Archive for September, 2006

29
Sep
06

Swap info again!

You guys know all about me, but just in case (and since I’m another swap):

The basics:
How long have you been knitting? 3 years this time

Do you consider yourself a beginning sock knitter, an intermediate, or have you been doing this so long you could probably knit a pair in your sleep?

intermediate — I haven’t done magic loop or toe up but I can do cuff down really easily.

The measurements:
While your pal may ask for some additional info to ensure a great fit, please provide your shoe size, or any other fitting related info you think is pertinent.

My shoe size is 8 US. My feet are about 10 inches long.

(fiber related) Favorites:
What colors do you love? red and black

Do you prefer solids or variegated? both, but not the fake fair isle stuff.

What fibers do you most love to knit with? soft wool, alpaca, silk

Who do you consider your favorite yarn vendors? Lisa Souza, Brown Sheep, Cascade

What projects (other than socks, of course*S*) do you most enjoy knitting? sweaters and bags (but I’m not into felting).

(fiber related) Dislikes:
What fibers can you not stand to knit with? To wear? I don’t like to knit with unstretchy yarn, like straight cotton.

What colors would you never wear? pastels.

The Tools:
Plastic or Metal? Bamboo or wood? metal or bamboo

Circs or Straights? circs

DPNs or Magic Loop? dpns

Are there any knitting accessories you don’t have in your collection but would like?
I can’t think of anything. I do like to try out different needle brands, though.

The Extras:

Do you have a wish list? If so, please share the link!

Amazon

Do you like sweet, sour or salty? (or all of the above? *S*) sweet

Do you have any allergies your pal should know about? (Certain foods, smoke, pet hair, etc) no

Favorite scents? Scents you can’t stand? chocolate, coffee, vanilla, plumeria

Do you collect anything (other than yarn and knitting toys of course)? covers of popular music, knitting patterns and magazines and books, oh and of course chocolate 😉

When is your birthday? (month and day is fine!)March 26

Do you spin? Dye your own yarn? I don’t spin but I do dye.

Your favorite author/band/vacation spot, anything you think will help your pal know you better… My favorite author is Roald Dahl, I have tons of favorite bands, mostly indie pop and rock, and I like to vacation in cities.

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29
Sep
06

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You guys know all about me, but just in case (and since I’m another swap):

The basics:
How long have you been knitting? 3 years this time

Do you consider yourself a beginning sock knitter, an intermediate, or have you been doing this so long you could probably knit a pair in your sleep?

intermediate — I haven’t done magic loop or toe up but I can do cuff down really easily.

The measurements:
While your pal may ask for some additional info to ensure a great fit, please provide your shoe size, or any other fitting related info you think is pertinent.

My shoe size is 8 US. My feet are about 10 inches long.

(fiber related) Favorites:
What colors do you love? red and black

Do you prefer solids or variegated? both, but not the fake fair isle stuff.

What fibers do you most love to knit with? soft wool, alpaca, silk

Who do you consider your favorite yarn vendors? Lisa Souza, Brown Sheep, Cascade

What projects (other than socks, of course*S*) do you most enjoy knitting? sweaters and bags (but I’m not into felting).

(fiber related) Dislikes:
What fibers can you not stand to knit with? To wear? I don’t like to knit with unstretchy yarn, like straight cotton.

What colors would you never wear? pastels.

The Tools:
Plastic or Metal? Bamboo or wood? metal or bamboo

Circs or Straights? circs

DPNs or Magic Loop? dpns

Are there any knitting accessories you don’t have in your collection but would like?
I can’t think of anything. I do like to try out different needle brands, though.

The Extras:

Do you have a wish list? If so, please share the link!

Amazon

Do you like sweet, sour or salty? (or all of the above? *S*) sweet

Do you have any allergies your pal should know about? (Certain foods, smoke, pet hair, etc) no

Favorite scents? Scents you can’t stand? chocolate, coffee, vanilla, plumeria

Do you collect anything (other than yarn and knitting toys of course)? covers of popular music, knitting patterns and magazines and books, oh and of course chocolate 😉

When is your birthday? (month and day is fine!)March 26

Do you spin? Dye your own yarn? I don’t spin but I do dye.

Your favorite author/band/vacation spot, anything you think will help your pal know you better… My favorite author is Roald Dahl, I have tons of favorite bands, mostly indie pop and rock, and I like to vacation in cities.

28
Sep
06

Reunited

Another Thursday, another episode of “The Office”. I didn’t even laugh like I did last week, so I’m really worried that it will not come back after this season.

Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed this episode, and I really like how they are handling the characters, but not being laugh out loud funny is not characteristic of this show and I hope it picks up and stays popular.

