May 13

And I’m back!

Posted by Nanc

Okay, so I was back from Maryland earlier this week. But give me a break. I’ve been busy, I’ve been sick, and I’m celebrating a birthday. Things are getting crazy around here.

And, oh! The things I have to show you…

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Jan 30

Mega Boots and stash!

Posted by Nanc

I finished another pair of socks, plus I’ve taken inventory of my sock stash. It’s all good!

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Jan 4

My sweet Melody

Posted by Nanc

It’s good to have friends. Even better to have knit friends that will help you cut your knitting with sharp, pointy scissors.

So this is the story of my Melody shawl…

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Dec 30

Knitting Fantasies

Posted by Nanc

What is the one thing almost every knitter responds with when asked in a meme “what would you rather be doing” or “if you could be anywhere, where would you be?” That’s right. “Snuggled up in a comfy chair in front of a fire (in a fireplace) knitting.” Would you invite a friend over if you could?

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Dec 14

a holiday thing

Posted by Nanc

Good Girl Purl of the Purling Ps asked us (the proverbial, internets “us”) to make a list of what makes us happy during the holidays. What can I do but to oblige such a sweet request.

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Jul 19

nanc’s article

Posted by Nanc

Ha. I asked Bonez to move a couple o’ pix from the camera to our site so that I could blather on about my knitting… again. He kindly did so and had saved the pics under the title you see above. Heck, who was I to argue. I couldn’t come up with anything better, so there it is. A nondescript yet correct title. Wo0t.

(Thanks, sug’. I lurve u.)

Okay, really this is about me knitting. It’s a lot slower than it was when I was unemployed, er… “between contracts”, but I still crank out knitted objects, albeit slowly.

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May 24

Ther-a-wah?

Posted by Matty

So, I haven’t put up the next silk screen article yet, mainly out of sloth and laziness. Of course, there has been another pet project that’s been taking up most of my free time. I just finished it, and Nanc suggested that I share.

I will warn you that it’s not for the faint-of-heart. So, gird your loins, then come on in and get a look at my new Theremin.

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Mar 20

Zen and the art of…

Posted by Nanc

The following may or may not be an inspirational story to you. This is my story from this past weekend. All events are factual, or at least true from my point of view and exaggeration was kept to a minimum. No hand knits were harmed in these events, or in the retelling of this story.

This weekend I took the basic motorcycle course (and passed – wo0t!). This is something that I’ve wanted to do for a long time and had put off for no good reasons. I finally said “Enough” and went for it. No regrets.

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Mar 16

Changes

Posted by Matty

So, I haven ' t written anything lately. This isn ' t because I lost both my hands in a freak thresher accident, or because I refuse to believe that the Internet exists. The reasons are far more pedestrian. The kind folks that give me money in exchange for my services (a.k.a. work) have been keeping me pretty busy for the past several months. Now, I’ve got some breathing room and am going to tackle a project that I’ve been putting off for months (or years).

Change is in the air and you are all down wind. Starting tomorrow, I am going to be redesigning this website. Over the course of the next week to ten days, I am going to be working on the design every night for a few hours and your thoughts count.

My changes will be updated on this front page every night, and I will try write of the specific details as I get the design and the code together. Throughout the redesign, the site will continue to be usable, and the individual articles will still look the same. Only the front page will be “under construction”.

I will keep the comments open, and would like to hear what you like or hate. You read the site. Is there anything that you would like to see? Anything that bugs you? For me, the existing site is pretty rough. It was pretty cool in 2003, but we are ready for some changes ’round these parts.

General geekery on the inside

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Dec 12

There is the occasional need for good, bad TV. And since the advent of “reality” shows, both the ‘badness’ and our need to watch has grown exponentially. I say this in the “we” of Matty and I, but I am fairly certain that a large portion of the populous are doing the same damn thing.

One of the shows that we watch is Cheaters. Joey (or Joel) Grecco tells us all about local (DFW area) infidelities and trysts. No, I am not going to write all about the greatness (of bad) that is Cheaters, or go on anymore about crap TV. This was all an introduction to prepare you for what you are about to see when you click ‘Read More’.

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