Update 7/19: I am still looking for testers! I have moved my test over to Yarn Pond: click here to see details, available sizes, and apply to test! Right now almost all sizes are available but the 30" (boxy and fitted styles), 50" fitted, 54" boxy, 58" (boxy and fitted styles), and 62" (boxy and … Continue reading Help Me Test My First Pattern!
Greetings, dear readers, from the hot hot heat of Phoenix. You probably heard that yesterday we had a record high of 119º F. How hot is that you ask? So hot that little planes were grounded at Sky Harbor. So hot that you can smell the oil melting out of the creosote bushes. So hot … Continue reading Today Feels Hotter
In retaliation against my overt enthusiasm for fall, this last week has been summery with a vengeance. Highs in the 90's, humidity that sneaks up on you and knocks you flat, the threat of massive thunderstorms--only rarely made good. My act of rebellion is knitting on an alpaca blend tunic. The force is strong, and … Continue reading Revenge of the Summer
Thank you for all your kind words for Melba. I am still terribly sad, but there are many things to keep me busy and distracted. First there is a little bit of blog tidying. I finally took the time to go ad-free and give this little blog its own domain, anti-quotidian.com. The redirect should work … Continue reading Fall is Coming
It's been a hot weekend here in Kansas, with bright days of 100 degrees or very nearly. They have a nifty thing called a heat index here, which must have something to do with humidity because I never heard the term bandied about in Phoenix. As far as I can tell, it means that even … Continue reading All the Garter
I may have missed the boat on spring photos, but at least I can attempt to capture summer. The sun is much brighter than I expected it to be, akin to that searing Arizona sun that toasts you to a crisp the second you step out in it. This is Kansas, though, so there's always … Continue reading Summer Looks Like
This morning I got up, all excited by the nice gentle warmth in the air (believe me, it won't last past mid-morning), went to the window to greet the day...and got an eyeful of smog. See it hanging there around the mountain? Ickies. I had to, had to, had to submit a job application before … Continue reading Bright Brown Morning Sky