Wednesday, September 27, 2006


Ripped from News of the wierd headlines...

NO CAPES! (1st person to name that movie gets a prize!)

"The guy in the Ronald Reagan mask who robbed a Bank of America in San Diego in August got away, but all his money was dye-stained, in a caper that went wrong from the start. According to police, the mask covered his eyes; he wore a cape that tangled with his gun, causing him to drop it; his getaway car got blocked in by a delivery truck; he rammed the truck to get away, provoking an argument with the driver; the dye pack exploded; and the mask and gun got left behind. (2) Twice in a week in August, gangs (or maybe the same gang) of bank robbers in Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia, tried to haul away an ATM. In the first, they mistakenly yanked loose a check-depositing machine instead of the ATM, and in the second, their excavator's digging arm got stuck in the bank's ceiling. [San Diego Union-Tribune, 8- 29-06] [Reuters, 8-15-06]"

Wednesday, September 20, 2006


RAOK post

If you came to the website to post a message in order to nominate someone for a RAOK, you need to write an email- not post the message on the blog. Check the email from the RAOK webring, and you'll find my email. Toodles.

Monday, September 18, 2006


WANTED: quality knitting time

I'm onto row 120 of the lace march at this point... not big news- but I did manage to spin some merino this past weekend. I would call it "lovely" but it was an ebay purchase from a new supplier... who managed to lightly felt the roving when dyeing it. And by lightly, I mean more than I manage to do to my own dyed roving. So it was bad. There are lots of lumps, quite a few overtwisted sections, and the whole shebang is overtwisted- and usually I'm so good at balancing a yarn. Argh.

Oh well- at least the color patterning stayed bright and interesting. (I'll post a picture when my computer gets back from sickbay) It's mostly blues and purples, in a barberpole fashion- I basically split the roving in 2 and spun the color changes in order.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006


mmm- new knitting!

I just saw the new Knitty... and I must have this!
Notice the fact that it's lace. I am enamored.

Even though I am in row 110 of the Moon Dance stole (I was stalled because of work at school) I can see myself knitting Serrano, and wearing it all the time- isn't it funny how patterns make you imagine them? But I'd have to find a substitute yarn... mohair gives me the itchies. And the yarn called for- Schaefer Yarns Anne- is 25% mohair.

So basically I'm on the lookout for a superwash merino (blends are ok) with a gauge of 28 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch, unblocked and
21 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch, blocked.


Sunday, September 03, 2006

another picture- this one you can really see how loose the stitches are.

100 Rows! - it's 10 inches long, and 17-18 inces wide... which makes me thing that although the pattern calls for 400 rows, I'm going to need at least 500. (sigh) at least I'm 1/5 of the way done!

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