my almost "blog-twin", Pat! Her comment number is the one that popped up when I put everyone's comment numbers into a random.choice() call in Python, which is my favoritest programming language ever, in case anyone was wondering, which they probably weren't. But now you know :). As for your suggestions, the obvious "winner" is the… Continue reading and the winner is…
Today has been a bit of a rough day. This morning we took the sweet, sweet stray kitty who we've been taking care of since we moved into our new house to the shelter. We're pretty sure she was abandoned here; she's certainly not feral, as she'll hop right into our laps if we sit… Continue reading It’s my blogday, and I almost forgot!
The yarn for the Modified Cobblestone yoke, that is: I love how bright and happy that green is. It didn't take long for me to start knitting the yoke: I love it. The decrease round doesn't look quite so messy in real life as it does in that photo, I'm not sure what's up with… Continue reading It came!
Yesterday, I had some friends from my department over for a little crafting party (we generally call it "knitting", but since only half the group or so knits, that's sort of an inaccurate name!). We usually meet in a coffee shop, but I've not been feeling up to getting out there very often since getting… Continue reading I sewed!
This is where my Modified Cobblestone Pullover currently stands (which is really where it's stood for the past couple of days...the yarn is so lovely and knitting round and round so addicting that this has knit up very fast!). The three little balls of yarn at the top are what's left after knitting the body… Continue reading one yoke short of a sweater
Thanks, everyone, for all of the kind and insightful comments y'all left on my last post. I have some more thoughts on those issues that I feel like putting down, but that will have to wait for another day. Yesterday, a letter arrived containing my dad's trace of his hand. You know what that means,… Continue reading Escheresque Mittens: Charting
Ah, I've always been fond of the "In Which..." sort of title, it reminds me of Winnie the Pooh (my favorite book, as a kid, and one which I've been collecting in a bunch of languages, because I really enjoy playing with translated children's books). On weather: We're having some absolutely gorgeous weather right now… Continue reading In Which we discuss weather, weight, a new sweater, and a “blogday”
Y'all probably remember my musings about creating an M. C. Escher- inspired piece of knitwear for my dad. What you see above is the print I settled on as my inspiration, and the yarns I chose in order to turn it into a pair of mittens for my dad. The print is the one that… Continue reading Escheresque Mittens: Conception
I have no knitting updates today. I'm in the midst of some medical testing that requires me to ingest stuff that is making me very, very sick, so I don't really feel up to it. But I'm on the laptop for a bit, trying to get a bit of human interaction via the internet, and… Continue reading a colorful walk
One of my favorite pictures with orange and brown. Before I launch into a post about the current Project Spectrum color triad, I want to expand on something I started to say in a comment on Nova's recent post. Prioritizing my crafting alongside my other pursuits is something I've always thought a lot about. I've… Continue reading browns, purples, and oranges
So, in case anyone was wondering, this: is exactly how much sock I can knit during a 5 hour session of bloodwork: from cast on through a few rounds of gusset stitches. In yet another instance of "why didn't someone tell me this ahead of time?" (I've been having lots of these relating to medical… Continue reading Waiting Room Sock gets a whole lot of action; and a good mail day
I so rarely see my home state on the news, so when my husband (who is from Ohio) called me into the room last night saying, "come here, you have to see this, it's from Minnesota!" I dashed in hoping for something good. I wasn't expecting this. I recognized the images instantly as the I-35… Continue reading wishing I were home
For anyone who would like to see our house, I've put some photos up on flickr. There's obviously still a lot of unpacking to be done! But I haven't been feeling particularly up to doing much of it, so it will probably be quite awhile before we are truly settled in. So, it's a new… Continue reading new house, new month, new project(s)