6.21.2009

While I was away

1. I completed a sweater. Which I have then lost.

2. I went to Ensenada Mexico which was great. But I don't want to work there again. I want to go back for fun.

3. I have been spinning yarn on a drop spindle. I love it. I bought a TON of roving on the web cheap. Actually two pounds of roving equals a ton. Just for the record.

4. I went to the fairgrounds today and ate my weight in trans fat. I think I will survive, but if you know a place with drive thru bypasses, let me know. It may just be fruit, V8s and water for a few days.

5. I have been making all kinds of soup but I broke the lid to my crockpot and I'm waiting for a replacement. Yesterday I made chorizo bean soup and it was sooo good.

6. One of my bestest friends is coming to see me on Wednesday and I am so excited. It is going to be so much fun and relaxing and awesome.

7. I bought a Roku. I love it. LOVE it!

Congratulations on reading the most boring post ever. But you are caught up.

6.05.2009

MICROSOFT!

How I hate thee!

A recent Microsoft update is installing an add-on for Firefox, without telling you and making the "uninstall" unavailable. This makes me very angry. Bubbling lava angry. Imminent explosion angry.

They have a fix for this on their support page which requires upgrading the add-on in order to remove it. Upgrade? In order to uninstall?

I call bullsh*t. No No No.

This website however showed me how to remove it without the "update". Very simple. Just follow the directions and it will be gone. You don't need it.

6.04.2009

The Anniversary of Tiananmen


So China started blocking social networking sights leading up to today. I think they were afraid we would remember what they did.

Personally, I think it is more about remembering the students who died. I think the internet should make so much noise it is impossible to silence.

Let's not forget today and if nothing else, remember for those who don't have the freedom to do so themselves.

Repeat it wherever you can.

6.01.2009

Bad Knit Blogger!

I forgot to mention that I was using Universal Tides in the colorway Deluxe that I bought on eBay.com. I have 5 skeins, but I think I will only need 4. It is a 100% wool, thick and thin yarn. The thick and thin characteristic bothered me at first, particularly when the ball got stuck in my bag and a little tug pulled apart one of the loosely spun "thick" sections.

However it has grown on me and I think this is a great pattern to display the "awesome" of the yarn. It is all stockinette.

I'm sorry if you tried to link to the sweater and it appeared broken but the site appears to be gone (really? I just started this sweater, what's that about?). Thankfully you all know what mad skillz I gots. It is my third top down raglan and I worked it out with some bust shaping even.

Today is payday and I have decided (which is not unexpected) that the buttons I have just will not do. So I'll pop into Beverly's before knitting tonight and get something perfect. A co-worker pointed out I could stain my own wood buttons if the colors weren't right.

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Of course I could! I know I could. Why did I never think of that. We'll see what I can find. Over the next two days I will be running around craft stores as I have some goodies I need to make for a special Single Knitter on Ravelry.com

Also less than 24 hours to the launch of Bus Stop Comic, don't forget to check it out.