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March Linky Roundup

5 awesome videos+1 awesome tumblr=Internet SUCCEED.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Trailer (movie trailer for a book=WIN)

Staticky cat v. balloon. Hilarity ensues.

Godzilla+haiku=EPIC WIN

I’m kinda bummed that I don’t have a Sassy Gay Friend.

100,000 paper airplanes thrown from the top of a building is pure magic.

If this doesn’t melt your heart, you are a heartless bastard.

Knitting

One down…

Last night, I cast off my first Skew sock.

I confess that, for the first time, I am seriously considering not knitting the second sock. The pattern is clearly written, and the sock fits like a dream, but I actually had to pay attention to it. Which sort of defeats the purpose of sock knitting for me. Then again, it would be a damn shame not to have a completed pair.

Anyone else suffering from Second Sock Syndrome?

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Footprints in Cashmere

Drying my sweaters next to the window might not be the best idea.

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Looking at wool

Remember the Desktop Meme? This is what mine looks like right now.

What are you looking at?

Knitting

Knitting is my lemonade.

This was an entirely crummy week. Thank goodness for knitting. I’m quite certain I’d be lost without it.

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OMG NOM

Okay, I’ll admit it. I am not the most avid nor enthusiastic vegetable eater. In an effort to get me eating more veggies, I signed up for a produce delivery service, Door to Door Organics. We got our first box today. I couldn’t be happier, although I was rather intimidated by the collard greens. I’ve never had collard greens before. Never. Never, ever. So, I sent out a call for help via twitter and someone recommended I try Epicurious, where I found this. I decided I’d make that and toss it with some quinoa (also something I am new at) and people, let me tell you, there is only one word for how unbelievably awesome it was.

NOM.

Or maybe OMNOMNOM. I snarfed up 3 servings!

WHY DIDN’T ANYONE TELL ME COLLARD GREENS ARE SO TASTY?!?!

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This guy is the King of Crochet.

No really. He totally is.

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Originally uploaded by Zetadog

Knitting

FO Quick Hit

My sister is going to a baby shower tomorrow so I whipped this up for her to give as her gift.

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Knitting

What a Day (and a FO)

Today was one of those days where I was busy all day, but as I’m looking around, it doesn’t seem like I accomplished much of anything. The sink is still full of dishes (I only did them one time today) and I still have a huge pile of laundry (I am Sisyphus and laundry is my boulder). But, I did do the dishes one time, and a couple of loads of laundry. I also made dinner in the crockpot, baked cornmeal biscuits, and made rice pudding (yum!), and went to orchestra tonight.

And, earlier this afternoon I finished a project I was working on for the concert in May.

The plan was to design a shrug to wear for the concert, and I had dutifully combed through stitch pattern books, measuring myself and making pictures of what I had in mind. And then I was in the shower one day when it dawned on me. Why not Clapotis as a shrug? The Shrugpotis, if you will.

It came out perfectly–exactly as I imagined.

(But it turns out that it’s exceedingly difficult to take a picture of yourself wearing a shrug.)

This is a project that almost never was. It was cursed, CURSED I say. Early on, I got up one morning to find the swatch I’d been working on had been neatly severed from the ball and much of the ball had been carried/strung/unraveled around the house. (Lolly has a thing for string.) Later on that day, I learned that she had eaten a substantial length of it. Just how did I learn of it? Let me just say it wasn’t pretty and that she is a very lucky little kitty. Consuming string is dangerous for cats. Add to that the numerous mistakes which ended with me frogging the damn thing no less than three times. BLARGH! I came this close to throwing the whole thing, needles, stitch markers, and all, right into the fireplace. But I didn’t. I persisted, bleeding, sweating, crying. I was monumentally relieved and pleased with myself to be done with it. Also, it looks fabulous.