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Archive for April, 2006

One of those lists again

Posted by jackie blue on April 20th, 2006

I’m just so tired of seeing that pasta post (my blog is my browser home page) so here’s what’s been going on.

1) The weather has been extraordinary, so Ty and I have been spending a lot of time basking in the breeze on benches in the dog run. Morning and night, I figure we’ve been there about 4 hours of each day.
2) I am on a quest for a cute spring/summer bag that isn’t a fortune. So far I only love one, but I can’t get myself to spend $300 for STRAW.
3) Work has really slowed down, which is nice for gym going and shopping, but a little worrisome as to how I will have enough money for the next few months if I keep shopping.
4) I have been shopping. I need spring clothes that fit.
5) I started going back to the gym, so my old spring clothes will someday fit.
6) I have done precious little knitting. Alice has half a left front, but I am too distracted.
7) There’s still no new bird in the Blue household. Isn’t Spring when all these birds are supposed to hatch?
8) My dog really needs a bath again.
9) I really need to blog more often, so I might ramble on about things other than knitting.
10) I’d really like a Margarita.

Pasta Party

Posted by jackie blue on April 10th, 2006

About a year ago, Sarah mentioned that it would be fun to have a make-your-own-pasta party. A bunch of us agreed, and then you know, it never happened. It got hot out, so who wanted to stay in and cook? It got cold out, so tomatoes weren’t in season. You know, excuses. But the other day, she mentioned it again and invited us to her place for the festivities if I could bring my pasta machine. It hasn’t seen any action in quite a while, so of course I could!

Today I went over there and we, with the help of Sara, Em and Melissa, hand cranked pasta, sipped wine, broke bread, and hell yes, we knit too.


Sarah and Sara make dough.


Cranking and cutting was a team effort.


My pasta rack was AWOL, so the girls separated spaghetti
to rest before boiling. It was almost like untangling sock yarn.


The finished product, delicious.


And Alice has a near completed right front. Yes, I know I put it on the left side.

Jack is not THAT dull

Posted by jackie blue on April 4th, 2006

Thanks to those who offered pity on my long work days. But fear not, although my weekdays have generally been hell lately, I do make sure to have weekends. At least one of those weekend days is reserved for friends and this weekend, I was lucky to have two. A nice brunch on Saturday with friends Thea and Peter and their adorable 8 month old boy was followed with a bit of shopping to help usher in the Spring weather. Which, by the way, is gone today. Welcome to NYC.

Sunday I went to The Point to spend some quality time with the visiting Kate and her adorable Tadpole, along with other local friends including Valentina and HER cutie-pie, Squeeky. Yes my friends, it was a baby packed weekend. You could die from the cuteness.

My own bit of cute, Ty, reminded me it was back to the grind of the weekdays yesterday when my dog walker called to tell me he’d stolen and eaten something in a yellow wrapper. I came home to find that he had completely devoured a packet of TetraMin fish food. And left me the remnants of the packet, everywhere. I guess he wants to be a fish. I’m going to test that theory when I throw him in a bathtub of water some time soon.

In small knitting news, I did finish the back of Alice, and socializing Sunday resulted in about 7 inches of left front, when not holding babies. I may not have this done before summer, but I’m getting somewhere.