Archive for August, 2004

Candy Apple on the way

Tuesday, August 31st, 2004

Thanks to the yarn-haired knitting muse known as Cari‘s tip, I’ve got a skein of the Candy Apple Cotton Fleece on the way. Here’s hoping it beats the second coming. While it’s on the way, I’m going to work up a couple of the side pockets. I figure I can work both of them on […]

Making the path

Sunday, August 29th, 2004

A friend of mine has a signature – “There is no path. Paths are made by walking.” I think that fits the monk’s satchel beautifully. It’s a thing made for travelling, to be carried by one who travels physically and spiritually. Well, the first part of the path towards this object has been completed. The […]

Teeny-Tiny Rant

Thursday, August 26th, 2004

I just read that Augusto Pinochet has been declared eligible for prosecution by the Chilean courts. I hope they come after you with everything they have, you damned facist pig. Congratulations on saving Chile from the Communists. Too bad there was nobody there to save Chile from you.

Gettin’ Schooled

Wednesday, August 25th, 2004

It’s a good thing that I’ve developed enough maturity over the years that I don’t always say the first thing that comes to mind anymore. Otherwise when my mom called at 7:30 this morning, she would have been greeted with a bellow of “WHO DARES DISTURB MY SLUMBER” instead of the more congenial “bueno?” Umph. […]


Sunday, August 22nd, 2004

Real quick knitting content: worked a few more rows of the cable swatch for Son of Sweater Project (my second Aran) and a few more inches on the never-freaking-ending strap of the monk’s travel satchel. I’ll post a shot of the cable swatch once I’ve got a full repeat of each pattern done. So, today’s […]

Holy Happiness Day!

Friday, August 20th, 2004

Holy conflux of happy events! It’s Cari’s birthday! It’s Lisa’s birthday! It’s the Asheville Stitch ‘n Bitch’s birthday! And Stacejoy’s getting published – again! I’m so happy, I’m ending every sentence in this post with an exclamation mark!

I think it was dehydration

Thursday, August 19th, 2004

I think the dismal experience I had on Tuesday was a combination of under-nourishment and dehydration. I just did the same ride, and I feel far better than I did on Tuesday. Granted, a thunderstorm swept through San Antonio last night, so Spoon’s theory that I was suffering from allergies is still very valid. But […]

VROOM Put put *ptui*

Wednesday, August 18th, 2004

Real quick knitting update: I got a cable swatch cast on this weekend to try out the combinations I want for the new Aran. Looks like it might be a little too wide, but we’ll see. I also added a few more inches to the strap for the monk’s bag. So I did the half […]

The Accident

Monday, August 16th, 2004

So, yesterday I mentioned my cycling accident. Here’s the story of that accident, beginning with inspiration. And hopefully ending with persistance. Please forgive any editorial errors – I wrote this a while ago and have edited it a couple of times. I’m sure there are mistakes in here somewhere. There is a bike rally held […]

Kinda tired

Monday, August 16th, 2004

Normally when I’m up at 1:30 because of hypoglycemia, I get mad at myself for not managing my diabetes better. But not tonight. I think it’s perfectly understandable and I’m actually kind of proud of it. Because the reason that I had to get up and re-fuel is that my metabolism is running a little […]