Friday, March 24, 2006

Uh oh...

----- Original Message -----
From: Brittany
To: Eric
Sent: Friday, March 24, 2006 8:15 PM
Subject: Awww look look look look look!


Okay break over. Introduction is finis! Just the discussion (ugh boring), then the abstract (which should take all of 2 secs).


On 3/24/06, Eric wrote:
Get back to work, you Bean!

"See how in the loop you can get when you avoid paper writing by blog-stalking and knittyboarding?"


----- Original Message -----
From: Brittany
To: Eric
Sent: Friday, March 24, 2006 8:19 PM
Subject: Re: Awww look look look look look!

Ooops. Busted.


Wednesday, March 15, 2006


Before the second package even arrived, my lovely downstream SP, Trillian from the Knitty Coffeeshop busted me. She's on the ball, that lady. And a prolific knitter too (Bloom shawl finished in 3 days? Whaaaa?).

I also have a confession to make. I've fallen hard (dear SO will be upset by this). I think I'm in love... with Patrick McGoohan... or perhaps more so his "Danger Man" persona, John Drake. *sigh* It's all I've been watching these days, when Eric is not home and I need something to watch while knitting. Ahhh John Drake. Think James Bond. But smarter - he rarely ever uses a gun, and not a *cough cough* slut like Bond. If you've never watched it before, I highly recommend it. But beware. You may experience lightheadedness and find your heart fluttering. Be still my beating heart.

In knitting news, those blasted stockinette socks are driving me mental. Starting at the same spot in the pattern repeat is NOT helping me get identical socks. Boo. I should be finished in a day or so. I'll show you then.

Back to John Drake... *swoon*

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

At war with the whole commitment thing

I thought I might have a problem with this whole commitment thing and apparently I do. Two weeks and no update! Honestly! If some of the people whose blogs I stalk were not to update in two weeks, I'd be having a fit by now!

On a related note, commitment issues are showing up elsewhere... I had been good for a while, after my last post I had no WIPs. Can you imagine? No WIPs. (Of course there are those that still need to be blocked, but we will ignore that miniscule detail.) I had frogged the ones that weren't making me happy. I had woven in all ends. I was free to start a new project. So I did. I cast on for my faroese shawl (pattern from Heartstrings) using my ColourMartUK fingering weight cashmere. I progressed well. It was the only thing that I knit for the first few days. Then the garter sections started getting longer. And they got longer. And longer. Progress has stalled.

Cashmere faroese shawl

I got an order in from Red Bird Knits. They had 1.5mm DPNs and 1.75mm DPNs in stock! Yay! All I was getting when I knit my Lorna's Laces Shepard Sock with 2.00mm DPNs was 28 sts/4 in. Floppy. Not sturdy enough for socks. But my new needles came in (and is Robyn from Red Bird Knits fantastic or what?) and I happily cast on my Lorna's Laces. But I had issues. Oh did I have issues. I cast on 74 sts for Grumperina's Jaywalker socks. The Lorna's Laces split into one side pink and purple, the other orange. Yuck. Rip rip rip... I cast on 72 sts for Knitty's Pomatomus (why do I feel compelled to say Potatomous?). The difference in number of stitches wasn't enough to save it. Grrr. As punishment, Irving Park is sitting in a time out until it behaves or the inept user finds an interesting sock pattern that will work for it, whichever comes first - don't hold your breath folks. (And yeees... the author is open to suggestions.)

Lorna's Laces Shepard Sock Irving Park

Because of troubles with those socks, I decided a change of pace was needed, hence:

Socks in OnLine Supersock

Ahhhh miles of numbingly boring stockinette. Who needs sedatives when you have stockinette?