Archive for September, 2004

Ghost in the shell

Thursday, September 30th, 2004

Ahhh… A new shell at home. Sweaterproject has a new staging area. I think I like it.

Two More Pockets? Riiiiight…

Wednesday, September 29th, 2004

Raise your hand if you think I’m going to be able to extend this flap another inch and then knit two pockets with the remaining yarn. Anyone? Anyone? Beuller? Luckily, the ever-handy and helpful Kaetchen is sending me a couple more skeins of the Twilight Green yarn. Yay for ‘net yarn friends!

Lies, Damn Lies, and Knitting Instructions

Monday, September 27th, 2004

A quick summary of the construction of the Monk’s Travel Satchel: You use 3 colors: Cavern (A), Twilight Green (B), and the long-sought-after Candy Apple (C). Make the strap in A. About 4″ wide and 72″ long. Make two side pockets in A. About 4″ wide and 7″ long each. Make the front in B. […]


Sunday, September 26th, 2004

I just installed Subversion on my server. I’m going to spend the next couple of hours reading the book and figuring out to create and use a repository. I’m doing this so that I can make the cable grapher program a little more mature. Right now I keep all the source code on my laptop […]


Thursday, September 23rd, 2004

Last night, a pretty good-sized frog-strangler swepth through my part of Texas. The rain came down in buckets and lightning was crashing all around. I saw several bolts strike within five miles of where I live. In the middle of all this, this little fellow decided to alight on the wall outside my apartment and […]

It’s Spoon’s Fault

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2004

Not 24 hours after reading this entry on Spoon’s blog, I walked into the Yarn Barn during a lunchtime bike ride to see what new stuff they’ve got. They’ve got some really, really gorgeous yarns in. But the memorable thing about the visit was when Sybil caught me as I was leaving and said, “That […]

Weird trends

Tuesday, September 21st, 2004

On the way home from work last night I stopped by the local computer hardware place to pick up some blank CDs. I’m going to burn a classical mix for my dad as a New Year’s present. As I’m walking through the isles, idly scanning for the next digital doohickey that I can’t live without, […]

Pioneer Day in Castroville

Monday, September 20th, 2004

I’ve gotten four pieces of the monk’s travel satchel done. You can see here the contrast you get from using the Cavern colorway and trimming it with the Candy Apple Red. I really like this constrast. I think it would make a very striking top. If I can ever get any more of the Candy […]

½ Ironman

Saturday, September 18th, 2004

So, last weekend, Thomas did his third triathlon. He’s done progressively longer events each time, and this one was a ½ Ironman. The 1.2 mile swim and the 56 mile bike ride I can understand, but the half marathon run at the end would just obliterate me. Actually, a 5k run at the end would […]

It’s a Himmicane

Friday, September 17th, 2004

When I was a kid, hurricanes were always named after women. Then sometime ( in the early 80s I think ) they started using men’s names too. Allen was the first big one I remember. My brother and sister and I joked that we should call those ones “himmicanes.” Well, here’s a shot of himmicane […]