Sunday, November 30, 2008

First Snow

This morning I had to head in to work for a little bit and when I stepped outside I was greeted by a still, beautiful winter morning. The first snow of the winter season.

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It was a wet snow that hugged the outlines of everything and muffled the sounds of the morning. I wanted to stand there for hours but worked called.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Message in a collage

Since my friend K asked if I had updated the blog recently, I thought I would give her a little shout-out. K, there is a message of sorts in the collage...can you figure it out?

My creation

In knitting news, I may have fallen off the yarn wagon but fortunately I had 10 skeins of yarn to cushion the fall. That's right, my order from The Loopy Ewe came today: 8 skeins of Cascade 220, 3 skeins of Noro Silk Garden, a Go Knits bag (medium size), and some DPN holders. In my defense, there was a sale on the Noro and the knitting bag and I had a $25 credit. Also, I have gotten involved in several charity knitting endeavors on Ravelry so the Noro will be made into hats for homeless teens and the Cascade will be made into scarfs and other items.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


I just got back from voting which begs the questions...have you done your civic duty today?

Here are a few observations:
1. I was voter number 275. (We use a scantron machine and it records what your ballot number is which is kind of nifty.)
2. There was a first-time voter at my precinct today. I could tell because she went to the wrong polling place and they had to send her to the right one.
3. While the people at my polling place were still predominantly elderly, I saw a few people my age voting (a first in the 9 years I have been voting at this polling place).
4. There was a steady stream of voters and I had to wait for a polling booth (another first).

So, if you haven't voted today, please head out to the polls and vote. If you live in a large city or precinct there may be long lines so take a book or some knitting to keep you occupied while you wait. Oh, and don't forget to say thanks to your poll workers!

Oh the places I've been...