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I know I’ve been quiet this week. There has been a sort of strange confluence of circumstances which has made it impossible for me to compose a blog post of any interest. I hope to return to my regularly bloggy (and hopefully interesting) self soon. In the mean time, please enjoy this video. Thanks, twitchyknitter!


Master’s Monday 10

To do:

  • Design the Knitter’s Choice cable swatch and write up the pattern for it.
  • Finish the hat
  • Weave in all the ends and block the swatches
  • Tag and bag the swatches
  • Do the written work (answer the questions about the swatches and write a 2 page paper on the care and blocking of knits)

One week left in the month of March. Meaning I need to stop working on this and these and buckle down to get this project finished and in the mail.



Another 4 Things

An old friend (sadly blogless) sent this to me by email.

Jobs I’ve had in my life:
1. Flower deliverer
2. Movie Theater Staff
3. Portrait studio manager
4. Preflight Technician

Movies I’d watch over and over
1. The Empire Strikes Back
2. The Princess Bride
3. Gone With the Wind
4. A Christmas Story

Places I’ve lived:
1. Salt Lake City, UT
2. Palmdale, CA
3. Pocatello, ID
4. Norwalk, CT

TV Shows I love to watch
1. Doctor Who
2. Torchwood
3. Boston Legal
4. Pushing Daisies

Places I’ve been
1. Disneyworld
2. Niagara Falls
3. The Grand Canyon
4. Yellowstone

People who email me the most often
1. TAS
2. Mom
3. Blogless Alexandra
4. Jessica

Favorite Things to Eat
1. Chocolate
2. Chocolate
3. Potato Chips
4. Chocolate (hrm, I wonder what time of the month it is…)

Places I’d rather be right now
1. on vacation
2. near the ocean
3. where it’s warm
4. and the sun is shining

Things I am looking forward to this year
1. premiere of season 4 of Doctor Who
2. knitting my first adult sized sweater
3. the Summer of Socks (I hope!)
4. Christmas

Things I could do without
1. bills
2. the rise in the cost of living
3. cold weather (hurry spring!)
4. assholes

holiday cheer

Happy Easter!

My children have been eating candy since 5 am. Does that make me a bad mother?


Don’t Be a Douche.

Lick My Sticks posted an excellent rant about the rampant douchebaggery out there in the knit-blog-o-sphere in general and on Ravelry in particular. She says:

I have come across some really miserable people on Ravelry. People that go out of their way to make snippy comments about other bloggers, someone’s preference to acrylic or “throwing” method of knitting, etc. I know, I know…knitters are just people, and well…a lot of people are assholes, but I tend to bury my head in the sand and go on thinking we’re all sort of in this together. I tend to think that we would celebrate each other’s accomplishments and mourn together when we accidentally felt that beautiful cabled sweater. But I have, more often that once, seen this branded as “pathetic” and most recently as “treating knitting like a disease”. What?

Check it.


Oh, Happy Day!

Hooray! It’s Booty Club Delivery Day (or BCDD as it’s known in our house).

Isn’t it pretty?

wip wednesday

WIP Wednesday 7

7? Already? Time really flies, doesn’t it?

Of course, Clapotis is still on the needles and I’m still trying to motivate working on the Master Knitter thing. There’s just no new progress to photograph. As always, the details of all my projects, should you be interested, are posted on Ravelry. Now, if you will excuse me, I’m going to go read.

off topic

Buzz off?

Remember how some shops are using ultrasonic tones piped outside to discourage teenagers from gathering in large groups in front of them? It looks like the teens have turned the tables and are now downloading the ultrasonic tones to their cell phones so they can take calls on the sly while in school. I wondered if I would be able to hear the tones, so I took this quiz.

You are the typical teenager
You can hear the frequency of the mosquito teen repellent – but probably not for much longer!The highest pitched ultrasonic mosquito ringtone that I can hear is 17.7kHz
Find out which ultrasonic ringtones you can hear!

What is the highest frequency you can hear? Thanks to John Scalzi over at Whatever for the links.

holiday cheer

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

(Video embedded)

cute kids

E is for…

E2, my second-born.

E2 (still) can’t say cracker. He can’t say banana, either (he says “booya”).

He also has a great sense of humor. One day, after a recent snow storm, he and I were driving home from the market (I-6 had stayed home with daddy) and he was talking to me about what he wanted to do when we got home.

He said, “I make snowball, mommy.”

“Oh?” I replied.

“Yeah! I throw it!”

“Yeah, you can throw a snowball,” I said.

“I throw it at Isaac’s face!”

Yep, E is for my 2nd born. :-)