Archive for September, 2008

One last distraction

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

One last distraction from Versatility before I continue. Sunday was the Alamo City Roller Girls’ championship game between the Prim Reapers and the Dragon Divas (congratulations, Prim Reapers). And I am very happy to say that my experiments with camera settings earlier in the season paid off. At the previous game that I photographed, I […]

And regarding that other hobby . . .

Monday, September 29th, 2008

That being photography. It got upgraded from hobby to second profession last Friday when a friend of mine gave me a semi-panicked call at work. She’s the personal assistant to a local businessman who was planning the surprise birthday party for his wife. They’re a very organized and stylish couple and the birthday was being […]

Oops and un-oops

Monday, September 29th, 2008

You know how sometimes you get a little confused about what row of a cable pattern you’re on? Even despite your best efforts of row-counting? Yeah. I definitely know that feeling. Luckily, my adventures with my Aran sweater a few years ago taught me the kninja technique of isolated ripping back, where you just drop […]

Versatility – Engage!

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

When your friend publishes a pattern, you pretty much have to knit it.


Monday, September 22nd, 2008

Heh heh heh. While I was at my mom’s this weekend knitting, this svelte lass was out back weaving. (I *think* she’s a lass – the conversation was kind of one-sided. After I confessed that I didn’t have any juicy flies, she didn’t seem interested in talking.) I made good progress on Versatility over the […]

It’s all good here

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

I’ve gotten several comments and e-mails regarding the last post. Don’t worry about me, I’m fine. Ike completely missed San Antonio. I’m much more concerned about my friends down on the coast and around Houston and Beaumont. They got hammered. Twisted Yarns in Spring just got power restored today – and they were north of […]

Hurricane Ike

Friday, September 12th, 2008


Care Packages

Friday, September 12th, 2008

I’ve been remiss in crediting several very nice people who have sent me care packages over the last few months. Enchanting Juno sent me some wonderful handspun. It’s a mouth-watering blend of alpaca, silk and merino. And it’s mine! You can’t have any! Mu-hah-hah-hah-hah!!! Then, Michelle (aka AKKnitter on Ravelry) sent me some wool/nylon blend […]

Wait! Wait! I can’t die yet!

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

How the hell did I miss this? Open source 3-D knitting software!!! Darn it, I knew there was something left to live for. Stoopid large hadron collider.

Well, I guess that wraps it up.

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

Early this morning, the mad scientists at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research – finally went and did it. They activated the large hadron collider (LHC) and began spawning miniature black holes, which promptly sucked in all the available mass around them, growing in mass and density, and within a matter of femtoseconds, our […]