Dog Man

I’m housesitting for my mom right now. I’m looking out of a window onto the tranquil surface of the Guadalupe river, trying to keep four dogs away from my breakfast. It’s tough, really.

I did my second Blogger->Moveable Type migration last night. It went pretty smoothly, but I did a stupid thing. I’m accessing the Internet through a 56.6k modem right now, so things don’t move as fast as I am used to. I downloaded MT to this computer, configured it, and then pushed it up to the hosting site. That was dumb. I could have accessed my own blog’s system, set up MT there, and then pushed it to the new host. Transfer between my host and the new one would have been a hojillion times faster. Oh well.

I watched Gettysburg yesterday while I worked on Chris’ daughter’s sweater. Great movie, and very very long. I joined in a second strand of yarn to create the neck hole and I’ve put about an inch and a half into it since then. This little sucker is coming along nicely, but I’m very concerned about the length. It is looking a little bit short to me. If it’s too short, I think I may pick up the stitches around the waist and add a couple of inches of vertical ribbing. I’m not sure if that would look hideous or not.

I also brought up a couple of kufis that I made which are too short. I’m going to rip out the crowns and extend them. And my mom had two bags of Sirdar Richmond waiting for me when I got here, but unfortunately I don’t have an #10 needles on me. Grr. It’s a lovely squiggly little yarn which I think is going to become an Elizabeth Zimmerman Bog Shirt and maybe another Aran. We’ll see.

No Responses to “Dog Man”

  1. Kaetchen Says:

    “A snake’s ass in a wagon rut”? What are you, from an Annie Proulx novel?!

  2. David Says:

    Cari,
    To quote “Good Morning Vietnam”:
    Today was hot and shitty. Tomorrow will be hot and shitty. Basically, it’s hotter than a snake’s ass in a wagon rut.
    But the sky is beautiful.

    Lisa,
    Yeah, my mom’s pretty good. Looking forward to working on the Bog. And blogging about bog. (I’m not going to get into that again!!)

  3. Cari Says:

    Hiya. Still in dog land? How’s it going over there?

  4. Lisa in NJ Says:

    Hi David, just stopping by to say hello and wish you a happy dog-sitting experience. What a great mom you have, to leave two bags of Sirdar for you!
    What color? Isn’t the Bog Shirt cool?
    cheers!

  5. Daphne Says:

    Hehe..the weather in Batty is pretty hot and sunny too..but I’m sure it will snow next week, it is in Michigan after all. 😉

  6. Daphne Says:

    Hi David,

    I just found your blog through Sweatergirl’s post about your graph generator. :) I’m having fun reading through your archives and just wanted to say hello!

    And wow..you play violin AND knit?!? Whatta man!! 😀