In the British version the “Pam” character, “Dawn” did get married, and moved to the States with her husband. At the end of the reunion episode she and “Tim” (known as “Jim” in the new version) hinted at getting together. I really like the way that the current, American version pulled Jim to another city, but brings him in often. That way we can see Jim reaching his potential without fawning over Pam since she told him no, twice (he says that to Michael today). The actors are just amazing. The look on Jim’s face when he walks in on Angela in Dwight’s room is classic! I will continue to watch it, and hope it sticks around.

I didn’t get any knitting done, though, because I didn’t want to miss a second!

28
Sep
06

More in “The Office”

Another Thursday, another episode of “The Office”. I didn’t even laugh like I did last week, so I’m really worried that it will not come back after this season.

Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed this episode, and I really like how they are handling the characters, but not being laugh out loud funny is not characteristic of this show and I hope it picks up and stays popular.

In the British version the “Pam” character, “Dawn” did get married, and moved to the States with her husband. At the end of the reunion episode she and “Tim” (known as “Jim” in the new version) hinted at getting together. I really like the way that the current, American version pulled Jim to another city, but brings him in often. That way we can see Jim reaching his potential without fawning over Pam since she told him no, twice (he says that to Michael today). The actors are just amazing. The look on Jim’s face when he walks in on Angela in Dwight’s room is classic! I will continue to watch it, and hope it sticks around.

I didn’t get any knitting done, though, because I didn’t want to miss a second!

28
Sep
06

Gifts

Help! I just realized that not only is my friend’s housewarming party this Saturday (I got her a great surprise from Edible Arrangements already — shhh!), but it is to celebrate her 30th birthday. I really need to keep a basket of finished gifts, but I don’t have anything appropriate to give her right now. Any suggestions for a quick gift?

How about for my stepfather-in-law? He’s turning 70 this year. There aren’t too many knitted gifts for men that I can think of, and I already gave him a tie for Father’s Day a couple of years ago.

Speaking of gifts, I’ve got to get something to my Punk Rock Gift Exchange Pal, and soon enough to my Sock-Ret pal. I think those are the only two exchanges I’m in.

I’ve had to put aside my Poppies socks because I have until October 15th to finish the second sock of a pair I hope will be included in the 2008 Stitch and Bitch Knitting Calendar. I guess I’ve got awhile to find out, but I should finish the sock and pattern anyway.

25
Sep
06

The Fanatic

A week later I’m almost done with my new shows for this season. I watch a *lot* of tv, and our second tv broke last week so it’s been hard to get through the new shows with lots of work, and very little tv time since we are now sharing one tv with 5 people! Anyway, here are my thoughts:

Sunday: Nothing. Luckily the house flipping shows are all weekend so I end up with a lot to finish up then.

Monday: “The Class” — they said it was like “Friends”. I never did get into that show, but “The Class” is okay. I’ll keep watching it for now. I haven’t watched “Men in Trees” yet, but I’m not a big Anne Heche fan so we’ll see. The jury is still out on “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip”. I like Matthew Perry but the show didn’t draw me in. I’ll keep watching for now.

Tuesday: “Boston Legal” — I really like this show. Even though it’s over the top, I do enjoy it. “House” — I skipped when his ex-wife came back last year, but I”m back into it now. I’ll keep watching, but this is yet another show I wouldn’t miss if it weren’t on the air. I love Ron Livingston (from “Office Space”, not from “Sex and the City”) but I didn’t even finish the first episode of “Standoff”. It was awful. Oh yeah, “Criminal Intent”. I like the original partners and I *love* Chris Noth (mostly from L & O but the Sex and the City part wasn’t too bad either) but his new partner? Yuck!

Wednesday: Nothing. Until “Lost” comes back.

Thursday: “THE OFFICE”. Last week’s episode notwithstanding, I love this show and would gladly give up every other show to just watch this one over and over. Okay, there are of course other Thursday shows. God forbid they put shows on any other night. I really like “Shark”. It is definitely “House as a lawyer”. “ER” was really a bit much last week, but I still enjoy it. They lost me last year on “Grey’s Anatomy” and because of their stupid scheduling it until 10:02 and us only having one two-tuner TiVo, I missed it last week. I much prefer “Shark” and “ER” but may end up watching it again. Meredith is just such a lame character, and I hate Chris O’Donnell.

