Archive for June, 2004

Handspun Goodness

Tuesday, June 29th, 2004

As promised, here’s the hat that I made out of the wonderful yarn Urban GypZ sent me: And – well, I’m not sure if I should say this in public. But, here goes. Diego, I know you’re chilly. I feel your pain. If you ever want to, you know, come over for a while . […]

Two hats and Farenheit 9/11

Monday, June 28th, 2004

On Saturday, I finished sewing in the ends of a hat I made out of the handspun wool that Urban GypZ sent me. It’s going to be a good cool weather hat, if cool weather ever returns to Texas. Yesterday I got an invitation to join a group of people, most of whom I’d never […]

A Starbuck’s Evening

Thursday, June 24th, 2004

Last night as the sun was going down, I stuffed the Fertility Candle Flame Shawl into my my map bag along with my iPod and jumped on my bike. I rolled down to the local Starbuck’s and bought a large Earl Grey with room for milk, then sat down to do a few rows and […]

History is Happening

Monday, June 21st, 2004

For those of you who have not heard, Spaceship One made a successful sub-orbital flight today. Translation: a private group – not a government – sent a human being into space today. Now, if we can just keep the Vogon Fleet at bay, we’ll be okay.

Updates to the cable grapher

Sunday, June 20th, 2004

I pushed some new changes out to the cable grapher last night. It can now graph non-rectangular patterns. It knows how to print a yarn over stitch. And you can click a checkbox to have it use symbolcraft-style graphics instead of the style that I originally programmed into it. Those are the new features; now […]

The owl’s back

Wednesday, June 16th, 2004

I saw the owl in a dream again last night. This time it was circling overhead of a parking lot I was standing it. It was just at the edge of the illumination of the streetlights. This dream also included a bit where I was standing with a group of people – my mother, my […]

My, that was abrupt

Tuesday, June 15th, 2004

I said once before, I’m selective about my use of profanity. *ahem* Dave Winer sucks cock. There, I said it. When I worked summerstock theatre as a volunteer, I once haughtily remarked to the director that I was a volunteer and so I didn’t have to show up. He fixed me with a stern […]

Bikes, Glyphs and Portents

Monday, June 14th, 2004

First off, a very big congratulations goes out to my dear sister, who completed her first 28-mile ride on Saturday morning when she kicked butt in the Tour de Cure. I talked to her on the phone afterwards and she had the full-on endorphine high going on. She did a great job and I’m very […]

A new (old) development platform

Saturday, June 12th, 2004

I love the Internet. One of the things that has been a pain in my butt the past year is that whenever I want to work on the knit graph generator, I have to be plugged into a network so I can connect to the server that my blog lives on. Due to the convolutions […]

Learning more names

Thursday, June 10th, 2004

I was perusing the Vogue Knitting Book the other night looking for examples of non-rectangular graphs when I ran across a handy term: “symbolcraft”. Vogue uses that word to refer to what seems to be the most popular method of drawing knitting graphs (a method which I have not yet implemented in the cable grapher). […]