Month: March 2004 (page 1 of 10)

New knitting project

Sampler SweaterI’ve got yet another knitting project in the works! This one is the “Janetta Dexter Sampler Sweater” from the back of Jacqueline Fee’s The Sweater Workshop. The wool is a really soft chunky cotton/acrylic that my Mom sent me for my birthday. It’s knitting up really fast and I’m enjoying the fairisle practice. So far I’ve done the zig-zag pattern and now I’m working on the houndstooth. It’s gonna be big, bulky, and fun…

The L Word

The L Word debuts on Australian TV tonight. Anybody watched it? Is it good?

iPod Mugging Frenzy…?

The Snook forwarded me a link to this news story about a rash of iPod muggings in the UK. Apparently Bad People are identifying their victims by the distinctive white headphones. I say, “Bugger them.” It took me ages to get the comfy “in-ear” headphones and I’m not going to give them up. What’s the point of being in a trendy clique if nobody knows you’re in it? 🙂

Addendum: Apparently this crime spree might be more fiction than reality.

Mango the Shark

Wow, a bright yellow shark! That’s not somethin’ you see every day.

I am a slave to marketing.

I am a slave to marketing. After two days of being home sick, I got it into my head that the only thing that would cheer me up was a beautiful, soft new Bonds hoodie. It’s those damn commercials! After a quick trip to Kmart, I’m sitting here in fluffy pink comfort. Ahhhh… (And if anybody else is wondering, that awesome “Little Red Riding Hood” song is by Sam the Sham and the Pharoahs.)

I have the flu.

I have the flu. This really couldn’t come at a worse time.

Knit your own fry-up!

Knit your own fry-up! Oh Lordy. I need to make those now.

Real lightsabers?

“Is it theoretically possible for science to someday create a real lightsaber?” Thank goodness for Ask Yahoo, tackling today’s pressing issues.

Time zone wackiness

Note to my family: Sydney has just gone off Daylight Savings time and most of the northern hemisphere starts it next week, which means that the time difference has gone all wacky. Please refer to that page (or to CouchCam on the right) before you call to ascertain whether or not we’re asleep…

The Trixie Update

I’ve become obsessed with baby websites. No, Mom, it’s not that. I think I’m identifying because of the cat. Anyway, The Trixie Update is one of the best I’ve seen. Geeky parents are the most fun.