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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
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Thor's Day 
20th-Aug-2009 11:38 am
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Hello to new reader petrona!

Medical
Had a full day of activity yesterday. And feeling okay today. :) Took a extra Robaxin, because I was a bit achy, but I think that's just as much because of my long walk this morning as anything else.

Whee.
Nine-hour date combining many fantastic first dates in one FTW. :)

I Require a Hedgehog
For Chanukah. That is all I want. Well, that and a laptop. But hedgehogs are cheaper.

I really, really require a hedgehog. I request that this be made to happen. Because hedgies = SO FREAKIN' CUTE.

Please make a note of it.

Knitting
Finished the sari silk wrap, and I love it! Now the shawl. Dude, how does one manage stitch markers, anyway? Do you like knit around them? *pokes stitch markers*

Link Soup
* We talk about the anthologies that get it Wrong; we should also talk about the anthologies that get it Right.
* A flowchart for better understanding of "Total Eclipse of the Heart".
* LOLBots, the new R. Stevens comic.
* How a basic income program Saved a Namibian village.
* Oh hey, I like this recipe format.

Daily Science
An amino acid has been found on a comet for the first time, a new analysis of samples from NASA's Stardust mission reveals. The discovery confirms that some of the building blocks of life were delivered to the early Earth from space.

Plans
felisdemens is on her way here. Expect wacky hijinks.
Comments 
20th-Aug-2009 03:42 pm (UTC)
Stitch Markers: You put them on your needles, and when you get to them in the row, you just move it from the left needle to the right needle and keep going. They're just there to mark a spot or remind you that something needs to happen there, so you just move them over and keep going, making sure you do whatever it is you're supposed to be doing in the pattern.
20th-Aug-2009 03:45 pm (UTC)
But I hafta yarnover then knit a stitch - how do I not knit over the marker? My hands are not getting that. *plaintive look*
20th-Aug-2009 03:47 pm (UTC)
Ok, is it YO, stitch marker, then knit, or what? And again, nothing you're saying changes anything. You just move the stitch marker and keep going. Yes, it will look like there might be some yarn over the marker, but it's not, I promise.
20th-Aug-2009 03:48 pm (UTC)
is it YO, stitch marker, then knit

Yep.
20th-Aug-2009 03:50 pm (UTC)
Ok, there's really and truly nothing new for your hands to get here. Yeah, there's going to be yarn sort of laying over the stitch marker, but I promise when you get back to it on the next row it won't make a difference. You pretty much just pretend it's not there except for moving it to the right needle. Do it for a row or two and you'll see.
20th-Aug-2009 03:52 pm (UTC)
Okay. :)

The sari silk wrap is so pretty! And so fast and easy!
20th-Aug-2009 03:52 pm (UTC)
Hurray!
20th-Aug-2009 03:44 pm (UTC) - Stitch Markers
ride on your needle, and you slip them from the left needle to the right needle, and then just knit the next stitch as normal (or whatever the pattern says)
20th-Aug-2009 03:45 pm (UTC) - Re: Stitch Markers
But I hafta yarnover then knit a stitch - how do I not knit over the marker? My hands are not getting that. *plaintive look*
20th-Aug-2009 03:49 pm (UTC) - Re: Stitch Markers
what are your st markers made of? if might be easier on your hands the first time to use scrap yarn st markets, as long as you remember not to knit them.

otherwise, what emily said
20th-Aug-2009 03:50 pm (UTC) - Re: Stitch Markers
Copper wire circles with a green glass bead (from Kythryne).
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20th-Aug-2009 04:05 pm (UTC)
Yay DATE!
20th-Aug-2009 04:33 pm (UTC)
Hedgehogs are totally cute, but difficult to care for as pets. (At least, that's what I remember from when I was thinking about getting one several years ago.)
20th-Aug-2009 04:43 pm (UTC)
Oh, great. Guess we'd better cancel that order for a pony, then.
20th-Aug-2009 04:45 pm (UTC)
Oh, no. Still want a pony.

...and a monkey.
20th-Aug-2009 04:54 pm (UTC)
I'm imagining a very odd centaur....
20th-Aug-2009 05:45 pm (UTC)
It's just standard centaur evolution. Monkey-horse hybrids eventually evolve into human-horse hybrids.
20th-Aug-2009 08:21 pm (UTC)
Neat link on Namibia and the BIG pilot program, thanks! Reminds me of Charles Murray's book, In Our Hands, which conceived a similar program for the whole US. :)
20th-Aug-2009 09:12 pm (UTC)
If you ever come to visit me, I will so buy you a hedgehog. They really aren't that expensive but you will need to get the terrarium thingy. A hamster ball wouldn't be a bad idea either, more so you don't step on it while it runs around or poops all over your floor. A lady I knew raised them for sale and damn were they cute.
21st-Aug-2009 12:49 am (UTC)
Hedgehogs are nocturnal. They're active when you, my dear, are supposed to be fast asleep.
22nd-Aug-2009 12:23 am (UTC)
Knitting with stitch markers - I had a search on YouTube and found many but this may help:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMJYkN9j7MA
22nd-Aug-2009 04:22 am (UTC)
I suspect hedgehogs would prefer to be left in the wild, or that it would be better for them, at least.
22nd-Aug-2009 04:00 pm (UTC)
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