Archive for April, 2003


Thursday, April 17th, 2003

Good lord, I’m tired. Got up at 4:30 am (!!!) and caught a flight to Memphis, and thence to Seattle. I’m now cozily ensconced in Jeff’s office chair, checking my various accounts and affirming that I’m still in the same universe. I thought I’d lost it for a minute when I looked at the landscape […]

Social Night

Wednesday, April 16th, 2003

I went out with friends to Jewel’s last night. Mingo Fishtrap played – drums, bass, guitar, keyboards, trombone, coronet and two saxes. Sax. Saxen? I danced, flirted with every available woman ( I think they were all women . . . ) and generally had a good time. Very, very good use of a five […]

Must . . . finish . . .

Tuesday, April 15th, 2003

Up ’til midnight again last night. I went to a planning meeting for the Tour de Cure (next month!!!), went home and had lentils for dinner, and proceeded to knit until I got the shattamuh-feddibo-traggida second sleeve done on the baby jacket. All that’s left is seaming and finding some buttons. And maybe some decorative […]


Monday, April 14th, 2003

First simple cosmetic change to the site: entries and comments will now appear in chronologically descending order, with the newest entries at the top of the page. I’m probably also going to start playing around with different templates. Don’t be surprised if suddenly everything’s purple, or something like that. Weekend summary: Finished first sleeve on […]

My Joke

Saturday, April 12th, 2003

Many years ago in a village in the Bordeaux region of France, an unusual event occurred. You will not find mention of it in the history books, nor will you find any mention in the journals of that time. So terrible was the memory that it was purged from all but the most secret written […]

New Technologies

Friday, April 11th, 2003

Well, new to me technologies. Like scads of other bloggers, I use a web interface for publishing my stuff. Moveable Type is a pretty good system and I’ve gotten very comfortable with the interface, but I really hate typing in an HTML form text area. I’m a programmer and I use the vim editor. It’s […]

Baby Einstein, One Step Closer

Thursday, April 10th, 2003

Another later-than-it-should-have-been night last night. Had my violin lesson, gave Jane, my instructor, a Cecilia Kufi. She’s so cool. She needed a hat. Had dinner at the Vietnamese place next to where I live. I was adventurous and ordered the vermicelli with spring rolls and shredded pork skin. Not going to be doing that one […]

Cows On Parade

Wednesday, April 9th, 2003

The Cows On Parade exhibit has come to San Antonio. This is great popular art, in my opinion. It’s all over town, each one is unique, and it’s easy to appreciate. Here are some bovines chillin’ in the plaza across from where I work: Isn’t she pretty? I’m thinking of making a Kufi for one […]


Monday, April 7th, 2003

Warning: this entry has nothing to do with knitting and is riddled with angst. Read at your own risk. I’m restless tonight. It’s really hard to find where to begin. As I’ve previously mentioned, I’ve just come out of a years-long relationship. The relationship has not ended, but we’re not lovers anymore. We are still […]

Cecilia Kufi Recipe

Friday, April 4th, 2003

Here are the instructions for the Cecilia Kufi. I will post some photos later showing the beading technique that I used. And improvements on that technique (or that hat in general) are most welcome! Instructions for the Cecilia Kufi Worsted or slightly thinner weight yarn Size 8 circular needles (your mileage may vary) Size 7 […]