Archive for November, 2005

Evolution of a Hat Pattern

Wednesday, November 30th, 2005

I present the evolution of a hat design. It started with the funky Seuss hat for Kelly. Y’all remember the Seuss hat. It was the first prototype for the Funky Gnome hat. I think this hat has considerable potential. My first attempt at a general production pattern for this hat was the Mark II: The […]

Natural Fibers Rule

Wednesday, November 30th, 2005

My sack full of ugly green acrylic yarn notwithstanding . . . You appear to be a Knitting Purist. You are an accomplished knitter producing beautifulpieces with a classic feel. You sometimeslament losing half of your local yarn shop togarish novelty yarns. Perhaps you consider funfur scarves the bane of knitting society andprefer to steer […]

Oh, that’s rich.

Monday, November 28th, 2005

Define irony. Irony is having a system that’s run for a year without backup and getting nervous about it, so you go out and buy a stack of DVDs to back up your precious media. And then the backup program scrags your hard drive. I am really hoping I can find some way to access […]

Um . . . Excuse me?

Monday, November 28th, 2005

So while I was waiting for my bowl of noodles and veggies for lunch, I grabbed a copy of the San Antonio Current to keep myself occupied. As I was flipping through, I saw a picture of my beloved Bobbi Ravicz at the top of an article. I figured she was in there because of […]

The Good Earth

Sunday, November 27th, 2005

Today I took full advantage of the holiday atmosphere of the weekend and slept in until almost noon. My nephews made a small attempt to get me up at some point in the morning, but my ninja-like sleeping abilities easily overcame their pitifal foray into my room. I was up at my mom’s place in […]

Knitting for the noodle

Saturday, November 26th, 2005

Here’s what all the fashionable young Whos in Whoville will be wearing this holiday seasion: Kelly’s doing a ropes course someplace really, really cold this Winter and she wanted a very warm and stylish hat. I belive I’ve provided that. I am really pleased with the way this came out. It’s knit in some insanely […]

It’s all over but the blocking

Thursday, November 24th, 2005

I present the completed shawl! I’m not going to bother blocking it because it’s 84/16 cotton/polyamide. I don’t think the blocking would really take. It’s not uber-warm, but that’s good because the recipient lives in Houston. I’ll get a flat picture of it later today. Right now I’ve got to get on with my Thanksgiving. […]

Unexpected Diversion

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005

Well, I’d hoped to have posted pics of the finished Fenna shawl by this point, but a minor problem at work has kept me in the office. Pics later, I swear.

Oh, SCORE!!!!

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005

This afternoon my buddy Chuck sent me a link to LaCie’s newest external hard drive, which is shaped like a big Lego brick. It’s a beautiful design. And after poking around on their site for a while, I found their clearance isle, where I snagged a 250 gigabyte drive for under $150. Oh, the sweetness. […]

Is it Shorbat El-Addas yet?

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005

Several weeks back I put up a big batch of beef broth in preparation for the upcoming flu/cold season. I always forget to make get-healthy-quick soup until I actually come down with something, but not this year! It’s ready to go and chilling in my freezer. Unfortunately, this year the first one of my friends […]