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Anticipation

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It's looking like rain today in Central Merlin and my oldest brother (still younger than me and I call him my little brother, even though he's 6'4") is coming to visit us from out west.  John has gone off to our local Safeway supermarket to pick up something halfway decent for dinner (poor guy will get hot dogs tomorrow night, but tonight we'll try not to give him ptomaine, LOL!). His flight comes in about 15 minutes from now and the airline page says it's on time, even a little early, but with the gathering storm, they might circle a little bit.  Good thing we're only about 20 minutes away from the airport. Dan's coming to stay with us for a while, and we are all very happy to have him.  It's been years since we've seen each other - almost seven to be exact - work, family, illness, other obligations just didn't make visits possible, but thank goodness for e-mail and Facebook:)  I actually cleaned the downstairs bathroom  - who knew? This has…

Finished and Free:)

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I just finished another scarf, only this time I designed it myself and shared it on ravelry for free. It's the EdgingScarf (called that because about 2/3 of the scarf is its edging, LOL!).  I used some lovely fingering/light sport weight wool yarn from Knitman's Kitchen in a pale grey/blue that was a lot of fun to knit.  The pattern is really nothing great: about 8 rows of seed stitch, a few attempts at some lace patterns for about 12 -16 rows length-wise and then 8 more rows of seed stitch followed by an edging pattern on each long end.  Yet it turned out OK and I will definitely wear it when the weather gets cooler. Shout out to Colin: I have a LOT left of that cone and will put it to good use - love this yarn and btw, my friend, you could knit this easily! (provided you can read my directions).  If you see anything amiss, please let me know and I will make what corrections I can. Here is a link to the pattern .pdf page.
 Well, since last I wrote, dear however many of you t…

Good Lord, it's about time!

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And it's about time I got back to blogging! What hasn't happened in the last five weeks, LOL:)? That would definitely be a shorter list, but to give you the quick and dirty, dear 1.5 (the remaining remnant who still believe I exist), the following has happened: Our youngest graduated from college on the very same day and in the very same place where I graduated law school in 1991 (on her fifth birthday; this time, it was her 24th birthday!). The choir season ended for the summer, but we're going back now and again for the occasional sing. Plus, I'm working on a duet with Susan F, a very talented clarinettist whose talents I hope and pray will eclipse my lack thereof; I started about seven (yes 7) new projects, all of which are lace (summer, what can I say?) and one of which was a re-purposing of another project I wanted to postpone.  I am soldiering on with a sweater begun last summer;
And one of the new projects is actually another design of my own.  It started out as a …