Nov 29

shark infested waters

Posted by Nanc

Okay, the title may be a bit of a stumper at first, but it boils down to the fact that despite all the glorious knitting that was going on in last night’s episode, ‘Gilmore Girls’ has jumped the shark. Actually, it did this a while ago (imho), but others disagree.

But I digress. This is not what I came here to talk about. (Obviously I still watch the show in the dear hope that the writers find their sweet spot again. They haven’t.) Last night’s episode featured knitting. A LOT of knitting! And that’s what I’m gonna blather on about…

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Sep 30


Posted by Nanc

Wha? What kind of title is “ketchup” anyhoo? Well, let me blather on explain.

Despite the lack of blogging and sharing knits as they happen, I’ve been keeping quiet. Really, nothing crazy or fancy or whatnot is going on. Simply, I haven’t been knit-blogging about much. But I have been knitting. Some.

In an effort to show what I have knit and finished (FOs – hurrah!), what I’m currently knitting, and what I hope/plan/want to be knitting soon – I decided to post this here catch-up post.

The term “catch-up” reminds me of “catsup” which is another term for “ketchup.” And my joking dad used to play with the words and intermingle them. (I’m sure he also referred to “catch-up” as “catsup” during my youth, the silly man that he is.)

So read on for my catsup catch-up.

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Mar 21

First stages

Posted by Nanc

This is about the first stages of SockapalOOOza. Not to be confused with this site’s stages of redesign and build. But there are some similarities between the two.

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Mar 16

Baby Benny’s Bot

Posted by Nanc

Before Benny and family arrived for the great-fun-yet-too-short visit, I decided that Benny needed a robot. I mean, what if he took fancy to Matt’s robot Bruce and wanted, no… NEEDED to take him home? In order to plan for such an event (and ’cause they’re fun to knit), I quickly (relatively) knitted a new ‘bot.

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Mar 8

It’s been a bit quiet around these parts, but know that this is only an illusion. A lot’s been going on, just nothing all that blog-worthy. My knitting time (and knitting abilities) have been sporadic lately, which leaves a kind of funny taste in ones mouth. Like something is amiss.

So as not to bore y’all to death, there are fotos in the ‘Read More’ section, but only of single, unfinished-pairs of socks. Sad, no?

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Jan 9

Okay, not truly infinity. But at times, it felt like it.

Yes! The Dr. Who scarf is complete! Done. Finito. Nada mas. And I’m not even saying that like the knitting part is done, but seamin’* and blockin’ still has to happen. I mean that it is ALL DONE… (well, except for mailing it off to my bro).

* Lilyan and Aubyn? That was especially for you!

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Dec 29

I’m thankful for yarn.

Posted by Nanc

During this holiday break, I thought it might be a good idea to catch up on some of my stories that never did make it out in blogland. This one is from our Thanksgiving trip to Baltimore. You may remember some of our adventures from here and here.

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Nov 10

It may appear that from the lack of posting and perhaps because of my latest project that I haven’t been knitting. Or worse, fell off the earth! (Eep.) But those assumptions would be wrong.

Not only am I firmly ensconced on this here planet, but I have indeed been knitting. But low, not on the project I *should* be knitting. Oh, woe.

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Oct 25

Inches 14.5 – 32.5

Posted by Nanc

Phew. Another week (plus some) has gone by and where am I on my progress? Well, I’ve made an effort. That’s gotta count for somethin’, eh?

more inches – yay!
less yarn (trust me)

And for those Walter fans out there, here’s a couple treats for you: like father, like son and kittens + yarn = trouble. Enjoy!

Sep 26

Rip! And I think that Schopenhauer was right.

Man, I lurve me some Pal Joey. This is one of those good films/musicals which my father and I share a joy of. As I sat ripping unfinished objects (UFOs) last night, I kept singing this Rita Hayworth song in my head.

Weep… Netflix doesn’t have “Pal Joey” to rent! And I’m sure that I’ve thrown out my Rita Hayworth music tape (‘member those?!). Well, damn.

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