Yearly Archives: 2014


Visting with the bro

I went down to Charleston to visit my brother for the weekend before Thanksgiving and watch large amounts of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. I got a lot of knitting done. We had a good visit with some tasty food, and the weather Saturday was really gorgeous, so we went for a walk around the park near the nuclear school where he’s been doing training. I haven’t really spent much time in the real South, so (more…)

#CrimingWhileWhite

I’m a pretty innocent person. I’ve only ever gotten a ticket for the time when I didn’t read the sign when parking near a concert venue to see TMBG for my birthday. I was a little preoccupied with being excited to be standing in the snow noticing and checking the sign saying “no parking during these hours on these days.” When my car died in (more…)

Blue Elm Scarf

I made this scarf after buying just one skein of a great sapphire blue superwash yarn for my dad, and realizing I probably needed a second skein to have enough for a warm scarf. Another skein of superwash merino wool to the rescue, this time a sort of periwinkle variegated color. But how to combine them in a way that would look nice on both sides and not be cumbersomely thick? (more…)

Photos with Mom

My mom was in Blacksburg recently to hang out with me, and we ended up enjoying the gorgeous weather by going out walking with our cameras. Saturday we went to the Pandapas Pond trail and saw a couple of horses out on the trail, and Sunday we went to the Hahn Horticulture Garden at Virginia Tech, where there were many interesting plants and some beautiful koi. (more…)

Dawn Breaking

I regularly get the most incredible sights here from my 3rd floor balcony overlooking the tops of the other apartment buildings and the receding mountains, so many days the first thing I do on getting out of bed is open my curtains and then rush to grab my camera and stand on the chilly balcony in my pajamas taking a few photos. (more…)