Sunday, October 26, 2008

Knitting into Fall

I finally finished my Lady Eleanor scarf and have ordered some Noro Silk Garden to make another.

Cheapskate that I am, I only bought the Noro because Webs was having a closeout sale on some of its colors, so I got 12 skeins of colorway 246 for $5.79 per skein, instead of the usual $10.95 per.

I've also finished my birthday gifts for Emma, spawn of SteveD. I made a little hat featuring a merry band of owls and a pair of mittens that actually turned out. I showed Steve the photo of the first mitten and he said it looked like a condom. :P Just goes to show that his mind is in the gutter.

Meanwhile, I also have some lovely Knit Picks Imagination fingering yarn and spent my morning browsing through scarf and wrap patterns, trying to choose the right one. I think I've found it. I'm going to make an expanded version of Brooke's Column of Leaves scarf. Since my yarn's fingering weight, I can possibly make a triple repeat of the pattern without it being too heavy. We'll see how it goes.

And in other other news, Steve and I finally heard back about our book chapter. Friday I spent rushing around via email begging for the okay to use snippets of various things to show as samples in our chapter. It's funny how we've been waiting for over six months since we sent in our draft and now that the editors got back with us, we have to turn everything in on Monday.

On the bright side, the chapter didn't seem so frighteningly disjointed as it had the last time I read it. Apparently it's approved with time ;)


  1. That scarf is AWESOME! I must find that pattern and try it!

    ...after I do the bat scarf.

  2. Did you get your Ravelry email yet? I love, love, love their search function.

    Since I had the yarn, I simply did a search for knitting projects using that yarn and how many yards I have, then sorted it by what sort of project I wanted to start...and then wandered gleefully through the pages of options presented. It really helps out to see what other people have done with the same yarn!

  3. I did finally get my Ravelry invite. I use the name StyxnStonz. I'm going to have to check out that search feature. Knitting season is upon me, and my fingers twitch for needles!

  4. Hello. I'm doing a research project for my major in Economics at Clark University. Im trying to find out why so many videogame companies are in San Diego. Besides "Sony Online Entertainment" I am also looking at "Midway", "High Moon Studios", “Rockstar”, “The Behemoth" and many more.
    What are some reasons why SOE is in San Diego?
    Are many of the employees hired from other company developers in San Diego?
    Is it important for a company that is a developer to be located close to a publisher?
    Any responses are greatly appreciated.
    -From a gamer who loves this industry thanks in advance for your time and effort.
    --Sincerely, George Gardner
    p.s. sry for posting in a wierd spot.

  5. George, have you tried asking your question at the forums?

    You might even find that others have asked about this before and can consult with them on your project.

    Good luck!