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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.

Other family members are Laurie, Lani's beautiful daughter who teaches at elementary levels; her handsome son Alex, aka Alexander the Great; Mary and Bo, a/k/a Mom and Dad, and Bud and Ann, Steve's patient and wonderful parents.

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Sunday, January 14, 2007

Some finished, some not-so-finished (posted by Ann)

I finally have some knitting pictures for you. Here I am in my new scarf and hat, just in time for the big freeze that is headed our way this week. Brrrr! I swear it's the worst picture ever of me, but there you go. Just look at the cute pom-pom on the hat, and not at me. I am also letting you in on my shameful secret, which is that I still have Christmas decorations in my house. Now, what is behind me on the mantel is just about it, but still. The shame, oh the shame.

I went through my project bin and realized that I have three sets of socks in progress. Here they are in order of completeness - the first is a dropped rib stitch, and I like it though they are too big for me. I have skinny feet and skinny calves, so the regular sock patterns are always too lose. I finally figured it out, so this is the last pair I'll make that are too big for me. They are a really nice mix of brick red, pinks and greens. I have a full sock, and the toe of another. I am using the toe-up method for these. As you can see, Don decided that it works great as a remote-control cozy.

The second one is top-down, and in a great Lorna Laces colorway with cream, orange, and slate blue. The pattern is from Knitty by Jessica Landers, but I can't find the name. It's a great lace sock, and on this one I got the sizing right. I've got the heel flap done.
The last pair I started just last week. It's a purple and blue mix of Trekking, top down, and is twisted rib. I really like the way the cables look with the variations in the yarn. Pretty, even if it doesn't look so on this not-so-great picture.
Don noticed that I was taking pictures of socks, so he decided his should be in just for the record. Maybe you can see why I don't knit socks for him - size 14.

Don's airplane has been fixed, and he went to North Carolina to pick it up this week. I am generally not nervous about him flying, but he had to do the first flight in a plane with a new engine, new propellor, new landing gear, and lots of other new stuff. I was not very happy. Of course, it all went well, and it's now at our regular mechanic's shop in Indiana getting "eyes on it", as our mechanic says. Not a bad idea to double check after all that work. Don might actually have a functioning airplane in another week! July 28 to January 20 is a long time for Don to not have his plane.

Things are generally quiet here otherwise. I was picking paint colors this weekend for the house, and looking for a new camera, but other than that we're doing well. What's up with you, other than being too busy to post??


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