Archive for April, 2004

Found It!

Friday, April 16th, 2004

It was in the top of my closet, next to my AirZooka. Go figure. This is supposed to be the faggoting stitch from Vogue Knits, but I don’t think I staggered the rows the way you are supposed to. Still, I managed to get a nice pattern out of it, and I’m very happy with […]

I’m HackMan.

Friday, April 16th, 2004

Somewhere around here, there’s a lovely kufi that fits me perfectly and is really soft and comfy. Somewhere, I say, because in the last hectic week, I seem to have misplaced it. I was going to take pictures and post them earlier this week, but it’s been really hectic. I made some changes to a […]

Who says irony is dead?

Tuesday, April 13th, 2004

In an article published following the attacks in New York and Washington DC on September 11, 2001, Time magazine declared that the age of irony had come to an end. To be sure, there was not a lot in the world that was funny for a while. But I submit to you that irony is […]

Spontaneous Contest

Monday, April 12th, 2004

Okay kids, here’s your chance to win a one-of-a-kind kufi. The first person who correctly identifies this food product will receive a kufi in their choice of colors (but my choice of stitch pattern): My ingredients are corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, enriched wheat flour (niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), sugar, […]

It’s official

Monday, April 12th, 2004

I’m in love with Beth Orton. I’ve been listening to her Pass In Time album for weeks now and I’m addicted. I mention this, because I am sitting at work at 12:05 am Monday morning. Easter Sunday is six minutes behind me. Or in front of me – I forget which way time flows* sometimes. […]

Gave me some pause

Sunday, April 11th, 2004

I’ve got a couple of problem with my memory. The first is that I forget things. This might be an artifact of the fact that I’m almost always preoccupied with something else going on inside my head. I feel very bad about this problem, because it has hurt the feelings of some people very close […]

Jingo Pajama

Friday, April 9th, 2004

Living in Texas, I see fierce jingoistic bumper stickers every day. Even during the first Gulf War, people were driving around with stickers that said “whip their ass and take their gas”. Yup, I’m livin’ in the heartland of the compassionate conservative here. So when I saw this car yesterday, at first glance my mind […]

Did my head shrink?

Tuesday, April 6th, 2004

I finished the first kufi in Cotton Fleece over the weekend. I used a different kind of lacy stitche on it – a variation on the basic faggoting stitch in Vogue Knitting. Looks good – I’ll share a pic later. But the cap is very loose. There is something about determining gauge for hats that […]

There goes my diet

Sunday, April 4th, 2004

I’d been really good about not buying any new yarn. My LYS, the Yarn Barn, is run by a wonderful lady named Bobby who doesn’t mind that the knitters sit there on Saturdays for hours knitting and not buying yarn. She figures that having a table full of people practicing the craft looks good for […]

Wanted: Late-model Functioning Immune System

Saturday, April 3rd, 2004

My immune system is officially fired. I’ve got another virus that’s been hanging around my throat and head for about four days now and it’s really starting to irk me. So I cored out my long bones and tossed the marrow in with a bunch of old books and clothes that are going to Goodwill […]