Tuesday, October 24, 2006

I know you're wondering...

The previous post is from my alter-ego. She doesn't have a name yet... I'll have to cogitate on that one. You see, I keep thinking that I need to make this a political knitblog. Do such things exist? For as my knitting is a certain part of me, so are my political thoughts and beliefs. I keep getting more and more concerned about the state of this country. It is time to wake up and smell the bush*t. Hope the Secret Service doesn't find MY blog. Cause if they do, they could arrest me, not charge me with anything- 'cause they don't have to anymore, and you all would wonder if I ever finished the socks...

Sock update:

I am in the home stretch. Isha will have warm toesies.

Ah, but what then.
Well, I have some thoughts, but it might depend on how cold it gets! I think I need a new scarf for one thing... Plus, I think I need to stay away from things that have to be knit and then assembled. Elizabeth Zimmerman and I are of like mind on that one. My only problem being that I don't care too overly much for the Norwegian yoke type styles she came up with to avoid sewing up. Maybe I just need to do some more research.

In the meantime, my husband is in China. I am PMSing, older teenagers are about to drive me to drink. Everyone here has been sick in the last week and I just want to crawl into a cave or something. It must be time to break out the extra dark chocolate and open up a good bottle of red wine. Problem is, it isn't quite as much fun when I'm all by myself.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Robert Newman History of oil

Robert Newman gets to grips with the wars and politics of the last hundred years - but rather than adhering to the history we were fed at school, the places oil centre stage as the cause of all commotion. This innovative history programme is based around Robert Newman's stand-up act and supported by resourceful archive sequences and stills with satirical impersonations of historical figures from Mayan priests to Archduke Ferdinand. Quirky details such as a bicycle powered street lamp on the stage brings home the pertinent question of just how we are going to survive when the world's oil supplies are finally exhausted.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Autumnal moods

Wow. I keep forgetting to post. Days go by very quickly and now there is a little "nip" in the air. Fall is my favorite season. The colors, the skies, the air. It is very stimulating and yet calming at the same time. Our school year rhythms have settled in. It seems that I don't have quite as much time for knitting during the day as I used to though. Now that Conner and Anna are older I find that they require me to be more organized in order to adequately support them with homeschooling. So I spend more of my "school day" time sitting at the table rather than in my comfy chair with adequate light so that I can knit. Hmmm. Oh well. Can't be helped at present I guess. I have also decided that I need a brain vacation lately and so I have been reading a bit more. Otherwise I am too tempted to peruse political news sites for too many hours a day and while I think it is important to be informed - sometimes one needs to take a break and get a little perspective. This is one of those times. So instead I am reading novels- don't even qualify as literature I'm afraid. Wow.

I am working on the socks still though. Working on the heel turn of sock #2, then I'm home free. They'd better fit though. Isha gave me some incredibly tiny measurements and somehow they didn't seem quite right so I made some adjustments. Oh yeah, Isha apparently finished a hat during a marathon movie watching/knitting session last weekend. Congrats! Next she'll start a knitblog...