Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Machine Gun Bikini!!

Otherwise known as the naughty bits.

I've been cheating on you. As if sewing content in what is ostensibly a knitting blog wasn't bad enough, I am also working on another blog, this one is for work. I suppose if it is my job, it isn't technically cheating, but it has been so much fun I feel I've been neglecting this one. Even worse, I've put pictures up in Flickr no one but me can see. I feel a little dirty. Here, I'll make up for the transgression:

Census Volumes

These are U.S. Census volumes from 1940 and 1950 (mostly) -- the blue books are 1940, the black are 1950. You can also see bits of the 1902, 1960, and 1970 sets (we have through 1990, the 2000 Census was too big to print, so it's online). Very exciting, eh? In any case, the blog operates as an online bulletin board and since I'm the only one of the contributors with any blogging experience, it has fallen to me to play around with the templates and HTML code. It is a strangely compelling process, especially since I don't know much about HTML. If you have some strange desire to see the thing, it is here (I warn you, there is not much interesting about it).

I finished the Equinox knitting and wove in the millions of ends.

Equinox and Fred

Fred approved. I cut open the steek last night and have been working on sewing it down. I borrowed Alice Starmore's Book of Fair Isle Knitting via Inter-Library Loan. ILL is a wonderful thing, especially when you are dealing with an insanely overpriced, out-of-print book. However, it is only wonderful if you manage to take said book home rather than leave it on your desk, where it does you no good at all. Ask me how I know.

I thought I had more to say, but apparently not. So I will leave you with a video clip which makes me very happy:

We've watched every episode of Scrubs at least 6 dozen times. I'm sick of most of them now, but that bit still makes me laugh. The upshot of this episode is that, sometimes, if you've pissed someone off, you need to swallow your pride and give that person what s/he needs. It is very, very cheesy, and it makes me very, very happy.


bspinner said...

Thanks for the laugh!!!!
Sweater is beautiful and Fred sure looks comfortable.

Sharon said...

I haven't seen Scrubs since we moved but I loved it when. Here's the silliness. We're watching TV via Netflix when we coulda had it for free. The price for convenience I guess. BTW, I'm the ILL borrower and have no love for Census records. I'm glad someone does, but then, I'm not into genealogy. That would be a hobby interfering with fiber time~