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Saturday, September 30, 2006

Pose with Flour

Here's the photo of the sweater being worn. Very comfortable for the fall.


And while I'm at it, let's pose for a photo with Flour!


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Friday, September 29, 2006

(geek) laughs

Okay, it takes might take a while to get, and you have to be a geek, but damn funny if you are.

on xkcd.com. [via]

I'm tempted to get the teeshirt.

Okay, here's another good one...

I'll just leave you these and go look thought all the archives for laughs.


Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Sweater finished!

Finally got this one done. It's all ready to be worn in this fall. Nice.


The Details

And of course, any attempt to photograph anything on the carpet, will cause Flour to come and claim it as her own...

Flour! Off. Off. Get off my sweater. [Nudge] It's mine. Not everything is yours. Get off, that's mine. [Pick up dog off of sweater. Put sweater on a higher surface. Flour promptly loses all interest.]

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Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Small Update and Heros

I've updated Paris Recommendations Part 2: Pâtisserie and Tea with the photos that my mom took of the patisserie display.

And the first show I've liked so far in this tv season, Heros on NBC. It rocks. I haven't been so blown away by a tv show in ages. I am serious hooked. If you've missed it, NBC is showing it again tonight.


Monday, September 25, 2006

The end of one scarf the start of double knitting.

I started a scarf back in January or maybe even earlier. I've been working on it on and off since then. It's been so long and I've gotten almost no where on it. I finally gave in last night and ripped it all up. This is what I have now. I must have ripped out over 13500 stitches and I don't regret it one bit. I have no idea what I'll do with the yarn now, but I feel free to be done with the scarf that wouldn't work out. It was a nagging mess.


I started a swatch a piece in double knitting. It's challenging. I've been fancinated with the idea ever since reading about the class that Subway Knitter had taken about it.

I've tried carrying one yarn in one hand and one in another so that I'm knitting Continental and English at the same time. But in the end, to produce the best looking piece in both front and back, it's working better that I carry both yarns on the left hand, if I'm trying to create stockinette on both sides of the piece. I'm playing with different stitches and trying to see if I can manage to do more than just knit double in stockinette or can I manage some reversible double patterns. I've seen some colour work that's also done with this technique, I'm not quite ready for that, but I may be playing some more on my swatch and see what I can manage.

So far, a lot of fun. Here's an attempt to take a photo (by myself) of me knitting the double knit. Sorry for the poor photo quality...



Saturday, September 23, 2006

moleskine city notebooks


Wow. The moleskine city notebooks are coming out soon. This is just what I need.

I've been doing this for the last few years now for my travels: I get a notebook and for each big trip I take, I use it to take notes of les bonnes adresses and keep notes for future reference. I copy things I see from magazines and travel books and essentially make my own travel book for future trips. I never did think to use a moleskine for it, but that's probably because the bigger books were harder to find. They are much easier to find these days and would have to consider using one of them for future trips. I'll be willing to transfer it all to a new city book if they have one for my cities. It's quite inspirational.

What a great idea! I can't wait until I get to see them in stores.

For moleskine fans:


Friday, September 22, 2006

Paris Recommendations Part 6: General Advice and Comments

This is the part six of my Paris Recommendations Week.

General advice and Comments:


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I'll end with some cool maps of Paris at superfuture. I do hope this was helpful and bon voyage!

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Paris Recommendations Part 5: Sights

This is part five of my Paris Recommendations Week series.


There are so many great architecture and historic sights in Paris, these are the ones I highly recommend. I've still got a big list of other places to check out as well. Just can't wait to go back and see a few more sights.

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Thursday, September 21, 2006

My friends gets a mention on yarn harlot...

Okay, they are now famous!

They get a cameo in yarn harlot's post about her brooklyn talk.

Alison gets a photo and a mention with her mets sock.

In this photo, I certainly see someone I know!


Photo is quite fuzzy, who else was there?!

Too cool!


Paris Recommendations Part 4: Museums

This is part four of my Paris Recommendations Week series.


There are many many musuems in Paris, both small and big. I've many more on my list I have yet to visit. I'm hoping the next trip I take I'll get the chance to check a few more off my list.

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Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Paris Recommendations Part 3: Shopping

This is part three of my Paris Recommendations Week series.


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Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Paris Recommendations Part 2: Pâtisserie and Tea

This is part two of my Paris Recommendations Week series.

Pâtisserie & Tea: (ranked)

Definitely one of our favorite things to do while in Paris is to hit as many pâtisseries as we can. It's difficult to find dessert art at this level in other places in the world. I've got a few places I go in New York and Tokyo that would be comparible. But that's a whole different recommendations guide. This list is of the most famous ones that are mentioned in guides.

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Monday, September 18, 2006

Paris Recommendations Part 1: Restaurant and Food

This is the part one of my Paris Recommendations Week.

Restaurants and Food: (in no order)

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