Archive for April, 2003

Honeycomb cleverness

Wednesday, April 30th, 2003

My sister pointed out to me on the phone last night that it is possible to knit honeycomb stitch without a cable needle. I tried the techniques she suggested, and they seem to work. I crossed one cable the wrong way while I was learning the new technique, but other than that it seems to […]

Apple Rocks My World

Wednesday, April 30th, 2003

Wow. Someone finally did it right. Or at least right-ish. Apple unveiled a couple of new things this week. They have new iPods, which are some of the coolest little devices for playing music yet invented. But the biggie was their new music service. They have a library of 200,000 songs that you can purchase […]

Double DOH!

Monday, April 28th, 2003

I ripped farther than I needed to. No biggie. It gave me a chance to analyze what I was doing and get back into the mindset I need to work on this baby. It also let me verify that I was using my stitch counters correctly. I mentioned these little “knitting abaci” that Caroline showed […]

Comment Spam

Sunday, April 27th, 2003

Well, that was weird. I checked the comments this morning and found two from “artistic fashion”, a Chinese sweater company. They were ads for their business, and very obviously machine generated because there were two identical comments. Has anyone else gotten these?

They call me . . . FROGZILLA!

Friday, April 25th, 2003

It’s been a while since I actually made a post relevant to the sweater project, and I’m afraid it’s an inauspicious start. I’ve done four rows since I got back from Seattle. Yeah, I know, lame. I’m warming back up to it. While I was waiting for the cable guy this morning, I started doing […]

Finding the positive

Thursday, April 24th, 2003

I’m sick of not having a network connection at home. Yes, I admit it, I have become dependent upon the Internet. Upon broadband, no less. A modem just won’t do it when I feel the sudden urge to upgrade my installation of Python on my laptop. So I have an appointment tomorrow between 8 and […]

Seattle Wrap-up

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2003

Okay, gentle readers, here are some pics of my Seattle experience. It begins with my visit to Jeff and Amanda, and of course, Alexander. He’s a very pretty little boy. And his mommy, as it turns out, is a pretty darn good knitter. She made him a couple of items out of an old vintage […]

Home Again

Monday, April 21st, 2003

The view from my hotel room at night. Oh, that was nice. I have many more pics, but I’m short on time right now so they will have to wait. Amanda, Jemiah, Jeff, Celeste, Maylynn, Chris, Alexander, Oliver, and everyone who I’m forgetting just now – thanks guys. I had a wonderful time. Jahara, thanks […]

Vacation, Day 1

Friday, April 18th, 2003

Yesterday does not count as the first day of vacation because I spent it mostly in an airplane. I feel positively gorged on sleep. I slept for ten hours last night, interrupted only twice. Once by Alexander calling for breakfast and once by an episode of hypoglycemia. I didn’t eat enough at dinner last night. […]

Fiddle Hook-up

Friday, April 18th, 2003

Wow, my friends are connected. A violin was just dropped off for me to practice on. Thanks a hojillion! And it’s a Roth – I had no idea we had fiddle makers in the family. I’ll have to see if I can get a family discount on one of these babies. Right then. Time to […]