Archive for October, 2004

So, about the weekend

Tuesday, October 12th, 2004

Deep background: Over a decade ago (holy crap, am I that old?), my sister was engaged in an ill-fated romance while we were both living at my mother and stepfather’s house in Kerrville. Sis would share her concerns and heartbreaks at the dinner table, and one night I lapsed into a Marlon Brando impersonation and […]

What a weekend

Monday, October 11th, 2004

Here’s the gist of my weekend. Details once I’ve recovered.

The wonders of the age

Friday, October 8th, 2004

In 1979, my family went to see a movie called Alien. I’m not sure whose idea it was. But within the first 20 minutes, I screamed my nine-year-old head off so loudly that we left the theatre and went to see Escape from Alcatraz instead. (Since then, I’ve become a great fan of the Alien […]

The rest is carrots

Friday, October 8th, 2004

All the tricky work is done on the bunny butt hat. Now there’s just a crown decrease (in the purple of the brim) and some dangly carrots that hang off the top. I usually make fun of other knitters when they make patterns like this. I am not a fan of animal motif Fair Isle […]

Brief diversion

Tuesday, October 5th, 2004

While the satchel is on hold, I am keeping my knitting time full by working on a hat that someone asked me to make a few months back. I am knitting bunny butts. When we were picking out the yarn for this, I told her not to worry about getting any in a white colorway […]

The Monster

Sunday, October 3rd, 2004

After using a laptop as my primary home computer for several years, it’s kind of intimidating to sit down in front of this monster when I want to work. Woof. I spent yesterday in Fredericksburg at the Oktoberfest celebration there. My stepfather’s band, the Band Aids, played a two-hour set of some get-down boogy Dixieland […]