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11 August 2006

Food and a Dye Job

Uni Cuisine, AKA Cheap and Easy
Warning: entry contains peanuts.

Step 1: Open one can soda (any kind)

Step 2: Select meal. Today we're having Thai Peanut flavour "chow mein". As the container says, "Steaming hot Stir-fry Noodles with plenty of Vegetables". (This stuff is actually really, really good. It's the best ramen around.)

Step 3: Open container (grab edges of lid and lift). Take out the three packets (they're NOT MICROWAVEABLE!!!!111!!oneone). That brick on the bottom is the noodles.

Step 4: Add water. There's a line in the thing that shows you how much. You can also break the noodles up, if you like. I find they are easier to eat this way.

Step 5: Put the lid upside down on the top (this will keep it from over flowing), and microwave on high for three (3) minutes. (Put container in microwave, shut the door, press 3-0-0-start. Warning: microwave times may vary.)

Step 6: Remove from microwave. Stir in Packet #1 - the peanut oil (or something. It's oil. It tastes good. I don't really know (or care) what it is).

Step 7: Add powdered seasoning. (open packet, dump it in, and stir)

Step 8: Add chopped peanut topping and serve with soda. Mmm...sweet, spicy and peanut-y. All this for just 87 cents! (Sunflower placemats optional.)

In other news...

KP Bare, fingering weight nylon/wool. Christmas coloured, and I'm quite happy with it. Soft, springy, nice muted colours. (RIT rocks, hardcore.)

In the works...
I finished the first of that new pair of socks. Pictures are forthcoming, it's just too damn hot today. I ordered a swift and ball winder yesterday, hopefully I'll be done beating myself up over it before they get here. :D Later!

04 August 2006

A Lengthy, Photo-Intensive Post

The wireless at home and my notebook have not been getting along. Perhaps because of said notebook's torrid affair with the office's wireless connection? Whatever, it's working now, so here's a wrap up of everything I've had to post for the last few days:

First off, I got my KP order. I cuddled the box, hyperventilated, then dove in. What was in it, you ask?

To being with, I got my size 1 32" circ. WOW. WOWOWOW. Everything everyone said about these needles? Yeah, it's all true. It is (dare I say), the best needle I have ever worked with. I cast on for a sock ASAP:

(This was taken a couple days ago when I order actually came. It's a few inches longer now. This needle KICKS ASS. Yeah.)

The yarn is KP Sock Memories in Gladious (from the stash). I'm using my own "pattern". It's 3x1 ribbing, probably going with a short row heel. It's pretty, and I adore this yarn - soft!

AND! A new yarn! Some dye-your-own (now called Bare) - fingering weight, superwash, wool and nylon. I expected this (since it costs under 6 USD for a skein of 462 yrds), to feel a lot like the other cheaper wool/nylons I've used before - servicable, but kind of twiggy. But it's NOT twiggy AT ALL. I was so very pleasently surprised - it's soft! Really soft! And squishy! I got two hanks, and this one I dyed up today. (It's suppose to be Christmas coloured, but I think I may have overdone the dye on the green end. We'll see - it's still wet.)

SUPERWASHWOOL!SUPERWASHWOOL! It's great, this Swish. I've got more than enough to make Tubey, just dragged these two out to show off the colours. I haven't swatched it yet, but it's very soft in the ball, and the colours match awesomely.

GLOSS! 30-70 Silk-Wool. It's nice. Lovely sheen, the colours are basics, good for anything. (I'm posting some pr0ny shots of this on the Yarnographers' Forum. Blogger hates me.)

Wool of the Andes Heathers to make Danica. Personally, I like WotA, even next to the skin (I have a high scratchy-wool-resistance, I guess.) Pr0ny shots on Yarnographers' Forum. Blogger still hates me.

That's it for the KP. Yummy.

Next? Art!
(Sorry the pics are so dark - I do not have good photograph conditions indoors.)
Behold my collection of Escher prints!

Concave and Convex



Waterfalls (ETA: Crap, stupid sideways photo. Sorry. :( )

I think I have a couple other Eschers tucked away - probably didn't get pulled out again after we moved.

Dali's Persistance of Memory

A piece of my own work. Untitled. The rest are tucked away in a box.

A gratuitous cat photo.

Peace out, yo.

01 August 2006 pr0n

This is Novelty Boutone Pure Wool in Pocitos. I have three skeins.