Archive for August, 2007


Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

I finished the Marshmallow Kilt Hose last night and wore them all day today. These are without a doubt, the most uncomfortable socks I own. They might be a little better when it gets really cold, but in the middle of Texas summer – not so much. Pardon the washed-out shot. Need more work with […]

Well Hello, Mr. Fancy Patterns

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

Benefit of being web admin for a yarn store: you get a lot of advertising e-mail from various yarn providers. Most of the time it’s spam-ish stuff, but every once in a while there’s a gem. This morning there was one from Garn Studio, which among other things provides a whole lot of free patterns. […]

Some backdated Roller Derby Shots

Monday, August 27th, 2007

I took these about a month ago at the ACRG’s Hot Rod photoshoot – I would have posted them sooner, but I needed to do some processing on the photos, and I only got the software to do that last week. I’m a dumb zealot. I really like to get my pictures right out of […]

Knitting makes my mind wander

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007

I was cranking away on the second Marshmallow Ho last night, doing the cable thing, and I started thinking about all the different techniques that I’ve learned or heard about in the course of knitting. Some of them seem to have originated in different places, others are pretty particular to a specific region. I wonder […]

Go go derby girls!

Monday, August 20th, 2007

I’m still working on the second ‘mallowho, but I’ve taken a little time off to pursue one of my other passions: photographing roller derby queens. It’s raw, it’s real, it’s rollerderby. Yum.

Not strictly kilt pr0n, but . . .

Wednesday, August 15th, 2007

Okay, so there’s no actual kilt here, but I’m hoping it’s close enough to satisfy those Nova Scotians who’ve been jonesing for kilt pr0n. *cough cough Barbara cough cough* Not bad for no calf-shaping, eh?

First Marshmallow Ho is done!

Tuesday, August 14th, 2007

W00t! Despite being hyper-allergized today, I managed to complete the first ‘MallowHo done. I’m still writing up the pattern, but the basics of the design are: knit toe-up short-row heel ribbed leg with cables, no calf shaping Entrelac cuff At the speed these go, I’m fairly certain I won’t be finishing the second one in […]

This sock is on FIRE!!!

Friday, August 10th, 2007

Good grief, this thing knits up fast. Unfortunately my wit seems to be disengaged this morning. Normally by this time in the day, I’d be able to conjure up any number of sock or ho jokes, but I haven’t quite woken up yet. Anyone got coffee?

Breaking News! Sam Brownback’s campaign says I may be straight!!!

Tuesday, August 7th, 2007

Mark just forwarded this link to me. It appears to actually be legit. OMFG, ROTFL. Update: Some kilt-wearing men might be heterosexual after all Update: No way that site is legit. Still a funny article thought. Second update: The linked site is not Sam Brownback’s campaign; it purports to be a group in favor of […]

Uncharted Territory

Monday, August 6th, 2007

The territory is uncharted, but only because the cables are so simple – k2, p1, c4b, p1, k2 with purl boundaries. The cable repeats are done every fifth row. And so it shall go until it’s time for the calf increase, at which time . . . ahh, I have no idea. But there’s some […]