SNOW DAY!!!

It’s been a long time since I’ve had a day quiet enough to blog. This time of year in retail is pretty crazy, and then there’s friends and family visits, social stuff, blah, blah, blah. But today felt like the calm after the storm. That’s the snow storm I mean. Yesterday the snow started and […]

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Halloween & a FINALLY Finished Sweater!

I don’t have much writing in my this evening, so I’ll let the pictures do the talking . . . First, the fabulous Park Slope Halloween parade. Halloween is when our little neighborhood feels the most like a small town. On the way to the parade, David enjoyed some of the local jack o lanterns: […]

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Harvest of Eggplant, Peppers and Yarn

Fall is harvest time at the Lyons / Frutkoff rooftop garden. The eggplants and peppers did well, but the brussell sprouts are still kind of pathetic. Fall is the world’s greatest season. Hot cider, pumpkins, the changing leaves, and the yarn. The last few weeks have been an insanely busy time at work, but David […]

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My Favorite Time of Year

I have a three day weekend, fall is in the air, there are still some veggie’s hanging on in our garden. Life is pretty good. David and I said goodbye to summer in the perfect way . . . a Labor Day Weekend Trip to the fabulous Cape May, NJ. It’s a sleepy little Victorian […]

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A Crazy Month

So it’s been nearly a month since we got back from Ireland, and I keep meaning to blog about it, but the entire month as been gobbled up by the work / life monster. We have had a bit of fun along the way. Thursday night we FINALLY visited the fantastic High Line park, and […]

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Fun with an SLR

We got a new camera for the Studio, and I have no idea how to use it. So, I took it and the book home on the three day weekend to learn the difference between the 8000 different settings. Here are some pics I took in the garden (I must have been hungry when I […]

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Missing WWKIP Day . . . AGAIN

Sunday was my favorite type of day, some work in the garden, picking some food . . . (TWINS!) (Artichokes coming along nicely) and enjoying the roses. David settled down to correct a giant pile of homework, and I decided to do some spinning I was inspired to get out the wheel in the garden […]

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It’s All About the Food

David and I decided on way to fight this economy is to grow as much food on our little Brooklyn roof as we can. This year we have going, Strawberries, Artichoke, Arugula, Romaine, Green Leaf, Brussel Sprouts, Zucchino (round Zucchini), 4 different kinds of Tomato & Snap Peas. All the veggies in our “hippie” earthboxes […]

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Sheep, Cherry Blossoms, Veggies & SPRING

Nothing says Spring like the Shearing of Sheep. Last weekend I enjoyed two of my favorite springtime Park Slope rituals. . . The Cherry Blossom Festival in Brooklyn Botanic Garden and the Fleece Festival at the Prospect Park Zoo. We started the rainy day at the BBG. Despite the rain, the blossoms were amazing. My […]

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Flowers & FO

It seems like two weeks between blogging is about the best I can do these days. I keep waiting for life to feel like it’s slowing down, but it won’t happen on it’s own. I’ve decided that I would find ways to slow it down myself. A couple of weekends ago it was Forsythia Day […]

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Slowing Down to Appreciate. . .

The last few weeks (of no blogging) have been insanely busy. I’ve been so snowed under with work that my “days off” have been spent on the computer for most of the day. I feel now like (for a few days anyway) things are under control and I’m feeling overwhelmed by how lucky I am. […]

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First Wisp of Spring

We had our first warm sunny weekend, and I needed to get my hands in dirt. I know it’s too early for gardening, but we headed over to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden to buy seeds. There were signs of spring all over the garden We decided to try some veggies from seed this year instead […]

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Bad, Bad Math

Okay, so I’m one of those peeps who reads their patterns all the way through before casting on. I’ve been to the Vogue errata section, I’ve been all over ravelry and all over the internet, can anyone splain this math (see schematic). If anyone has done the Yoke Pullover #13 from the 2005/2006 Winter Vogue, […]

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