Thursday, March 27, 2008

Elusive Male Knitter Spotted at Borders

Spotted in a Fort Wayne, Indiana Borders Bookstore!!!

Yes! It's true!!! That elusive creature has finally been spotted out in public. Men really do knit!!! I've been telling people this for ages, but no one ever believes me. Now there is proof out there. (and I'm even in the picture so no one can say it's "digitally enhanced knitting" ;-D) Men in the year 2008 actually knit. There's other proof out there such as websites like "Men Who Knit" and MenKnit.net who also has a nice history of knitting posted, complete with pictures. Now I won't go into the history of men knitting, but only because I only get an hour for lunch and eating during lunch is always a good thing. There are however plenty of great resources online for and about male knitters. Ravelry has several men's knitting groups as well. If you're a member you should check them out, they have some great projects on them. Gotta go for now. I leave you with the thought, Try something new fellas, you never know what and who you might meet when you do. :D See ya


Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The Knit It Down Hoodie

I found this pattern in a recent issue ofCreative Knitting Maagazine. The pattern is called "Knit it down" It wasn't actually a hoodie, but I didn't like the collar that was on it. And so it becane a hoodie. It was my first "top down" anything. I liked the way it worked up. Anyway, here it is. I was working on it as part of the Ebony Elite KCAL. Not including the needles I had to purchase, it really only cost me about $15 and a whole lot of time to make. Here it is.



One of the sleeves is rolled up here. It's not actually shorter than the other one :D

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Runescape

OK, The kids are always on the computers playing Runescape. So I decided to see what all the fuss was about. I went to the site www.runescape.com . I signed up. (There's a free service and paying member service) So reason #1 the kids like it would be they can play for free.

Now, I have my little person and I've been playing in the tutorial world. I've done things like chop down trees for firewood, start a fire, catch shrimp in a pond, cook the shrimp in the fire and bake bread. I've also learned how to travel around the world and in the process, been taught how to mine for ore and make weapons, fight against ROUS's ("Rodents Of Unusual Size" for those of you who never saw "The Princess Bride") Ok, they just call them giant Rats, but I like ROUS's better. And I've also been taught to put items I don't want to lose if my person dies into the bank. Currently I'm at a point where a financial adviser is explaining to me how I can get more fictional money within the game.

In all honesty, I have to say that this is a game, that if not careful, I myself might get caught up in. I could seriously see my self playing it for hours just like my friend and I used to play Everquest when I was in college. In fact, I think that Runescape bears more than a passing resemblance to Everquest, or as we used to call it "EverCrack" :D

I have to say, that there is definately more to this game than I thought, and I haven't even gone on one of the quests yet. Overall. I actually like it and I can understand what the kids see in it too. You've got action, adventure, money making and also general survival in what can be life and death situations for your character. (Yes they can die, but they get reborn back at the beginning so you can learn from your mistakes) Of course, in the process you may lose some of your precious items you've collected and not stored in the bank.

Yup, I could totally see myself playing Runescape just to play it instead of trying to see what all of the hubbub is about.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Brand new bag


It's been a while since I've written anything here, but I'm back on track now, or at least that's what I keep telling myself. I made myself a small totebag and painted and used iron on letters and now I present to you... (drumroll please)


THE LIBRARY HOOKER TOTE BAG!!!