Archive for August, 2004

Thou shalt covet!

August 31st, 2004 8 comments


And folks, I haven’t even had my coffee yet.


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August 27th, 2004 No comments
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Go me!

August 26th, 2004 4 comments

I finally managed to get something up at so go me!

Also, the new booties are coming along. This is the first time I’ve done “short rows” which basically means that in the middle of a row, you knit X number of stitches and turn around and knit X number of stitches again, rather than knitting all the stitches on your needle. Trust me, it’s way cool. It makes it all 3D. Otherwise, I’d have to knit it all flat and then sew it up. This way will be much neater.

Time to pick up the girl from school! My baby, my baby!

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August 24th, 2004 No comments

You know what? I’m just not happy with the way the booties are turning out. I did a suspended bind-off for a nice loose edge to the foothole, but apparently that was too fancy for the pattern and now it’s *too* loose. There’s a row in the bottom of the sole that was done wrong, and while I don’t think anybody else would notice it, I’ll know. Then there’s the matter of those puckers.

Knitting’s supposed to be fun, and if I’m looking around, thinking “Hmm… what else can I make?” instead of picking this back up, then I shouldn’t be doing it. I think I’m going to put this bootie aside and try another design.

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August 24th, 2004 4 comments

Here are some booties using a pattern that Ceosanna and Tessima picked out. This is the first time I’ve done this much switching colors in a row, and it’s puckering. I’m carrying the strand across the back too tightly. And the interesting part is that I can tell what part I was knitting when. It starts getting tighter where I was doing it late at night on the couch, being lazy, watching Pirates of the Caribbean. (Yes, I think Orlando Bloom is sexy in that movie, and yes, I feel like a pervy old woman when I say that.)

I should say that Ceosanna and Tessima picked these out for someone else. Ceosanna and Tessima are not preggers. That I know of. These are for a mutual DR friend.

Next, an insanely long, super-chunky scarf that I knitted from some Blue Sky Bulky that I got in Alexandria during the Ceosanna/Tessima trip. The scarf measures between nine and ten feet long including fringe, and it hangs to my ankles. It took about a skein and a half, and I tried something new. I felted together the ends of the yarn rather than trying to weave them in or (God forbid) knot it, since I knew it would show up in a weave this loose. It worked well! I like to try something new in every project, and it’s always nice when it’s a success.

I love this yarn. It’s 50% merino wool, 50% alpaca. It’s so thick it’s spongy. The color is very rich, the material is lush, and it was a fast knit. I totally want to make more of these.

In DR news, I hope to get the hubby to show me how to upload docs to tonight. I want to put the blank wedding worksheets up there, as clients sometimes lose them and get embarrassed to write for another. Don’t be embarrassed, people, I’ve heard it all! Unfortunately, the html editor I was trying out has expired, so I have to go hunting for a new one. BBEdit Lite isn’t available for free anymore. Anybody know a good cheap html editor for the Mac?

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August 22nd, 2004 2 comments

*ring ring*
Me: “Hello?”
Mom: “Hi, baby, I just wanted to see how you were holding up by yourself while (husband) is gone.”
Me: “Oh, pretty well. I stayed up too late on the computer, and of course (daughter) woke up at 6am, but I still managed to take her to a water park and we had a good OH MY GOD!!!”
Mom: “What? What?”
Me: “Deer! Mom, a deer just stumbled out of the woods!” (there is a medium-sized patch of woods at the edge of our yard)
Mom: “Wow!”
Me: “Yeah, it sort of stumbled out, like it didn’t mean to OH MY GOD!!!”
Mom: “What? Now what?”
Me: “Another one! Another one just followed it! There are two deer in my yard!”
Mom: “Wow!”
Me: “Yes! Wow! Oh, there they go, back alongside the woods back toward the sewage plant!” (Yes, the woods are a buffer zone between us and a sewage plant. Hush, it doesn’t stink most days.)
Mom: “Wow!”
Me: “Wow! Mommy, two deer were just in my yard!”
Mom: “Wow!”
Me: “Wow! Wow!”
Mom: “Wow! Gee, if I hadn’t called, you might not have seen it!”
Me: “Yeah! Wow! Thanks, Mom!”
Mom: “Anytime, darling. Wow!”
Me: “Wow! Okay, bye Mom! Wow!”

Last night I dreamt that the deer had stumbled out of the woods and started eating my husband’s carefully cultivated raspberries, which grow near the point from which they had emerged. I knew I should be stopping them from eating them, but all I could do was watch and be happy. I thought, “(Husband’s) going to be pissed, but this is so worth it.”

Deer live in the woods behind my house. Life is good.

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You are in error. No one is screaming.

August 21st, 2004 2 comments

My favorite RPG of all time, Paranoia, is back, baby, back! Wooooo!

Of course, I have absolutely no time to invest in it, even though I really want to, but I’m just thrilled as can be that it’s out there!

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Random stuffs.

August 20th, 2004 4 comments

Everything’s ready to go into Ceosanna’s care package, which will now do double duty as a “thank you for putting up with us” gift and a birthday gift. I’m very excited! I love sending things to folks, and she’s got a couple of surprises coming to her that I know she’s not expecting. I only wish I had my digital camera so that I could post pics of them – after she gets the package, of course, so as not to ruin the surprise. (I’ll shut up now, as it’s not nice to tease Ceosanna.) However, the digital camera is with the hubby, who is camping on the Outer Banks this weekend. Here’s hoping he douses himself in bug repellent.

And, because everybody else is doing it, I reckon I will too.

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Yesssss…. my preciousssss….

August 20th, 2004 5 comments

Don’t like the site, but like the quiz. Cribbed from Ceosanna

Yeah, material possessions may make me a total a-hole, but I STILL WANT A NEW SWIFT!

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August 19th, 2004 2 comments

My swift broke. I managed to ball one skein of Blue Sky Bulky in dark blue that I had bought in Alexandria when visiting Ceosanna, Tessima, and co., but the swift is definitely kaput.

I guess it serves me right for buying a used one off of eBay for cheap.

My ball winder also has a distinctive clacking and misses a gear when I turn the crank. This is what happens when a five year old forces the crank to turn. So very sad.

Ah, well, I should go to bed anyway. It was my daughter’s first day of kindergarten today, and we all had a very long day. I’m totally wiped out.


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