Archive for February, 2008

Up on the roof

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

OK, so I’ll show you what I was doing last weekend. Shoveling snow off the roof in Casco, because the snow was deep enough that we were (or at least I was) worried about the roof collapsing. It’s just the roof over the addition to the house, one story high, that’s a gentle enough slope […]

Art show

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

We were pretty busy around the weekend of Feb 9, between going to concerts the 7th and 8th, the shower the 9th, and one more event, an art exhibit opening on Sunday. Arlene had recently joined the Newton Art Association. They held a show for new members at one of the spaces they use regularly […]

Finished mittens

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

I probably finished these two weeks ago. Maybe one week, but I think it’s been longer. I think I recorded the details, but just for luck, they’re Peace Fleece on number 5s, done top down, magic loop, pretty much taken from Zilboorg’s Magnificent Mittens. I bought the yarn at Down Home Trading Company in Bridgton […]

Hard puzzle

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

This turned out to be one of the hardest Springbok puzzles we’ve done. We started it the weekend of January 26, left it for a week, and finished it the next weekend. It’s one of those good old Springboks that holds together when you pick it up.

Katherine’s baby shower

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

We were in Newton on Saturday Feb. 9 for a baby shower for Katherine, the daughter of long-time friends (where by long-time I mean Katherine’s mother used to give Arlene rides to work in the winter of 1969 when our car wouldn’t start). I neglected to bring a camera to the event, and was hoping […]

Tony Bird Concert

Sunday, February 17th, 2008

Passim, Friday Feb 8. We went early enough to have supper at Veggie Planet, the cafe there, which was founded by a friend of Charley’s — Didi Emmons (I think that’s the name — hold on a second — yes, that’s right) who used to live in the same building as his best friends in […]

Radio broadcast alert

Friday, February 8th, 2008

Listen to WUMB radio (U Mass/Boston) at noon Eastern time on Sunday Feb 10 for a concert recorded live last night with John McEuen of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. You can listen on the web. That was a member concert, for station supporters. Arlene phones in to request tickets to the member concerts whenever […]


Monday, February 4th, 2008

The weather forecast for southeast Maine last Friday evening was terrible — wintry mix, rain and freezing rain — so we decided not to go until morning. There was a show at the Portland art museum that Arlene wanted to see, so we figured what we’d do was to go to Portland, go to the […]

Progress pic

Friday, February 1st, 2008

Just because I like the way the finished one looks, here’s the state of a pair of mittens as of Thursday morning, with one finished: By now the other one has the ribbing and two rounds of those white diamonds on black. Arlene tried the finished one on and says that both the thumb and […]