Thursday, August 30, 2007

The Sheep Are Phoning It In

I discovered this link on the Idaho board on Ravelry. Funny, a good recycling effort, and loosely knitting related: what's not to love?

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

A quiz that worked!

So, those quizzes that are all over the net usually don't do a great job of analyzing you, but this one was spot on.

You are Merino Wool.You are very easygoing and sweet. People like to keep you close because you are so softhearted. You love to be comfortable and warm from your head to your toes. Take this quiz yourself!

And I *am* merino wool! The description matched, not to mention that I love merino.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Second Second Assistant Director

Himself is on his way home from seeing The Bourne Ultimatum and calls me.

"I think I've found a job in the movie industry I qualify for."
"Oh? What's that?"
"Second Second Assistant Director."

Of course, now I need to know what a Second Second Assistant Director does, so I Google it. A Second Second Assistant Director is "[a]n assistant to the second assistant director; responsible for (among other things) directing the movements of extras." That quoted definition comes from the IMDB Movie Terminology Glossary. Now, I loves me some IMDB for looking up various movies and TV shows and actors, but who knew they had a glossary?

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Reasons Why I Love Ravelry, #2

#2: The people on Ravelry have a sense of humor.

I posted about my first sock in the Fearless Knitters group (quick ad: On Ravelry? Want to move beyond garter stitch scarves? Need some support to get over knitting fears? Join us!) and got a fabulous response:

You are knitting socks without having taken a class?


You Fearless Knitters are freaking AMAZING!

So far I've cursed her, the yarn, the needles, DPNs in general, k1p1, the pattern, the sock itself, my digital camera (which stopped working again, so no yarn or WIP pictures) - everything except me

That is a post of A Knitter On The Edge! Luckily, I think you're A Knitter On The Edge of getting it.

Yes - when you wrestle socks down into a subservient position? You curse the pattern, the person who talked you into finally knitting socks (CURSE THEM!) Question your sock yarn choice . . . DPNs? Who originally made this horrific knitting choice? Times four or five needles? (Or times Two Circs if you 'know people'). Mmmm. You haven't mentioned 'turning the heel'. Is everything Okay?

I dunno if you're knitting top down or tow up, but regardless. CURSE SOCKS TO THEIR CORE!

Alls I can say is? When you wrestle a sock down . . . it's a knitting high. The construction of a sock is intoxicating.

Shakes head to clear . . . oh, wait. I'm talking about A SOCK!

How you people are knitting socks without Mentors?

I'm in awe of all y'all Fearless Knitters.

How do you not love that?!

Am I in the right place?

I've been messing around with the colors of the blog, and will probably continue to do so, so don't worry if the place looks different - it probably is. :)

Friday, August 24, 2007


I cast on Wednesday night for my very first ever sock! It's in a really pretty purple/green colorway of Anne, from Schaefer Yarns, and it's a pattern from Knitting Pure & Simple. My friend Christina talked me into it. So far I've cursed at her, the yarn, and the needles, and decided that k1p1 is the devil, and I have an ugly ladder, but I'm keeping on.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Reasons Why I Love Ravelry, #1

#1: The people that run Ravelry have a sense of humor.

As proof, see these three screenshots:

code monkey
This is Casey's avatar and title. As you might have guessed, Casey is the coder half of the husband and wife team behind Ravelry.

Your search didn't turn anything up? Add some ish.

new message probably
The new message indicator got messed up temporarily, and showed people as having a new message when they didn't. Since it couldn't be fixed until the nightly update, Casey modified the alert temporarily.

A web site created, coded, and run by real people with a passion for the topic is a beautiful thing.

Amusing ringtone

I was at the diner today, and a woman's cell phone rang. Her ringtone was the Carrie Underwood song "Before He Cheats". Makes me wonder who was at the other end. :)

A beginning

I think it's time to blog again. It was ridiculously easy to set up a Blogger blog. Really, it took like 5 minutes. Now that I'm obsessed with Ravelry, where everyone seems to have a blog linked in their profile, I feel like I'm missing out by not blogging.

So, about me. I'm 38, gleefully married, a knitter, and currently a lady of leisure. That's my way of saying unemployed, except when you say "lady of leisure" people don't look sad for you; they just look jealous.

I don't know what I'll be writing about. Probably some knitting, some random political commentary (I'm a Democrat), some church stuff (I'm Unitarian Universalist, and some reality tv commentary, among other topics.

More to follow when it's not the middle of the night.