Archive for September, 2004


Tuesday, September 14th, 2004

A lot has happened this week, but I’m too tired to properly document it right now. Plus, I’m at work, and I don’t have access to the photos I took this weekend to properly show what was going on. The gist of it is, Thomas the Triathlete has done it again. On Sunday he ran […]

Ooh! Ooh!

Friday, September 10th, 2004

This is so cool! I just went to lunch with a bunch of guys from work. After we ate, we were sitting around the table chatting, waiting for the waiter to bring the cheque, and I pulled out the MTS. I’m working the front now, which is done in stockinette for the first foot. I […]

Beautiful Irony

Wednesday, September 8th, 2004

So, I’ve had an order in at the Yarn Barn for months for Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece in Candy Apple Red. I believe I may have mentioned it once or twice on these pages. As I was approaching the point in the Monk’s Travel Satchel that I really needed that colorway, I ordered it online […]

Can you feel that?

Wednesday, September 8th, 2004

Can you feel that? I could ask if you could smell it, but it’s not really an olfactory sensation. It’s not really tactile either. It’s something perceived through all the senses, a combined input to your mind that can only be described by the very general word ‘feel’. Very simply, I’m talking about a change […]

Nice try

Tuesday, September 7th, 2004

Everyone who blogs should read Paul Graham’s The Age of the Essay. And while you’re at it, download (or buy) a copy of We The Media. Don’t forget, folks: those newspapers and magazines that you see in check-out lines and coffee tables throughout the country are obsolete. They’re the automatically-generated output of an industry that […]

Country Critters

Monday, September 6th, 2004

I made some more progress on the satchel this weekend. I’ve now got all the parts in the A colorway done (“Cavern” is the name of the coal-black yarn). This includes the strap and two side pockets. Each piece needs a couple rows of the infamous Candy Apple to finish it. Since I’m going to […]

Now I know what I’m doing for labor day

Sunday, September 5th, 2004

Grr. I’m sitting in my mom’s computer room, glancing out over the Guadalupe river, watching humming birds swoop around a feeder. It’s a lovely day in the hill country. However, instead of being outside enjoying it, I’ve been poking at the server that my blog runs on, trying to figure out why the webserver wasn’t […]

Pilgrim’s Monk’s Progress

Thursday, September 2nd, 2004

Draped over my balcony railing and secured by my faithful froggy, here’s the 99.99% completed strap for the monk’s travel satchel: When I get the candy apple yarn, I’ll do a couple rows on the end and that sucker will be done. I’ve started the side pockets, which are identical to the strap in construction […]