June 2007

The continuing (mis)adventures of the International Crimefighter who travels with a Black Cloud. This time from Philadelphia, the city of brotherly luv.

brotherly luv

Don’t get me wrong. I had a great time in Philly! The highs definitely outweighed the lows. But the lows…ugh!



Hi! Jet is unable to blog right now because she is busy banging her head against the wall. She and Dumbledore, her temperamental computer, had a HUGE fight and now they’re not speaking to each other. Also, she’s busy contemplating whether or not to frog her Sockapalooza socks because she can’t follow instructions.

She’ll resume posting when she comes to her senses. Or when she regains consciousness from banging her head against the wall. Whichever comes first.


I’m usually a one-project-at-a-time kind of gal, but there must be something in the water, because I think I’ve contracted startitis.   A mild form maybe, but I’m not used to startitis symptoms. 

Before I start rambling about the half-finished projects I have going on right now though, an Eff Oh! 

clap clap clapA finished case of the clap!  

Pattern:  the super duper ubiquitous Clapotis from knitty
Yarn:  Cherry Tree Hill SuperSock in Blues and Purples, about 1 2/3 skeins.  Size 6 Denise interchangeables. 

The finished measurements are about 18  x 70 in.   I made 18 repeats of the straight row section.  There was some anxiety during blocking that I may have made it way too long, but it turned out great.  I love it!  The Cherry Tree Hill yarn was really soft and nice to work with.   Also, a lot of yardage in one skein. 

I know everyone and their mother (and grandmother) has probably made one of these, and I have to admit I resisted jumping on the bandwagon for the longest time.  But!  Such a clever pattern.  And a really good project for social knitting.    (more…)

Hi!  Still here.

Just got back from San Francisco, partly for work and partly for Kato Sensei’s aikido seminar at Suginami SF.  The man continues to astound – he seems ageless and always moves with such efficiency. No wasted movement.   Training was at a pretty high level because there were lots of high-level aikidoka at the seminar.  I had so much fun!  I ended up with several nasty bruises and a nicely swollen knee, but hey, no worries!  (more…)