Halloween was a blast this year, but then again, Halloween is a blast every year. I need no excuses to dress up as whatever character I please, but it’s nice when the rest of the world has license to be five years old again. In New York it’s especially great because you get to ride [...]
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For my friends (and non-friends) who knit: What is the difference between a place marker and a slip marker in a pattern? I’m working on a pair of mittens that I’ve had to unravel twice because I keep getting screwed up at that point in the pattern. :( Halp?
Oh botheration! I’ve realised too late that the perfect perfume to wear as Mrs. Coulter (for that is who I’ve decided I’m going to prom as) is Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab‘s Penny Dreadful and my imp is empty. If I ordered now, a bottle wouldn’t get here in time so now I must rummage through [...]
As promised, some shots of what I’ve been working on knitting-wise. One of the assistants here said it was “very preppy” when I wore it into the office. It appears as though I cannot escape my upbringing, no matter how hard I try. Once the matching hat and mittens are made (I went out and [...]
As I was recovering from whatever illness wreaking havoc with my immune system this past weekend, I found myself with plenty of time to knit. I’m officially hooked; I’ve finished two scarves and have been knitting practice swatches like crazy; I’ve been working on my cable, Fair Isle, and textured pattern skills. I will reveal [...]
Whoever came up with that phrase anyway? What, are canines simply more sickly than other genuses of the mammalian family? Puppies are not sick; they are sweet and hilarious and squishy and I love them lots. Don’t mind me; it must be the cold medication talking. I’ve spent the vast majority of this week feeling [...]
I have now joined Ravelry! Let me know if any of you are also on there so I might friend you. Mum flew into town last night for business and we had dinner and watched parts of The Beethoven Virus before passing out. I am now sick as a dog with a head cold, but [...]
Friday night instead of watching La Belle et La Bête, I went in an entirely different direction and watched Twilight. I was simultaneously bored and amused, and then utterly conflicted, mostly because my entire reaction was OMG it doesn’t suck! Oh wait… It isn’t by any means a great film (despite the director’s pedigree), but [...]
My mother is adorable. She’s coming into town next week on business and promised to bring with her the Korean drama (그들이 사는 세상 – The World That They Live In) we started back when I visiting my family in Los Angeles featuring my favourite actress Song Hye Gyo (송혜교). My other also recommended one [...]
Tonight I take The Inimitable Bex out to dinner for her quarter-century birthday, so I will reveal to you the card and gift I made for her beneath the cut (Bex, don’t you dare look!): More pictures beneath the cut!