just knitting

today is dedicated to knitting. i hope there’s some good tv on. i took about 3 days off from knitting in order to work on a friends’ website which is now complete. i need to add a few more behind-the-scene type things, but you can take a look. she’s a marvelous artist.


a commissioned pair of gloves, an idea for arm warmers, and friday.
You have just won one million dollars: 1. Who do you call first?
kurt. and then mom, but you didn’t ask that.
2. What is the first thing you buy for yourself?
a paid-off student loan, a paid-off car loan.
3. What is the first thing you buy for someone else?
i’d buy kurt a recordable dvd player for watching taped shows.
4. Do you give any away? If yes, to whom?
i prolly owe mom some money. i’d give what i’d consider to be substantial to any battered women’s and homeless shelters in town.
5. Do you invest any? If so, how?
with what’s left, i’d surely invest what i didn’t use for a downpayment on a house. i’d have to get joe’s help with that. he’s good with the moola.

and another thing

this is all i’ve done at work all week. it’s a desktop background. click for the 1280×1024 version, and if your resolution is lower, resize it in your favorite graphics program. lookout!

as if

you needed one more entry from me today. i’ve decided to frog the alien illusion scarf and chalk it up to learning how to read a chart. it’s halfway through the second alien head and i just can’t see myself doing it 4.5 more times. i think the remnants will make some nice armwarmers, though.

here they are

they’re not a “pair” on purpose, and i apparently can’t read a pattern so the thumb gore is about 66% shorter than it should be. thankfully they still fit. :)

work? what work?

i haven’t done a damn thing today for the doll factory. but i did manage to turn what was going to be a new bekee logo into a cute butterfly:


yarn was ordered for “the manly sweater” from debbie stoller’s stitch n bitch book. kurt decided it would be a fine project for him to wear. :)


i finished the fingerless mitts last night.. pics will follow when i get home. i also started on some leg warmers for a workmate’s wife. hope i can get them done before valentime’s day… on the work front: my boss called in sick yesterday, too. so i didn’t miss much.

stayin’ home

yea, it’s lame, but i’m not feeling 100% and there’s a bunch of white stuff flying around outside. one of my workmates hasn’t made it in to work yet, which means the roads are no fun right now… this will give me a chance to finish up my pal’s fingerless mitts. the first one went super-fast. i think i’m getting to be a more proficient knitter. or else a worse judge of time.

all done!

wow. that was so much easier than i thought it would be. and it’s extra super warm. i don’t think it makes me look like grimace, though it’s a little big and not entirely flattering; maybe next time.
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