Sunday, October 26, 2008

Knitting Update

I've been doing a lot of knitting without blogging lately.

First I finished these, which I call Fe Fi Fo Fum

Iron Ions

Hand dyed by Nerdclub2000 as part of her chemical elements, this is Iron Ions (hence the name). It spoke to my inner chem geek.

Next were these, for my mom.


The pattern is Hourglass from Knitty. I entered them in Knit'n From the Heart's Socktoberfest and despite some initial confusion I won first place. 20% off sock yarn for a year!

After all of that pattern going on I decided to knit another pair of plain socks

Lion and Lamb

They're out of some Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock I bought awhile ago at 3 Kittens and finally got around to using.

Now I've decided that with winter coming I need a new set of hat and mittens.

Cabley Green Hand Warmth

Turns out that this was a good decision as there was a wee bit of snowfall today. None sticking to the ground yet, at least.

Thus ends the crazy long update. Clearly, I need to update more frequently. That shouldn't be a problem as I'm going to attempt NaBloPoMo again this year.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Does Not Compute!

There's this article on the Nielsen ratings of cable shows followed more by Republicans, more by Democrats, and those that have a generally bipartisan viewership.

I find it generally interesting but one entry in particular doesn't quite make sense to me. Doctor Who, especially New Who. Granted, I don't know that looking at only viewers through SciFi is all that accurate for Doctor Who. Nielsen ratings puzzle me in almost any case. Plus, I think I'm really burnt out on politics.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Ummm, Uhhhh

I'm a bad, bad blogger. I have some photos of a finished pair of socks and a hat that did not go as planned but I won't be posting any of those now. Especially not the hat, the hat is better left to die and be reincarnated as a newer, better project. This hat did not go as well as the last hat I knit when I was bored.

I did buy a new coat, though. Perfect excuse to make new knitwear to wear with it, yes? Even though anything that went with my old black-and-white tweed coat will almost certainly go with the black-and-white houndstooth. Shh.