Well, that's not precisely accurate. It does in fact exist, but HERE on WordPress, instead.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007


My internet lives once again! Also, Halloween is coming up, and I'm going trick-or-treating with friends (who says you can't in junior year?). I shall be Bullwinkle, although I don't think I'll manage to convince Alethia to be Rocky. *sigh* It'll be fun anyway. I made an awesome set of antlers. Pictures to come.

*revels in her internetty glory*

Farewell, for now!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Celtic Socks pattern

Here's the pattern for these socks that I designed. It's not a pattern in the sense that I give you specific numbers (I'm too lazy for that), but I'll tell you generally what I did.

Cuff: You'll need to cast on a multiple of 8 stitches, because the fair isle is an 8-stitch repeat. I did four bumpy things of reverse stockinette for the cuff, doing 6 rounds of purling, then 3 of knitting.

Fair Isle Band: Here's the chart for the fair isle:

Fair Isle Chart

Heel: I did a short-row heel, using the yarn-over technique called Japanese Short Rows.

Toe: Your basic decrease-twice-on-either-edge toe. Divide the stitches in half on four needles, the ends of the halves lining up with the sides of the heel.
Round 1, needles 1, 3: k1, ssk, knit to end of needle
needles 2, 4: knit to last 3 st, k2tog, k1
Round 2: knit around
Repeat these rounds until it seems the right length (like I said, not too scientific), then join with kitchener stitch.

Hope you enjoy this pattern!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


I am very irritated.
But I suppose I should back up.

For my Bat Mitzvah (3.5ish years ago) I got a lovely Gateway laptop. Unfortunately, mere weeks out of warranty, the hard drive crashed and I was informed that it wasn't worth fixing. Taking pity on me, my parents contributed 2/3 of the cost of my current laptop - an HP Pavilion. I did rather extensive research before buying it. However, within 6 months of getting it, I began to have problems with the keyboard. After multiple unsuccessful correspondences with the HP people, I finally sent it back. They returned it to me several weeks later, reportedly having replaced the keyboard. But the problem was still there. I learned to deal with it. It stopped driving me crazy. Then recently, we bought a new router. Immediately after installing it, the wifi on the lovely machine stopped working. Something about Windows not being able to configure the connection. And I know for sure that the two should be compatible. So I assumed that the wifi adaptor had died. Anyway, I adjusted. I moved my computer into the guest room (where the modem and router are) and plugged it in with an ethernet cable. So I still had internet. Then, two days ago, even that stopped working. Everyone else in the house could still connect on wifi, mind you. It was just me that was having problems. So I'm considering sending it back to HP again, since I bought the exgtended warranty and may as well use it. But I'm rather doubtful about whether they'll actually do anything to fix it. All in all, a most disappointing experience.
Well, I've been drooling over the new iMac anyway. If this one totally dies, that's what I'm getting. I'm fed up with Windows, and I definitely wouldn't want Vista anyway. I wish I had a real job so I could just buy myself one now...

On the bright side, there's a 3-day weekend coming up!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Hello, World!

So, I mainly made this for Ravelry purposes - I may or may not use it for other things. We shall see...

By the by (weird phrase), I LOVE RAVELRY! It's an inspiring, pretty site with a great community and it just makes me want to knit all the time!

And that's my first enlightening message to you all...