Friday, August 25, 2006

Is it Just Me...?

...or do other people find John Kars kind of sexy?

A Thing For Murderers
For long-time readers, you'll know that I have a thing for male mass murderers, and often, I will find them sexy or appealing in an odd sort of way.

Fresh Air Fund For Ted Update
Readers came through like gangbusters yesterday for our friend Ted.

We've collected a total of $215 so far, and most of the amounts have been $5, $10 or $20 contributions. Participating in bringing someone as talented as Ted to Rhinebeck has actually made the thought of Rhinebeck even more exciting. I echo what Bess said in comments yesterday.

Thanks to everyone who have donated so far, and we only have $85 more to go to meet the goal of $300 for Ted's expenses (fortunately, he's Canadian and modest in his costs, so he's taking a train...we like frugal Canadians). Please consider contributing if you can.

Current Knitting
It's dark and cloudy out again this morning, but I promised a picture of me in the Faux Rib pullover, so I had Thaddeus do the best he could with the camera.

The sweater is loose and drapey, like a sweatshirt, very soft and comfortable. The neck is also very open, which I think looks a little sloppy, but it is VERY comfortable. I attribute the drape of the sweater to the type of fiber (Blueface Leicester), and how I spun's almost as drapey as alpaca, but not quite. The first time I put it on, it felt like slipping into a warm bath. This has already become one of my favorite sweaters.

Current Crocheting
Based on my adoration of tiny needles and excruciatingly small needlework projects, I had to try my hand at filet crochet. I selected a modest project, that had specific instructions for the entire project, from one of the vintage books I found at the flea market.

And here's what I've done so far.

I actually enjoy this work very much, and I could picture all my furniture and windows draped in this lovely form of crochet lace.