Archive for December, 2003

Rolling Out 2003

Wednesday, December 31st, 2003

I’ve fallen miserably short of many of my goals this year, so I decided to try and jump-start the new year by riding in to work this morning. I really need the exercise, and at least it’s not Africa hot in Texas right now. (But today’s temperatures will be getting up into the 70s. You […]

Record Time

Saturday, December 27th, 2003

Amazing what you can do with three and a half balls of Sirdar Denim Ultra Chunky and three days. This one’s for my sister. A little late for x-mas, but I’m sure she’ll understand.

My Nephew Has Good Taste

Saturday, December 27th, 2003

For Christmas, my nephew Austin picked out two outstanding presents for me. This is the son of my brother, the brother who is getting the XO Cardigan Vest (formerly known as the Sooper Sekrit Projekt), and he probably had a little help from his mom. They sent me the new edition of the Vogue Knitting […]

Happy Hannuka, Bro.

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2003

I’ve just informed my brother Matthew that he’s the recipient of the Sooper Sekrit Projekt. So now I don’t feel bad telling the rest of the world. It’s going in a box today and getting sent to beautiful (and cold) Connecticut. Wear it in good health, dear brother. Send pictures. Also, I gave Kelley Spoon […]

Sooper Sekrit Completed

Monday, December 22nd, 2003

Ladies and Gentlemen, may I present the Sooper Sekrit Projekt: It is the XO Cardigan Vest from Folk Vests by Cheryl Oberle, published by Interweave Press. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m due for a double bourbon.

One Armhole Left

Sunday, December 21st, 2003

I said earlier that I try to be very judicious in my use of profanity on this site. In keeping with that spirit, let me say that yesterday was one of the most fucking frustrating days of my knitting career so far. ARRRRGGGG. I got to the Yarn Barn at ten, changed shirts (I rode […]

I wasn’t blowing you off, I swear

Thursday, December 18th, 2003

I just realized that my comments have been dead for about two days. Sorry about that folks. It was a problem caused by the domain name change. Everything should be working again now.

Letting Go

Thursday, December 18th, 2003

I have not made a whole lot of personal posts lately. I don’t think I’m going to use this blog for that purpose very much in the future. I’ve been very troubled of late, and I don’t think it’s the best idea to broadcast my personal issues to the entire networked world. But I wanted […]

Both shoulders done

Wednesday, December 17th, 2003

Almost finished now. In addition to having a bit more of this monster of a project nearly done, I wanted to announce that I’ve finally gone out and purchased the domain name SweaterProject.Org. The old URL will work just fine; it will just redirect you to this site. The new name should be a lot […]

The end is nigh

Wednesday, December 17th, 2003

Sameer (my programming partner) and I just did a quick calculation on the Sooper Sekrit Projekt. Here are the calculations we did in everyone’s favorite programming language, Python: # There are 321 stitches in each armhole >>> 321 * 2 642 # there are ten rows of 107 stitches in the collar >>> 107 * […]