Just in case anyone out there feels like sending an extravagant Italian gift my way, I want one of these.
Archive for February, 2005
I’ve been under the weather for the past three days. It’s been very unpleasant. Sometimes when you get sick, it’s at least a productive illness – you lay in bed and read a book, or you work on some knitting, or at least have something to display for hours spent trying to get comfortable other […]
Okay, I’m done with the main section of the back of the Bastille sweater. Now it’s tim to divide for the neck and shoulders. Note to self: ended on row 10 of the main cable.
Yesterday I got a hold of the folks who make the lovely bone needles I got last weekend. It turns out they are made from water buffalo, which is currently on at least one endangered species watch list. Crud. I was really hoping they were made from something mundane like cow or deer. Or at […]
Here’s some better closeups of the bone needles: Emma and Hilary – you’re both right, ebony looks really cool (I sent someone a pair of ebony needles for Christmas). Must get some of those too.
For years, I have been coveting a pair of tortoise shell needles. It started when I got my first pair of Swallow casein needles and read that they were designed to imitate the no longer made tortoise needles. (Endangered species, don’t you know.) The protein versions are so lovely that every time I find myself […]
Can’t say a whole lot about it just now, but to one of my best friends in the whole world, let me just say Mazel Tov. You know who you are. And you are one of the most important people in my life, even if I don’t express that very well most of the time. […]
I just heard that this summer’s Knitty is going to be The Man issue. Cool! I’m looking forward to hearing about other men’s experiences with knitting and checking out the patterns. I don’t do a whole lot of knitting for men (other than myself), but it would be nice to have a bigger pattern library […]
I’ve done the armhole divide and started the back of the Bastille cables. Yesterday I drove up to Austin for a date. I got horribly lost and was somewhere between an hour and an hour and a half late picking her up. Not exactly an auspicious start. But we had a very pleasant lunch at […]
Yay! Annalie liked her scarf. I feel better now. Making progress on the Bastille too. I’ll post some more picks this weekend. It’s coming along really fast. I haven’t put as much time as I’d like to into it. I really, really need to organize my time better. It’s just that when I feel like […]