To sleep, perchance to dream, of knitting.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

It's sad, really...

So I had a dream that an ex-boyfriend was trying to take over the universe, y'know, like they do. And I was the only one who could stop him. Perfectly reasonable. But then I got distracted by this giant pile of yarn! Oh, it was so pretty! Big rainbow coloured skiens of silk, Luminous green cones of satiny soft merrino, giant balls of cashmere with delicate halos of fluff barely glowing. Did I save the universe? uh, no. No I did not.

Thursday, March 16, 2006



is a Giant Robot that Fears Nothing, and has a single Horn on its Forehead and X-Ray Vision.

Strength: 7 Agility: 3 Intelligence: 10

To see if your Giant Battle Monster can
defeat tony, enter your name and choose an attack:

fights tony using

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

U-G-L-Y, it ain't got no alibi.

Just found a Sunset knitting book at the used bookstore, and oh-weee golly! Just look at the gems which abound therein! How's that for a happy ides of march to ya? Maybe i'll go knit a dagger now, to kill those amazingly hideous socks.

Sunday, March 12, 2006


So, I love horror films, and I love to knit. It only seems right that I should combine the two. I also love Japanese art. This puts the frosting on the peanut butter cup. Uh. Or something. SO, to this uncertain end I am knitting an eyeball covered afghan. Here's a test circle. I thought about crocheting circles, as those always seem to look so much more circular, but I remembered that I stink at crochet. With some small adjustments I think I can tweak this circle tighter. Then to add a black border, and big goofy Anime style irises and such. Then have many eyeballs of differing sizes connected by a web of Debbie Newesque scribble lace or other such contrivance to make a rectangular afghan. I am thinking a light tan for the body. Also, I think all of the eyes should be staring of in different directions. No matter where you are, this afghan will look at you. Unless you stuff it in the back of a closet. And then it will simply think about you. All. Night. Long.


everyone is making one. I'm making one. You should make one too. C'mon, you want to be cool, don't you?

Friday, March 10, 2006

ARRR! I do be obsessed with Moby Dick

I bet I could knit a white whale. I know I can! I will! ARRRRR!

My pirate name is

Iron Anne Flint

A pirate's life isn't easy; it takes a tough person. That's okay with you, though, since you a tough person. Like the rock flint, you're hard and sharp. But, also like flint, you're easily chipped, and sparky. Arr

Get your own pirate name from fidius.
and i'm totally gripped by stupid internet quizzes. now i have another:
Your Hair Should Be Purple

Intense, thoughtful, and unconventional.
You're always philosophizing and inspiring others with your insights.

Get your own pirate name from


I've got to figure out how to do one of those superneat-o bar charts on the side of the page to indicate the percentage of doneness each project has. The Commander Cody Cardigan is done up to the back piece's arm shaping, neckband still remains. Little Boy Socks are 1 + 1/4 done.....
The Clapotis is coming along quite nicely! I've finished the increase rows, and have done several repeats of the Straight rows. Four lines of sts have been dropped, creating that diagonal stripe of ladders. I am now a total fan of knitting on the bias.

The Sister-in-Law Shrug still needs to be sewn up and a bit of neckband applied...

Tonight we should receive thru a small fluke of netfilxing TWO Battlestar Galactica discs, so I am seeing a long night of knitting ahead!

A part of the stash.

I have not yet started on any of the Knitpicks yarns that just arrived, but I have been petting them everytime I pass the box they are living in at the moment. They feel lovely and soft, and I can't wait to start another project. But I suppose I must finish what I've got going on right now first.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

So happy I could plotz.

I got a big box o' sock yarn today from knit picks, and I ask myself, why, why, why did I never order before? Oh, it's wonderful soft stuff. I got black, cream, grey, and chocolate. Yummy. Oh, and some purple. Gotta stay within my bruise palette.

Also, I finally, finally have Debbie New's Unexpected Knitting. I am telling you, this is my new favourite knitting book. It is simply incredible, and everyone must have a copy, even non-knitters. It's fantastic! It's art! Capital A Art.

But it will still go with your sofa, so don't freak out.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Do I deserve it?

Possibly not. Most likely not. Am i going to post it like I earned it? Hells, yes.