Archive for October, 2004

It Puts the Lotion In The Basket

Sunday, October 31st, 2004

Happy Halloween! I went as one of the victims of Buffalo Bill from The Silence of the Lambs. It puts the lotion in the basket. Went to a party, had a good time, got my heart broken again. What else is new?

Lifestyle Pets

Tuesday, October 26th, 2004

Oh wow. I don’t know whether this makes me more hopeful or horrified. Genetically engineered pets, anyone?

The past has teeth

Monday, October 25th, 2004

I have just finished sorting the contents of a brown leather suitcase. This suitcase sat in a store room at my mother’s house for about a decade. To the best of my knowledge, it hasn’t been opened in that time. It contains pictures and documents of my family dating back to before I was born. […]

Beginning Holey Moley

Monday, October 25th, 2004

Sorry for the blurry photo. I’m running late this morning and I’m not going to take the time to correct this now. I’ll get some nice full sunlight shots of it later, I promise. This pattern is very simple, but jeez, it was a pain to get started. First I was off by one stitch. […]

New Projects

Saturday, October 23rd, 2004

Two new projects underway: a Holey Moley poncho for my friend Annalie and a felted hat for Kelly. I just finished the test swatch for the hat. It’s 8 ½” wide and 7″ high. I’m going to go grab a zippered pillow case to throw it in for the felting and then see how much […]

Crouching Knitter, Hidden Dropped Stitch

Thursday, October 21st, 2004

Scene: an open field surrounded by tall pines. Two roads cross in the center of the clearing. From opposite sides, two figures approach. First Monk: Greetings, honored pilgrim. Second Monk: Monk. I’m a monk. This is a monk’s travel satchel, see? First Monk: Ah. Yes, my mistake. Greetings, monk. Second Monk: Right back at you. […]

Time to travel

Wednesday, October 20th, 2004

Well, here it is. I finished doing the i-chord closures last night while watching Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (apropos, no?) The strap is really comfy. It kind of hugs you. We’ll see how well it performs as an actual load-bearing accessory, but it’s pretty enough that I’d be happy to just drape it over the […]

It’s always something

Tuesday, October 19th, 2004

I’m a pretty scatter-brained person. I find that habits help me keep things organized. Habits like always putting my ID card in a certain pocket of my shoulder bag, always putting my cell phone in the strap pocket, and always taking the shoulder bag to work. Today, however, I rode my bike in to work. […]


Sunday, October 17th, 2004

I started calling it Frankenbag this afternoon because of all the safety pins stuck into it while I was doing the seaming. The seaming was hard. I have never done any real crochet before. I keep my trusty crochet hook Stanley in my bag to pick up dropped stitches and fix minor errors. But I’ve […]

bag bits

Thursday, October 14th, 2004