Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Today, Garter Stitch is too much of a challenge.

OH MAN, I'm tired today. At work until 10:45 (plus the cab ride home) last night; back in on time this morning (which means I actually hit the building before 8am, since the alternative is waking up at the same time and going via bus, which gets me here just barely by 8:30. I'll take the extra knitting time, thank you).

My Knitterly Brain was supposed to deliver a sketch or two to Sanguine Gryphon yesterday, and felt wretched because I hadn't done so (at midnight). Naturally, it kept me awake until I had a concept, and had more or less figured out how to execute it. When I hit my desk, I did a quick sketch of my idea, a couple of options around it, annotated it, scanned it, and e-mailed it off to Gryphon. Even if it's not a go for her, I may make a pair anyway, just for fun! Now I've just got to figure out how to do a couple of the other ideas I have properly. One has a lot of different colors, mostly two-colors per band, but possibly too many colors to make a workable kit. One was too generic, initially, but I've come up with a more fun way to execute something specific - again, with lots and lots of colors, but I think it could work. The trick is to make them visually and elementally different enough that they'd be Something Completely Different for a sock club, with different techniques for knitters to play with. And, okay, I wanna learn stuff, too!

Today, I share with you the Secret Dip Stash. Seriously. A Safeway we don't usually shop at has Helluva Good French Onion Dip in Vast Quantities... we usually can't find it near our house, evidently because they keep it about ten miles west of there.

Dip on shelves

More dip, stashed illicitly
in Pillsbury cooler

We counted over SIXTY containers... the most we've ever seen at our local store is EIGHT. They had SIXTY. That's a lot of Dip.


  1. I ordered David some Bacon Salt for Valentine's Day. You are such an enabler. I hope you get some rest.

  2. Well this is funny. We manufacture these coolers (http://mtlcool.com/glc.html). I'm sure Pillsbury is thrilled when other products end up in the cooler.


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