my new buddies


The title of this picture on flickr is “759” which means (according to my very advanced method of record keeping)  it was the 759th picture I took during the photoshoot I had with these two rascals and their respective parents this morning. A double photo shoot with two year olds! I’m pooped, and reminded of life with a two year old. When your kids are that age you are always tired. If you’re not then maybe you’re doing it wrong.

Nonetheless, I wanted to at least get all the pictures uploaded today, but it doesn’t look like that’s happening. Flickr is being weird, and besides, I just realized I can rent Super 8 on Amazon for $1.99. So yeah. The whole set of pictures (790 if you’re curious) will be sorted tomorrow. This evening I’m gonna chillax.

You shall hear all about everything tomorrow. Promise!


Portrait | Michelle

What a pleasure it was to meet up with my friend Michelle this afternoon for some portraits. She’s in her first year at college, so I haven’t seen her around much lately. We used to run into each other all the time at the yarn shop! But now we don’t! It’s so sad. To see more from our photoshoot, including the hilarious (to me) picture above, visit my post on The one below must be my favorite. OF ALL TIME.

Portrait | Michelle



Noro Scarf

I don’t know why I stopped knitting in the middle of the row, but something Very Important must have come up. That’s my current project that I can’t seem to find any time to work on. Yesterday was lovely, but nary a stitch was knit. Today, also lovely, but there are lots of things to work on and they are not related to knitting. I started this Noro Striped Scarf a week ago and had about 5 inches knit, but I didn’t like how the edges looked. So this morning I sat for a bit, unraveled what I had and started over. It’s much better now, slipping the first stitch of every row knitwise, and working a 1×1 ribbing over an even number of stitches. I long to sit down with it and get a few more rows knit today.

Thanksgiving was super fun. We made a craft! I love it when something I pin turns into something I actually DO. Love it. Interestingly, though, I based this craft only on viewing the picture of the pin, I never actually looked at the directions for the turkey hat (and alas, didn’t really have the right supplies to make them all into hats, so we ended up displaying them instead).

Family Craft Time: Participation Not Optional

We made a craft!

We made a craft!

We made a craft!

We had the best guests for dessert. They came with their party hats on and brought pumpkin cheesecake.

newspaper hats

We also continued a relatively new tradition. The one where Maggie stands at the hot stove and helps Sean Bhean  make the gravy.

in the kitchen

The pictures don’t really do this tradition justice, so this year – oh, I’m so smart – I took a video. Then uploaded it to YouTube. Then embedded it here for all to see. Enjoy!