general adventures in craftiness

Thursday, March 28, 2002

Here's the bag!

On the knitting front: I felted the bag. It turned out great. I need to take pictures and get them posted. I finished a hat for Brad, my brother-in-law. And currently I am knitting a striped vest and hat set for some friends from college who just had a new baby boy. Bart and I are going clamming tomorrow. That's my spring break! A nice long weekend digging in the sand. I am excited to get away and have some fun. Hopefully I can make some chowdah with our catch.

Wednesday, March 27, 2002

Jesus Shaves Classic David Sedaris just in time for Easter.

Tuesday, March 26, 2002

Playboy plans 'Women of Enron' issue This is almost too much for me to bear.

Monday, March 25, 2002

Hurray for Denzel and Halle!

Wednesday, March 20, 2002

The Old Mac That Went to Pot Funny story.

Friday, March 15, 2002

The argyle vest is finally done! Yay! I had ripped out the armhole trim about three times before I got it the way I wanted. This was a quick project because it was knit on size 15 needles with double strands of Cascade Padraza yarn held together throughout. I can't wait to wear it. I am currently working on a pair of socks made with variegated grey Trekking. I also need to felt the bag I finished a few weeks ago.

Groups Fight Florida's Ban on Gay Adoption As Florida officials seek to remove a 10-year-old boy from the home of the same-sex foster parents who have raised him since infancy, gay and civil rights agencies and children's advocates have organized to challenge a state law prohibiting gays from adopting. This is the highly publicized Lofton-Croteau case, which was featured on PrimeTime Live last night. It is appalling to me that Florida, Mississippi, and Utah have bans on gay adoption. I don't think the sexuality of parents affects parenting skills if they provide a stable, loving home. Kudos to Rosie O'Donnell for supporting the case. Send a letter to Florida officials via Let Him Stay.

Wednesday, March 13, 2002

'Whities' mascot about education not retaliation Solomon Little Owl, director of Native American Student Services at the University of Northern Colorado, chose the mascot "The Fighting Whities" for his intramural basketball team. A group combating stereotypes provided them with T-shirts with the name "The Fighting Whites," but the nickname evolved into Whities. Team members say they want to raise awareness of the issue of painful cultural stereotypes.

Monday, March 11, 2002

Rented The Princess and the Warrior this weekend. I loved this movie! Tom Tykwer, the director, had also done Run Lola Run. I loved the cinematography and the images. The dialogue was simplistic, yet also profound. It was a little long, but that's a minor complaint. I finished knitting the front and back of the argyle vest. It needs to be blocked and sewn together. I also need to add the accent stitching. I was awakened this morning by helicopters and gusty winds.

Thursday, March 07, 2002

Here's the Rebecca tank top. Just finished sewing the straps on last night. The gauge is a tiny bit larger than it was supposed to be, but the actual fit is just fine. I really like it a lot more than I thought I would. It was a quick and easy project! Originally, the pattern called for a fluffy, sparkly yarn from GGH, but I didn't like the colors, so I chose this ribbon-type yarn, Spettacolo, in red and brown. I think it made a great substitution.

Wednesday, March 06, 2002

This is going to be my next project. It's a Teva Durham design. Her company is called loop-d-loop. Her designs are really funky and cool. I am so excited to make this vest. It should go fast because you use size 15 needles. I'm almost done with the Rebecca tank I've been working on. Just need to sew on the straps. I am also almost finished with my second felted bag. I will post pictures soon.

Tuesday, March 05, 2002

The true and scandalous story of Trading Spaces.

Good (or Unwitting) Neighbors Make for Good Internet Access An interesting article, however, not relevant to my neighborhood, though I wish it was. Wireless technology is definitely the way to go. I know there are some buildings around town where you can suck up free radiowaves but I haven't investigated yet.

Gosford Park was rather delightful. The only other Best Picture nominees that I need to see are A Beautiful Mind and Lord of the Rings.