Friday, September 30, 2005

Jumping on the "Friday Cat Blogging" Bandwagon

My new favorite knitting blog

You Knit What???

So many times I've looked at a strange, ugly, uncomfortable looking knitting pattern and thought, "What were they thinking?!" Thanks to Joanna for sharing this one with me. These two gurls SET FIRE to anyone who DARES to air an ugly pattern!

Song of the Week: Day After Day

I woke up this morning and this song was in my head for no particular reason. I hadn't heard it in a long time and upon listening to it, I thought it sounded great, so I'm sharing it with you.
In 1980, us tomboy-ish music fanatic girls just didn't have all that many, um, "role models" to read about in Creem Magazine. Sure there were some, but I was 12 years old and at the time Patti Smith talked too much about bodily functions for my liking and the GoGo's were too girly and goofy. I first saw the Pretenders on Saturday Night Live, must have been shortly after their first record came out. I listened to Pretenders and Pretenders II until they were literally worn out and I had to buy new copies. Chrissie Hynde was the coolest thing ever to me back then! Just look at those boots! Not too long after Pretenders II came out half the band died and things changed some musically. But y'know, I still think she's pretty cool and I still always check in and find the gems when she puts out a new record---there's always one or two. Viva la Chrissie!

Day After Day

Thursday, September 29, 2005


I had to update this with better photos---the others were crap!

Well, to be honest I've been having some (relatively minor) health troubles lately, and surprisingly enough it's dampened my will to knit (only because it's dampened my will to do just about anything)! Still, I've managed to finish one project, and here it is! It's from a Reynold's pattern (except that I adapted it and knit it in the round), and it's made out of Blue Sky Alpaca organic cotton---the softest yarn ever!
For a lucky (and tiny) boy OR girl!
And I do believe that as far as kid stuff goes, these are the cutest buttons I've ever seen. Ever. Anywhere.

Sunday, September 25, 2005

The Eyes of Tammy Faye

I happened upon this bizarre documentary the other day and could not pull myself away from the TV. I would have to say I was positively riveted by it! I also have to confess that after watching it I felt a new found sympathy for Tammy Faye and even her ex, Jim Bakker. They were pioneers and of course wheelers and dealers in the Christian Broadcasting world, but they got chewed up and spat out by the truly Satanic dark forces of Christian Broadcasting: Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson. It's a cooky little documentary with lots of fun gay overtones (Tammy is, after all, the first and probably the only Televangelist to openly embrace AIDS victims in the mid-eighties, and her mascara ran from real tears!) and it's just a damn good story! It might even make you feel a little better about those over-the-top Christian Right wingnuts who've been trying to take over our country lately. At least it'll lighten you up for a minute. Rent it!

Link to film website: The Eyes of Tammy Faye

Monday, September 19, 2005

Song of the Week: The Street Parade

I love the Clash. What do you expect, I'm 37 years old and I hated the "popular kids" in junior high. I also think that Sandinista gets better with age, which is somewhat surprising considering how topical it was in 1980. The Street Parade is kind of a sleeper song, but I've always really liked it. Hope you do, too.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Some nice Fall patterns fer ya

Get Pattern here

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Please note: these are older patterns, so some of the sizing is a bit different then nowadays, and some of the sizes are British, from 40 years ago. Check gauge and see if sizing works for you, otherwise alter it. Have fun!

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Song of the Week: Stardust

From Wiki: Hoagland Howard "Hoagy" Carmichael was an American composer, pianist, singer, actor, and bandleader. He is best known for writing "Stardust" (1927), which has been called the most-recorded American song ever written.

And there's a reason why it's been recorded so much. Here's Hoagy himself singing it and accompanying himself on piano.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Gnitter Gnausea

Sorry no posts in the last few days, I'm sick! Feeling a little like this:

More soon!