Happy 2009!

Welcome to a brand new year and brand new start! Here’s hoping it’s better for our country than 2008 was.

I’m starting the new year with a new do:

Curly Hair

I had my regular appointment today and my stylist made me curly for a special dinner out with our Costa Rica partners and some other friends.

Exciting news: on Monday I “appeared” in the LIstener Guest Host #2 episode of cnet’s Buzz Out Loud. My interview begins at about 11:00 and ends around 22:00. Special greetings to anyone who found my blog because of my mention.

Knitting content: I was super busy with holiday shopping, cooking, traveling, and recovering. All I had time to do was use the leftover yarn from the Simple Pleasures hat for another Cigar from Knitty for myself. It’s not done yet – pix to follow, I promise.

Until then, have a happy new year!



Simple Pleasures Hat

Finally! Another FO (finished object). It’s the Simple Pleasures Hat from the Purl Soho blog. The yarn cuff is Jade Sapphire Cashmere Silk and the hat is the same yarn run with Rowan Kid Silk Haze. It is unbelievably sott! This one is destined for my baby sister, who loves red. I’m thrilled that I have enough yarn for another one for me.

Non-knitting content: my babies are home from college! They’ll be here until early January. Woo hoo!



One of my favorite podcasts is daily roundup of tech news from CNET called Buzz Out Loud. The hosts are Molly Wood, Tom Merritt and Jason Howell, all extremely knowledgeable and congenial geeks. They encourage voicemail and e-mail comments from listeners and I’ve contributed maybe half a dozen since the summer. Also they stream live the taping of the show and listeners even created a chat room that runs concurrently with the livestream. I hang out there, too, when I’m not at work.

Anyway, they don’t tape on Christmas, so they run a Listener Guest Host show instead. I was one of the guest hosts they picked and we just finished taping an hour ago. I’m STILL on an adrenaline high from it. I’m such an unabashed fangirl!

Knitting content (and slight spoilers): Domiknitrix works with the Buzzcrew at CNET. Also I got a plug in for Ravelry as well as the knitters on Plurk. Molly made an observation about the common overlap between geeks and crafters.