Manito Park



I went to Manito Park last Saturday to meet some fellow Spokane Flickr people. I hadn’t been there for a couple of years, which is just ridiculous. I need to get over there more often.

Note: I just now realized that I published this on Thursday, rather than Friday. wishful thinking much? sigh.


What’s Going On

The Yarn Harlot

Image via Wikipedia

Freaking AMAZING photography right here. Click and be blown away. I especially like how he enhances wrinkles and pores, rather than erasing them.

I read that Alexis Cohen, a young contestant from American Idol died over the weekend while crossing the street. Given past events, stories like this catch my eye. I didn’t know who she was (because I don’t watch the show) but the story mentioned that a video of her rant after being turned down went viral. Of course I looked for it and watched it. Gosh. Now I’m kinda sad. What a girl. (it looks like this is being investigated as a homicide. Yikes!)

Why do people care what kind of jeans Obama wears? seriously. What a stupid news story. And is anyone else kind of offended by the term “Mom jeans?” I am so beyond done with low-riding, ass-crack-viewing, tight enough to show everything, pants. Let’s bring back the high waists! It’s the classic Kate Hepburn look. If it’s good enough for Kate it’s good enough for me!

It never fails to astound me when I hear about teh crazy out there on the old internets. I don’t know why I’m always surprised. Maybe I’m just naive, I don’t know. This time someone is harassing the Yarn Harlot. Can you believe that? She’s the knitting world sweetheart. Absolutely the most benign blogger I’ve ever read. A fantastic writer, but so not offensive in any way, shape or form. Seriously, if it can happen to her it can happen to anyone. That’s kind of frightening.

It has been said before, but be careful what you tweet.

Crafty Monday: One sock down.



I finally finished this Noro Silk Garden sock that I started last week. I actually knit this up to the point where I turned the heel and started on the leg and decided to frog and start over. It was too big.

I’ve really enjoyed the easy stockinette knitting with this. I’ve been able to knit it while reading my book at lunch. I am, however, going to work on something else for a bit before I start on the mate. The needles I’m using are super sharp! I’ve been poking bloody holes in my fingertips and I need them to heal.

Happy Monday, everyone!

Photography Friday



Raf and I went for a walk last weekend in ninety degree heat, all in the sun. It was absolutely insane. Here’s a picture I took while on the walk.

Last weekend I finally made an Etsy site for my photos! You can find me here:

I’m still trying to figure out what photos to put up. It’s hard to figure out what other people like. I mean, I know what I like but that doesn’t mean others will like what I like, you know? Anyway, if you are ever interested in anything you see that is not up on Etsy please don’t hesitate to ask me about it. I’m more than happy to make up a print.

Have a great weekend!

What’s Going On


Bright Lights
Here’s something to be proud of: According to, Spokane is the Scam Capital of America! Yay! Welcome to Spokane! If you ain’t stealing you’ve been robbed!

An interview with the person behind the ALAsecrets twitter account.

Walter Cronkite and Frank McCourt died this week. I really liked them both. I am especially sad about Frank McCourt. I really loved Angela’s Ashes and ‘Tis.

This re-working of Sarah Palin’s resignation speech by the Vanity Fair editors is great!


Oh look! A book burning! ugh.