Tuesday, September 18, 2007


This is Samus. I started it as my Knitting Olympics project (the personal challenge was tackling cables for the first time). Yes, it has been on the needles that long. But now I have two incentives to finish it ASAP. First, as you know, is Autumn Rose--I'm not allowed to cast on for my new obsession until I finish this. The second is that the Yarn Harlot is coming to town on Thursday. The Harlot herself, founder of the Knitting Olympics. Think I can sew on the other sleeve, knit approximately 57 miles of i-cord edging, install my first zipper, block, and dry this in under 48 hours?

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Watership Down

I saw this quiz on Mafia's blog, and I just had to take it. And I was thrilled to discover that I am one of my favorite books ever. I have read this one more times than I can count, and I get something new out of it each time:

You're Watership Down!

by Richard Adams

Though many think of you as a bit young, even childish, you're
actually incredibly deep and complex. You show people the need to rethink their
assumptions, and confront them on everything from how they think to where they
build their houses. You might be one of the greatest people of all time. You'd
be recognized as such if you weren't always talking about talking rabbits.

Take the Book Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Stardust and charlie horses

This weekend was for showing Taz's mom around NYC. My folks decided to join us too, which was fun. We began our Saturday to the sounds of the Broadway hopefuls who double as waitstaff at the Stardust Diner just north of Times Square. Then we walked through Central Park and saw Strawberry Fields, took the subway down to Chinatown and walked some more, met up with a family friend for dinner, and walked some more. Exhausted, we fell asleep as soon as we got home. Then I woke up in the middle of the night with searing pain in my calves, and my dad's legs and feet were really swollen, too, he said. Needless to say, everyone voted for less walking when we had brunch, saw Ground Zero, and ate dosa for dinner on Sunday!