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D is for Dice

I use dice a lot.  I game with them, lust after them (I have a horrible dice-collecting habit), hate them, and love them.  I don’t have as many dice as my husband, but I do have a fair amount.  I am one of those superstitious  gamers who will not use a die if it continues to roll poorly for me, so I need to have a good variety to choose from.  I like my dice so much that I knit a dice bag for them (as I mentioned a few weeks ago)

Yes, it is good.  I need my dice to be happy.

Blogging can be a dangerous sport.

Clearly, someone is out to get me.  It’s pretty much his major pastime, really.  He lurks behind the monitor, on the stairs, directly behind me, waiting for me.  It’s a good thing he’s so cute.  🙂

A is for Albus

Albus Dumbledore, of course!  I have to say that the last 10 years with Harry Potter have just flown by.  No matter how many times I read the books or listen to the audiobooks, I never grow tired of the stories, the writing, and the characters.  I put the Half-Blood Prince on top, but you can see Order of the Phoenix and Deathly Hallows (slightly) below it.

I did have a hard time coming up with something for A, but I think this fits pretty well.  I already know what I’m doing for B and C, though…

There isn’t much going on.

Except some knitting, of course.  I discovered that the socks I’m working on for The Loopy Ewe swap has a very similar pattern to one of the sweaters I’m currently working on, which is a little odd, yet thrilling.  It’s been cold enough here that I’ve worn 3 different knit items today and yesterday (scarf, gloves, and oblique!), something that also thrilled me.

I’m not the type that makes New Year’s resolutions, but I have decided to start exercising on a regular basis again.  We bought an elliptical trainer last week, so working out has become much easier.    I’m not fat, but I have begun to become uncomfortable with the new bulges that I have, nor do I particularly want to buy new clothes in the next few years.  So, I will change my habits slightly so I can continue to eat what I want, and potentially get more in shape at the same time.

I’m going to NYC to a museum exhibit this weekend, and my goal is to get a weird picture with my knitting.  So, there’s that.

And now for something different…

Knitting is progressing, but it would be boring to show you my 3 inches of progress. So, here’s this, which has nothing to do with knitting. It does have to do with Cthulhu, though…

(courtesy of

Ok, I’m back, sort of.

Yeah, so I got married.  Now that’s done, I have a week before we go on the honeymoon, and I have lots and lots of posting to do.   I got my sockapalooza socks (they are teh awesome!!), have a few FOs to post, and maybe some wedding pictures.  For now, though, just posting so I don’t forget how.

Break time.

Sort of signing off for the next few weeks, because I’m getting married, then going on vacation. I’ll post the socks made by my (awesome) sockapalooza pal, of course, but don’t expect too much more from me. Just saying.

Tick, tick, tick…

The clock is ticking. It’s almost time.

Well, I’m waiting for two things, really: Harry Potter, and my first Booty Club package. It seems like everyone has gotten theirs but me, which isn’t cool.

Oh, and I’m getting married in 2ish weeks.

Look, a soothing WIP! Ahhh…

Apricot jacket

Waxing poetic.

So, an FYI for the 3 people who regularly read this blog 🙂 : There will be a marked lack of knitting content in the below entry. Sorry.

Basically, it all boils down to one statement: Where there are people, there is conflict. I work in the mental health/healthcare field (and a patient, at times), and I see quite a lot of conflict between clients and their disorders and between staff members. As a result, I have a much lower threshold for conflict in my personal life, because I see so much of it at work already. Of course, people, as a group, often do not get along. It doesn’t matter to them how much I hate interpersonal conflict: it is our nature to come together, be emotional, work it out, or not work it out. Often, longstanding issues never really go away. That is part of the reason that I enjoy knitting so much, because if you have an issue with something you’re knitting, you can just frog it, and it will disappear. I’m sure I’m not alone in my wish that everyone be happy. That wish has caused me to be disillusioned with humanity in general, at times.

All this has come up because this weekend is a LARP weekend, and we all know that the larger a group of people, the more likely conflict will occur. I’m a pessimist at heart, truthfully, and it’s more than likely that nothing bad will happen. That’s another reason why I like knitting: you can think your project will turn out horrible, but, faced with beautiful results, there is no choice but to acknowledge that a few things actually do turn out well.

A story in 4 acts. (or, “look at the awesome toy I got!)

My Little Cthulhu - box

So, I got this today in the mail, and I am SO HAPPY. Here he is, my new avatar, knitting model, and destroyer of souls. Here’s his story, 4 in acts.

***Disclaimer: does contain toy on toy violence.***

My Little Cthulhu is trapped in his boxy prison. (Pokeman eraser for scale)

He escapes!

Two victims approach! Oh no!

Dread Cthulhu is victorious.

Heh, am I a geek, or what? All I know is, he will look kick ass with a nice knitted hat.

September 2020

Am I a joiner?

In the maw

Venezia Sweater
Seeded Cables Cardigan

Flickr Photos