Monday, September 23, 2013

LFL Tagged

Did I mention I made a sweater for The Girls' Little Free Library?  It's rather ill-fitting but will do for the winter, I think.  In the spring I'll work on one that accommodates that big support piece that goes so far down the main post!

Today I am at University hospitals again.  One last biopsy for Auntie.  Let's hope it's the last one...

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Knitting Update

Sitting around in the waiting area for jury duty is a good place to get some knitting done.  One of the women on the jury said to me, "I was thinking I should bring my knitting!" when she saw me.  Before I could ask her why she didn't she punctuated it with, "But I don't knit!"

I finished two pair of socks...

...and started a scarf for The Gypsy's son.  He booked a Marriott for us with his points so we get to have a restful night before leaving on the Nautical Knitting cruise.  Pattern is Dudester by HipKnitizer, yarn is SimplyWorsted by HiKoo.

Apropos of nothing I seem to have purchased a very cute shelf for overflow books.  I found it at Flamingos Divine Finds.  I had to move a couple of bins of demitasse cups and stuff I'm getting rid of in order to put it in a nice spot ...

...maybe it will be an incentive to really get that stuff out of here once and for all.  Or maybe The Girls will get the shelf.  Who knows?

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Jury Duty Done

Did I mention that the shoes at the Government Plaza station are really boring compared with Nicollet Ave?

I was not kidding.

Finished jury duty today.

We were sequestered 'till after lunch.

Eating lunch with the sheriff's deputies nearby is weird.

Found the defendant guilty of all three offenses.

Three felonies.

Really sad. Very exhausting. Glad I don't have to do that again for at least four years.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Shoes - Nicollet Mall Station

Looking at the shoes while waiting for the train can be entertaining.

Styles vary a lot from one station to another.

I think Nicollet Mall has great variety.

I have noticed recently that a lot of hipster guys wear Tom's.

I wonder where they go to wear them out like that.  I've never seen a guy in a new pair.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Jury Duty

I started jury duty today.

And of all the weird and creepy coincidences, today just happens to mark 45 years since my dad collapsed while waiting for the elevator at lunchtime in the (old) courthouse.

He did not survive the heart attack.

I didn't figure out that little coincidence 'till yesterday.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Good-bye Summer

The first murmurs of autumn are upon us. We can tell not only from the (lovely) temperatures, but because the Canada Geese are on the move.

Did I mention there was a photo booth at the wedding last month? Girl-child is crazy about photo booths. DIL rented one for the party as a surprise. We had a lot of fun with it.

I've finished two socks, but not a pair. What does that mean?  Holiday gift progress is slow but moving forward.