Knitting · Weather

Sweater Deathmatch, Round 5

One sleeve completed, one cast on. I forgot how quickly the knitting goes. Given today’s weather, I should have enough time to finish it. This is the weather we woke up to on the first full day of Spring:

Never let it be said that Mother Nature is without a sense of humor.

life · links

Time Management Fail

So yup. It’s nearly 9 pm and there isn’t enough light left for a decent photo of the sleeve of my sweater. Which I totally have been working on, like ALL DAY. I swear. No, really.


Hey, look what I found on the Internet today!

It’s the Vlogbrothers! They’re pretty fucking cool if you haven’t seen them yet. Hank’s explanation of the nuclear disaster in Japan is excellent.

Speaking of the nuclear disaster in Japan, XKCD has a really interesting info graphic up, although at least one person I showed it to today thought it was too complicated. She called it a tc;dl. Hrm.

My mother-in-law just emailed me this movie:

That little girl deserves an Oscar. She reminds me of one of my favorite Ray Bradbury stories, actually (spoilers at the link, fyi).

Lastly, try to forget the chilling Ray Bradbury tale and watch this, the cutest thing on the Internet FOREVER AND EVER:


Random Because it’s Almost Midnight

1. Supermoon is super! Go outside and look!

2. This recipe for tapioca pudding is quite good. Tempering eggs is tricky but it so worth it. Om nom nom.

3. I taught my second sock class today! We learned how to make a short row heel. It went great! Next week is the super stretchy cast off and then they graduate!

4. Tomorrow? Shopping, possibly. Or maybe just chilling out. It’s been a long week and I have very little knitting to show for it. (Although I did get a lot of knitting done at the LYS today. Pictures tomorrow!)

5. Now gerroffa my lawn you kids! I’m tryin’ to watch Community!!! (On Hulu.) BYE!


too busy, can’t blog

I have so much to do before bed and it’s already 9 o’clock! See you tomorrow!


Current Events · grumble

Dear Spammer:

Not sure what your spam comment “japan is in crisis right now” on yesterday’s post is supposed to mean. Honestly, not every blog post in the blog-o-sphere can be about what is going on in Japan, and yes, I am well aware what is happening there. It’s among the first things I think about when I wake up, and again when I go to sleep. I think about it while I’m doing the dishes or the laundry and when I’m making dinner for my family. I think about how, in spite of technological advances that have extended the human lifespan and made it possible to sprawl over the face of this planet numbering in the billions, human life is so very fragile in the face of grand geological events. I think about how terrifying it must’ve been to be there and I think about all the people who’ve lost someone they love. I think about the Faceless 50 who are risking certain death in an attempt to prevent a full-scale meltdown at the Fukushima Plant. I think about the vastness of the universe and how very insignificant we really are and what queer creatures we are to even ponder our place in the cosmos.

So yeah. I know that Japan is in crisis now. As a blogger-not-in-Japan, I don’t necessarily have anything to say about it other than that my thoughts are with the people of Japan. An old friend of mine, who’s mother emigrated from Japan many years ago, still has extended family in Japan, and so my thoughts are with her and her mom too.

Adventures · grumble · Knitting

One of Those Days

We stayed up entirely too late last night, as we are still trying to adjust to Daylight Saving Time, and mornings around these parts have been rather rough the last few days. So rough, in fact, that we had convinced ourselves (thanks to help from the calendar! stupid calendar!) that our firstborn had a doctor’s appointment today. Not only did he not have an appointment with the doctor we thought he had an appointment with, he didn’t even have an appointment with the doctor whose name we had written down! In other words, we dragged ourselves from our bed before we were ready, got the kids ready and out of the house, and drove from one end of town to the other FOR NO REASON AT ALL. We really don’t understand why DST is shredding our ass so thoroughly this year, but it really is. And we are not lying.

In other news, we have finished the body of our sweater and have started a sleeve. Pictures possibly tomorrow? Or maybe even Friday? Further, we have frogged and restarted the sock class socks and are considering frogging and restarting again. First they were too big, and now we don’t particularly care for the acute pointiness of the toe. We hope our students understand if we don’t have a whole 7-3/4 inches of sock to show them on Saturday when we start work on the heel turn.

Lastly, here’s a picture from our aquarium trip which amuses us greatly.

See you tomorrow!

poetry · random

Topic #71: Write a Haiku About Something That Drives You Nuts

Couldn’t sleep. Up late.
Daylight Savings will end me.
Thanks for nothing, Ben.

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food · holiday cheer

It’s Pi Day! It’s Pi Day! Gotta Get Down On Pi Daaaaaay!

(If you aren’t in on the reference in the title, here it is. But I highly recommend you avoid clicking on that link. It’s the worse song in the world and it will get stuck in your head forever and you will hate me. I mean it. Don’t do it. Just don’t.)

(curried chicken pot pie and cherry pie)

Happy Pi Day everyone! (That’s not a terrible song, you can click on that link. Really, it’s okay. I promise.)


Getting in Under the Wire. Again.

… with a photo post!

I’ve been working on my homework today. :-D


Oops, It’s After 11 pm

I haven’t forgotten you, my dear Interrupticans! It’s been such a fun and exciting day here and I had to catch up on my knitting before I could do a post! Today, I taught my very first knitting class.  At the LYS, I met with four wonderful ladies and started showing them how to make toe-up socks, two at a time using the magic loop using this tutorial I wrote for my friend Adrienne a couple of summers ago. If you’d like to knit along with us, I think that would be great fun! Cast on as soon as you can and knit the foot until it is 1-1/2 inches shorter than the total length of the foot. We’re going to be doing the short row heel next week.

Also, don’t forget to set your clocks ahead an hour tonight!