Archive for January, 2006

Suspiciously Familiar

Monday, January 30th, 2006

If this looks awfully familiar, there’s a good reason for it. Behold the beginning of yet another sock. Once more, with feeling. I never received the package with the last pair of socks that I attempted, so I can only assume that someone stole the package when they broke into the mail boxes at my […]

In training for the games

Tuesday, January 24th, 2006

So I spent most of the weekend in training. It was time well spent – I think I’m going to have to change my strategy for doing the kilt hose a little bit. My original plan was to make a cabled garter for the top of the sock that would be knit perpendicularly to the […]

I Did Not Make These

Saturday, January 21st, 2006

The ever-wonderful Caroline Hoyt gave me a present today: my first pair of hand-knit socks! They’re keeping my feet toasty warm today as I plan my project for the Knitting Olympics.

Oh please.

Friday, January 20th, 2006

*sigh* So-called “intellectual property” is so far beyond the realm of sanity now, it’s ridiculous. I would laugh if it weren’t such an affront to common sense. Why doth I protest so much? I just read on the ever-glamorous Stacey’s blog that some fucktards doing business under the name Sew Fast Sew Easy are trying […]

In which teeth are gnashed

Friday, January 20th, 2006

GAAAAH!!!! Grrr. *&@#*&$. I swung by the mail sorting facility where my mail was being held this morning. To make a long story short, my yarn, needles and half-knit sock are gone. No idea what has become of them. (To expand ever so slightly – the service at sorting facilities sucks. They don’t normally do […]

No news is no news

Monday, January 16th, 2006

Nothing to report on the socks. It’s not that I’ve been ignoring my knitting, it’s that I don’t have the socks to work on them. See, I left them at my mom’s two weeks ago. She very kindly mailed them to me so that I could resume work without having to drive 200 miles in […]

Automated Lego Knitter

Thursday, January 12th, 2006

My pal Anton just clued me in to the Technix knitter. I wish the resolution on the movie was a little clearer, but it’s damn cool.

Does Hollywood *Want* To Die?

Monday, January 9th, 2006

I wrote about the whole Sony DRM a little while ago, and I just ran across another great story on Boing-Boing. Apparently, Steven Spielberg’s movie Munich is probably going to miss out on the British Film Academy awards this year because the BAFTA reviewers weren’t able to watch the DVDs that they were sent. Hollywood […]

SanDisk is a dishonest company

Monday, January 9th, 2006

Back in October I bought four SanDisk usb drives as prizes for a Halloween party. The drives had a rebate, which is why I chose those particular ones. I bought the four drives, got the rebate papework at the check-out counter, and mailed them in. A few weeks later, I got a notice from SanDisk […]

At last!

Saturday, January 7th, 2006

The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) started up last week in Las Vegas, and all the big companies showed up to unveil the new goodies they’ve been working on. One of the items that caught my eye in the news from CES was the new Sony Reader. Yes, yes, I put a Boycott Sony sign […]