Archive for August, 2003


Sunday, August 31st, 2003

I added some toggles to the sakiori. These are elk horn tips, courtesy of Kaetchen, who knows her chicken. You got to know your chicken. I also figured I’d show you the progress of the Sooper Sekrit Project. It’s about three rows so far, so I don’t think I’m giving anything away with this picture. […]

Time for some adjustments

Saturday, August 30th, 2003

Coffee’s on and I’m making some sausage patties and toast for breakfast. In a while I’ll head down to the Yarn Barn and start up the next project. I’m either going to start the Sooper Sekrit Projekt, or pick up the second sleeve on my Aran. I’m not sure yet. After that I’m coming back […]

Sakiori Complete. Mostly.

Tuesday, August 26th, 2003

Here’s a shot of me modeling the completed sakiori. I never exhibit posture like this in real life. I’m really happy with this thing, even though I have been hating it like water hates the desert for the last month. It’s very warm, not too scratchy, and just about the perfect length. And the colors […]

Sakiori Done; Pics at Eleven

Tuesday, August 26th, 2003

The Sakiori is done, washed, blocked, and currently drying at home. I haven’t added any post-pattern touches yet, like adding some toggles that a dear friend got for me. But I think it looks pretty nifty as-is. I’ll get some pics of it this evening if it’s dry when I get home. I’m taking Red […]

Much better, thank you

Sunday, August 24th, 2003

As I write this, I am one cast-off row from finishing my sakiori. That alone is reason for rejoicing. But this weekend was just what I needed. I got to my mom’s place about noon on Saturday with a pair of lovely Golden Retrieves in my back seat. We played ball and went swimming in […]

Not feeling so good

Saturday, August 23rd, 2003

This week really, really sucked. Where to begin? It actually started in a good way. I did the 50-mile ride last weekend with Elise and Terry and felt great at the end. But I was a little dehydrated and I really strained my back. By the end of Monday, I was feeling like I was […]

Clear up, Dammit!

Friday, August 22nd, 2003

I just checked the NOAA’s web page for this weekend’s weather forecast. Partly cloudy, with chances of showers and severe weather. This does NOT fit with my game plan, dammit! I’m going up to my mom’s place in the hill country to look at Mars this weekend, and I would really like some clear skies. […]


Tuesday, August 19th, 2003

I’m not sure if anyone else cares, but Strong Bad just commented on DiveIntoMark. My god, that’s cool.

End of a Trend

Tuesday, August 19th, 2003

I just noticed that my last ten posts or so have all been in the Personal category. It’s not that I’m not knitting, it’s just that I’m not making much progress on anything. All my efforts of the past week have been on the sakiori, and it’s just mind-numbingly slow. I’m doing what feels like […]

Degrees of Pain

Sunday, August 17th, 2003

I began the Wheelmen ride this morning at 8:00 am. I was happy to see that my old friend Elise was there. I haven’t seen her in a year. She had a friend, Terry, who was this big 6′ 220lb. guy in a bright pink jersey. They were going to do a hard ride today. […]