Sunday, January 11, 2009

Walk, work, knit, enjoy

20090111 Bidwell WinterWe went for a walk in the park this morning. I haven't moved my parts in a week, so it wasn't as easy to walk as it could have been. Oh, well....

The white barked trees in the picture are western sycamores - my favorite winter tree. Taken with the cell phone, this isn't the greatest, but my vision isn't much better, so it works for me :-)

I might as well catch you up with what I've been doing lately. We've seen a couple of movies: "Doubt" and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button". J asked me this morning which I thought was better. I couldn't decide, so I guess I'd give them both 3.5 stars. Both are well acted, well done, and interesting.

The Library where I work is about to head into difficult financial times, so I expect my part time hours to be cut after May or June. The good news is that my Social Security payments start in March. Wahoo - a new kitchen (cabinets, counter, stove, fridge, and paint) is in my future, and maybe a new PC/router/monitor. Why save for a future when the future is now for an officially senior person.

Oh, and speaking of toys, Palm announced a new smartphone. The Palm Pre (odd name) is everything I want in a smartphone. It has all phone functions, a qwerty keyboard, pda apps, Internet, email and wifi(!). It should be available sometime in 2009. So far it's only announced for Sprint. I'm thinking about it.

I finished my multidirectional scarf, made from Noro Silk Garden Lite (45% Silk, 45% Kid Mohair, 10% Lamb's Wool). I used two skeins, which wasn't enough to add fringe to this 40" scarf. If I were going to use this yarn again, I'd used 3 skeins, and still maybe not add the fringe. I'm not a fan of fringe.

My cotton/wool/nylon socks are almost done. Starting from the toe, I'm up to the legs on both socks. I'm liking Cat Bordhi's Riverbed architecture.

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