Archive for November, 2011

Happy Tofurkey Day

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

From me and mine to you and yours. May you be surrounded by warmth, friends, family & that which you love.

Occupy Yoke-land

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Sleeves. I have lopapeysa sleeves. Heading into the fun part… the yoke.

Speaking of the “Occupy” movement, the following video reminds me that that all police are not bad.


Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Murmuration from Sophie Windsor Clive on Vimeo.

Just a little something to enjoy.

Passing through

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

I was up at 5am to catch a flight that eventually brought me to Portland. Well, two flights. I’m flying here and back in 4 segments in order to get premier status on United.

Not much to share. Slogging through preparation for this weekend’s Knot Hysteria color retreat. Spent the night reliving Iceland by watching Heima and polishing off a second ball of blue-grey for my first lopapeysa. Made me forget my horrible fast food dinner.

All’s good now. No complaints here. Another early start tomorrow.

tonight’s dinner special

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

A fun-filled day of sharing the flavor of my life in San Francisco with Clara. As we considered where to eat dinner, we found a blog post review of Walzwerk that included this little video.

Who’s that at 2:06?

30 days of something

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Another month, and just a few disappointing drops into this word urn. Sure, I owe you a travelogue. Heck, I owe it to my camera to get the pretty pictures off it. In the meantime, I just live in the present of phone pictures and twitter posts.

November is NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), something I’ve attempted four or five times, but never really made it even halfway. And that begat NaKniSweMo (National Sweater Knitting Month, yes, they don’t follow the naming convention), something I’ve never been foolish enough to try. More examples of embers-to-be, like New Year’s resolutions, marathon training, 750 Words and Health Month, in the bonfire of un(der)achieved goals

But here I am, brimming with the optimism of a month’s beginning. I am not officially declaring anything, but I wouldn’t mind getting the above sweater finished. (Irreverently started on October 31st.) I would love to perhaps read a book (read: listen to an audiobook… maybe by Murakami whilst I knit). I’m not going to write anything, except for a post or two or thirty here. It’s been pretty nice weather in SF, so I have no excuse not to run. If it does rain, I could always start a one hundred pushups program…

I’ll be happy just doing one special thing a day. But, heck, I may even try to finish a second sweater.