterday, complete with German expats and locals who just want to practice their language skills.  We met […]

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Bored? Knit a square!

And that’s pretty much what I did this weekend.  I also needed squares from my Lovegood blanket over at Hogwarts at Ravelry, where I am a member of House Ravenclaw.  Harry Potter for the win! So, I decided on two different squares.  The first is a horseshoe cable square.  I like it!  Cables are fun, […]

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OT: TMBG at TLA

The title translates into:  Off Topic:  They Might Be Giants at Theatre of the Living Arts, which is in Philadelphia.  And I had the pleasure of being there last night! I have seen They Might Be Giants four times now, but I had been out of the loop with a bunch of their more recent […]

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Owl Puff

I knit an owl tonight!  I actually did for a group at Ravelry, Hogwarts at Ravelry.  You guessed, I’m a closet Harry Potter nerd. I’m only now reading the books.  I’m on the fifth on in the series, “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.”  It’s a bit dragging, but is picking up.  Overall, […]

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