i don’t lie about knitting. these don’t look fabulous, but they’re the answer to my winter work problems. i already have orders for 5 pairs.

i’m also working on using up the rest of the orange by making a cabled heaband:


i feel like i’ve got the knitting bug back again. i was sure i had lost it over the summer. with no desire to knit, no inspiration for stash-busting, and the desire to be outside sure put a damper in my knitspirits. well, yesterday i ordered yarn, and got my two new books from amazon; stitch n bitch nation and last-minute knitted gifts. there are some cutie projects in both of these books. i’m excited about the instructions that debbie stoller added to the front of her book because i have a sweater that’s falling to pieces and i’d like to “reproduce” it, but since it’s machine made i’ll have to substitute everything from yarn to needle to size to result. i’m excited to do it. maybe mid-winter, after i get back into the knitswing.


i made some fingerless mittens (i was too lazy to do fingerless gloves..) so i ordered about 10 skeins of lamb’s pride worsted to make more for friends for the cold months ahead. pics to come when i get home!

uh oh

i just had my first cigarette of the day, and it wasn’t wholly satisfying. i feel like i’m just about ready to quit.

uh oh

i’m feisty today. i need to watch what i email so’s it doesn’t come back to bite me. i am also cursing people outloud where they might hear me. i will not do that anymore, too.

comment spam

i’ll stop talking about it as soon as i figure out a good way to deal with it. between leaving work at 1 and getting home from errands at 5:30, i got hit with about 10 spams. i’ve tried mt-blacklist, but my server seems to choke on the sheer size of the blacklist file, so i can’t actually delete and rebuild my entries. i’ve also been adding the ip addresses to the banned list in mt, but they’re obviously faked and random, cuz the activity log has never stated that a comment was blocked. so, as i have to go back into every entry that gets spammed, i just close the comments on that particular entry. they seem to target a select group of entries, so i’ll get them all closed eventually. then i’ll go back each week or two and close the ones from previous weeks; no one reads my blog all the way back anyhow. except me. :)

cool radio

colin followed me home last night with his radio station tuned to 91.5 wbke. he and i both enjoyed the tuneskis of jack white.

panic update

in case anyone was wondering, i’ve been panic attack free since about the first weekend of october. the bee pollen, even if psychosomatic, works well. it’s not even expensive. i can get 2 months worth at the coop for about $3. this leads me to believe that it was work related, since things have settled down, for the most part. however, next year is looking more like this year; so i have to prepare for that.