- Falling Snow stocking: Couple more rows were put onto this before I passed out last night from exhaustion.
I also have a sneaky-type sock on the go, a man's size out of Kroy with size 3 needles. Shhhh! It's a seekrud!
And a second sock that I cast on to try out the whole Fleegle Heel thing. I will probably now rip out the FIRST sock so that I can re-do it with the Fleegle Heel method. But not until I have finished this second-(that will be first) - sock. Wow, I even come close to confusing myself.
I also apologized in advance for going off about parents with large strollers who try to take out innocent passers-by. What's up with that?
If I keep apologizing, I think I'm going to start sounding like the Wit from the Knitwits podcast. Oops.
I mentioned Bicycle Advocacy, and Copenhagen Cycle Chic. Go check it out...yes, it's people on bicycles, but they're stylish, and they wear a lot of knitwear, particularly at this time of year...
I did a half-arsed review of Interweave Knits Winter 2010, and got nitpicky about the promise on the front cover that indicated socks for everyone. I was disappointed. But, as mentioned, only because I hold Interweave up to a higher standard due to their market penetration and longevity.
Heh. I said penetration.
I MUST be tired to have found that funny. Actually, it WAS funny, but I must be tired because I don't generally go for that kind of humour.
We here at the Stringchronicity Podcast do not have a sense of humour that we are aware of.
(Let's just stop now, shall we? Oi.)
I mention my co-worker Jean and his generous wife Cassy, and the absolutely wonderful wool that she sent to me. I blogged about it at inkyblack.net. There are pictures. Go have a look!
I very incidentally mentioned Pinterest. It's the new crack. All the cool kids are doing it. I'm even following Ysolda Teague and Jessica and Mary Heather from Ravelry, and Lolly and...and...yeah. There's a lot to like over there.
I talked about The FUMP! What is The FUMP? So glad you asked. It's the Funny Music Project, and it's where I find most of the fun stuff I've been sharing with the rest of y'all. I was going to put a song at the end called "Wasted on the Sleigh" by Robert Lund and spaff.com, but thought better of it afterwards. Why? Because some folks might not appreciate the idea of St. Nick getting hammered on magic ho-hos and having a Merry-wanna Chrismas.
Though, if you want me to, I can totally set that up for next week. Really. Let me know either in the comments (down below! Click the link! You're already more than halfway there if you're reading this!), or by going to the Stringchronicity Podcast board on Ravelry and posting in the show thread there.
Instead, I played Podsafe Christmas Song by Jonathan Coulton (off his Thing a Week One album). Go to his website. Give him moneys. He writes absolutely awesome music, and could probably use a bit of cash around this time of year. He, apparently, had a birthday recently. He writes songs about ZOMBIES, and ROBOTS, people...how is this not the ultimate awesome?
I sense something for me to pin on Pinterest. Yep.
Til next week, folkses. Here's hoping I'm not so loopy I'm all over the place again (unless you like that sort of thing, and then I'll have to attempt it. It could be messy).
*what IS the correct verbiage of podcast? Is the past-tense just podcast, or is it podcasted? Inquiring minds and all that...
Feeling a bit under the weather today, so I'm delaying the podcast til next week when I should be feeling better. My knitting is continuing apace...how's yours?! Let me know in either the comments or on the Ravelry board. :)
This week was busy, what with wonky work schedules and inclement weather.
We went to the mall and picked out a couple of new hats from Chapel. The Husbeast got a bowler, and I picked out a sexy new top hat! I also managed to find a party dress at Addition-Elle for my company Xmas party. I may be able to post pictures after the event :)
Our order from Spud.ca was...um...mixed up. This has since been fixed, and not in the 3 hours that was estimated. Hooray! Awesome customer service continues from this company. And the free-range eggs, though expensive enough to be a "treat" look delicious.
I do a kind of introduction/review of the current issues of:
- Knitting Today
- Creative Knitting
I also mention Interweave Knits very briefly.
I spent most of my time bewildered and confused by not only the whole spud drama, but also a very talkative cat who was trying to cause as much trouble as possible.
This episode was recorded approximately 6 times to varying degrees of "done" before it was finally put in the can. What you get is...well...what you get ;)
Nothing is off the needles. No progress on The Sweater, the stocking, and two out of three socks. The socks for Robin are past the heel and on the way to the toe. The gusset has just been finished.
Song at the end is "Avada Kedavra" by Steve Goodie & Nuclear Bubblewrap. Check them out at The Fump. There's also an animated video on Youtube. No, really. Happy Harry Potter movie day.
(I'm also blaming some of the bewilderment on Susan Powter, though I don't mention her in the podcast. Why? Because I found her on blip.tv. If you remember her from the 90's, she was a rather manic infomercial personality who felt very passionate about fitness, low-fat, and stopping the insanity. If you ever want to watch an entirely different form of Theatre of the Absurd, check it out. I may not subscribe to her low-fat leanings, but I can appreciate her passion for what she does. I found it just before I went to podcast, and I've been a little stunned ever since. Her videos are a somewhat surreal experience.)
Had a few issues getting started recording. You may notice that the intro song has changed! Actually, it has not. I re-cut the intro from the original recording of 8-Bit Junkie by George Wood. I've included the song in its entirety at the end of the podcast so that anyone interested in hearing the whole thing can do so. I may re-cut an outro next week. :)
We've been on vacation (staycation?) this week and have been getting all prepared for winter.
We took a trip to IKEA for storage & had my Dad over to fix our doorbell.
The order from Spud came in! Lots of fresh produce to last the week.
Traveler's Stockings by Nancy Bush: Um. Not liking this as much as I would have hoped. Plus, my gauge is really off (now that I'm into the stockinette and can measure properly). Looks like this effort will, again, be ripped out. Back to the drawing board.
This week we take a look into the world of Socks, and a couple of good resources on how to get started. I'm hoping to get into a series of essentials one should be able to find out to make learning that particular knitted project just a little bit easier.
spud.ca update: Still no delivery. The end of the delivery window is 9pm, so there was nothing here for the time of the podcast. Maybe next week :(
Mixed Media Week in Review:
Books: Nothing new. Spilled some Bpal on my Elizabeth Zimmermann Knitter's Almanac, though...
Audio: Still getting caught up on podcasts
Video: Watched Being Human, a DVD from the BBC. We recommend it!
Gaming: Oh, don't get me started. I'm ticked off at the whole "pre-order" system this week.
On/Off/Near the Needles:
- Hermione's Everyday Sock is off the needles! Pictures soon enough, we're in the process of blocking.
- February Lady Sweater: No new progress. But that means nothing horrific has happened, yay!
- Black Tie Optional (Sept. Mock) is back on the needles, at least temporarily as I fix the whole "how long is long enough" issue.
- Traveler's Stocking by Nancy Bush: Hoping to cast on soon!