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Category: Wandering

  • Beanie Prototype: Double Basket Pattern

    Beanie Prototype: Double Basket Pattern

    I am working on a new Beanie using the delightful Double Basket pattern. The prototype is comfortable, squishy, and has an interesting texture. Keep an eye on this space and I’ll let you know when the pattern is ready on my Ravelry page. Enjoy!

  • Basket Weave Beanie

    Basket Weave Beanie

    I just added my first pattern to Ravelry. The pattern is for a great little beanie using the Basket Weave pattern. Enjoy!

  • Walking more

    Walking more

    I’ve been trying to walk more. Since the Covid-19 pandemic started, I’ve gotten even more used to just sitting ‘at home’ in front of a couple of computers for all waking hours. Fortunately, the neighborhood I’m in has some really good walking areas. There is a great little park nearby, and the wonderful Ortega River […]

  • Daily Reminder

    Daily Reminder

    I’ve hung this Calvin and Hobbes comic in my office for more than twenty years. Now that I don’t have an office, it will live on in various electronic forms as a daily reminder to find the joy and the fun in the little things. We are all making it up as we go…might as […]

  • Duolingo Milestone

    Duolingo Milestone

    I hit a numeric milestone in Duolingo yesterday, 300 days learning Spanish. One of my Covid-19-keep-my-sanity-hobbies I decided to take on was learning Spanish. I started out really strong, and in the early days was spending an hour or more each day. After a couple of months, I started burning out, so I slowed down, and found […]

  • Ornament


    A friend gave me this cool metal sailboat ornament to decorate the boat for the holiday. Love it! I’ll have to find it a permanent home.

  • Recent Travel Drinking

    Recent Travel Drinking

    I haven’t posted in a while, and want to get back to recording my thoughts and fun hobby activities. I was recently in Pensacola for a week of work, and had the pleasure of visiting a fun whisky bar, Old Hickory Whiskey Bar. View fullsize Some of my favorites. View fullsize View fullsize View fullsize View […]

  • Apartment Living

    Apartment Living

    Yeah! I’m finally getting settled in the new place. Moving is exhausting. Mostly mental, but exhausting none the less. I haven’t lived in an apartment since my early Navy days in Virginia. I shared an apartment with a Navy buddy in Virginia Beach. We were noisy! To be honest, I don’t remember much about the […]