Archive for October, 2008

Slightly productive

Friday, October 31st, 2008

I managed to get a little bit of knitting done this week while I’ve been fighting my cold. Unfortunately, the rash of fertility at work is proceeding faster than I can keep up. My friend Sydney delivered her baby a week early, and this set of booties is not for her little girl. So, she’s […]

Oh great

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

There are times when I wonder if I even have an immune system. I woke up this morning and felt like the Soviet Army had camped out in my throat. Luckily, I still have some of this in my fridge:

Southern Brawl 2008

Monday, October 27th, 2008

This last Saturday, roller derby teams from across Texas gathered in San Antonio for a series of fast 20-minute bouts and a final 30-minute bout to show which team was the baddest in the land. Being so short, the bouts were a lot more dynamic and fast than anything I’d seen before. It was hard […]

Holiday Wheel Breakdown

Friday, October 24th, 2008

One of the cool new things I saw at Rhinebeck this year was the Holiday Wheel by Norm Parks. Sadly, Mr. Parks does not appear to have a website yet, but you can see the wheel in this photoset that I have up on Flickr. As I understand it, the wheel can be built with […]

Rhinebeck 2008 – Alpacalypse Now

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

Another Sheep and Wool Festival has come and gone, and once again I have post-festival exhaustion. I arrived at the airport just as Anne and Kim were approaching on the highway. They picked me up at the airport and we managed to find room in the car for me and my bags, then away we […]

Heading to Rhinebeck

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

Well, here we go. Another Rhinebeck is nearly upon us. Knitters, weavers, and a few people who just have wool fetishes are preparing to converge on Rhinebeck, NY for the annual Sheep and Wool Fair. Once again, I’ll be among them. Uh-oh . . . Ravelry is down. I suspect there’s a direct connection here. […]

Things to do in the country

Saturday, October 11th, 2008

I’m house-sitting for my mother and stepfather this weekend. I brought my knitting bag with me with the intention of starting some projects, but the weather was so nice outside that I decided to take pictures instead. Butterflies like flowers. Birds like birdseed – but not so much the bird feeders that muss up their […]

We win at potluck

Friday, October 10th, 2008

There’s been a lot of turnover in the team that I’m part of at work. Today we are losing a really nice junior tech who is going to start working a different shift at a different office. To see him off, we decided to do a potluck – the unofficial theme is “comfort food”. Being […]

Crap, I better write a lesson plan

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

My friend VanillaBee just pointed out that I’m teaching a class at Kid ‘n Ewe next month. I nearly forgot about that. In the next month or so I need to work up a lesson plan and make sure that there’s going to be appropriate AV facilities at the fair. I also need to start […]

Versatility Done! (Well, nearly)

Sunday, October 5th, 2008

It’s not ready to be handed over to the recipient yet because of the conspicuous lack of buttons. But the knitting is all done. This turned out to be a very quick and fun project. I think I might do another one.