Archive for December, 2007

Let’s Play a Game

Monday, December 31st, 2007

Who’s up for a round of Wheel Of Contagion? Okay, let’s spin! whoosh whoosh didadidadidadida di da di da di da da . . . It’s . . . bronchitis!!! Yup, bronchitis has kept me in bed for almost all of the past 72 hours. Too-sick-to-knit style sickness. I am so not down with this. […]

New Belt!

Wednesday, December 26th, 2007

I got a new belt for Christmas! Actually, I got a really old belt that Mike Anthony, an old friend of our family who recently passed away, had brought back from the Soviet Union. It really sets off the kilt: For Christmas I helped my mom out in the kitchen (the woman is incredible, seriously). […]

Ain’t no way I’m gonna finish this

Sunday, December 23rd, 2007

Sorry, no pics at the moment. So, I haven’t budgeted my time very well this week, and there were yarn gnomes. A great fire! A huge flood! But mostly I didn’t budget my time very well. The back of the vest is almost done, but unless I pull a couple of all-nighters, I don’t think […]

I might actually finish this

Saturday, December 15th, 2007

I’m almost ready to divide for the armholes. knit, knit, knit, knit, knit, knit, purl, purl, knit, knit, knit, knit, purl, purl . . . shhh, I’m counting.

Gettin’ my update on

Friday, December 14th, 2007

I’ve been meaning to upgrade my blog software for a while, and I’ve got a couple of friends who need some blog love, so I just started tinkering with sweaterproject.org’s guts. Just testing to see if the patient is responsive.

Special Guest Blogger

Tuesday, December 11th, 2007

Hello, I’m Judah Macabee. When we had a chance to rebuild the temple, we didn’t have a lot of options when it came to lamp oil. But we Macabees know that repelling the Romans and cleansing the Promised Land aren’t the only challenges facing the sons and daughters of Abraham. We also have to do […]

Dinner for one

Friday, December 7th, 2007

I made another batch of Beef Bourguigon today – it will be lunch for most of the week. It really wants to be served with wider noodles than what I had on hand, but I didn’t feel like running to the store. This time I remembered the carrots, but once again forgot to pick up […]

More Vest Progress

Thursday, December 6th, 2007

I’m not spending all my time in the kitchen. Of all the photos I’ve taken of this yarn and this piece, this most closely captures the real color of the yarn. It’s incredibly difficult to get the color right for some reason.

Burgundian Beef

Wednesday, December 5th, 2007

Or, as it’s more popularly known, Beef Bourguignon. I’m up way, waaay late on a school night because of my team. I love them. We’re having a potluck at work tomorrow, and last time we had one I brought beef bourguignon. This time I had three different people come up to me and ask if […]

Whence Evil?

Wednesday, December 5th, 2007

I’ve been watching the Sci-Fi Channel’s miniseries Tin Man. I like it – I like it a lot. It’s based on the venerable Wizard of Oz stories, with lots of changes, but enough commonality with the movie that most of us know and love to be recognizable. Kinda. Okay, barely. But it’s still got a […]