… and here’s the outfit I’m going with.
Lately, my hair has been behaving badly – it looked fine, but seemed to be damage because it was tangling badly and shedding quite a lot. A little of that was breakage, but more was entire strands coming out no matter how gently I detangled it. I don’t think the shedding is enough to worry [...]
Introducing Elijah. As you can see, he found a few friends around the house: His friends are rom our trip to Thailand a few years ago. Judging from the size of his ears, Elijah is also an Asian elephant, so perhaps there is a natural bond.
Seen the other day while we were on our way out to dinner: You’ve seen these before, left in the street to measure the speed of passing cars. But unless you live int he Netherlands, I’ll wager you’ve never seen one in a bike lane. And the recent knitting: Uncaged socks, so named because I [...]
Here’s the cowl I finished yesterday: And the skirt. It’s not completely done: I still need to sew in the rest of the buttons (the top two are functional); below that I sewed the skirt closed to prevent wardrobe malfunctions. It fits perfectly, but it also stretches; I will need to sew in elastic or [...]
After the trip to Japan, one week back, the trip to the US, and then a weekful of department meetings, I was way behind and way tired. This has been a catching up weekend. On sleep (10 hours Friday night plus a nap yesterday, and I’m not normally a napper), on rowing (13km on the [...]
If anyone’s interested, I’m looking for test knitters for a new sock pattern. The pattern is toe-up and quick to knit, using a heavy fingering weight yarn and mock cables. The final sock looks similar to Nutkin but is toe-up, a heavier gauge, has a unique gusset and toe-up flap heel and a picot cuff. [...]
A happy thing: my first anthology (I mean, the first anthology to include writing of mine) is out: The Best of Everyday Poets, Vol. 1. A sad thing: the other day while driving home from work, I was thinking about our second cat – given the health issues his new person was telling me about [...]
Looking at pictures of myself and some other women I’ve known for a long time, I’m beginning to solidify some thoughts I’ve had for a long time: for many women, there’s a point in our 40s or 50s when we look our worst. I’ve seen it (in photos) in women as diverse as my grandmother [...]
There are entries on Queen’s Day and our visit to the Keukenhof up at the other blog, with lots of pictures – a sea of orange and people with bonus 29th floor views from Queen’s Day, and the best of the 144 pictures we took while getting rained on and looking at flowers at the [...]