The Peat Blog
I can take sticks and string and make clothes. What can you do?
Sunday, April 15, 2007
Thursday, March 29, 2007
Ya know, I really didn't mean to move back to Texas and abandon my blog. Really. But I'm happy to report that if you were thinking I had entered some experimental biodome type facility to determine how long a person can subsist on fine Taco Cabana bean and cheese tacos, you would be wrong (at least, I'm not in an experimental biodome type facility).
I have been keeping quite busy assisting a number of folks' moves, one of which (Mom's) is ongoing, with an estimated completion date of 2025. And also trying to stop the baby from chewing on the long-suffering cat's ear. Jade is a saint among cats. It's been a pretty constant spin of activity since getting here.
My computer is still one new hard drive away from recovery, and it will have to wait until I find gainful employment. I'm not sure how I'm going to get my knitting pictures out of my camera, since I have to find a card reader, or hijack my brother's laptop. It'll happen, just don't know when.
So, still alive, settling in, keeping busy--and to tide you over, here's Drake looking cute:
There's been so much. The Anna Nicole babydaddy free-for-all, various people's trips to rehab, where one can apparently seek treatment for being a jerk, the stroll down Memory Lane that is TMNT (haven't seen it yet)--but I'm going to have to go with this:
There seems to have been some recent outrage in Iran about the movie "300" over the depiction of the Persian Empire, that it is part of a cultural war against Iranians. Let me assure them, however, that virtually no Americans have any idea that Iran and ancient Persia are the same place.
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Okay, my hard drive converted itself into a coaster about two weeks ago, JUST AS I WAS THINKING ABOUT ACTUALLY POSTING. My apologies. I'll be back when I get the damn thing fixed (let us pray for a successful exorcism and/or the retrieval of all information). I do have knitting photos; I did finish something.
Saturday, December 02, 2006
Having received a social call from no less a personage than the Lady Linoleum herself has prompted me to get off my ass, so to speak, and post something. The semester is winding down now--my very last assignment is due in nine days, and then I'm going to do a bunch of no pressure, sheer pleasure reading (by which I mean manga...hush now), entertain my kid, graduate with my Master's and prepare for turning 28. And probably nap.
It's been so long since I worked on anything that I'll probably have to frog everything, having forgotten where I was in the pattern. Hopefully this at least will survive:
The baby hat for Mom's next auction (not 'til spring). Not frogging it will require I remember what size I am making. I really ought to write this crap down. Got a scarf started upstairs somewhere, except I have to find the pattern... SO! ORGANIZED!
M's Culture Report
I'm not going to say anything about Paris and Britney. Nope. We can only hope that the combined gravitational force of the black holes between their ears will suck them into oblivion and we will finally be free.
I have a general PSA: Gals, if you are wearing furry boots, it is too f*cking cold to be wearing a miniskirt. You don't look cute, you look too stupid to dress yourself.
And finally, I have decided that I really want to be in a Go Gos tribute band. Fortunately for the Go Gos and their fans, I can't sing or play the relevant instruments, so their music is safe.
End of bulletin. I have some reading to do and seasonal decorating to do. Peace out.
Monday, November 13, 2006
Did ya miss me?
No pictures, mainly 'cause I'm lazy. Also I don't think the little hat in progress is all that impressive. And mainly, what I've been doing is writing my weekly papers, reading books and attending to projects like a booktalk and building a digital library. Yes, it's all quite riveting, although last week was nice since we were covering graphic novels and I got to read Batman for class. That was awesome.
Anyhoodle, I'll be back to blogging soon, hopefully with something new to show, or else I'll just take pictures of store bought things and claim that I knit them. Yeah!
In the meantime, here's an insight into the future of my career.
Sunday, October 15, 2006
I've been busy, ok?
Take a moment to review last post's FO--Fussy Feather Hat. I saw a hat just like it--I mean, same yarn, same color, same stitch--at Macy's for 30 bucks. So I'll open the bidding at $20 and sit here, smug in the knowledge that I am intuitively on the cutting edge of fashion.
For my last reserve FO, I give you a cute little baby, wearing a passable baby sweater:
And one more, for good measure.
The pattern is in the book One Skein, which is great for short attention spans. It's made of wonderfully soft Blue Sky Cotton. This stuff is great. I screwed up the seaming on the sleeves, so hurray for dark colors!
Not much else to report; daily baby business, schoolwork, cat wrangling
Are you aware that your kitten cries a lot?
and between all my book-learnin' and paper-writin', I try to crochet a little on a baby hat for the next auction my mom does, and I've resurrected a dusty UFO...
Who remembers Sancho?
Sunday, October 01, 2006
The temptation of which I speak is to attempt to distract from my lack of fiber related accomplishment with pictures of an adorable baby. But I cannot choose which from the hundreds. Besides, he's got his own FO photo shoot soon.
So here's a lame FO from a few weeks ago:
It's just a plain hat made from some fussy feather yarn (Bernat Boa, I think). I do have some other things in progress, but I didn't photograph the WIP Parade, and we all know I can be a bit flighty anyway when it comes to starting/stopping/abandoning/resuming knitting projects. Also, a certain damn cat, who recently appeared to be lobbying for a bigger, possibly handknit, cat bed
knocked over the WIP basket which did not win her any points. Thin ice, cat.
Well, I have a cute if slightly demanding baby to attend to, and possibly also a couple of papers and various other crap OH MY GOD I HATE DIGITAL LIBRARIES AND RUE THE DAY I ENROLLED IN IT sorry, meltdown over. Thank you all for your kind words about the socks--we wear them as much as possible--and Little D!
M's Culture Query
Alright Eileen and Suzanne--how does Tennant measure up? I didn't realize the new season started Friday and happened upon it late--and then multi-tasked during it--but so far I think he's a good Doctor. What do y'all think?