I was all ready to write off ABC again (I had a boycott going of them a couple of years ago when they cancelled “It’s Like … You Know”, the funniest show ever, next to the American version of “The Office”, but then I started watching a show here and there, and I’m sort of back.) until I noticed a new show for this week — “Ugly Betty”. Who wants to take bets on how long it takes for America Ferrera to lose the weight? Sara Rue finally did it after “Less than Perfect” so I definitely expect America to do it eventually. Anyway, I’ve got two words for you — _Eric _Mabius. If you’ve seen “Welcome to the Dollhouse” you know why I am in love with Steve Rodgers. I finally found him on “Eyes” last year and they cancelled it! So love it or hate it, Fat America or Skinny America, I’m watching “Ugly Betty” until it’s cancelled.

Friday: “Numbers”. I like this show, but wouldn’t miss it if it was gone. And I tapered off of the original “Law and Order” last year, so moving that to Friday was the real kiss of death. I give it the rest of the season. Remember when they scheduled “Freaks and Geeks” on Friday nights? It barely survived, and I think this day is where good shows go to die.

Saturday: Not surprisingly, also nothing. But there’s always those house flipping shows! Check out “Property Ladder”, “Flip This House” and “Flip That House”!

This rant brought to you by Elspeth McKee, M.L.S., M.A. (expected) in Radio and Television (so I’ve got some authority, right? 😉 ) I know, Tom Shales I am not.

25
Sep
06

More TV

A week later I’m almost done with my new shows for this season. I watch a *lot* of tv, and our second tv broke last week so it’s been hard to get through the new shows with lots of work, and very little tv time since we are now sharing one tv with 5 people! Anyway, here are my thoughts:

Sunday: Nothing. Luckily the house flipping shows are all weekend so I end up with a lot to finish up then.

Monday: “The Class” — they said it was like “Friends”. I never did get into that show, but “The Class” is okay. I’ll keep watching it for now. I haven’t watched “Men in Trees” yet, but I’m not a big Anne Heche fan so we’ll see. The jury is still out on “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip”. I like Matthew Perry but the show didn’t draw me in. I’ll keep watching for now.

Tuesday: “Boston Legal” — I really like this show. Even though it’s over the top, I do enjoy it. “House” — I skipped when his ex-wife came back last year, but I”m back into it now. I’ll keep watching, but this is yet another show I wouldn’t miss if it weren’t on the air. I love Ron Livingston (from “Office Space”, not from “Sex and the City”) but I didn’t even finish the first episode of “Standoff”. It was awful. Oh yeah, “Criminal Intent”. I like the original partners and I *love* Chris Noth (mostly from L & O but the Sex and the City part wasn’t too bad either) but his new partner? Yuck!

Wednesday: Nothing. Until “Lost” comes back.

Thursday: “THE OFFICE”. Last week’s episode notwithstanding, I love this show and would gladly give up every other show to just watch this one over and over. Okay, there are of course other Thursday shows. God forbid they put shows on any other night. I really like “Shark”. It is definitely “House as a lawyer”. “ER” was really a bit much last week, but I still enjoy it. They lost me last year on “Grey’s Anatomy” and because of their stupid scheduling it until 10:02 and us only having one two-tuner TiVo, I missed it last week. I much prefer “Shark” and “ER” but may end up watching it again. Meredith is just such a lame character, and I hate Chris O’Donnell.

I was all ready to write off ABC again (I had a boycott going of them a couple of years ago when they cancelled “It’s Like … You Know”, the funniest show ever, next to the American version of “The Office”, but then I started watching a show here and there, and I’m sort of back.) until I noticed a new show for this week — “Ugly Betty”. Who wants to take bets on how long it takes for America Ferrera to lose the weight? Sara Rue finally did it after “Less than Perfect” so I definitely expect America to do it eventually. Anyway, I’ve got two words for you — _Eric _Mabius. If you’ve seen “Welcome to the Dollhouse” you know why I am in love with Steve Rodgers. I finally found him on “Eyes” last year and they cancelled it! So love it or hate it, Fat America or Skinny America, I’m watching “Ugly Betty” until it’s cancelled.

Friday: “Numbers”. I like this show, but wouldn’t miss it if it was gone. And I tapered off of the original “Law and Order” last year, so moving that to Friday was the real kiss of death. I give it the rest of the season. Remember when they scheduled “Freaks and Geeks” on Friday nights? It barely survived, and I think this day is where good shows go to die.

Saturday: Not surprisingly, also nothing. But there’s always those house flipping shows! Check out “Property Ladder”, “Flip This House” and “Flip That House”!

This rant brought to you by Elspeth McKee, M.L.S., M.A. (expected) in Radio and Television (so I’ve got some authority, right? 😉 ) I know, Tom Shales I am not.




Elspeth

is a knitter, librarian and pop culture enthusiast in the San Francisco Peninsula. Email me at emmckee@rocketmail

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