Archive for October, 2006

See? See?

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006

Here you go, oh doubting knitters: proof that I wove the ends in. Outside: (Geez, I have chubby feet.) Inside: No stray ends! I’m already planning the next pair. Hee hee hee.

A couple of hose pictures

Monday, October 30th, 2006

Yeah, I know, I suck. I never took a proper picture of my finished hose! I’ll lay them out on my favorite background throw tonight for a picture, but in the meantime, there were two very good front and back pictures taken by other folks. For the front, go visit CindyKnits. She said she wanted […]

You gotta keep ’em ‘fridgerated

Friday, October 27th, 2006

A brief exchange with the evil roommate from a few months back: Him: “Hey, David?” Me: “Yeah?” Him: “What’s this in the freezer?” Me: “A sock.” Him: “Did you mean to leave it in the freezer?” Me: “Yup.” I look at him, daring him to ask why. He looks at the sock a few seconds, […]

Rhinebeck Recap

Tuesday, October 24th, 2006 You know that feeling you get when you return to your daily life after a particularly good vacation? Like you feel it was all a dream maybe? I’m having a lot of that right now. Last Wednesday morning, I got on a plane to Albany. Many hours after the first takeoff, I stepped off […]

Made it! Made them!

Saturday, October 21st, 2006

Greetings from Rhinebeck. Yes, I finished the kilt hose! Kind of. I wore one of them without the ends woven in; they were just tucked inside. And I finally met an old friend. I’m tuckered out right now; updates when I get back to Tejas.

Hellooooo, Pougkeepsie!

Wednesday, October 18th, 2006

Today I traveled from San Antonio, TX to Albany, NY, and thence to Poughkeepsie. Most of the travelling was done on airplanes, so I got a *lot* of uninterrupted knitting time in. Aaahhhhh. Most of the day isn’t really worth describing: I sat in a plane and I knitted. There were a few harrowing moments […]

Turbo Knitting Time

Monday, October 16th, 2006

I am so screwed. I don’t have any pics to share just now, but take my word for it – the first new kilt sock is done, and it’s lovely. I’m really happy with the way it’s turned out. I put it and the surviving member of the Knitting Olympics kilt hose on yesterday and […]

Quick Recipe for Endive Salad

Friday, October 13th, 2006

This is what I made for the Stitch ‘n Bitch on Tuesday. So simple even a bachelor can make it. 1 wedge stilton 2 heads of endive 1 cup chopped walnuts 1 bunch asparagus 1 cup each raspberry vinegar and cabernet Pour the vinegar and the cab in a saucepan and reduce to a thick […]

The Monkeys Have Spoken

Thursday, October 12th, 2006

Well, the monkeys didn’t actually speak. They’re monkeys, after all. Monkeys can be very emotive, but they can’t actually talk. They did, however, scurry about in the Cage of Choosing, sampling all the different plantain chips, until sure enough a scuffle broke out in one corner of the cage. One of the chips had the […]

Hey, Knitting Progress!

Wednesday, October 11th, 2006

It’s slow, but inexorable. Progress on the kilt hose continues. The first one is looking very leg-like these days. I’m just hoping I get them done by Rhinebeck! (Have I mentioned I’m going to Rhinebeck?)