Archive for March 5th, 2006

Knitting progress

Sunday, March 5th, 2006

I tend to do little bits of lots of projects rather than stay focused on one thing, if I have a choice. This weekend besides baking bread, cleaning a sewing machine, building my first rustic furniture, and doing a little reading, I almost finished my mittens, and started a cap. Here are the mittens. One […]

Sewing Machine Mechanic

Sunday, March 5th, 2006

An unexpected bonus of our Maine house was a non-functioning antique sewing machine in the garage. The previous owners had picked it up at some flea market, I think, never done anything with it, and it weighs a ton. They didn’t want to move it to their new digs. I, in my naivete, am hoping […]

Yarn interlude

Sunday, March 5th, 2006

I mentioned getting some classy yarn for a hat. Here it is, alongside a ball of good hardworking Bartlett Mills aran weight fisherman yarn that’s going to be part of the same project. I’m not convinced that I have enough of that Jo Sharp to make a cap that will fold back over my ears, […]

Rustic Project

Sunday, March 5th, 2006

One of the things I want to do is learn to make (and then make!) rustic furniture. There are lots of trees on our property in Maine, not a few of which we’ve cut down to make a trail around the place. Those saplings, two and three inches in diameter at most, are calling out […]

Supermarket Opening

Sunday, March 5th, 2006

Over last summer, when we were looking for a vacation place to buy, we started hearing about the new supermarket about to open in Bridgton. First, the woman who ran the B & B we stayed at in Harrision said she was looking forward to having a good produce department closer to her. She needed […]

SNL quote

Sunday, March 5th, 2006

“Nothing pulls me out of a funk quicker than Jazz Times Ten going klezmer” — Rachael Dratch’s character, in a bar mitzvah sketch. The SNL band went into Odessa Bulgarish after that for a few seconds before the commercial and right after the return from it.