Thursday, November 11, 2004


Well, there's not much we can do except hold on for the next four years, so I might as well knit. At least that's something I have control over...

I'm making a pair of Broad Street mittens for my cousin for Christmas. She has *extremely* small hands (and mine are *extremely* NOT small), so I am adapting the pattern a smidge. Okay, a big smidge. I'm making them out of Canadian Regal that I ordered from Schoolhouse Press on #3 steel DPNs. (Yes, that's a blatant plug - I think they're the best thing since peanut butter!) I made one glove with Quebecoise, following the pattern. The thing was HUGE! Even after severe felting, it's still a little bit wide across my hand. It's really, really warm, though, so I'll probably make the mate to it and keep it for myself. :) I adapted the number of stitches, and it seems to be going well.

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

so disappointed

4 more years. Good God.

And Ohio passed Issue 1. It's disenheartening to know that I'm surrounded by so many small-minded bigots. (is that redundant? I don't care)

I really miss Bill Clinton.

I need to be more positive. Okay - here's something: at least the commercials are over. Now we can go back to our regularly annoying commercials for Buddy's Carpet and Taco Bell.

On top of everything, I think I'm fighting off the flu. I think I'm going to go home, make some soup and curl up in my chair with the fair isle cardigan I'm designing for my niece.