Category Archives: knitblog

all I need

Today I went to a knitting group. That met in a library. With a café.

Knitting, books, and coffee. I really cannot imagine how this morning could have been better. Swooooon!

Song du jour of the day: It Must Be Love, by Madness.

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detour

Hiya kids, today’s post is over at the knitblog, though it’s not exclusively about knitting, and may still contain matters of interest to civilians. If not, well, sorry, but I spent about two hours photographing and uploading and writing (with occasional happy-dance breaks) for that post, and now I want to go watch TV.

Song du jour of the day: Strange Currencies, by R.E.M. I want to knit a hat like the hat Michael Stipe wears in this video.


travel, future tense

Ugh, sorry, I have so many posts floating around in my head, but I really really ran out of time. Leaving for Benediktbeuern tomorrow early, back Sunday (hopefully not too-)late, see you then!

Song du jour of the day: There’s No Such Place, by Augie March. My latest favorite.


bootie-call! hee hee

bootiesof course, it means something completely different when I say it. I finally managed to get a decent shot of the tulip-toes booties, though I haven’t blocked them yet. I’ll do that when I block the hat, which is still in progress and difficult to photograph.

Lilu is growing fast, a source of amusement for us when she tries to get away from us by hiding under something that she was small enough to fit under last week, but not anymore. fortressPerhaps I should add that she is not hiding from us because we are mean to her, but because we won’t let her go outside and she still really wants to. She now seems to have three settings – something between sound asleep and Tasmanian Devil on a Caffeine Jag – where she is reasonably alert but not a blur of movement. It’s a refreshing change. She is very cartoony, which is good because it means she fits well into this family.

No other news. I’ll keep you posted.

Song du jour of the day: The Prayer by Bloc Party


In which I blog about SQUEEEEEEE!

Hey there,

frecklegirl has invited you to Ravelry!

I-GOT-MY-INVITE-I-AM-SO-EXCITED-LOL!1!1! Continue reading


no pics for you!

I made these booties! Only they don’t look like that because, as I mentioned, I am constitutionally incapable of using someone else’s pattern as written. The booties I made are quite cute, even though they don’t exactly follow the pattern, but you can’t see them, because even though I’m a pretty good knitter, I’m a very bad photographer, with a very bad camera. It says “flash”, look there’s the little flashy-arrow-symbol right there on the damn screen, why isn’t it flashing? Piffle. My dad was a great photographer, but I guess those genes went to… um, my brother-in-law. Neat trick, that.

Speaking of my dad, today is his 60th birthday! And I’d be phoning him, if he hadn’t died 15 years ago. Well 14 1/2, but still, that’s such a long time! And it’s too bad, really, because he um, well, he had some problems that made him uh, maybe not the best dad ever. But he’d’ve been a terrific grandpa, and he never got the chance. I miss him most when I think about how much fun he would have had with his grandchildren.

Song du jour of the day: Time in a Bottle, by Jim Croce. Happy Birthday, Dad.


you can’t run from your knitting destiny

Okay, Arwen’s progress is being tracked on the Arwen KAL blog, and the latest photo is up on flickr, if you’re interested.

I finished the Caspian Sea Socks, as you may recall. They seemed a bit small, but it turns out my SIL has smaller feet than I do, so that should be okay, but there’s another hitch. She says they’re so beautiful she’s afraid to wear them. Sigh. Non-knitters. Continue reading