Nothing super interesting to show this month, just some repeat projects. I've got a couple of things planned that I'll be working on later, though. The socks are part of my Village gear. I like to keep a pair on the needles at all times to work on during quiet moments. At our training weekend… Continue reading Works in Progress
Guess whose birthday it is: Hermes turns 6 today. Since I'm not one of those crazy people who throws parties or bakes cakes for their pets (though he will get an extra serving of canned food and a lot of snuggles today) I am not above using his birthday as an excuse to have a… Continue reading Secret and Not-So-Secret Messages
I finally finished a few things! Not overly exciting, but I made a dishcloth. Plain, simple, straight up crochet. Function, and it gave my brain a rest when it needed it. Bog standard pattern for me, just trying to use up the last of my crochet cotton. Slightly more interesting, we move into the WIP… Continue reading Current Projects and Finished Objects
I am surprised that the cat is even in the same room with me right now, or that he hasn't killed me in my sleep. Over the weekend, Missouri had some unexpected time off. Since we had time off together, we decided (with about 12 hours warning) to drive down to Memphis so that she… Continue reading Separation Anxiety, Part II
I started on the test knit for Northman last night. I want to make sure my math is accurate with a different number of cast on stitches, so I'm using a slightly different yarn. For this one, I'm only doing the band of faire isle at the brim (mostly because I had to double strand… Continue reading Teaser
There's been a little radio silence around here, both on the blog and on the podcast. (I'd hopped to have a new episode up by this week but the essay isn't gelling the way I'd like. So if you have anything you would like to share on the subject of typewriters in film or on… Continue reading A New Addition
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I just went to see The King's Speech, and there were several familiar faces: Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter,Geoffry Rush and Michael Gambon to name a few, as well as this one: I highly recommend the movie (because really, you can't go wrong if it involves Colin Firth, who delivers an extremely moving performance), and… Continue reading Cameo Apearances
It works!! So now I'll just stick the typewriter posts in as scans, and you can skip down to the knitting bits if you so desire. Just click on the images to make them bigger/readable. Since the ribbons got here about two weeks (!!) before I was expecting them, I don't have a lot to… Continue reading Okay, so I lied about the knitting content.
Meet Henry. Henry is a 1945-46 (to the best of my knowledge, based on his serial number) Royal KMM manual typewriter. I’ve been wanting a manual typewriter (or two, or three) for years and years, but I figured that I didn’t need another hobby and that with the prevalence of computers now I wouldn’t be… Continue reading I have a new obsession.