Archive for May 2007

Bill and Jon

May 4th, 2007 — 3:17pm

Bill Moyers and Jon Stewart have a fascinating chat:
Part 1
Part 2

Thanks, Hugh!

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A Can of Worms

May 3rd, 2007 — 9:07am

Can of Worms

Found this on Wired via Boingboing. Hilarious.

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knitted things

May 2nd, 2007 — 9:52am

Two pairs of socks and an almost done Tubey!

Henry’s bamboo socks:
Yarn: Regia 45% bamboo, 40% wool, 15% nylon
Needles: 2.0mm brittany birch
Worked on 56 st in k4,p4 ribbing
Toe-up, starting with Judy’s Cast-on
Henry LOVES his bamboo socks. They’re light and comfy, and he can tell everyone that his socks are made of bamboo. I would choose this yarn again in an instant if anyone around here carried it!

My Marra socks:
Marra 70% merino 30% baby alpaca — very felty, wash by hand only!
Needles: 2.75mm brittany birch
Worked on 36 stitches (really — I have very thin feet and I hate baggy socks)
Toe-up, starting with Judy’s Cast-on. Near the top of the leg I increased 4 stitches evenly around one round. I like this method of leg increasing (rather than doing increases up the back of the leg over several rounds). Also used a nice jogless join up the back of the leg.

Tubey progress:
Nearly done! Just need to decide on sleeve length and stripes (or not).

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May 1st, 2007 — 8:08pm

I just wrote an email to James Lileks. I’m reading Something from the Oven, by Laura Shapiro, and it seems like a book he’d enjoy — so I wrote and recommended it to him! It feels like I wrote to, um, Jimmy Stewart or someone equally famous and unreachable. Well, Jimmy Stewart is dead, so maybe that’s not a good comparison… Anway, if Lileks writes back I will print out his email and frame it :)

I don’t think I ever mentioned my Lileks dream. One night I dreamed that Lileks and I were watching our kids play in the park and discussing housework. How fascinating is that? Well, at least if he reads this he’ll know I’m not the stalker type. Heheh.

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