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Lani and Ann are the Weaver sisters!

Lani's household consists of Steve, the long-suffering coding genius and computer security guru; Jim, Lani's tall, red-headed and handsome son, currently finishing his second year of college; Hunter, Jasmine, Himari, Chenault, the miraculous Onyx and the even more miraculous Resk, undisputed feline rulers of the house; and Jesse, the man-hating green-cheeked conure.

Ann's household consists of Don, who is not just a computer genius but a pilot, a builder, and a damn good father; their son Steve, the marathon-running, college-bound, funniest teenager I know; and wonder dog Tater.

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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Arrrrgh!yle (posted by Ann)



Dear Lani,

I've found what I'm going to do with my next pair of socks. Don't you love it? It's arrrgh!yle! The perfect thing for a bit of spring or fall sailing, don't you think?

I'm still fussing with the string bags. My tension is so loose when I crochet that the handles are too long. Waaaayyy toooooo llloooooooong. Once you put something in the bag, it's to my knees! I know it's me, not the pattern, but I'm pulling out and re-doing with fewer chains on the handles. Next time I do one of them, I'll use a smaller hook to begin with. Even though they aren't quite finished, I have a few orders from friends for bags, so I know I'll be making more. Thanks to Natalie for a great pattern!

I have gone crazy with PaperBackSwap.com. I have over 60 books listed, and have mailed out 28 in the last three days. Well, I guess I shouldn't say I've mailed them, Don has. Though he tells me he's not allowed in the post office anymore after tying up the line two days straight. I'm not going to list anymore for a few days, I need a break! I'm tired of wrapping and taping, and Don is tired of the post office. I'll be interested to see how it works out, I have a few books headed my way right now and I'll be ordering lots more once I get credit for those I just mailed.

I'm going to be heads down working (and sailing!) the next few days. Here's a picture from one of my last sailing trips. I think you can see why I love it - blue skies, lots of sunshine, and the lighthouse and Chicago skyline in the background. I have a friend, George, at the wheel (don't tell him I left it on autopilot so he couldn't actually do any damage while I took pictures!)


Love to Steve and your menagerie, and I'll check in again this weekend!

2 Comments:

At 8:23 PM, Blogger ThreeOliveMartini said...

i am totally loving the arrgh!yle..

if i ever get brave enough for socks.. now.. i think i aan make that into a cool sweater band though

 
At 4:56 AM, Blogger Natalie said...

Way cute arrgh!yle!!

If you keep having strecthing issues, try just using slip stitches for the handles. They will roll up on themselves, like a ghetto i-cord. It will create much skinnier handles, but they will strecth much much less.

 

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