Archive for September, 2005

Serenity – how ironic.

Friday, September 30th, 2005

Today, Serenity opened across the country. This movie is the sequel to the commercially unpopular yet wildly successful series Firefly. I got hooked on Firefly a few months back and was absolutely elated to find out that a feature-length movie would be made. And shown in theaters, no less! I was particularly feeling like celebrating […]

It’s only a matter of time

Friday, September 30th, 2005

For years, researchers have known that gorillas in captivity will use tools. But they have always assumed that this behavior was learned from their human captors. But researchers in the Congo have finally observed wild gorillas using sticks for tools. The article calls the find ‘important, but not surprising’. You realize this means that it’s […]

Conjuring Autumn

Tuesday, September 27th, 2005

In an attempt to make Fall get here faster, I just created a playlist from my music collection that’s full music that is evocative of Autumn to me. I kept out most of my classical stuff because I wanted to keep the songs fairly short. Just my mood at the moment, I suppose. I love […]

Look out, it’s armed!

Tuesday, September 27th, 2005

Here they are, resplendent in their Autumnal greyness, the body and sleeves of the Café Bastille Cables, worked up in Rowan Magpie. Note that there are still live stitches all around the neck hole. I need to pick those up after sewing everything together and work an inch or two to create a collar. I’ve […]

Amazing what you can do with only *one* needle

Monday, September 26th, 2005

First sleeve sewn in. Hurrah! I think this is the first garment I’ve made where I had to sew in a sleeve. I can’t say I care much for the experience. It took me four whole episodes of Sex in the City to get just that one sleeve put in. Jeez. And I still need […]

Sew little time

Monday, September 26th, 2005

I went by the Yarn Barn for the first time in ages on Saturday and cranked away on the final sleeve of the Café Bastille Cables until it was finally done. I had a funny sense of finality as I bound off the last stitch. It’s been a while since I was at the end […]

Proof I can do colorwork

Saturday, September 24th, 2005

While clearing off a bookshelf this morning, I ran across this: I think this was supposed to be one side of a rectangular hat, but the gauge was all wrong. I should probably make a backing for it and find someone who is going to have a small baby who needs a headwarmer this winter. […]

This takes me back

Tuesday, September 20th, 2005

I just called my sister and spoke to her husband for a few moments. My sis and her husband have two kids who are just at the entry age for Cub Scouts. Scouting is a tradition in my family. When I was barely old enough to write, my dad had enlisted my brother and me […]

So very close

Tuesday, September 20th, 2005

As promised, here is a photo of the almost-completed second sleeve of the Café Bastille Cables sweater! No, wait . . . that’s a video card. I have no idea how that got in there. Ahem Here we are – the second Café Bastille Cables sleeve along with its mate! After working the the interminable […]

Quite nearly there

Monday, September 19th, 2005

Believe it or not, I’m almost done with the Café Bastille Cables sweater! So very, very close! I’m definitely going to have it finished this week. Well, maybe not the sewing in of ends. I freaking hate that part. But I’ll have all the pieces put together. Come to think of it, I also may […]