Archive for March, 2010

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quilt o’ the day

25 March 2010

Last time I stayed at my father’s house I slept under this beauty. It is completely hand-pieced and hand-quilted. I can only hope to make something like it someday.

In other news, please think good thoughts for my Grannymo, who is recuperating in the hospital right now.

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madame secretary

24 March 2010

I had the privilege of hearing Madeleine Albright speak tonight at the Prof’s university. She was brilliantly articulate, movingly eloquent, gracious, witty, and dynamic. Hearing her, I felt a strong pride in my country and a responsibility as well.

Many of her comments bear repeating, but she said one thing that really struck a chord with me, perhaps because we just covered gender discrimination in Con Law: women today have largely forgotten how much more difficult things were for women only a generation ago. And we have forgotten that we could lose all the gains that our mothers and grandmothers made.

Feminism has become an outmoded idea in American social and political life, and that is deeply unfortunate. If we women blind ourselves to the oppressive conditions of the past, we will never see the inequities that still persist, and we will be powerless to work against them. Perhaps worst of all, we will demonstrate a sad ingratitude to all the women who blazed the trails for us, so that we might walk an easier road than they did.

Back to the knitting tomorrow, folks.

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limey

23 March 2010

Just a quick peek at the new project before I collapse into bed! I’m enjoying the yarn and pattern (malabrigo sock and citron), but those purl rows are LONG!

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hrcitron

21 March 2010

7:45 p.m. Cast on a citron (link later, sorry) in the Speaker’s honor.

10:48 p.m. Cheer wildly.

11:20 p.m. Post new Facebook status: “so happy. so proud.”

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screw loose and fancy free

20 March 2010

Today I built this enclosure for our garden. I’m going to put chicken wire around the top, to keep the rabbits out of our lettuce.

It’s very satisfying to build things, even simple ones like this. Especially since we were able to use salvaged wood from our soon- to- be demolished deck.

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what’s wrong with this picture?

19 March 2010

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and what do I do next?

18 March 2010

Once, when the Professor and I were in Versailles, we overheard another tourist speaking with one of the guides. She was pointing out attractions when he interrupted her to ask “And what do I do next?”

Such a funny feeling! Although admittedly I don’t feel like that when I’m in Versailles. When I’m traveling, I usually know what I do next, and it usually involves coffee or chocolate or postcards.

However, I do sometimes have that feeling with my knitting. I just finished a cardigan (good pictures soon I really promise), and nothing is quite capturing my attention, least of all any of my various WIPs. What’s a knitter to do?

I think I feel a blanket coming on.