Nuke Knitter

A Nuclear Engineer who knits? Go Figure.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Big Knitting Weekend

It was a wet spring weekend and Greg was out of town, so I watched bad (and good) TV and knit away (when I didn't have a migraine). Last weekend I knit up a Debbie Bliss Baby Shrug and a pair of booties for a baby shower. I blocked the shrug and knew that there was no way that I'd get around to seaming it up, if I didn't bring it to Sit'n'Stitch on Friday and get some help. I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out.

Then while at Sit'n'Stitch I continued to work on my Pomatomus Socks. These things are easily kicking my ass! I've spent longer on this single sock then I have on any sing PAIR. It's not because the pattern is hard (it's actually pretty intuitive), but because I keep on making stupid mistakes (like slipped stitches or forgetting yarnovers) and having to rip back. Anyway, I still love them...

...but, they frustrated the hell out of me and I had to put them down for the weekend. Instead I started my Sock Yarn Blanket. A whole five squares. Until now I didn't realize that most of my socks are blue. Weird, considering that most of my stash is purple.

I joined the Guilty Pleasure/Good Karma Swap. In it you buy your partner high-end yarn and other little luxuries and the relieve the guilt by kitting for the Warm Woolies Charity. My downstream partner is Jacqui. Bought her yarn yesterday and I really think she's going to like it. I off course had to get free shipping so I ordered myself some Zen Yarn Garden Merino Tencel Sock Yarn in Orchid & Lilac. Bad yarn dieter, bad!. So, anyway, I knit up two and a half hats from leftover yarn (mostly Cascade 220). I'm loving all the bright colors. Do you think three is enough?

Oh, and I'm going to see The Yarn Harlot on April 9th. Don't hate!

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Sunday, March 16, 2008

Movie Quote MeMe

I found this over at mooflower’s place. (Until I wrote this I didn’t know how many of my favorite quotes involved the F-bomb. Some of the movies were really hard to find clean quotes form.)

Here's the "rules".

1. Pick 10 of your favorite movies.
2. Go to IMDb and find a quote from each movie.
3. Post them here for everyone to guess.
4. Strike it out when someone guesses correctly, and put who guessed it and the movie.
5. Looking them up is cheating, please don’t.

1. Libido, inferiority complex, stinko, blotto, free love, bathtub gin, monkey glands, Karl Marx... is he one of the Marx Brothers?

2. That's what I love about these high school girls, man. I get older, they stay the same age. Dazed and Confused, Marissa in Savannah

3. He keeps putting his testicles all over me.

4. See this system here? This is Hi-Fi... high fidelity. What that means is that it's the highest quality fidelity.

5. All I can see are millions of frogs with tiny crutches. the Muppet Movie, fillyjonk

6. By the time I grew up, there was thirty billion a year in cargo moving through Idlewild Airport and believe me, we tried to steal every bit of it. GoodFellas, Mooflower

7. -I wrote a suicide note.
-You did?
-Yeah, right after I regained consciousness.

8. In a good shoe, I wear a size six, but a seven feels so good, I buy a size eight.

9. That'll never be me, that'll never be me. That'll never be, never be me. NO... NO, NEVER, NEVER, EVER. And don't you EVER THINK IT.

10. Yeah. I'm free every day. It's in the Constitution.

Monday, March 10, 2008


We've had a couple of visitors over the last two weeks. First we had a squirrel who fell all the way down our chimney and was stopped at the flue. Greg had to suit up in two pairs of leather work gloves, his work coat and safety glasses to go in there and fetch him out. I told him that he better not get bitten, because then we'd have to go to the emergency room and explain what happened. Here is a picture of the squirrel while it was behind the flue. I tried to get a picture of Greg holding it, but it was covered in soot and screaming bloody murder. Did you know squirrels can scream? I sure as hell didn't.

Then yesterday I came home and The Idiots were going nuts. I walk in the door and the phones ringing. It's one of our neighbors telling us that they had a lost dog show up in their garage. The thought to themselves "Selves, those people down the street have a few dogs, it must be there's." So they put in our backyard. Then they told me "Well, if it's not yours you can just let it go and hopefully it will find its way home." That's not going to happen. I've called a couple of vets and the Humane Society today and nobody has reported him missing. I wanted to take him to the Humane Society today but it closes at 3:30 (WTF?). Hopefully I'll be able to sneak out of work for a little bit tomorrow and bring him. There is absolutely no way we can keep him. Three is already WAY too much and he's a jumper.