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Norma Mae: It's not a name, it's an attitude.
Interests: travel, knitting, humor, organic gardening, lifelong learning, locavore, 50 is the new 30
Recent Activity
I hate to start this post with a bunch of clichés, so I'm just going to jump right into it. Hi! I see you. Can you see me? Knock-knock. Anybody out there? I look over at the sidebar of this... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2015 at Now Norma Knits
Hey Guys, Remember when I said I had a little goal of running 12 5K races in 12 months? Well, I've failed. Because here it is, only NINE months, and I've already DONE my 12. That's me this morning, crossing... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2014 at Now Norma Knits
I took 2nd in my age group! This is the fourth time I've done that! This one was hard! The heat was killer! Lots of exclamation points! This one was slower than any race I've run since last November, I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2014 at Now Norma Knits
Good morning! Happy Soon-To-Be-Summer Solstice! I'm in a bit of a slow-down where work is concerned, and I just came in from the garden, so I thought I'd take a few minutes to write you a note. So how are... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2014 at Now Norma Knits
It's not often that I am able to show you exactly what it is that I do. It's so hard to explain it so that people understand. But because this is posted all over the net due to, I guess,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2014 at Now Norma Knits
UPDATE: Broken link fixed. Thank you for those who have already donated. You get a free pass today, and you can just skip the writing and look at the photos. Unless you want to skip just to the last paragraph... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2014 at Now Norma Knits
So about that running thing. Yesterday I was joined by four wonderful women to run the relay race in the Vermont City Marathon. The Fitter Knitters (Our shirts got us a lot of attention and friendly inquiries and photo ops!... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2014 at Now Norma Knits
Well, I don't really know how many of you there are out there anymore, but every little bit really DOES help! I've recently mentioned how I've taken up this little running thang. And I've been running 5K races just about... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2014 at Now Norma Knits
Hi friends. Here I am again. Lots of totally badass stuff has been happening! I opened a new business. More accurately, I changed the name and structure and focus of my former business. But still. We went solar! And MORE!... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2014 at Now Norma Knits
Please go to this post and see the new reduced prices and some new items listed this morning. Help me to relocate this yarn and these books! Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2014 at Now Norma Knits
UPDATE 5/3/14 - If you have been wondering where your yarn or book purchase is, I was able to ship some of them out before I was HAMMERED with a flu-like illness that then turned into walking pneumonia. I am... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2014 at Now Norma Knits
Yes, that is the only way to describe my blogging (ir)regularity nowadays. But here I am... I'm baaaaaaaack! I got the urge to knit, so I figured I should honor that with a blog post, since it, too, is randomly... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2014 at Now Norma Knits
Marilyn, they will be forever house worms! But they do reproduce, and so I might either start another tower, or put some of them in the garden. When you are ready to empty a tray you are supposed to push all the earth to one side, with some fresh food in the corner, which will draw the worms out. Then use the compost, leaving the worms in their tower to do their job. :) Norma
Toggle Commented Mar 15, 2014 on Worm Farming at Now Norma Knits
auntiemichal, I LOVE that idea! I didn't know there was such a thing, so thank you for mentioning it. I will go to my feed store stat to get some!!!!
Toggle Commented Mar 15, 2014 on Worm Farming at Now Norma Knits
Well, greetings from the Winter Wasteland. As I'm writing this, it sounds like the house is going to fall down at any moment. The weather app on my phone says the winds are blowing at 16 miles per hour, but... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2014 at Now Norma Knits
I know it's not Typepad's fault that actual people are being actually hired to go around and spam blog comments, and therefore they get past the Captcha, but JEBUS CRIMINY ON A CRACKER, it's getting me down. PLEASE MAKE IT... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2013 at Now Norma Knits
Shut up, I'm on a roll! And I'm feeling great, with no inflammation or pain (knock wood), so my knitting mojo appears to be back. Next up: For this I'm using my favorite yarn, Peace Fleece, in charcoal gray (Fathers... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2013 at Now Norma Knits
C'est fini. Started on February 8, 2011, and completed November 9, 2013 -- it's not exactly a knitting sprint winner. It's a big old jackety-warm-soft-blankety kind of a sweater, which is not exactly what I was going for. The shop... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2013 at Now Norma Knits
The collar that I thought would never end finally did. Now comes the part where I try to fit sleeves into holes that might or might not be too big. Since I knit the body of the sweater so long... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2013 at Now Norma Knits
I love the interesting construction of this buttonband, especially the way the colors happened to fall with this yarn.... I know someone will ask: The pattern is G'Day by Norah Gaughan and the yarn is Berroco Geode. It is a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2013 at Now Norma Knits
A nice lady from Ravelry had some of this yarn in her stash, and I convinced her to part with it, so I'm back in business. Working on the button band... I'll have a new sweater soon! Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2013 at Now Norma Knits
(This is a long one. You might want to go pee first, and get a cup of whatever it is you like to drink.) So let's get this straight: I am not a runner! And yet, somehow I have just... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2013 at Now Norma Knits
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Oct 27, 2013
Look what I uncovered. Only one sleeve and the finishing left to go. I purchased the yarn in 2010, cast on in February of 2011, worked on it in fits and starts over the years, and then it's been languishing... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2013 at Now Norma Knits