Archive for the 'Experiments' Category

Some small amount of progress

Tuesday, July 18th, 2006

Hi kids! Today’s post is brought to you by the phrase “Son of a BITCH!!!“! Intarsia cables are hard, messy and slo-o-o-ow. But then, I knew that. I started and stopped this project about three times because I realized how hard it was going to be. This evening, while sipping some non-caffeinated water at Starbuck’s […]

Mr. Edmo Stylin’

Saturday, July 15th, 2006

A few weeks ago in a post entitled Soul Bandage, I mentioned I’d cast on for a watchcap. It’s done now, with a couple of embellishments because the 2×2 rib was getting tedious. I added a little bit of cabling and I topped it off with SJE’s Marsan Watchcap finish. (I’m sure a billion other […]

Not how I intended to start the weekend, but still . . .

Saturday, June 10th, 2006

I was supposed to be at the Yarn Barn by now. *sigh* As Kelly is fond of pointing out, sometimes I just get focused on some weird-ass thing and cannot let it go. If only I could apply this in a deliberate fashion, I’d be in charge of a small country by now. A while […]

A fistful of throwies

Sunday, May 7th, 2006

Another batch of throwies, ready for shipment: These are destined for the AmpuT, who was so delighted with the previously-blogged about throwie adventure that she asked for some for her wheelchair. In exchange, she’s going to send me some Lorna’s Laces AND she promises not to beat me to death with her fake leg. (You […]

Geeks at Costco

Thursday, March 9th, 2006

Costco is carrying the new iMacs with built-in cameras. They left one out in public where any geek with a portable USB device (which is . . . let’s see . . . EVERY geek) can use it to take pictures. Witness the geekness:

They used to kill the losers in the Olympics

Thursday, March 2nd, 2006

Decisions, decisions. I’m really happy with the whole kilt hose project. Seriously. I set out to challenge myself and I succeeded. I had a good enough grasp on where I’m at in this craft to know that the hose were the perfect 16-day project. And the finished objects were pretty decent looking. I wore them […]

Sock It To Me

Tuesday, February 21st, 2006

Well, the first ho is done! I am happy, but not content. I’m still running about two days behind in my goals for the Kintting Olympics, but I think I might be able to pull this off it time. My joy is indeed frabjous. But, as long-term kiltwear goes . . . eh, these may […]

Suspiciously Familiar

Monday, January 30th, 2006

If this looks awfully familiar, there’s a good reason for it. Behold the beginning of yet another sock. Once more, with feeling. I never received the package with the last pair of socks that I attempted, so I can only assume that someone stole the package when they broke into the mail boxes at my […]

In training for the games

Tuesday, January 24th, 2006

So I spent most of the weekend in training. It was time well spent – I think I’m going to have to change my strategy for doing the kilt hose a little bit. My original plan was to make a cabled garter for the top of the sock that would be knit perpendicularly to the […]

If I could just find a red pill…

Thursday, December 8th, 2005

I just read an article in the San Francisco Chronicle about the recent completion of a project to sequence the genome of Canis Familiaris, a.k.a. the dog. And once again the article talks the genes and how great it’s going to be to find the genes that cause certain traits. I really need to start […]