Thursday, January 31, 2008

Attention! Blogger birthday alert!!

Fluffy is 50!!!

Happy Birthday to you! Lots of love from the Vog Family!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Oh, um, ah... Now back to CNN...

83% John Edwards
82% Barack Obama
81% Hillary Clinton
81% Chris Dodd
79% Bill Richardson
71% Mike Gravel
69% Joe Biden
65% Dennis Kucinich
49% Rudy Giuliani
42% John McCain
40% Tom Tancredo
39% Mike Huckabee
32% Mitt Romney
27% Fred Thompson
23% Ron Paul

2008 Presidential Candidate Matching Quiz

Monday, January 21, 2008

Click, click, click goes the sound of knitting needles

Here are a couple of things that have come off the needles recently.

Target Wave mittens, from the book "Knitting Nature" by Norah Gaughan.
Interesting to knit, though the pattern had a little errata issue in the thumb gusset. Of course, I didn't catch it until the mittens were done. And, in normal Camie fashion, I was too discouraged to even rip it out and do it over. They are knit in Alpaca.
A certain, lovely blogmate received these for Christmas.

Below: A hexagon scarf, also from the "Knitting Nature" book. This is knit in Baby Alpaca. Obviously, I love Alpaca. If I had more room in my backyard, I would own a Llama!

By now, I have completed the 3rd hexagon...

Next, I will be starting Little Beanie's 1st Birthday sweater. It is also from the "Knitting Nature" book... It is called Turbulence U Neck. The yarn should be arriving this week. I chose a nice lilac color, since she looks so great in purple. The pattern, has been modified from an adult pattern. I hope I modified it correctly.... Because, as you can see from the mittens, I hate ripping things out.

Turbulence U-Neck
Photo: courtesy of Knit-picks

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Camie's High School Musical...

Dear Santa,
This is Camie, from Ann Arbor, Michigan. I wanted a podcast of my very own from my favorite, loverly, big-hearted softy from Middlesex...and a stick, unless you have any extra grenade launchers...but I'll take the podcast first...

I love you Santa Dinner's!



This is the comment I left on Dinners Blog. If you ever listen to his podcasts, you'll get the joke of the comment. I have been eagerly anticipating this podcast. What a great way to start my New Year. Ever since Dinners and Cappy started doing podcasts, they have been the only musical entertainment allowed in my vehicle and Mr. Vog's BigRig.

Camie's High School Musical-the Podcast!

The content of this podcast is extensive. I give Dinners a lot of credit for taking the time to find the songs, since some are very obscure. They are songs that I listened too while attending high school in a nice upper middle class community outside of Flint, Michigan. This was during the late '80's, and Flint was plummeting into a desolate, industrial wasteland. Auto factories were closing, business around the factories closed, people were losing everything they had. Being in the suburbs, with a father whose job was safe from demise thanks to high seniority at the "plant", I was sheltered from the ugliness of job loss and despair. But living in a white bred society causes its own dissonance. I began hanging out in Flint with punks from all over the area. Mayhem was the norm. Breaking into abandoned buildings, skating parking structures used during Flints thriving times, underage drinking in bars that served us because we were the only ones in the area with money. The music I listened to, and the friendships I forged during that time have in some ways made me who I am as a person today.

I hope you all enjoy the tunes as much as I do.

Thanks again, Dinners! I love you, man!