Archive for September, 2003

M-m-must S-s-slow D-d-down. . .

Tuesday, September 30th, 2003

Okay, NO MORE NEW PROJECTS THIS YEAR. I’ve got four projects on the needles on the end of my sofa right now, two next to my bed, and one still in the bag. Here’s the status of each one as of last night: Glittens: forgive me, Stacey. I’m using really crappy green acrylic yarn that […]

My First Kufi

Sunday, September 28th, 2003

I’m a sloppy guy. I’ve long since come to grips with this fact, but sometimes the side effect of my slovenly nature surprise me. While collecting a few boxes of stuff that that were still at my ex-girlfriend’s house ( I moved out in February ), I came across this: my first kufi. I love […]

The Best of Times, The Worst of Times

Saturday, September 27th, 2003

I cancelled my violin lessons this week. I’m knitting in most of my spare time and hence not practicing my violin. And my damn hormones are wreaking havoc on my brain. I think I’m PMSing or something. One day I’m fine; the next I am so depressed I want to walk in front of a […]

The Glittening

Friday, September 26th, 2003

Red Lipstick is hosting a glitten knit-along. Grab some yarn and a couple sets of dpns and join in! StaceyJoy describes the glitten thusly: “If a glove married a mitten, and they had a baby, you’d get a Glitten.” I asked if the glove and the mitten really had to get married, or if it […]

A Little More Detail

Thursday, September 25th, 2003

I’m having some photographic difficulties. Something about the artificial light in my apartment really screws up the colors of the yarn I’m working with, particularly the Sooper Sekrit Projekt. It also gives me very blurred pictures if I don’t hold the camera perfectly still. But using the ambient artifical light gives a much better picture […]

Happy Birthday, Jim

Wednesday, September 24th, 2003

Today would have been Jim Henson’s 67th birthday. Happy birthday, Jim. He died in 1990 of pneumonia. Go get yourself and your kids pneumonia and flu vaccines.

A.D.D. Knitting

Wednesday, September 24th, 2003

Sweater Project? What sweater? I can’t seem to get back to the Aran for all the other little projects I keep picking up on the side. “On the side” – at this point, the side orders have become the main course and the Aran’s desert. I still plan to get it done by my birthday… […]

Sined, Seeled, Delivered

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2003

I gave Lin the re-crowned caper hat this morning. She’s such a cute lady. It now looks kind of toque-ish on her, with a bit of empty hat poking up above her head. Which she likes, apparently. She insisted on buying my breakfast again this morning. So I am a happily well-fed geek today. I’ve […]

Ahhhhh.

Friday, September 19th, 2003

I just got off the phone with a very good friend who cheered me up considerably. Thanks – I needed that. But while I was sitting around feeling sorry for myself, I was also going through Book 2 of The Knitting Experience by Sally Melville. In response to your question, Emma, I think I’m going […]

I’m Not Like The Other Guys

Friday, September 19th, 2003

Sometimes you can only take solace in your own uniqueness. My life is becoming steadily more difficult to cope with in the real world, but at least I know that I am absolutely not like all the other guys. I’ve got creditors after me, I don’t have a love life (entirely my own fault, I […]