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Knittin’ Mittens

Directions for easy child-sized mittens (small) Size 2 (US) double pointed needles (4) (size 2.75 mm) 1 skein yarn (I used Patons Astra from my stash) 1 tapestry needle Right hand: Cast on 36 stitches and divide over 3 needles. Work in K1 P1 ribbing for 2 1/2 inches. To make a tighter ribbing, when …

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Tempo vivace

I decided a few years ago to learn the violin. December 2008 And here I am almost 6 years later, still playing, still taking lessons. One of the reasons I wanted to learn to play was so that I could play with other people easier (it’s hard to drag a piano around). Imagine my thrill …

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Just joking around

How do you keep a violin from being stolen? Put it in a viola case. What’s the difference between a viola and a violin? The viola burns longer Why does the viola burn longer? It’s usually still in the case How do you get a violist to play spiccato? Write a whole note with “solo” above …

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Faces in Detroit

Walking around downtown Detroit, one can’t help but observe the faces. They are mostly sad, strange since they are all so old. Weren’t those the good old days?

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Weather Report and notes to myself

This has been the coldest winter that anyone can remember. It was so cold one night, the roof timbers in the house were contracting with loud cracking sounds. Over 70″ of snow too. With it being so cold this winter, I found I didn’t have enough wool socks, etc. So far this winter I have …

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Belated Burns’ Night Dinner

Beware…. it’s pretty spooky, a ghostly, eerie night! Twas the 25th of January and no invitations had been sent, The annual Burns’ Night dinner date came and went. A week later, the table sparkles with place for ten A Belated Burns’ Night supper at Lichfield Glen. A ghostly dinner, no people on view But plenty …

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Cookiepalooza 2013

It’s kind of a tradition now to post about this, otherwise, I probably wouldn’t. Joe in the past week made several batches of anise crescents and a batch of chocolate/peppermint brownies. The problem with Christmas cooky making too early: those two are almost gone. Today he and I made a batch of pumpkin-oatmeal cookies (incredibly …

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Au revoir et bon jour!!

Detroit was home to the longest running state fair in the United States. The state fair grounds are located just a few blocks from my house. When the boys were little, we always walked to the fair and trudged home at night, exhausted. But alas, a series of economic downturns in the last 10 years …

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Name Game

At work, one must find one’s amusement where one can. We are offered here a panoply of American names and trends in naming. Here are some recent examples that caught my eye, first names only: Orlandor Suntannia Rattikarn Andramada And for the whole package, what were these parents thinking: Illinois Biffle

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Food for Thought from Barcelona

Here are some photos of some yummy from Barcelona. I was particularly taken with the hams hanging around town. A tapas bar being set up: The aforesaid hams: and and what’s left after the ham is taken: There’s also seafood: and All that remains is to eat it, washed down with a little sangria:

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