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April 30, 2007

My neighbor's roses

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My 75+ year old neighbor has the most amazing roses. These are two of his roses that have fragrance. I love the contrast of the the super frillly pink rose and the simple 5 petal red rose.

My paper flowers are done. My little son loves to look up at them. Sometimes he giggles and sometimes it helps him burp. There are twenty flowers hanging on my living room ceiling. 10 of the ones made with petals and 10 of the fringe ones.

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Also done are a pair of socks out of Lang Jawoll cotton super wash. I expected to get one pair from a skein since I like short socks, but they were heavily cabled so they used a toe over one skein. I can make a simple pair of plain socks with the remainder of the yarn. The varigation of the yarn makes the cables hard to photograph.

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edited to add details of socks:

Yarn: Lang Jawoll Cotton Superwash 49% wool 35% cotton 16% nylon purchased Spring 2004/EBAY

Needles: Size 1 Al dpn

64 stitches. 2x2 rib. no cuff. Cable every third row. Hourglass heel. Stockinette sole and toe.

If I made them again I would cable every 4th or 5th row and continue cable through the toe.

April 11, 2007

Paper Flowers

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I bought a paper flower kit from Paper Source way back in October to make big blossoms to hang from the ceiling. The paper is neat but it was very tedious to cut out all these petals and leaves. Each flower contains 4 small petals and 4 large petals. Once I found the right glue, assembling the flowers was tolerable. Then each flower has two leaves which are glued to wire and then wrapped on the stem with floral tape. Finished blossoms next post.

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April 02, 2007

Brazil Room Tilden Park

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We took our first Road Trip with the Baby (7.5 months) last weekend. We drove to Berkeley for a family wedding. The drive went way better than expected. He had his Grandparents in the back seat to entertain him and we tried to stop as little as possible, especially if he was asleep. The wedding reception was in Tilden park above UCBerkeley in the Brazil Room and outside were two beautiful blooming cherry trees. I'll bet the bride and groom got some great photos under these trees.


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