Bored. Kinda.

May 20, 2013 :: 12:30 PM


it’s all cumberbatch’s fault, really

I really do love how Sherlock’s pronunciation of John’s name has become wildly accepted. It pops up everywhere in the fandom. Even my fan fiction.


I’ve been sticking to trying to apply for 5-ish jobs a day, at a minimum, and the majority of those cannot be through recruiters. For every recruiter I apply to, I have two find two more positions. I’m aiming high and hoping for the middle. I guess it could be worse… Maybe some of these companies will see my resume and be all “OOOH! SHE’S PROBABLY CHEAP! LET’S BRING HER IN.”

It’s a nice fantasy. Right?


I’m currently taking advantage of being (temporarily?) less depressed than I have been by working on craft projects. I have some thank you cards I’m making as part of a wedding gift and I’m working on my Wonderful Wallaby. The cards are easy. The sweater? Not so much. I vented on Facebook that the company that wrote the pattern really sucks. The pattern really does suck, not because it’s hard to knit (it’s actually pretty enjoyable and I can see why they become pretty addictive), but because it’s written in a conversational fashion.

Instead of saying, “knit for a thousand rounds,” it says “So we went to the lake and had a wonderful summer. The kids love to swim and oh, by the way, go ahead and knit for a few rounds. We think it would look awesome if you made it really long… a thousand rounds should do.” OK. Maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but not by much.

Now imagine trying to join sleeves to a sweater body when the pattern is written so conversationally. Lots of Google.  Print outs of drawings. Falling down the rabbit hole that is Ravelry… to finally have that blinding flash of the obvious and attaching those suckers to the body. Apparently, I’m not the only one frustrated by “After we got ice cream, we knit three stitches, then backed up and moved the six previous stitches to a holder. By the way, I had strawberry ice cream. It was good. Where was I? Oh yeah, then you want to knit all the stitches except the twelve you moved to the holders. Do you like ice cream, too? What’s your favorite flavor?”

Yeah, still an exaggeration, but still very close to the actual pattern wording.

It’s like manic me decided to write a knitting pattern.



August 05, 2007 :: 6:35 PM

“Child’s Aran Sweater” by Yankee Knitter, Addi Turbos (6 & 8s - I knit tight), Lion Brand Wool-Ease in forest green heather

The Baby Sweater of DOOM! is finally finished. 

Note to self: it doesn’t matter how stinkin’ small the sweater is, aran sweaters take a sh’load of work.

Second note to self: blackberry (bobble) stich makes you break out in hives. Do not knit anything that requires blackberry again!

Third note to self: I bet I could fly through a baby sweater that doesn’t require 2 types of cables and the flippin’ blackberry stitch….

I have apparently been bitten by the sweater bug.  Is this a good thing?

A little Stash Enrichment eXpidition never hurt anyone.

May 21, 2007 :: 10:06 PM


That’s Claudia’s handpainted in Butter Pecan - which I think will be sox for the MIL.  And a copy of “Adorable Knits for Tots”.  (What?  My friends are having babies and there is the MOST AMAZING pirate sweater in there.  I’ve got that marked for SOMEONE’ s first born.  I know the day will come - I just don’t know when.  *grin*)  Plus I love that star sweater on the cover - I’m thinking about knitting it for Beatle.

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