30 November 2005

As If I Had the Time...

the new MagKnits is up. All bags this issue. I have an extra skein of Daria that may become the corded bag, someday.

Mixed feelings

The girls discovered the spider this morning when they came downstairs for breakfast (I'd left it on the kitchen table). Quinn laughed and said, "How cute!" and then proceeded to chase her sister around the kitchen with it. Allison pretended to scream.

I don't know whether to be disappointed that they didn't freak out, or proud that they've inherited my taste for creepy-crawly things.

29 November 2005

I Am a Bad Mom

This creative use of yarn ends didn't take much in the way of skill to execute. However, its strategic placement should result in some satisfying reactions from the girls in the morning.

Heh heh.

21 November 2005

New Model

My hubby is the type who wears shorts and t-shirts year-round, which makes for limited knitting opportunities. However, ski season is approaching, and I had some yummy chocolate-colored alpaca. Voila, a scarf for skiing, made to his exact specs (not too long, not too frou-frou, no fringes). The alpaca was only sport weight, so I added a strand of Araucania wool, black in parts and variegated blue in others. Not very exciting knitting (just seed stitch) but at least he'll actually wear it.

PS--Yes, that's a pile of laundry in the background, waiting to be folded. I have my priorities straight.

13 November 2005

Fashions I Could Live without

I though about this while I was walking across campus the other day. If I were the fashion police (highly unlikely as that may be) I would issue tickets for the following:
  1. Girls in low-cut jeans and tight, belly-baring t-shirts. Is there some sort of tragic fabric shortage?
  2. Suburban white boys in really baggy pants that are worn low and beltless.
  3. Girls in spandex pants with writing across the butt. Your ass is not a billboard.
  4. Boys in baseball caps, especially if worn backwards.
  5. Girls wearing pajama bottoms to class. Is this a fashion statement, or were they too damn lazy to get dressed that morning?
  6. Boys in dyed mohawks. I thought it was kinda cool when I was in high school a long long time ago.
  7. Girls with long fingernails that have fancy art on them. Because (1) these girls can barely function with such long nails and (2) they never seem to have time to study, and yet have hours to get their nails done.

06 November 2005

On Safari

Friends and I spent the weekend at Safari West. Here are a couple of the animals we met. The giraffe was, obviously, close enough to touch. Looks like he's blowing his coat. The cranky looking cow-thing is a Cape Buffalo. And that ostrich was just a pest.