Archive for July, 2006

Weekend summary

Monday, July 31st, 2006

We went to Virginia, about fifty miles south of Washington, for my step-niece’s wedding last weekend, taking Friday and Monday as vacation days so we could do the drive in two easy (hah!) stages instead of all in one day. I took 96 pictures, of which over 30 made the first cut, so I’m planning […]

FO – socks

Wednesday, July 26th, 2006

I finished (well, there are ends to weave in) my first pair of socks this morning, Regia 6-ply “Oslo” colorway, grays, maroon, and rose bands with white/dark gray bands in between. Picture below. I did ’em the two socks on two circulars technique with 56 sts to a round on Susan Bates #3s. I think […]

Chair caning, 2

Wednesday, July 26th, 2006

Disclaimer: if you want to learn chair caning, this isn’t going to do it. Get a book like The Caner’s Handbook, or take a class. But at least I can tell you what’s involved. This chair, with a broken seat, cost one buck at a yard sale. I got it just to learn caning on. […]

Chair caning, 1

Tuesday, July 25th, 2006

So on a rainy Saturday afternoon (we left the Bridgton art show in decent weather, did a little shopping at the farmers’ market and Reny’s, then stopped at the new big Hancock Lumber yard across route 302 from Hannafords, got a pound of 4 penny finishing nails to make a triangle frame loom, then stopped […]

Art in the Park

Tuesday, July 25th, 2006

Bridgton was having an outdoor art show on Saturday. We like Bridgton anyway, so it was pretty logical to go. The show was at Shoney Park at the far end of town, sort of right at the outlet of Highland Lake. After about four booths we walked over a pedestrian bridge that crossed the brook […]

Blackberry status report

Tuesday, July 25th, 2006

My father used to have a riddle, “what’s red when it’s green?” The answer was “a blackberry”, and in the question “green” has to mean “not yet ripe.” These are starting to get there. Maybe Anne will find them next weekend. Maybe the birds will beat us to them. Watch out for thorns!

Butterfly on flowers

Tuesday, July 25th, 2006

A former co-worker of mine used to like taking pictures of insects on flowers. We had one butterfly that seemed to want to pose for me, so I’ve joined the insect-on-flower picture crew. — on some cucurbit, I think it’s probably a gourd but there may be pumpkins in this tub also — on black-eyed […]

Blueberry pie

Tuesday, July 25th, 2006

Unfortunately (because the wild blueberries have more flavor) this was made with cultivated blueberries, not wild ones. I got a pint of blueberries at the Bridgton farmers’ market (after having a long chat with the woman there about blueberries and raspberries and picking the latter) and added a cup or so of supermarket blueberries, then […]

FO – table

Monday, July 17th, 2006

I sanded down the rough spots in the table top with 220 and 400 grit paper on Saturday morning and put one more coat of urethane on it. By midday Sunday everyone agreed it was dry enough to bring up to the kitchen. The garage, where it had been drying, is so much cooler than […]

FO – hat

Monday, July 17th, 2006

I finished knitting a hat from the Sweetgrass Wool extra-bulky yarn I had got at the Denmark Sheepfest in April. I did get enough to turn up a cuff to cover my ears, but there was enough yarn left over that I could have done two or three more rounds. That’s reasonably close to coming […]