Archive for July, 2004

Foundation of a satchel

Saturday, July 31st, 2004

Here’s the project that has driven me to such distraction that I started knitting the alien thingy: Absolutely captivating, oui? I’m going to make it about twice as long as it is right now and then it will form the bottom, sides and strap of the monk’s travel satchel. Seed stitch ’till the cows come […]

The prototype

Wednesday, July 28th, 2004

Here you go. A sock with boobs. Cari, you’re right. I’ve had over 750 hits on the beefcake pic since I posted it. Maybe I should segue this blog into softcore?

Not quite what I had in mind

Wednesday, July 28th, 2004

I finished the first version of the alien chest-burster last night. I say “first version” because it didn’t come out looking so much like an alien as a small sock with boobs. (I added a couple of bobbles to give the appearance of vestigial legs.) I’ll either have to undo the decreases and make it […]

Something Fun. And icky.

Tuesday, July 27th, 2004

The monk’s travel bag is coming along nicely. It’s still just the strap, but that’s going faster than I thought it would. But a yard of seed stitch is only marginally better than garter stitch, so I decided I needed something else to keep me interested. Something that was creative and let me practice a […]

Some Monday Morning Eye Candy For You

Monday, July 26th, 2004

On Sunday morning, Thomas ran his second triathlon. I’ve got some pics of him that I’ll post later on, but for right now, I wanted to share another pic I took. Knowing the readership of the blog, I figured some of you would appreciate this shot. I was checking out the posted swim times when […]

A hardware geek I’m not

Wednesday, July 21st, 2004

Arrgh! I spent last night at the Candlelight Café near downtown in the company of two lovely young ladies. They’re both beginning knitters whom I met at the Yarn Barn last weekend, and we decided to set up a mid-week knitting session. We knit and talked and ate a big fruit and cheese plate until […]

Works in progress

Friday, July 16th, 2004

I’ve been blogging more but saying less about knitting lately. Cari has been inspiring me with her tragicomic tale of the Chickami and other w.i.p., so here’s what I’ve got going on at the moment, in no particular order. First, there’s the multicolored hat I’m making for Ann B. It’s done in two shades of […]

For the Birds

Thursday, July 15th, 2004

Anyone see the Pixar mini-film “For The Birds”? This was taken at my friends the Bethels’ up in Kerrville this weekend. They’ve got a backyard you would never believe.

I am half human.

Tuesday, July 13th, 2004

54.76190476190476% of me is a huge nerd! How about you? Take that, Spoon. From the depths of my parent’s basement, I spit stab at thee. (Hey, I’m only half-geek.)

Five milkshakes to go, please.

Tuesday, July 13th, 2004

So on Monday, I went to work really looking forward to my day. I had my violin practice after work, and I’d been having a crick in my neck all weekend, so I decided that I would go get myself a massage at lunch. I fixed random bugs for four hours then got on my […]