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Entries from January 2012

See you in 10 days

January 28th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Time for the annual pilgrimage to the Caribbean. Due to the delay we lose one day and one stop (Labadee) but we are getting a refund of 15%.

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Location:Port Terminal Blvd,Bayonne,United States

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I haz teh sad

January 25th, 2012 · 1 Comment


I was busy minding my own business at work this morning.   I had FB open, because, really, who doesn’t?  I might not like the thing, but its amazing how much information is contained right there and then.   I “Liked” Royal Caribbean a while back.  And it’s a good thing I did because I spotted an important update with a link that lead to this page:


And yes, I’m booked on the affected sailing.  My 10 night cruise just became a 9 night cruise.  No idea yet if they are changing the itinerary to that of the 9 night cruise that we’ve now taken twice, or just cutting out a port-of-call.  We’ll find out Saturday when we get there.

Still, could be worse.  The boat is still afloat and I *will* be going on her, just a little later and for not quite as long as I’d planned.  Also messes with some preparatory scheduling.  So much for the Friday morning pedicure.  Good thing I hadn’t called the salon on that one yet.  On the up side, I just got back one of my vacation days leaving me more time to use later in the year.

Yup, glass half full.  That’s me.

Craft on!

Tags: Family

That’s My Boy

January 24th, 2012 · 3 Comments


Look who asked me for a refresher course in knitting on Sunday night…


He’s doing very well at it and has already managed to figure out how to increase stitches Winking smile!  He managed to increase from 20 to 35 in two rows!  After school yesterday, he sat with Mom to knit for a while.  After dinner and homework, he got ready for bed and then we sat and knitted until bedtime.  It was sweet.  He’s picked it up rather well.  He wants to make my mom a scarf for her birthday.  No idea what year he’s targeting Winking smile

Craft on!

Tags: Family · Kids

Year of the Sock

January 22nd, 2012 · Comments Off on Year of the Sock

In order to keep up with the steading incoming supply of sock yarn, I decided that I need to knit at least one pair a month.  Towards that end I have two pairs of socks that are complete.  The first is a the last FO for 2011:

These socks are Cherry Tree Hill Supersock.  I’m pretty sure this is my first completed pair out of that yarn.  I’ve purchased other skeins, but I don’t recall actually finishing anything before.  These are pretty nifty.  I actually finished these guys on New Years Eve, shortly before midnight.  That made my total production for 2011 higher than it has been in a long time.

I just finished these socks this evening.

I would have finished these earlier, except I futzed up the second sock.  For some odd reason, while I had no problem increasing the toe to 56st for the first sock, I couldn’t quite manage that on its mate.  Took me to having finished the heel to realize it though.  I ripped it out and started again.  The yarn is Pakokku sock yarn from ITW in Minotaur color way. I picked this up at NYSW this yearn and really liked it.  The base is a fine multi-plied yarn which reminds me of Lorna’s.

Finally, another FO to show off, but not knitting this time.  Most know that I’ve been working on a iOS version of my KnitCounter app.  I submitted it to the Apple App Store on 1/2 and it was approved.  It is available for $.99 (just like the droid version)

It is available here.  I’m quite proud of it and would welcome comments and suggestions!

Now to decide which yarn is next.  Will be important as on Friday we’re off on our annual family vacation on the Explorer of the Seas.  The trip is very similar to this one, but one day longer and with one stop different.  We’re going to St. Martin instead of Dominican Republic this time and the islands are in a different order.  Labadee, Haiti is our first stop.

Craft on!

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January 19th, 2012 · 2 Comments

Once again a prolonged silence. I’ve been busy with work, family and still getting some hobby time. I also think I finally have the perfect traveling wheel.

My Bosworth Book Charkha. Go figure what with all the wheels I’ve purchased and sold over the years that this one has been in the herd since fall of 2002. Never really spent much time with it which is not surprising to anyone who knows how I feel about knitting with cotton. Last week I decided to try it again but used wool. It works! I’m sold. Charkha is going on the cruise next week 🙂

Charkha spun Shetland: 83 yards at 12 grams. Now that’s some fine arsed yarn 🙂

Have to get back to work. Just wanted to check in. Craft on!

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