Saturday, August 28, 2004

Okay. More changes to the blog.

Per Wendy's request, I put my blog button over there near Ceci's, so y'all can snatch a copy if you want. I also put Wendy's over there, because she deserves TONS of thanks for creating this gorgeous web page for me. I hope I don't mess it up.

Also, I've finally gone through and added all of my WIPs and UFOs to the WIP list. I know most of them don't have a real image, I'll have to work on that as I can. I hope having them all there to look at will help me with getting more of them completed and off their needles. I'm not holding my breath. Ceci, if you think of any WIPs that I've missed from this list, let me know and I'll add it.

entrelac at 4:59 PM :: |


Monday, August 23, 2004

Susan, thanks for dropping by. I've fixed the link to the Einstein coat to one of the images from the book, I have yet to take a photo of my WIP. I've been keepiong my knitting to a minimum, and keeping myself busy by spinning wool and by trying to make my own knitting needles and drop spindles. (Anyone know where I can get a drill bit for my Dremel that will drill 3/8 or 1/2 inch holes?)

In other news, I posted the following to the Knitty Coffeeshop by request. And I'm putting it here too, so I don't lose it later.

Edit 8/28: That was just too long for my taste. Here's the Knitty Coffeeshop thread where I posted the exact same thing:

The 'Choose Your Own' Knitted Bag Pattern

entrelac at 5:25 PM :: |


Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Long day. Eyes burning, probably from allergies that I thought I didn't have. Cat won't shut up. All secret pal-related purchases are complete, some disassembly and reassembly required.

You know, it's not easy to type with my eyes closed...and my head tilted back, and the cat curled up on my chest like a sofa.. I hop there aren't too many tpos in this. I'm not going to correct them.

Upside to today: The new little MP3 player/portable speakers I bought work well, and I listened to nothing but Def Leppard ALL day. Very very pleasant. Far far better than the political talk show CRAP blaring from a neighboring cubicle.... (uh oh, here it comes)

/rant on RADIOS ARE A PRIVILEGE NOT A RIGHT, YOU DUMBASS! IF I WANTED TO HEAR WHAT MINDLESS IDIOCY BUSH IS SPOUTING OR HOW KERRY'S CONTRADICTING HIMSELF /AGAIN/, I'D TURN /MY/ RADIO TO THAT SHIT! YOU'RE GOING TO MAKE US ALL LIVE WITHOUT IF YOU DON'T TURN DOWN THE FUCKING VOLUME! /rant off

Ahem. I think it's time to take a Midol and return to our regularly scheduled knitting content...

entrelac at 10:53 PM :: |


Thursday, August 12, 2004

Okay, further proof that Wendy is totally awesome: she's made a button in case anyone wants to actually link my blog to theirs with a pretty clickie thing. Here's the button image:



Now, HOW to make that into a link...you got me. The only reason I got Ceci's Intarsia button to work over there is that I'm cannibalizing Wendy's wonderful code and putting in other images/links/etc in them....I hope that's kosher.

As long as it works, right?

entrelac at 12:12 AM :: |


Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Because everyone kept suggesting it on the Knitty Coffeeshop, I'm going to start archiving any of those novelettes I write there by posting the link to them here. Hopefully that will work. If not...I guess I'll start copy and pasting them over. Spamorama.

How to make a scarf with variegated yarn so the colors pool.

Hope that link works.

Edit: Learning how to make clickable links in this thing. Thank you, Wendy 'Zibbibo' for the excellent instructions. :)

entrelac at 10:58 PM :: |


Sunday, August 08, 2004

Dear Secret Pal Recipient,

I have begun shopping to send to you. This is fun! Looking at yarns in fibers and colors for someone else is always more fun than for myself. And of course, the little things. It's the little things that make a gift extra special. Just you wait...I'm buying for you, but Ceci and I have been throwing ideas back and forth already. >:)

Dear Secret Pal Sender,

I hope you're having as much fun putting stuff together for me as I am for my recipient. Whatever you do, don't stress about it! If you're not having fun, just send me a ball of acrylic or something. I'll find a use for it. :)

Signed,
Skaska "OOH! What about THAT one??" Vral'Oth

entrelac at 7:05 PM :: |


Thursday, August 05, 2004

Sigh. Long day. Made longer because I stopped at Wally World to pick up a few things. Necessities and frivolous both. Knitting-wise, I picked up some random hardware-ish things I won't explain until later and almost a dozen balls of various eyelash yarns. I know I said I'm not that big on them, but Ceci is, and I have a crapload of LB Thick'n'Quick that'll make the poncho pattern from the SnB book easily. So I bought eyelashy stuff to go with that to get that yarn knitted and out of my stash.

I haven't heard back from LDP yet about the beads, but in preparation I bought a pack of little ziplock bags to put the beads in. I also haven't heard back yet from LisaJoy about her thoughts on my Ashford Traditional. If she does express interest, I may have a bit of a battle ahead finding a box that'll fit it. I hope not.

Boxes are packed and ready for both Wendy and Amy (hotknits). I'll need to take them to the post office probably on Monday. Won't have time any other time.

entrelac at 2:18 AM :: |


Monday, August 02, 2004

Okay, this is me, this time. The pretty picture I think was Zibibbo testing some stuff out on this thing for me. I'm still learning, as I was bucking to get that government subsidy for the homepageless. No longer, I guess. We'll see. ;)

entrelac at 5:21 PM :: |


Sunday, August 01, 2004

Testing Testing 123

Testing Testing 123
Hey! look at the pretty yarn!

entrelac at 7:12 AM :: |