Archive for January, 2009

New sweater started

Saturday, January 3rd, 2009

I’m under way on a new sweater, this one for Arlene. It’s inspired by one of the sweaters in Kaffe Fassett & Zoe Hunt’s book Family Album, the brushstrokes sweater. I guess that’s what I should call it, even though I’m not really following the pattern but rather just trying to use what colors of […]

Pocatello trip Nov 08

Friday, January 2nd, 2009

Back in November, the week before the week of Thanksgiving, we went out to visit my mom in Idaho. We got up ridiculously early on Saturday and caught a flight that got us to Salt Lake City before noon. It was a turbulent flight with noisy babies along, but the view out of the window […]


Friday, January 2nd, 2009

The big wildlife event of the past week was in Newton, although it’s true that we saw two pine siskins in our heritage apple tree, and got a good long look at a pileated woodpecker across the driveway in Casco last weekend. Driving home from work last Monday (Dec 29 ’08) I saw a red […]

Kasha (and pilaf, while I’m thinking of it)

Thursday, January 1st, 2009

Last weekend when we were shopping for something to cook for supper I said, “pot roast.” When the question arose of what to make with it, rice? I said, “No, kasha.” When I was a kid (and Hanna can confirm this if she chooses to comment on this post) pot roast and kasha was a […]