American Wool Series

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Kapow! There's no such thing!

Conversation in bed with the hubby this morning:

Him: There's no such thing as Grunge.
Me: Yes, there is. What do you call that whole type of music that happened in the 90's that everyone else calls Grunge? Do you just refuse to believe it exists?
Him: It's just rock. People weren't playing rock for a long time so when someone played it again everybody said "Wow, that's new!" and started buying it again and called it Grunge.
Me: In any case it's a sub-genre.
Him: Hmmph.
Me: So what do you do when somebody refers to music as Grunge when they're talking with you? Do you punch them in the face and tell them there is no such thing?
Him: No.
Me: Well, I think you should cause it would be funny.
Him: Laughs hysterically and breaks into song.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Je vais a la plage...

Early Sunday we're heading out for a week of doing nothing much on the Oregon Coast. Tonight and tomorrow are set aside for laundry, cleaning up so we don't come back to a dirty house, packing, and digging out camping equipment from the black hole we call a garage. Bad news for podcast listeners since we're not recording until my return but good news for me since we're celebrating our two year anniversary. Doing nothing, absolutely nothing. Fab.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Doing, Doing, Doing

I've been doing a bit of sewing lately and finished these two baby smocks up at Jessica's last weekend. It's from a Simplicity reprint of a 1950's (#3508) pattern - that means minimal finishing and lots of double-fold bias tape. Wonderful! They're super easy patterns to follow and the armholes and necklines are large enough that she'll probably be able to wear them as tops once they're too short for smock-dresses. All I've got left are matching diaper covers. Cute!

Here's a closeup of the fabric - apples & monkeys! I love both of these and am contemplating picking up more in different colors.

I've also been working on the Man's Christmas sweater and finished up the back last night and cast on for one of the fronts. It's great mindless tv knitting.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Episode Eight

It is up. I think we're a little ranty on this one, but hilarity just happens sometimes.