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A couple of things…

1. How many Knitters does it take to change a light bulb? Various answers found here.
2. Ever wondered what your GI tract would look like if it were made from knitwear?
3. I finished my sock swatch and the actual gauge is 32 sts & 44 rows = 4 inches. So, I settled on this pattern for my next pair of socks. Awesome, right? I guess I will try a toe-up sock some another time.



A website that combines Knitting (and other crafts) with Doctor Who. What a relief.


knitting haiku

swatching out these socks
nine point five stitches per inch
can’t find a pattern



For about 2 weeks now, I’ve had the word “copacetic” stuck in my head–kind of like a catchy song, only not as fun to sing. I tried to fit it into blog posts or use it in my everyday speech, but I didn’t really know what it meant, so it just sounded lame. Then, we got this cat:

He is the most mellow, laid-back cat I’ve ever met. He fell asleep on my lap and I moved him to Isaac’s lap for a photo (note that he his still asleep).

Then, I moved him up to the chair-back so Isaac could get his jimjams on. Here he is, letting E poke him in the eye and say “eye” (sort of sleeping).

Here he is still after I got both kids down for the night (sleeping).

Don’t get me wrong, he runs and jumps and plays just like a normal kitten. He is just so happy to be with people. He wants to be cuddled under the covers. He wants to be petted and loved. He happily submits to E’s open mouthed kisses and finger prods. He’s more than willing to be carted around in a basket by Isaac.

Anyhow, a visit to yielded these results on a search of the word mellow. Note that a synonym of the word “amiable” is, you guessed it, “copacetic”. I think the universe was sending me a message. Among the plethora of synonyms for copacetic are pussycat, groovy, and doozie. We finally settled on “Doozer” for a name. What do you think?



This little guy joined our family today. Isn’t he adorable? He’s 10 weeks old and so far a pretty likeable fellow, too. No name as of yet. Any suggestions?


Talk to the Hand

I don’t know how many posts I will do where the sole purpose is to point you to a link–this is my first–but I wanted to share this link with so many people, I figured this would be the easiest way. Whenever you feel like your knitting project is too big, or too complicated, or not funny enough, just remember Why Hillary Climbed Everest.