December 11, 2010

December 8, 2010

  • new blog is a-comin’

    I am so excited about how my new wordpress blog is shaping up. It’s going to be so much nicer to use than this one, sorry good ol’ xanga blog. You’ll be able to subscribe to it and get email updates just like you did with this one. (Of course you subscribed, right!?)

    Right away on the new blog I am going to have a contest where people can subscribe and I’ll pick at random to give out knitting-related prizes. I have three copies of the new Stitch ‘n Bitch book, a pile of yarn from Debbie Stoller’s yarn line and of course unlimited copies of my patterns to give away. I want to give out lots of copies of Necking because I really want to see more people knitting that design. I am going to do some kind of social-networking related element to the contest to help get the word out. I think it will go like this: people can enter themselves into the random drawing by subscribing to the new blog or by posting about the blog contest somewhere on YOUR social networking outlets (twitter, facebook, blog, etc.) Do both, and get entered twice. Make sense?

    The new blog will be able to import my twitter feeds and my facebook pictures, so if you are not able to run all over the ol’ internet to see what’s going on with me, now you’ll be able to see it all in one place. Fancy, hm?

    It is going to be a real drag to bring all my old blog posts over here, and I dont think I’ll be able to bring over the old comments. They have to be moved one at a time. I will keep this old blog in place and link to it too, so it’s not going away.

    I think the transition will happen this weekend. Stay tuned for details. For those of you who do want to follow my twitter feed directly, you can find me there as pamelamama. I am going to start posting more of my status updates via twitter since those can be imported directly to the new blog.

    For those of you who use WordPress already, do you have any suggestions of ways to make it more useful?

    I’m glad to know there are still a bunch of you out there reading. I hope to bring back some of the readership when we move to the new blog.

    Good night!

December 5, 2010

  • Lunch inquiry…

    So, what kind of stuff do you pack for your own lunch? I’m looking for ideas for my own lunch. I am not a good lunch eater.


December 4, 2010

  • mother/son craft night

    I let my kids stay up way to late having “craft night” – making presents for their teachers. We’ll see how they turn out. Sam was making jewelry and Eli was making pop up cards. Fun!

December 3, 2010

  • night 2 of chanukkah

    In our efforts not to be the worst parents ever, we have managed two nights of Chanukkah gifts so far. If I have to be honest, both of them were sourced and delivered by my husband. I did make latkes, however.

    Sam’s presents so far: two pieces of a professional lock pick set and some locks to practice on (“picking locks is my hobby”)

    Eli’s presents so far: a book about volcanos and a scientific calculator.

    wOOt. Tomorrow, I’m thinking socks and underwear.

December 1, 2010

  • happy latke day!

    Here’s to bringing some light to the dark, dark world. Also some grease. Happy Chanukkah!  


  • ouch

    I think I overdid it today. I fell right into bed when I got home today and napped until my outstanding husband woke me to eat dinner. Folded clothes, watched Glee, answered a few emails and I am zonked. I can’t even think straight. Better get some sleep now. xo

November 29, 2010

  • new blog coming soon.

    My new blog is underway and will soon be ready for us to inhabit. But it needs a name. I think “pamelamama’s blog” is kind of … not enough. I called this blog “Days with Frog and Toad” because I often see myself (and everyone else in my family) as the character of Toad from Arnold Lobel’s funny stories.

    I thought of maybe naming it after a bit of a poem. Any ideas?

  • back to work!

    Tomorrow I will go back to work and I am so glad to hop back into the normal routine. Hopefully I will have the energy to pull through the whole day. Oh, gosh – the whole week! One day at a time…

    I am trying to figure out some classes to teach at the local yarn shop. ( I am considering the following:

    1. fancy edgings – applied i-cord, crocheted picot and crab stitch

    2. do-over of the knucks class

    3. do-over of the necking class (see below)

    4. do-over of the baby kimono class

    5. kitchener stitch class (grafting)

    6. knitting backwards

    7. picking for throwers (Continental knitting for English knitters)

    Other ideas?  Please let me know what you’d be willing to take. I will plan to teach one Sunday class a month in January, February and March. I’d like to plan classes that I know folks would be interested in attending. These will be around 3:30 to 5:30pm.

    On Sunday, December 12th at 3:30 I’m teaching a class about different cast-on techniques. Not too late to sign up. Details here.