Archive for February, 2004

Velocipedic Vexation

Sunday, February 29th, 2004

It never rains but that it pours. So, my friend Mike has decided that he’s going to do a triathlon. He’s never done one before, but he’s dead serious about it and he’s really doing a good job of educating himself. One of the things he mentioned this morning was that he’d like to know […]

Meditations on Creation

Saturday, February 28th, 2004

I was thinking during my violin lesson this week about the contrast between two of my main hobbies. After Kerry Ferguson’s book, I like to think of them as two sticks and a string and four strings and a stick. The first being knitting, the second being violin playing. (Or rather, violin learning. I can’t […]

A day of knitting

Thursday, February 26th, 2004

Last night after work, I went to a downtown coffee shop and had a light dinner and some coffee, then worked on the Aran for a while. A friend called up and asked how much more work I had to do on it. I did some quick calculations to try and figure out a good […]

Eire, anyone?

Monday, February 23rd, 2004

The tour company my mom mentioned was The package that I’m thinking about is one where you get a rental car and a list of Bed and Breakfasts around Ireland. The deal is you call ahead and reserve a spot in the b&b, then drive around and do whatever you want. $50 per day […]

A bit more progres

Sunday, February 22nd, 2004

It may not be obvious because of the perspective here, but I have added a little more length on my beloved Aran: Almost done. This weekend I took the last of the three huge skeins of yarn that my Mom got me over a year ago and wound it into three balls to complete this […]

Enlightened Trudging

Tuesday, February 17th, 2004

I am making progress on the Aran sweater. It’s slow and it’s gradual, but it is happening. Pictures won’t do a lot to mollify you because the progress is so painfully slow. I’ll put some photos up in another week or so to give you an idea of how things are going.

Goodbye, Pirate

Saturday, February 14th, 2004

I just read some news that’s made me pretty sad. Marco Pantani has passed away. If you’re not a big cycling fan, you probably have never heard of him. He is — was — one of the greatest modern bicycle racers. His career was plauged by injuries and allegations of drug use, though he was […]

Einer Kleiner Nacht Knitting

Friday, February 13th, 2004

I managed to get a couple rounds done on the Aran last night. I also discovered from reading Alice Starmore’s Aran Knits that my sweater, strictly speaking, is not an Aran. Well, for starters, I’m not Irish. I’m a Texan Jew. But that little ethnic quibble aside, Starmore claims that Arans are knit flat and […]


Thursday, February 12th, 2004

Ugh. Sick. Achey. Can’t think very clearly. Agenda for this evening: watch Once Upon A Time In Mexico and work on the Aran.

Better Photos

Wednesday, February 11th, 2004

Again, not any noticable progress, but I think this is a much better picture of the Aran sweater: I’m definitely going to spend most of my weekend on it. It’s getting so close! The Urban GypZ asked me what I’m going to work on next. I think I’ll ressurect the candle-flame panties – er, shawl. […]