Thursday, January 26, 2006

Imperturbable

That's one of the qualities I hope to see in a president.

Inpenetrable
Unfortunately, we get a president in this country who can't stutter out anything but a moronic response to a simple question about a movie because the movie shows a love affair between two cowboys.

I long for the days when we had a president who could boldly say the words "gay" and "lesbian" and yes, even "transgendered."

If you're not familiar with what I'm talking about, Mr. President was questioned by some guy that sounds like Gay Al from South Park about what he thought of the movie Brokeback Mountain. If Gay Al can intimidate our mighty leader, we're all in trouble.

Current Knitting
I've made some additional progress on the Accidental Shawl.



And again, a closeup of the stitch pattern:



I was very glad that Marilyn pointed me to the mitered corner section of Heirloom Knitting. I had read that section briefly, but now I'll need to study it carefully to put a fine corner on my shawl.

Self-Made Man Update
If you didn't see Norah/Ned Vincent on 20/20 or Good Morning America or The Colbert Report, you should be able to catch her tonight on "Late Night With Conan O'Brien."

Having known about this book for over 2 years now, I'm continuously amazed at how well-received the book has been (and not because it's not well deserved).

Readers' Comments/Questions
Regarding hand-quilting the pillows, Marilyn asks, "Do you know how to hand-quilt? It's not like making a running stitch. Make sure you have a thimble."

No, I don't know how to hand-quilt yet, but one of my books has instructions with a lot of pictures. I'm glad to know in advance I'll need the thimble. Thanks.

Jay and Gina both ask for me to tell the goat fucking story.

No one asked me to regale you with the tales of the balding spot. I'll agree with Franklin, that I should let you keep whatever shred of innocence you have left, and leave the goat story untold.

1 comments:

Agnes said...

Can you give us the name of the book that has instructions for hand quilting, please? I don't have a sewing machine and am not planning to buy one in the near future ... but would really like to see if I can make something by hand sewing. Thanks.
The stitch pattern of your Accidental Shawl is lovely ... but I am just wondering if it is too narrow like a scarf instead of a shawl?