Thursday, July 07, 2005


The Buckaroo

So, when I put those socks on Mouse and took a picture yesterday? That's a buckaroo. Thanks, Stitchy McYarnpants! And this picture on MrA's blog really hits home.

A Boggle buckeroo! Cats are so talented.

Well, today was not such a great day, with what happened in London. It's all very scary, sad, and frustrating. Also, GWB still really sucks, world-class style. Way to turn a national tragedy into an excuse for your horrendously planned and disastrously executed "war" on "terror." But anyways . . .

Yarn! I started making the ribbon x-back tank from Knitty. You just cast on an even number of stitches on a circular needle and knit in seed stitch. The thing is . . . okay, you start knit, purl, knit, purl, etc etc etc, and finish with a purl. Then you're at the beginning of the next row, and you need to start with a purl (because last time you started with a knit). But you just finished with a purl, so you have a purl next to a purl. Then the next time around, a knit next to a knit. It makes a slight variation on the pattern. I think this can be remedied by having an odd number of stitches.

I tried to take a picture of this fascinating phenomenon, but in my hands the camera is a cumbersome instrument, capable of rendering only blurry approximations of shape and size. So just IMAGINE what I'm talking about.

I did get a picture of Buckles having a snuggle with the yarn.

Fer cute!

Hey, Susie Cupcakes is off for a fabulous weekend jaunt to Provence, where the sun-dappled fields of fresh vegetables and cellars of delicious wines beckon, and the refreshing country weekend will be followed by a day of flea-market shopping and espresso-sipping in cozy Parisian cafes.

Oops, I mean Cleveland! I'm going to Cleveland! Yaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyy.

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