Archive for February, 2007

New is the new new

Tuesday, February 27th, 2007

I heard someone say “knitting is the new yoga” the other day. Grrr. Knitting is the new smoking. Smoking used to be chic, social, and trendy. Knitting is chic, social, and trendy. Smoking, on the other hand, is the new sipping-medicated-sherry-at-odd-hours.

Houston, we have shift-off!!!

Saturday, February 17th, 2007

Success! Anyone who’s perused my blog knows I’m not one for color work. I dig cables, and I almost always work off a pattern (excepting hats). So, as a color novice, I’m very happy that the Shifty Socks are beginning to look exactly as I envisioned. They’re going to be black through the heel and […]

Two missed deadlines

Wednesday, February 14th, 2007

Yup, I missed my first two deadlines of the year – the century ride and the shawl. Fuck it. Shawl’s done. And the voices in my head some nice people asked me to post the first picture of the completed shawl – it’s too big for me to get a decent picture anywhere in my […]

Breaking News

Tuesday, February 13th, 2007

THIS JUST IN!!! . . . Icelandic bind-off blows.

That experiment thingy

Monday, February 12th, 2007

Why’d I put up a post with just “shawl” and “shawl test” in it? No, this is not some bizarre social experimentation. That comes later. This was just a way to test out the new Yahoo! Pipes service. Go to and browse around. It’s an application that lets you take feeds from various sources […]

Shawl test

Friday, February 9th, 2007

This is a test. So, um, just ignore it, okay? Thanks. shawl shawls

So this is what “slower than molasses in January” feels like

Wednesday, February 7th, 2007

Sweet creeping zombie Jesus. Last weekend, I had a whirlwind date weekend with the lovely, sweet, and funny Lilith. Despite the fact that I felt like death warmed over when I flew up there, we had a really good time. She thoughtfully provided two inches of snow and below-freezing temperatures for the duration of the […]

No, I am not dead

Thursday, February 1st, 2007

Quite the contrary. I don’t believe it’s possible to feel this much discomfort when one has expired. I’ve got another of my apparently biennial illnesses that’s got me coughing and sneezing constantly. Hopefully the 50cc syringe of orange juice that I just mainlined into my femoral artery will help with my recovery. It has to, […]