Monthly Archives: August 2008

Architecture and Culture, Part I

Sometimes it seems as though architectural and
community design unconsciously express cultural values.
Wait! Before you run off, rolling your eyes
at such academic claptrap,
I have a few examples.

1. Evergreen United Methodist Church, Chapel Hill, NC.
Built largely by the members themselves,
mostly earnest hardworking suburbanites.
The building, with its circular approach,
resembles nothing so much as a magnificent,
glorious – home on a cul-de-sac, which,
coincidentally? is the housing pinnacle around here.

Check KnitPurr Please

I’m not suggesting that anyone has any reason to check anyone’s blog to begin with, but on the off chance that someone has wandered by, I’m over here for the summer at Knit One, Purr Two   I’m going to start adding “real world” stuff there, not just knitting posts.  So . . . IYC, well, now you know!

Hillary Must Be Furious at Edwards!

Y’know who really got screwed?
Hil ‘n Bil.
If Edwards, knowing he couldn’t win what with a “love child” and all,
had dropped out months earlier,
Hil would have had a much better chance.
Phwew. Close call.
As an Obama supporter, I have to say thanks, John.
But, if I were a Hillary supporter, I’d be so mad.

OPI's French Collection

I absolutely love the new French Collection from OPI.
Gorgeous autumnal reddish browns, taupes, muddy purples.
Here’s another photo –

OPI’s French Collection

I absolutely love the new French Collection from OPI.
Gorgeous autumnal reddish browns, taupes, muddy purples.
Here’s another photo –

Ravelympics 2008 – WIP Wrestling

I joined the Kudzu team of Ravelympics, and signed up for the WIP Wrestling event. (note: WIP = “work in progress”). The funny thing is that, since the Olympics started, I have felt totally justified in focusing on my Louisa Harding sweater to the exclusion of other knitting projects. This completely arbitrary, symbolic “deadline” is having the desired effect.

Another piece of good news is this: Evan brought my camera home with him, and yesterday I bought Photoshop Elements 6. This means that I can replace the awful “photos” of other knitting projects (pix taken with a cell phone), with better ones!

The Boy is Back!!

. . . and Mom is glad to see him!

. . . a few of the 104 pictures —

Jordan 2008