Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Piece of Pi
|I am currently working on a felting swatch for the Kitty Pi's. I'm using 1 strand of the Bartlett yarn on US7 bamboo dpn's. For reasons that are beyond explanation, I had decided to use scissors to open the package of yarn and not be careful with them. This led to me snipping through several threads on one skein of the wool. Which wasn't such a horrible thing, since I am just using those pieces for the swatch. I'll need to double up the yarn to make it "bulky". I think I will use 2 different colours, and the smaller ball that remains from the (slightly) mangled ball will allow me to "stagger" the blending of the colours. I just need to pick up some larger sized dpn's; hopefully I can hit Art of Yarn before it closes tomorrow. I will also need to pick up a zippered pillowcase.|
In Somewhat Cowl news, I have joined the front together; I did it while flying home this morning. I ended up twisting the stitches twice! But now it is set, and I am about 2 or 3 rows down. I need to switch to a shorter cord. I haven't gotten around to trying it on yet. Hell, I haven't gotten around to eating dinner. I need another set of hands and another set of eyes so that I can type + knit, or eat + knit, or eat + type.
Once again, the camera is in another province, so no pictures tonight.
Saturday, April 22, 2006
necessity is the mother of serendipity
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
Monday, April 17, 2006
This is the coolest thing
Using crochet to demonstrate hyperbolic space. I was walking through the radiology department this weekend, and a Discover Magazine caught my eye - the lead title was UNIntelligent design - are viruses the mother of all life? I then noticed the headline "knit the universe". So I
And there's a knitting pattern here
I enjoyed the math courses I took in University - I think that's why I like pulmonary physiology. It may be a sad statement about my life that I looked at the knitting pattern and thought "That might make a good cat toy..."
Actually, I am giving some thought to working on something like that on the plane when I fly East on Thursday for my DH's Dad's wedding. I think that my Somewhat Cowl will be at a point where I really should be trying it on. There's always the checkerboard tank, I guess... Speaking of the SC, I am almost at the end of skein #2, and am already starting to wonder if I should have bought more yarn (I bought 9). Still 3 skeins left at the site I bought it from, but it's a flat $9 for shipping. I wonder how it would look with the ribbing in a contrasting colour?
Speaking of the DH - he doesn't like it when I knit in public around him. We had a chat about it this weekend, and he said it's because it is granny-like behavior. I then made him look at the following blogs, etc. to demonstarte that young hip people knit:
Sunday, April 16, 2006
|We went out to see Famous Puppet Death Scenes last night. I had expected it to be a bit more humourous, but I think it would best be summed up as "puppet theatre of the absurd". Interesting, though. The last scene was quite touching. The amazing this is how real the puppet movements look even when you can see the puppeteer(s) making the movement. |
This is "the Schnoz". It's a Kleenex box cover that I bought at our hospital gift shop, of all places. Made me laugh when I saw it. It lives in our "monkey bathroom".
And the final absurdity: This was how far along I was on the Somewhat Cowl yesterday morning.
I was able to knit for at least 2 or 3 hours yesterday(off and on). Here is what it looked like this morning.
Can you see the difference?
I'm almost at the point where I will be taking the sleeves off of the needle - which will at least decrease the number of stitches in each row. I haven't timed how long it takes to do a row yet because it would be too depressing. The nice thing about using my superlong Debbie cord is that I can just stretch the work out amy time I am finished a row to "try it on", rather than have to thread it onto yarn. Once I start knitting in the round, it might get a bit unwieldy to have so much spare cable; I wil see how it goes. Right now it feels like I will never reach that point.
Saturday, April 15, 2006
Friday, April 14, 2006
Watch this space...
|More yarn has arrived in the mail. Another busy week on call - opened one package in the hospital parking lot, and 2 travelled around in my trunk until last night when I opened them (needed scissors).|
I will take photos and post after I get back from work today. I hate being on call for holidays.
Sunday, April 09, 2006
Misplaced at birth
I start my French classes this week (in preparation for the trip to Europe I plan to take this fall).