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Thor's Day 
3rd-Jun-2010 07:40 am
My daughter's cat just launched herself across the room, skidding to a spinning halt at my feet, and stared up at me. What, Victoria?

Happy birthday to ellyssian, we_happy_few, and mllelaurel!

I... seem... to be okay? Cautious optimism.

Settling back in
The suitcase is unpacked; the backpack is in progress. Next up, I sort out all the business cards and suchlike. I really dislike not being unpacked right away, argh.

You guys are awesome. 21 fantastic auction items so far! Goal is 48, so yes yes yes we want your handmade/recorded/printed niftiness, please and thank you!

Con Report
I may still not have time to write one for a bit, but check tithenai and csecooney's LJs for a general idea of what was been up to!

Link Soup
* sihaya09 has new shinies!
* Remember the Alot? Someone has, of course, created a knitting pattern for an alot. Elayna wants one to cuddle while she seethes over grammatical idiocy online, so I guess I'm learning short rows.
* Beyond Feminist Hulk.

Daily Science
If you love your cat so much that you can’t stand to be away from it — even for a hot second — you’re in luck: Sony Computer Science Laboratories (CSL) Inc has developed a liveblogging device for Mr. Mistoffelees and friends.

I don't care about the eyeroll you just did, I want one.

I need to do the Take Back the Sci-Fi Writeup for the work blog like now, because I have an extra half hour at home because I'll be in an offsite meeting all day. Like 9-5 all day. Ack. And so that is my day.
3rd-Jun-2010 11:52 am (UTC)
Victoria wants you to know meow. It is very important.

Short rows are really easy, especially if the pattern is written well and helps you keep track of where you are. But mostly it's just "knit part of a row. Don't finish it. Turn around and go back, and don't worry about that part you didn't do."
3rd-Jun-2010 12:14 pm (UTC)
But then what do I do with the stitches on the left needle?
3rd-Jun-2010 12:15 pm (UTC)
You'll get back to them later. For now, they just chill out over there, only now they're on your right needle because you turned around.
3rd-Jun-2010 12:15 pm (UTC)
3rd-Jun-2010 01:17 pm (UTC)
It's like they're on a stitch holder, but that stitch holder is just the end of your needle. It makes sense when you do it, promise. Also, it's a good thing to know because it means you can add extra bust shaping to sweater tops, which is something that is relevant to your interests. It's also how most sock heels are made. So, you know, useful.
3rd-Jun-2010 12:15 pm (UTC)
Actually, you know what? Go to knitty and find the Calorimetry. It'll take you like, 4 hours to make one, and at the end of it you'll be like "dude, that's short rows? Pff."
4th-Jun-2010 11:36 pm (UTC)
3rd-Jun-2010 12:34 pm (UTC)
I came here to say just what emilytheslayer said. The Calorimetry was one of my first knitting projects a few years ago and believe me (us), after you do your first turn or two and actually see/feel how they work it will totally make sense.

Now, Magic Loop on the other hand... I've been trying to get that to work for me for months and I still haven't figured it out. :-\

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Edited at 2010-06-03 01:07 pm (UTC)
3rd-Jun-2010 01:06 pm (UTC)
Thanks! =)
3rd-Jun-2010 02:28 pm (UTC)
You need a sexy manservent to do your unpacking for you.

If you know what I mean.

Nudge, nudge, wink, wink.
3rd-Jun-2010 04:40 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Man, I share a birthday with a lot of people.
4th-Jun-2010 03:06 am (UTC)
You sure are living life to the fullest!
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