Saturday, November 26, 2005

Please try to contain your excitement.

But, I bring you real, actual knitting content. And, more specifically:

Knitters in the Wild

Back in October, the Needlepoint Joint knitting regulars went on a lovely overnight retreat to a beautiful condo in Park City, Utah. There was knitting and laughter and fun and good food and margaritas and wine and soaking in a private hot tub and general good times. We were sad that our Kim couldn't be there with us, but we called her up and everyone got a chance to talk to her, so it was almost like having her there!

A few of our other knitters couldn't make it that day either, including Brooke, whose poor kitty had died earlier that day. We really missed her, and everyone was so sad to hear about her loss. :(

Hopefully for our next retreat, we can have everyone there, all happy and well and knitting their little hearts out. For a complete set of the pictures I took at the retreat, click here, and then select the slideshow to click through large versions of the pics.

Also, in a totally out-of-character move for me lately, I actually finished a project:


The Snakey Socks, they are fini. I even wore them around town the next day, in all their ugly glory. They are very warm, and are the most comfortable, best-fitting socks I've made to date.

(Trying out a new photo host to me, and I think there are attendant growing pains. But my old one wasn't working this morning for some reason...)

Saturday, November 12, 2005

"Andrea needs"

Okay, I had no intention of participating in this "X needs" meme, the one where you google "[your name here] needs" and share the results. Though I did the google search, of course. But then some of them were so funny that I couldn't help it:

"Andrea needs all her wits and all the help she can get from the company's attractive operations manager to find and stop the perpetrators."

"Andrea needs to get an agent"

"Andrea needs 3 days off and 3 bottles of French champage, don't you think?"

"Andrea needs to pull the giant stick out of her ass and absorb some real Christian ideas such as humility and outreach"

"Andrea needs to hook a brother up with some of her law school friends"

"the last thing Andrea needs is another person treating him oddly because of his lifestyle choice"

"Andrea needs to take her game to a new level"

"Andrea needs $$$"

"Andrea needs a top four placement to earn a trip to the 2000 US Nationals"

"Andrea needs to go into detox"

"Andrea needs to be promoted to Commodore"

"Andrea needs to subtract 203 from 299"

"andrea needs some help finding stalker songs"

"Andrea needs to use foundation on ruddy areas to even out her skin tone"

"Andrea needs some optimal sledding advice"

"Andrea needs treatment, not a death sentence"

"Andrea needs little introduction to US scandophiles"

"Andrea needs the ice algae alive"

"Andrea needs to make a buck as the big Hollywood producer"

"Andrea needs a cute boytoy"

"Andrea needs to keep the dead piece of tree that fell down with her"

"Andrea needs to step up and guerilla blog all of our 'brilliant' ideas that frothed over with bagels, quiche & beer in Brooklyn"

"Andrea needs some extra training in how to properly kiss her boss's feet"

"Andrea needs to develop some personality"

"Andrea needs to lighten up on both the tanning lotion and the make-up"

"Andrea needs to get a grip"

Sheesh. Everybody's a critic. Are weird google searches the new solitaire? This is hours of mindless entertainment. There are a lot of Andreas out there. They have a myriad of needs, it seems.

Of course, this Andrea needs to get off her couch and clean her house.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Gothic Knitting

So, I have had my head in the sand blogwise for a while now and am WAY behind on absolutely everyone's blogs. I hope to remedy that now that I have internet access at home once again. But while I was out, has everyone but me already seen this? The Anticraft? Too cool. :)