ravelry

I did it again.

I realized this evening, after checking the Ravelry forums again and getting sucked in (again!) to some drama on the Big 6, that I might have a problem. I’m a member of 20 groups, not counting the Big 6, which every Raveler is a member of. I’ve spent so much time on Ravelry the last couple of days that I haven’t had any time to knit. Or blog about knitting. Or do the dishes. I think I’ve hit bottom. Excuse me while I go leave some groups and get my head out of my ass so I can function in life again. Damn you, Ravelry! Why do you have to be so awesome?!

ravelry

Wasted Time

I love browsing getting sucked into wasting time on the Ravelry Forums, but sometimes its a lot like this:

That is all.

holiday cheer

A Memorial Day Rant.

Next year, when you go to your town’s Memorial Day parade, for the love of God people, please please please make some noise when your veterans go by. Clap, cheer, wave, shout thank you. Parades are not television! Those are REAL people in the parade and they need and enjoy your support.

Also, if your job as the lady cop who makes sure all the parade entrants step-off in an orderly manner, is to salute every US Flag that is being formally carried by an honor guard, could you at least spit out your fucking gum?! I mean, honestly.

life · random

ADHD ruins another sort of okay movie.

**SPOILER ALERT**

If you haven’t seen The Other Boleyn Girl yet and give a flying rat’s ass about the plot, I suggest you stop reading now.

**END ALERT**

The other night we watched The Other Boleyn Girl. It was okay, but I had a hard time keeping with the serious tone of the movie, mostly because of this song.

Henry wants a divorce from Catherine of Aragon? “I’m Henry the VIII, I am, Henry the 8th I am I am…” Henry rapes Anne Boyeln because he can’t take her manipulative bullshit any more? “I’m gettin’ married to the widow next door, she’s been married seven times before.” Anne is beheaded for trying to get preggers by her bother? “Second verse, same as the first!”

So, yeah. Yay ADHD.

Knitting

Cardigan Disquietude

Harumi has been on a time out for a couple of weeks. I made all the way to page four of the pattern and came to the following instruction:

and I could not work out what to do next. I mean, WTF?! I was stumped but good. Furthermore, I had no idea how I was supposed to incorporate the new stitches into the lace pattern (or the garter column). So, I shoved Harumi to the bottom of my knitting basket and caught the spinning bug. I finished my spinning project in progress and ordered more fiber.

I knitted a dishcloth. Then I knitted another one. Finally, I was ready, so I hauled out the instructions and found this on page 3:

It really does help if you read the instructions, you know.

This is how far I’d gotten without working the lace pattern into the increase stitches.

So I put in a life line.

And frogged the shit out of it.

I tell you, if I did not enjoy knitting… Well, let’s just say that it’s a good think I like knitting.

Doozer · Lolly · Whiskers on Wednesday

Whiskers on Wednesday

I do have knitting content for you, but I have rather too many dishes in my sink to do a post about it. So for today, cat pictures and a bonus poem.

Doozer is slightly too large for his cat bed.

Lolly is slightly too small.

What do I have to say about it?

Evidently nothing at all.

links

An Engineer’s Guide to Torturing Your Cat For Laughs

Remember the very funny Engineer’s Guide to Cats? Check out their new video–Advanced Cat Yodeling!

Happy Monday, y’all!