Archive for March, 2007

Essential sock-knitting kit

Sunday, March 25th, 2007

Everything you need to create your own pair of socks: notepad pen yarn needles notions a draft beer

From delicate to devastating

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

So on Saturday, I took pictures of the Sweet Potato Queens in all of their slightly tawdry glory. On Sunday evening I met with my buddies Mark and Edmo and we went to check out the first game of the Alamo City Rollergirls – Missyfits vs. Dragon Divas. Oh man, I am so hooked in […]

Sweet Potato Queens 2007

Sunday, March 18th, 2007

It’s that time of year again. This weekend, a couple dozen women who are normally more-or-less normal, self-respecting and upstanding members of the community got all tarted up, put on red wigs and green sequined dresses and changed their names to Tammy. It’s time for the Sweet Potato Queen Parade. As per tradition, the Tammys […]

Cheryl Huish update

Wednesday, March 14th, 2007

A very heartfelt thanks to everyone who wrote, replied and linked to the site for finding Cheryl Huish. I just got off the phone with her neighbor, and apparently she’s okay and where she wants to be. Guess she just needed some Me Time. So thanks. Cue the next crisis . . .

Next up: Cosmological Constant Socks

Friday, March 9th, 2007

The first shifty sock is done! FINALLY! Geez, the ends I had to weave in . . . It took me waaaay too long, but the pattern came out exactly like I wanted. I’ll post a full pattern soon.

Cheryl Ann Huish is missing

Tuesday, March 6th, 2007

UPDATE: Ms. Huish is okay. Hey folks, there’s an emergency that needs some attention. My friend’s neighbor, Cheryl Huish, is missing. She was last seen near Landa Park in New Braunfels, Texas on February 28th, 2007. Please visit this site and contact the police or the Heidi Search Center if you’ve got any information. And […]

Knitting train arrives at the terminal.

Tuesday, March 6th, 2007

So, eight years ago, give or take a few months, I learned to knit. The longish version is here. Basically, my sister shamed me into learning to knit because she made my mom a beautiful shawl for Mothers’ Day. I learned to knit so that I, too, could give my mother a handmade shawl. And […]

No pattern needed

Thursday, March 1st, 2007

This story starts the same way so many do: “So there’s this bathroom stall at work . . . ” So, there’s this bathroom stall at work. It’s got a little bit of a gap problem. There’s about an inch and a half of space between the front panel of the stall and the wall, […]