Archive for October, 2003

Minor Blog Tweaks

Thursday, October 23rd, 2003

Here’s a little bit of light technical insight into Sweater Project. I use Moveable Type as my publishing system because Mark Pilgrim has published a lot of good material about it (and with it). Also, it’s an extensible system, so people like Brad Choate have been able to build some cool plugins for it, like […]

Audioblogging

Thursday, October 23rd, 2003

Get Audio Warning: 1.5 meg mp3 – may take a while to download Good morning folks. Today I’m going to try something new – audioblogging. If you click the “get audio” link at the top of this post, you can download an mp3 file of it. Ultimately I would like to set up my site […]

An Item and an Idea

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2003

Today I’d like to show you a bit of finished work, and a project that I haven’t started yet. Here is Renee, happily sporting her new scarf. Hopefully it will actually get cold here in San Antonio so that she can use it this year. And here is some Tahki Cotton Classic that I bought […]

Confused . . . but happy

Tuesday, October 21st, 2003

Confused but happy definitely describes me today. I got a call in the morning from K, whom I’m dating, to see if I was free for lunch. As luck would have it, I brought my lunch today so I was able to go and sit with her on the riverwalk and eat and chat for […]

Second sleeve on the way

Monday, October 20th, 2003

Wow, my first “sweater project” category post in a long time. Here’s the progress I’ve made so far on the second sleeve: “Sleeve” seems like an incredibly banal word for something that takes so much effort. I think I’m going to refer to them as “high-density precision-engineered woolen arm sheathes” instead. I think I flubbed […]

That Graphing Thing

Sunday, October 19th, 2003

I was just browsing through the Austin guild’s newsletter, The Filament to see when the next meeting is so I can tell Michelle. (It’s November 22nd, Michelle.) I noticed that there is going to be a meeting on January 17th concerning “a survey of software programs available for knitters and crocheters”. SCORE!!! I’ll have to […]

Knittin’ with the Guild

Saturday, October 18th, 2003

I caught a ride with Marie and Peggy today up to Austin for the monthly guild meeting. This week’s project was beaded bracelets. I decided to just work on my Aran, which turned out to be a good idea. Peggy showed up with her beads pre-strung, ready to knit, and in about 2 1/2 hours […]

This Just In

Wednesday, October 15th, 2003

This just arrived from the most honorable ThreadBear: By the grace of Cari, I am now the owner of fifteen skeins of clashingly festive, ultraslubbilicious Pearls Vareigated from Cascade. Oh, the garments this shall trim! Cari, who got her kleptomaniacal canines straight from Italian Greyhound Rescue of Roswell, NM sent me a gift cert a […]

ROTFL

Tuesday, October 14th, 2003

Nothing to see here, but go check out Michelle’s blog. A true tale of horror, very fitting for the season. After reading it, I was so terrified that I put a padlock on the door to the little cabinet where I keep my stash. I mean, I’m alone in this apartment . . . ANYTHING […]

The Date

Monday, October 13th, 2003

The date went very well. I bought a cup of coffee, she bought a cup of tea. We sat and talked for almost two hours, with only one or two lulls in the conversation. I was extremely nervous for the first twenty minutes or so. It didn’t help that I took too much insulin before […]