Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
Cansei de Ser Sexy (CSS) is one of my new favorite dance albums. They're a Brazilian band on Subpop Records and apparently gained notice for an iPod commercial song (I don't know about that, I have no tv.)- Music is My Hot Hot Sexx. I hear a little Bikini Kill influence mixed with some straight up dance pop (synths please!). It's been on constant rotation at chez moi, especially good for hopping on the elliptical or pre-funking before a night out. It'll set your feet dancing and make your heart skip a beat. Enjoy!
Friday, January 25, 2008
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
First off, thank you for all of the well wishes. My family is doing well and we're organizing a trip together for the interment of the ashes this Spring. Knitting has been amazingly helpful, the act of creation is...good, healing.
A while ago I posted about Namaste bags and how I was drooling over them in all of their many-pocketed, brightly-colored glory. They've come out with two new styles - Laguna & Malibu. Laguna (pictured) is the one for me so I'm heading over to my LYS where the lovely and talented Jessica Rose has informed me that they've come in from ordering at TNNA. Yay! I've got a gift certificate in my hot little hand to put towards my new, waterproof, roomy, lovely new knitting bag. Update on the Tangled Yoke Cardigan - I'm actually half-way through the 'tangled' part and hope to finish up by the end of this coming weekend. This whole project monogamous thing is pretty interesting, I'm feeling the urge to cheat but I'm so close to finishing!
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Thursday, January 17, 2008
I've been immersing myself in the second season of Big Love and it's fantastic. The focus is less on the sexual aspect of polygamy and more on the family dynamic which I find more appealing, I suppose the first season was meant to get people hooked on the show. I can just imagine some frat boys jostling each other for the remote and picturing Bill Paxton getting it on with all three wives at once and being disappointed at the lack of boobage. Probably not a returning demographic of the show I'm guessing. I'm enjoying it thoroughly and while knitting and watching last night I was thinking how well done the music was. Um, yeah, it's David Byrne. Of course it's great, it's DAVID BYRNE! It's exciting to watch how the characters are being developed and given more depth, I see this the most with Nicki and her wacked out side of the family. (Follow this link to find out which sister-wife you are.) I could go on and on about how much I love Big Love but how about some knitting? I've been cruising right along on the second sleeve, up until now I've only done top-down raglans so I wasn't aware of how much time is involved in sleeves. Only a few more inches left and I'll be ready for joining to the body. The end is in sight!
Edited to add: By the way, I'm a Barb.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Monday, January 14, 2008
Friday, January 11, 2008
In knitting news the body of the Tangled Yoke is complete and I snagged the needle tips to start the sleeves. I thought I might try my hand at 2 sleeves at once on one long circular but my circular is not quite long enough. So I ripped. Then I decided I'd go ahead and do magic loop on one. It looked like ass so I ripped again. So no sleeves as of yet, not even cast on, and this is my project for the weekend. I am going to finish both sleeves and get them at least attached to the body so I can finally get to the yoke of the Tangled Yoke Cardigan. It wants to be finished so badly and who am I to deny it the destiny it deserves?
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Sunday, January 6, 2008
It's really cold today, I'm really tired, and I can't believe it's already Sunday. Blech. But my Endpaper Mitts are done after one week of complete knitting monogamy. I finished these on Thursday night while watching Out of Africa and I'm so happy with them. Specs: one skein Louet Gems in Eggplant, one skein of Koigu Kpppm in #803, size 0 circular and #2 dpns. I'm on to my Tangled Yoke Cardigan with new-found verve. My new cold-flu virus has decided to make itself at home in my head, all the fluids and nyquil in the world made no difference. Somehow I woke up this morning with only a slight sniffle and cold-medicine hangover and I can feel almost normal again. Reading Mrs. Dalloway definitely hasn't helped my head, I think Virginia and I are definitely only polite old acquaintances by now. She drops in every few years to say hello and have a brief visit while I try not to nag at her for leaving crumbs on the counter and her laundry on the floor. We have fun but not enough so that I don't feel a pang of relief when she takes her leave. On a better note my new favorite dessert is pistachio pudding with a dollop of coolwhip on top. Don't ask me how I came to this truly delectable decision, it came from some fortuitous cupboard diving. Yay.
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
I almost forgot to plug my fo. Grandma's Sockies (aka Citrine Socklets) from IK Holiday Gifts in Rowan Cashsoft DK. I finished these while my sis was here and I really don't like working short row heels. I also worked a plain round toe rather than a short row toe. When Grandma received these she said she had never learned to knit socks in her 50+ years of knitting. Wow.