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About last night

Friday, September 7th, 2007
hizKNITS

I’ve always looked up to Lisa’s work. Last night was no different. She had an opening for her show “Tenderhearted” at Candystore. Paintings, shadow boxes and drawings abound, all in a great lil’ boutique. Which got me thinking…

I feel lucky to have this kind of inspiration in my life. Although I’ve been quiet lately, I’ve been sporadically knitting, toiling away at the grindstone of work, and even writing with pen and paper here and there. More to come…

All-time favorite

Monday, August 27th, 2007

My favorite Threadless t-shirt was just reprinted (and on sale!). I can’t go into detail as to why, but it involves a former coworker who loved butterflies and inspired a certain feeling in those around her. Coincidentally, at dinner on Saturday, I said if they ever re-released it, I’d never have to buy another shirt from them… guess I’m done!Flowers in the Attic - Threadless, Best T-shirts Ever

If you’ve ever wanted one of these AWESOME shirts (and there are some sheep and knitting ones), it’s a $10 sale until Sept. 3.

Happy June!

Monday, June 18th, 2007

Gay Pride - Threadless, Best T-shirts Ever

Another t-shirt… but appropriate for ‘mos, trannies, bi-’s, poly-’s, pan-’s and friends.

I bid thee to bid

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2007

EDITED: there’s a problem with eBay and their charity auction regulations. Please be patient. Lisa says the auction will launch with or without eBay in the next few days. Auctions are open until January 7th!

My prolific friend Lisa, her sister Stephanie and their mother Gerrie have organized an art and craft auction for the Kim family.

James Kim died while trying to get help for his wife Kati and two daughters after they were stranded for more than a week in Oregon’s wilderness over Thanksgiving weekend. They were driving home to San Francisco from Portland, on the same roads that we traveled on from Eugene.

All of the items are exquisite and their makers are some of the most talented people out there today, including Jess Hutch.

The auctions opened today and bidding closes on 1/7. Prices are high, but it’s for a cause that’s more than worthy. It’s touched many people in my life personally who are friends with the family.

If you have the means, bid generously. If not, please support the two stores the Kim’s opened in San Francisco, Doe in the Lower Haight and Church Street Apothecary in Noe Valley.

They can run on fossil fuels?

Monday, December 4th, 2006

It’s a lazy post, grabbing something off YouTube,, but this tune has been haunting me since last week.

Maragret Cho’s NSFW deconstruction of the hip-hop put-down/anatomy-bragging genre. Highly inappropriate, but cerebral humor that speaks to sexism, pop-culture and you can dance to it.

Happy birthday, hizKNITS!

Sunday, December 3rd, 2006

It was a year ago today that I finished futzing with the template for this here blog. I’d been writing about my knitting on MenWhoKnit.com since it launched a year earlier and blogging elsewhere (I’ll never tell) since 2000. I manually imported all my old knitting posts into this fabu WP and I thought I’d cull through other writing and bring it… but I haven’t gotten around to that. I’ll just have to create better stuff moving forward.

Just now, I finally figured out my email account, so you can send electronic missives and inappropriate photos to stephen [at] hizknits [dot] c o m. Better yet, just leave a comment.

I bought the hizknits.com URL (and the misspelled hisknits.com) on 11/30/05… a year before the taping. I wonder what’s going to happen next year?

Item for my to-do list?

Wednesday, October 4th, 2006

In lieu of writing or knitting imagery, here’s proof of what’s possible when you’re super-skinny and super-girly:

(Actually, size has nothing to do with hoop ability. Karis is just one of the best. It’s nice to see him in manly-esque street clothes. My hooping is leagues below these fellows.)

miss-taken identity

Tuesday, January 10th, 2006

I was finally able to view MenKnit, the second issue. For whatever reason, my Mac at home doesn’t see some of the fonts. That’s why I’m thankful for my office and this here computer…

12.26.05

One thing was surprising… the photo of Mark (of MarQ1) looks a lot like me (one year ago).

Mark, I’m so sorry they put that photo there. While, I often shave my head, currently, I’m much hair-ier (see photo).

The next time I’m in NYC, let’s knit and see if it’s like looking in a mirror, in a wacky, gay Parent Trap kind of way (the 1961 version).

deja-vu?

Sunday, January 8th, 2006

wait, haven’t I read that post somewhere before?

yes, you have. many of the posts that are on here originated at MenWhoKnit.com. MWK is my favorite knitting website ever-ever in the whole wide world. it was launched around the time I started knitting by Darrel, a fellow (at that time) neo-knitter. he also just happened to be local and we quickly hit up an IM friendship which evolved into stalking various knitting nights around San Francisco.

I just imported my past MWK entries to here. I always dreamt of having an URL of my own (as much as I love various web-based blogging softwear) since I started typing stuff into these little boxes for all the world to see back in 2000. as a professional blogger, well, online marketing manager that oversees a multi-author corporate blog (no, I won’t tell you where), it’s high time I got my own space.

how did this come about? good ol’ Darrel, once again. he has a business that does drupal and wordpress hosting and he hooked me up with my own site… easy peasy!

never you worry. I’m not leaving MenWhoKnit. I’ll probably cross-post regularly, but plan on dumping some more personal stuff into this site. if all goes well, hizknits.com will evolve in the spirit of my crafty friend Lisa’s site.

cross your needles and hope for the best.

template completed

Saturday, December 3rd, 2005

late late late friday night/saturday morning.

I’m putting the header to bed. next on the agenda is picking up entries from MWK and shoving them in here.

time will bring another header and static pages…. do I need project galleries?