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Archive for the 'Personal Stuff' Category


Posted by jackie blue on April 29th, 2008

I’ve been holding off on posting - wanting to have a new FO to show off after weeks of non-activity - but it’s just not done yet, so here’s one of those catch up lists instead.

What I’ve been up to while not blogging:

1) Going to shows. I’ve seen 4 Broadways shows since the new year - and I’m seeing my fifth next week. I’ve also been to the opera, and seen several bands. I have one of those concerts tomorrow night, too. *added later - just bought tix to the 6th show, 3 days after the 5th. whew!

2) I have been knitting. I finished the Lush and Lacy except for tacking down the pockets, and the %#^&%^# buttons that were shipped last week and still haven’t arrived. Bummed, because not only was it good blog fodder, but we have a nice cool week in which to wear alpaca. Soon it will be 85 degrees and that’s just way too warm for me to be wearing anything fuzzy. I also started the Sylph cardigan from Interweave, but it’s black, and doesn’t make for very interesting photos. And guess what else I ressurected from the dead? My Alice. Working on the second sleeve.

3) I’ve been sewing a bit. I got out the duvet cover I started last year and finished all the blocks, then realized I was grossly short on fabric for a queen sized cover. And, also discovered the fabric I bought has been discontinued. I combed the internets for places with some stock left - and it’s on it’s way. I just need the fabric and one more rainy weekend to hopefully finish it up.

4) I’ve been ridiculously addicted to a game on Facebook called Packrat. I’ve lost hours and hours of my life to this game, which is another reason I’ve had little urge to post here. Now that I’ve nearly finished what I could at that game till the devs release more of it, my free time is a little more diversified.

5) I’ve been slowly trying to update my portfolio/website. I need to get some more work and make some real money for a change.

And that’s the short list. I hope to have some buttons in my mail box when I get home and I should have a pciture happy post for you soon.

The week around here

Posted by jackie blue on December 27th, 2007

A mellow week so far. I worked Monday but on Christmas Day my “vacation” started - that is, I refuse to do any work this week. It’s nice being your own boss sometimes. Mom came over for the day and we exchanged presents - that is, I gave her hers and she showed me what she ordered for me but they didn’t come in yet. We then resurrected an old family Christmas tradition - midtown and the decorations that make NY wonderful this time of year. We usually went Christmas Eve so it was dark and everything was lit, but this year we did it during the day and it was quite sunny, but still fun. And, just as I was lamenting the long ago loss of roasted chestnuts vendors - we found a hot dog vendor with chestnuts on his cart. It made for a nice snack on the long walk home. Here’s a highlight of the day:


That tree


A window at Saks Fifth Avenue


A window at Lord & Taylor (we liked these much better)


Mom looking winter chic

With all my free time this week - I meant to do a lot of knitting and quilting - I’m still working on that. I keep trapping myself by the computer anyway - and even more so soon as my new printer/scanner just arrived and I want to head to Apple to get the new Leopard OS - sigh. But a marathon of Season 1 of Bones has been getting me to sit still just a bit and look! It’s the first of the Rose’s wristwarmers from the luscious merino/cashmere (Karabella Margrite) that Michelle gave me.


The yarn isn’t easy to work with - it’s quite splitty which makes cabling without a cable needle a bit of a challenge, but it’s oh so soft and lovely. And before you ask, yes, I cast on for the second.

Season’s Greetings!

Posted by jackie blue on December 24th, 2007

Instant cheer

Posted by jackie blue on October 22nd, 2007

I was out walking my dog just now, scolding him for doing that dog thing where they just sniff at the ground endlessly because they obviously smell some tidbit of food lying on the sidewalk somewhere. A man, older, hurries by me quickly but looks at me as he passes and then he stops, points up, and says, “Look”. Now this is late night in the big city and that could be a distraction method for something not too kosher, but I look up, and there it is, the moon - surrounded by a rainbow in the dark sky. An honest to god rainbow.

I just had to say to that man, “thanks”.

Rhinebeck wrap-up tomorrow.