Archive for the 'Personal' Category

For Kath

Saturday, August 1st, 2009

Here you go, Kath – not the highest video quality, but it shows purling fro. (I was looking at the camera’s video screen as I was knitting, hence the lack of coordination.)

A most interesting atrophy

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

I was working on a swatch of my Briar Rose yarn last night. Nothing fancy, just a 4×4″ stockinette square. I knit a row, then turned it around and purled a row, then knit a row, then turned it around and purled a row. I know, the excitement is just keeping you on the edge […]

Finding my knitting Zen

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

I still have two gorgeous skeins of Briar Rose slung over the back of one of my chairs. They hang there, uncomplaining, endlessly patient with my complete lack of knitting activity. For some reason I suddenly started having thoughts about them today at work; remembering their soft and squishy hand and their smell. I believe […]

Perfectum Est!

Monday, July 6th, 2009

I cannot believe how long this project took. Knitting, sadly is not something I do on a daily basis these days. I say “these days” instead of “any more” because I know these things run in cycles. The muse may descend again; who knows. But for now I am content with the squeeplosion from my […]

I used to be faster at this.

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

I’m definitely not giving knitting priority in my life. I haven’t been keeping meticulous track of any figures to support this claim, but I think I can justly reach that conclusion based on two pieces of data. During the original Knitting Olympics in 2006, I completed a pair of plain kilt hose in two weeks. […]

This is why I love my doctor

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

I got really sick this weekend and made an appointment to see my doctor first thing this morning. As I was sitting in the waiting room, I was distracting myself by reading World War Z, a novel about a zombie plague. (I forgot my knitting.) When the nurse took me into an exam room to […]

Sweet Revenge

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

So, two years ago at Rhinebeck, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, the Yarn Harlot, persuaded me to buy a big cone of merino yarn. “It’ll make awesome kilt hose!”, she said. It was only later that I realized how scratchy the stuff was. So, this evening in Austin, I presented her with my instrument of righteous revenge: Being […]

Status Report

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

My poor, neglected blog. I just haven’t had that much to share lately. Most of the interesting things going on in my life right now are not things that I want to post on the Internet. And all of my witty quips have been directed towards Twitter (I’m @druzziel on Twitter). But there are a […]

Unexpected co-tenants

Monday, May 18th, 2009

I was leaving for work one morning last week and I saw a couple of twigs in my mailbox. “That’s funny”, I thought, “I guess the grounds guys were going a little nuts with the weed whackers this morning.” I was running late (as always) so I didn’t stop to clear out the rubbish. I […]

More derby-tastic action

Monday, May 11th, 2009

I went up to Austin yesterday for the final Recreational League game of the season and saw some really great derby action. If there’s a league near you, go. It’s the honorable thing to do.