Archive for July, 2006

I hate it when my friends are right

Monday, July 31st, 2006

Well, Amanda pegged it. “Gee Dave, why didn’t you try working the cables Fair Isle instead of Intarsia?” Good question. I just didn’t think of it, is all. I don’t know why but it just never occurred to me.

Harlotorious Outing

Sunday, July 30th, 2006

This morning I hooked up with some of the ladies from the Yarn Barn and went up to Austin to bask in the quirky Canuk radiance of The Yarn Harlot, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee. I have been wanting to meet her ever since the Knitting Olympics. Not to thank her, mind you – no, I wanted to […]

For you geeks out there . . .

Monday, July 24th, 2006

. . . and I think you know who you are: Lord of the Rings (Photoshopped) This got my Monday off to a good start.

Touched by the Noodly/Yarny Appendage

Saturday, July 22nd, 2006

As per Michelle‘s request, here’s what the back of the Samus Aran looks like. You can see why I’m refering to to this as the Flying Spaghetti Monster while I’m working on it. I think I’m going to take a break from it today and cast on for a nice simple hat or something. Maybe […]

Some small amount of progress

Tuesday, July 18th, 2006

Hi kids! Today’s post is brought to you by the phrase “Son of a BITCH!!!“! Intarsia cables are hard, messy and slo-o-o-ow. But then, I knew that. I started and stopped this project about three times because I realized how hard it was going to be. This evening, while sipping some non-caffeinated water at Starbuck’s […]

Mr. Edmo Stylin’

Saturday, July 15th, 2006

A few weeks ago in a post entitled Soul Bandage, I mentioned I’d cast on for a watchcap. It’s done now, with a couple of embellishments because the 2×2 rib was getting tedious. I added a little bit of cabling and I topped it off with SJE’s Marsan Watchcap finish. (I’m sure a billion other […]

Photo experiments and knitting progress

Monday, July 10th, 2006

Sweater Project? This is Sweater Project? Hell, I was beginning to think it was Burro Project. Or Photo Project. Huh. Well, I guess I better get going on another sweater then. The next one is going to be a slight variation of the Samus Aran from the Fall 2005 Knitty. (Apparently quite a popular item […]

Of Intrusive Burros

Thursday, July 6th, 2006

Over the weekend, I shot a lot of pictures on the new D50. It’s awesome. It’s also very complex and is going to require a lot of practice on my part before I start really squeezing the good pics out of it. But I captured a cute little story over the weekend that I’d like […]

Coping with Holiday Traffic

Monday, July 3rd, 2006

Remember to always keep an emergency project in the glove compartment. Get your generator here.

Mostly Moved

Saturday, July 1st, 2006

Well, I’m home. All of my stuff is now either in the new house or in the trunk of my car. I turned the keys to the apartment in to the leasing office just after noon today. I’m officially moved out. And exhausted. I want to lie down and sleep for a week. But there’s […]