Thursday, February 14, 2008

Low-rank nerd

I am nerdier than 68% of all people. Are you a nerd? Click here to find out!

That seems about right. I'm about as nerdy as ACB apparently, but not nearly so much as sogalitno. No doubt if there were a classical music nerd quiz I'd be off the charts ...

St Brigid: I ordered some more Hebridean 3-ply to make it full-length, especially since my row gauge is always off. No doubt there will be a visible dye lot mismatch after all this time ... but I'll try to use the new stuff mostly on the back at this point. Hope it comes soon (and then I can test out my swift and ball winder, increasing my knitting geek score!)

Meanwhile Johanne is doing fantastically well with hers. Way to go!

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Happy new year. Oh wait ...

Good grief, is this my first post of 2008? Gah. I really need to get better about this.

In any event, the Monkey socks are done!! They feel great on the feet too.


Next sock priority: to darn the Eleanor socks, which already have a hole in them (Darn!)

Also I am 3/4 (at least) of the way to completing the back of St Brigid. It's getting kind of routine now but the yarn and cables are so lovely that it's still a pleasure to knit.

And, in sewing news, I completed a Dora-themed nightgown for Claire (Kwik Sew 3105). My gathering and ruffling skills are improving a bit. It's still not perfect, but I'm OK with it. She's been wearing it to bed, so at least the major goal is accomplished.


Next sewing project: a T-shirt from Wazoodle's Grab Bag for girls, using the ever popular Jalie 2005 t-shirt pattern.

In other news, I am fiercely attempting to memorize the concerto I'm premiering next month. Fun times.

All right, here's hoping I don't skip another month!!

Random photo goodness #1: A platypus on my cat (sorry,


Random photo goodness #2: Matching father-daughter chinrests: