Saturday, October 27, 2007

Strikke news

Remember back when I joined the Samurai's Strikke-along and I said I was going to do a variation on Veronik Avery's Sugarplum pullover?

Yeah, not gonna happen.

I spent some time reading through the instructions and for the life of me, I cannot figure out how to construct that sweater. So I'm going to change and try a simpler yoke sweater.

Here's the tricky part. I've never attempted a) knitting in the round or b) yokes. So I may be calling for help from my fellow Strikkers.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Veggie Tales

The big excitement at Chez Casa de Brewgal is that on Thursday last, Little Brewer #1 announced she was a vegetarian.

This may have something to do with LB#1 learning that we kill the animals we eat, not just after they die of natural causes. Or it could be because her BFF has also decided to become a vegetarian and being a vegetarian is so much more fun when your BFF is doing it too.

My reaction to this was, great! I'll dig out my old copy of The Enchanted Broccoli forest and we can explore 1,001 nights of beans and tofu.

I'm not bashing vegetarianism. In college Brewgal took her meals in a co-op in which meat was only served 2x week. I probably could have made the switch to full veggie had it not been for the monthly sermons on the evils of meat eating. Sermons just piss me off. In this case they made me think about all the reasons I chose to eat meat, why I like it so much and as a result, made me want to eat meat. Way to go, veggie-boy. Nothing like a little reverse psychology to start your meal. Rawr.

Anyway, we're into Day 3 of LB#1's vegetarianism and I am beginning to get the sense that her brand of vegetarianism consists of cheese, crackers, corn pops and candy. Candytarianism. If you're going to be a vegetarian you have to actually *eat* the veggies, honey.

Next up: Adzuki beans and rice with garlic and leeks.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Moderne Baby Blanket 1: Finis!

Brewgal presents the Moderne Baby Blanket from Mason-Dixon Knitting. In crochet.

Brewgal sees the stray ends and notices that it needs to be blocked. Maybe later.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Gotta love the medical library - Test your disease knowledge

I'm wavering between hope and fear that this knowledge will be useful in a practical way someday.