Archive for July, 2004

A quilted kufi

Sunday, July 11th, 2004

One thing I like about hats is that they knit up really fast and give you a little piece of knitting canvas upon which to try out new stitches. This is a quilted stitch that caught my eye. It would undoubtedly show up better on a light, solid-colored yarn, but I think the effect is […]

I need some advice.

Friday, July 9th, 2004

I’m looking for some advice from the various folks who drop by who know a thing or two regarding copyright and trademarks. And probably patents, for that matter. I’ve got several new features planned for the cable grapher. Some of them are going to require creating a library of stitch patterns in it. This is […]

How Grownups Act

Friday, July 9th, 2004

I feel like such a grown-up. After a year of carrying my laundry down three flights of stairs to the apartment’s common laundry room, I bought myself a dryer. This is the first time in a long while that I’ve done anything so mature. Normally if I’m going to spend more than $200 on a […]

Go Get ’em, Spidey

Wednesday, July 7th, 2004

Now, you may think that a Lego enactment of Spiderman’s battles with Doctor Octopus may not have a place within the Sweater Project. But au contraire! Spidey is a realtime practitioner of the fiber arts, people. You and I can take hours, days, even weeks to plan out a work. But our friendly neighborhood Spider-man […]

And they’re off

Tuesday, July 6th, 2004

Well, the Tour is under way over in France. This is going to be a great race. For those of you who have just recently emerged from a five-year coma, Lance Armstrong is the defending champion and is trying to claim a sixth Tour victory. Nobody’s ever done that. There is a handful of five-time […]

4th of July Weekend

Tuesday, July 6th, 2004

I spent the weekend up in Kerrville with my mom, my stepfather, my sister and her two boys. She’s got a five- and a three-year old, and either one is a handful on their own. Together they are a force to be feared. If only my sister would let me use the cattle prod… I […]

Almost . . . there . . .

Thursday, July 1st, 2004

Sweet merciful mother of muppets, is it done yet? Almost. I think it’s pretty much shawl sized now. I may add one more set of repeats on each side, then I’m going to wash it in some Eucalan that Caroline gave me, block that sucker out and give it to grandma on the 4th of […]