Monthly Archives: October 2010


Guys, you won’t even believe this. Midterms are over. And I have three knitting projects to show you. And I’m working on a fair isle project for the first time. And I have a FREE PATTERN to post. FREE! And everything is so, so good right now!

More to come.

P.S. I’ve been told by a certain Wisconsinite that my last post was not funny enough. If she wasn’t one of my favorite people, I’d kick her ass. I’m not going apologize for not being funny, but I will offer you this picture of a cat looking up a lady’s dress.

Soldier’s goodbye & Bobbie the cat, ca. 1939-ca. 1945 / by Sam Hood

Originally uploaded by State Library of New South Wales collection



In Which I Mean Serious Business

So, I know that by this time in October, everyone is sick of hearing about breast cancer, and sick of pink, and sick of ribbons and yadda yadda yadda.  But, for a laundry list of reasons that I don’t want to get into for fear of turning this blog into something it’s not supposed to be, I would be verklempt if I didn’t take a second this month to remind everyone how important breast cancer awareness is.  Any kind of cancer awareness is important, I know, but this is the one that I take personally.

If you catch it early, you can treat it early.  Self breast exams save lives.  So please please please, this month and every month, check yourself.  Or get a friend to check you (this is a Super Virgin approved activity).  Breast cancer is one of the most treatable cancers, but only if it’s noticed.

Thus concludes my public service announcement, if only because I can go on for pages about this if I let myself.  Please return to your regularly scheduled knitting!