Monthly Archives: October 2013

“Mandwarmers”

A few weeks ago the VEB informed me that his hands get awfully cold at work, and asked me to make him a muffler.  Now, he’s the rare sort of person who actually appreciates and wears everything I’ve knit him, … Continue reading

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October Surprise

The previous tenants here left behind several outdoor flower pots, all filled with dirt and sprouting various and sundry weeds.  This summer I bought a big bag of mixed wildflower seeds and dumped them into the pots, thinking it couldn’t … Continue reading

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Oxbow – Fall Edition

I used to hate fall with the unbridled fire of a thousand suns about to go supernova.  Loathed and detested it.  I ranked the seasons spring, winter, summer then fall, in that order (for obvious reasons, I prefer woolens to bathing suits).  … Continue reading

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The Snake Mojo

My grandmother (on my dad’s side) disliked snakes so much that she made my grandfather thumb through her magazines and tear out any pictures of snakes before she would read them.  I always thought this was completely ridiculous, up until she died and I saw how … Continue reading

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