Sunday, November 30, 2008

"Lovely Rita, meter maid, nothing can come between us, when it gets dark I tow your heart away."

Mesmer has gone live! The pattern in now available at Etsy and on Ravelry. These socks are so fun to knit, they practically create themselves.

- Beatles Lyrics

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

"He robbed from the rich and he gave to the poor, stood up to the man and gave him what for."

I heart Warren Sapp. It must be declared, here and now. I love the chemistry between him and Kim Johnson on Dancing with the Stars; I hope they win tonight!

In knitting news...
May I present "Mesmer," my newest pattern, coming out this week. I got inspired watching Alan Rickman sensually emote all over my teevee in the 1994 flick of the same name (thank you netflix, you are my shinning Knight). This sock pattern features whirling cables around the leg, which gracefully move across the instep. The cables wind in opposite directions on each sock, so it has a built in anti-second sock syndrome device! Gauge is 31 stitches and 44 rows over 4” in stockinette stitch on US size 1/2.25 mm needles. I used one entire skein of Colinette's Jiiterbug in Vatican Pie. I've got size 7 1/2 feet, so if your feet are bigger, pick up two skeins, or a different sock yarn. There are loads of sales going on this week at almost all the local yarn shops. So stock up with this pattern in mind! If you're planning on making more holiday presents, these socks took me about 4 days.

Monday, November 10, 2008

"Come on feel the noise. Girls, rock your boys."

It's no surprise I love making hats with ears. Well, I've decided to share my method. I've created an excel spreadsheet to help you with the necessary calculations for your own "Open Source Kitty Hat." Included in the spreadsheet are some tips on fit and style and a thorough explanation of the three needle bind off.

Get it here

If you like it, I'd appreciate it if you'd throw some pennies my way to help with the costs. Donate via the paypal button on the right.

Now show me your Kitty Hats!!!!

- Quiet riot Lyrics

Sunday, November 09, 2008

"Well, I talk about it, Talk about it Talk about it Talk about it"

For all you Ravelers out there, check it:

Ten of my patterns are now available for download on Ravelry, including a few freebies!

For those knitters who aren't on Ravelry, you need to get on it. It is so much fun! It's really neat to be able to see, pretty much instantly, what other crafters have done with a pattern, or how they've modified it to fit better. Sure, there's a waiting list, but invites are going out much faster these days.
Take the screen shot tour.

- Soundtrack Artists Lyrics

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

"got up this morning on the right side of my bed, with all these crazy thoughts screaming through my head"

My face hurts from smiling so much last night. I have a Hope hangover.

"Must separate the church and skate!"

Why stop at banning Gay Marriage? Let's vote how the old testament tells us. I think we need a amendment to our constitution to ban the eating of shell fish:

Leviticus 11 says:
9 These shall ye eat of all that are in the waters: whatsoever hath fins and scales in the waters, in the seas, and in the rivers, them shall ye eat.
10 And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of any living thing which is in the waters, they shall be an abomination unto you:
11 They shall be even an abomination unto you; ye shall not eat of their flesh, but ye shall have their carcasses in abomination.
12 Whatsoever hath no fins nor scales in the waters, that shall be an abomination unto you.

and while we're at it, let's enforce sacrifices of our purest male cattle:

Leviticus 1 says:

2: Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, If any man of you bring an offering unto the LORD, ye shall bring your offering of the cattle, even of the herd, and of the flock.
3: If his offering be a burnt sacrifice of the herd, let him offer a male without blemish: he shall offer it of his own voluntary will at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before the LORD.

and who couldn't get behind banning wool mixed with linen (I'm looking at you Louet!) and bowl cuts, (sorry Beatles you're all burning in hell!):

Leviticus 19 says:

19: Ye shall keep my statutes. Thou shalt not let thy cattle gender with a diverse kind: thou shalt not sow thy field with mingled seed: neither shall a garment mingled of linen and woolen come upon thee.

27: Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard.

and once and for all, (right next to the text that says gay marriage should be legislated) let's make adultery a punishable crime and stop those heinous offerings to Molech!

Leviticus 18 says:

20: Moreover thou shalt not lie carnally with thy neighbor's wife, to defile thyself with her.
21: And thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire to Molech, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD.
22: Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.

52% of California, you disappoint me.

- NOFX Lyrics

Monday, November 03, 2008