Saturday, February 19, 2005
These are the gloves requested by Anna, who used her sewing skills to help make my enormous green Aran sweater fit.
The wonderful camel scarf is getting longer (no need to post a new picture, really). Making progress up the sleeves of Mike's purple sweater:
Sunday, February 13, 2005
Saturday, February 12, 2005
Monday, February 07, 2005
I love that because the pattern has an odd number of rows the cabling happens on both sides of the scarf, making it reversible. Here's a closeup:
Too many works in progress, really. It will be in the dead of summer before I get all these scarves finished.
Saturday, February 05, 2005
I spent December doing socks, and started the sweater sleeves on January 1. Got this far in a few days...
...then put them aside for a month. Now I have no idea where I am. "Round 22," whatever that means. I'd rather leave it all in a tangled heap and keep working on the lovely gray baby camel scarf, but before I get too lost, I should get back on track with the sweater.
Too many WIPs.
Tuesday, February 01, 2005
Initially, I was just irritated when I read that PBS had caved to Dept of Ed pressure to pull an episode of Postcards from Buster that contained children with lesbian parents. But as I wrote the following note to WOSU to tell them I hoped they would show it, I got pissed.
Hello--Unsurprisingly, WOSU will not be airing the "Sugartime" episode, feeling that it is important for parents to "have the option of addressing elements of this episode with their young children at a time and manner of their own choosing." Yep, you need to make sure that kids feel the appropriate revulsion and hatred of those maple sugar manufacturers.
I do not see the "Sugartime" episode of _Postcards
from Buster_ listed in your schedule. I do hope that
you intend to air the program. My decision of how
much my household will support WOSU stations this
year will depend on your choice.
From what I've read, there is no romantic contact
pictured between the mother and stepmother of the
girl Buster meets. The words "lesbian" or "gay" are
never used. The subject of gay marriage or civil union
is not relevant to this show about tapping trees for
maple sugar, and the subject is not raised.
To censor this episode is an attempt to ostracize and
inflict shame on the children -- children in this very
community -- who live in families headed by same sex
couples. I find it despicable that the Dept. of
Education has put PBS and its affiliates in this
position, and I dearly hope that you do the right thing
for children in central Ohio.
I decided it's time to turn this into an actual blog, rather than just updating a single post every other day. So here's my favorite WIP: a scarf knit from Blithe baby camel yarn that I bought in Arbella Yarns in Salem, MA. The pattern is from Simply Beautiful Sweaters for Men (Martingale, 2001).