Sunday, February 12, 2006

Sweater progress

I'm working on the Branching Rib Pullover from Creative Knitting magazine. It's not going very fast because the yarn I'm using is DK-weight (for non-knitters, that means it's really thin). I'm getting semi close to finishing the back, so I thought I'd post some update pictures.

This is an overall view. It gives you an idea of how far along I am.

And this is a closeup of the rib stitch. I think it's a really neat stitch. It also is fun to knit which is a huge advantage in a project of this size.

Friday, February 03, 2006

Brokeback to the Future

This cracked me up!

Brokeback to the Future

Lookie here...

You are Brigitte Bardot
Naturally sensual and beautiful
You're an exotic beauty who turns heads everywhere
You've got a look that's one of a kind

OK, not. But I'll take it.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Cuba, baby!

OK, it doesn't have the same ring to it as "Vegas, baby!", but I don't care.

We just booked a one-week all-inclusive vacation to Cuba! How exciting. I've never been to Cuba before. I'm slightly concerned about their policy on what you can bring in, though. Apparently you can't bring in fridges or stoves - OK, we can handle that. But you also are not supposed to bring DVD players. And the question is, if we were to bring our laptop which has a DVD player built in, would they notice? I'm leaning towards making it a low-tech holiday - just books, cards, and Travel Scrabble for entertainment, rather than take the risk of getting our electronics confiscated. But the final decision will be up to Kenneth, since I have already decided I will refuse to bring *my* laptop, and everything else is his.