Friday, February 26, 2010

Sunday, February 14, 2010

feeling hopeful

...on this day, the first day of the year of the tiger. I could write a cynical Valentine's rant, but you know what? It's been said before. It's a manufactured holiday... yadda yadda yadda.

I just looked up and noticed that it's almost 5:30pm and it's still light out. I don't care what Phil said, Spring is on the way... the days are getting longer and I'm feeling hopeful.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

ernie of the day

So, while I was in NYC, Ernie picked up the kinda bad habit of sleeping on the kitchen table... I don't really mind - I don't actually eat at the table, but still. It's my dumping ground for pretty much everything I bring into my house; it's full of scarves at the moment and he's made a little nest.

Monday, February 8, 2010

dear zachary

Please see this film. I had no idea what I was getting myself into when I picked up this documentary with an interesting cover at the library. It's an amazing little film -- about a man who was murdered and all the people who loved him. I'm still crying.

You can read up on it at

Friday, February 5, 2010

an exercise in stash-busting

I'm broke... as in, "cannot buy things which are not necessities" and it sucks. On the upside I have a massive "stash" of yarn in the loft and since I have loads of free time, I'm knitting. I'm knitting as if my life depends on it (ok, too dramatic, but you get the idea -- I watched the season premiere of RuPaul's Drag Race so please excuse my dah-rah-mah).

My most current project is Sage Remedy -- it's a lovely capped-sleeve, gathered tee and almost every version I've seen on Ravelry looks amazing. The project I was going to make, Harper, hits right at the top of the belly -- you know, where the rounding begins. Where I now have rounding. Le sigh. I figured Harper could wait for that indefinite point in the future when I've gotten back into my regular clothes... it's got kimono style sleeves and I love the shape, but the shape doesn't suit my shape at the moment. So I'm going for some Remedy instead.

I actually made a swatch. I never swatch. Rather, I RARELY swatch before diving into a project; I figure that even if I don't get exact gauge, I'll make it work, but seeing as I need to be economical with my yarn, I thought a swatch would be prudent. Woohoo! I got gauge.And so it begins.

ernie of the day

...he used to love me...