Monday, March 04, 2013


So I've decided to bring shortrow back.  I want it to have focus, so I plan to use this blog to do what I do for my friends.  Talk patterns and the yarn that goes with them.  The lovely ladies who I knit with bring me yarn and I ask them some questions, think about the patterns I know about and then crank through Ravelry and give them some options.  So yarns about yarns it is. 

See you soon!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Fall Planting

While it's not fall yet in Tacoma it is time to start thinking about it. I wanted to some cool weather plants started to give them ahead start. We need all the help we can get around these parts. Also I had this pesky box from my CSA laying around that I did want to just break down.

How to turn a box into a greenhouse for planting seeds:

Gather the parts. Box, plastic bag, seeds and egg cartons. I cut the flaps off mine.

Fill up your cartons with dirt and moisten it so the seeds have a nice place to start out.

Press the little seeds into the soft dirt and arrange the egg cartons in the box.

Cover up with your garbage bag. Now place in a sunny spot. Water when needed. If you use a waxed box you can add a little water straight into the box. Just sit back and wait for little plants.

Sunday, August 07, 2011

New Toys

Frankie inspects talks to the computer "for me, right?"

I broke, and got an iPad. It's crazy!!! I'm looking forward to some great apps, like this one which allows for better blog posts!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Pumpkin Pile (Vertorama), originally uploaded by Panorama Paul.

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Moving on up...

to the new blog..... It's all the same stuff just a new look and a new name but imported all the old posts,
see you there!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Home and hanging in there. I'm going okay but rather sleepy. I have about 270 pictures from the trip, so I'm going to use this to say... NEW BLOG TIME! I love blogger but my new blog is very cool, links soon!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

London Bound

So Hub and I are London bound this weekend, for just the weekend. I know this is silly but its our starter Europe trip. We didn't want to commit to a huge trip until we got the feel of things. Maybe europe won't agree with us (HA, yeah right) but we figured we'd feel things out first. We've got a bunch planned so far, the museum, a concert (oh that's Eric Clapton), and my person favorite a big trip to iKnit London. After hours pouring over the tube maps and the interactive map of london I managed to plan most of our trip via the underground, and scout out some super yummy noms. The big thing, knitting. All that time just sitting. It's a long flight people, nine hours!

Granted I'm going to sleep mostly there and I'm not afraid of a little niquil either, but the way back is a day flight and I'm going to have to find a way to keep busy. Now I can't get a straight answer about knitting needles on flights leaving Hethrow. They're web site says nothing about, no sharpish pointish sticks with yarn on them but I've heard from some people that they're banded. Alas what's a girl to do. In come the socks. Almost to the heel they can be knitting and finished on the "over there" flight. Then I'll start a whole new project on the flight back. The needles detached from the cord and stored with the pens in my messager bag, the cord wrapped up in my knit-kit. A big ball of yarn and a pattern all ready for the 9 and half hour haul back to the states. We'll see how things go.

BTW: Have you seen this thing about Cheesu, the cheeto that looks like Jesus! Its almost as good as the Nun Bun. Oh and this little guy was hanging on my window screen for about a half an hour.