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It's been a while since I've done one of these: most of the items I've knitted recently were either gifts or not-quite-finished (note to self: finish braids on beard hat). These were also a gift, but gave me permission to post them anyway. These were a thank you gift made for [personal profile] esteleth

Leafy hat and scarf-just in time for summer! (whatever, my timing is awesome) )
switchbladesis: (Knitting)
The next time I try knitting two socks at the same time on circulars, I will be EXTREMELY sure of the number of stitches I'd like before I finish casting on.  Squinting and thinking 'maybe five or six more' doesn't really work with this method . . .

still have no free time.  Attempting to catch up on reading/watching while knitting.  Will be out of town this weekend.  If you're expecting anything from me, I'm probably not avoiding you, I'm just kind of overwhelmed at the moment.
switchbladesis: (sproing!)
REAL ENTRY SOON. UNTIL THEN, HAVE IRON MAN WITH THE ELECTRIC GUITAR ON TESLA COILS

. . .

boyfriend just informed me that I'm like, two months late with this shit.  Whatever.  I'm still posting.

SHARKTOPUS )

THE GRAVES )

Things I learned from these movies:

1. If you are in a horror film, remember to dress wisely. If you’re male you’ll get most of your survival powers from your six-pack-try to have your shirt open at all times. If you’re female, you’ll want some sensible ‘science’ gear. Cargo pants and a tank top are also acceptable-remember, you want to show off one, but not both, of your assets (T or A, not T&A). Wear a bikini at your own peril.

2. A stick is a much better weapon than a knife, crowbar, scythe, AK-47, or grenade launcher. If the stick fails, try a different stick. Or a set of aluminum knitting needles.

3. Government contracts can be negotiated poolside in Mexico-no signatures required. This might require the presence of a magic sombrero.

4. All civilians should be visibly drunk when meeting with high-ranking military officers.

5. SHARKTOPUS CAN CLIMB TREES. SCIENCE IS AWESOME.

6. There is nothing more important than the comic book convention. Go to the comic book convention.

7. If you want to kill someone, go for the leg. People can survive multiple head wounds and getting stabbed in the chest with few ill effects, but one jab to the leg will get anyone. Or just tackle them.

8. If you suspect that you’re being hunted down by an entire town of crazed cultists, GO TO THE NEXT TOWN FOR HELP. Don’t ask someone else from the same town!

9. 90% of the resort-goers in Puerto Vallarta are women aged 18-25. Unless sharktopus only attacked the young lesbian beaches.

Butterfly Mittens )
 
switchbladesis: (Peggycycle!)
Currently Knitting: Butterfly Mittens. I figured what I wanted to do with the pattern-I even did a gauge swatch up for a number of different options!  But while doing the gauge swatch, I kind of. . . forgot to check my gauge.  Starting over with 40 stitches instead of 44. . . 

Currently Reading: Still working on Perdido Street Station. I’m starting to realize that reading long passages on fake esoteric philosophy of science theories might require more concentration than I have when I’m on the elliptical.  Perhaps I should try reading those while sitting down.

Currently Watching on Netflix: Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow. Rayguns! Jetpacks! Sky Pirate Angelina Jolie! I can’t say I’m too fond of Polly, but it’s an awesome little bit of fluff.

Currently Open in Other Tabs:  Anomie, a Sherlock vid.

Also on the Sherlock angle: John and Sherlock Make a Baby (From Stuff they Find Around the Flat)  Yes, it's technically kidfic.  It's still good!

Night of the Living Trekkies: Three different people have linked me to this book trailer. Do you think they’re trying to tell me something?

The Newest Hyperbole and a Half: I know, I know, but this one literally had me wheezing with laughter!

The Complete Brioche Website: I’m trying to decide if I want my next large project (you know, after I finish the mittens, a pair of socks, maybe a beard balaclava and probably some Christmas presents) to be a 2-color brioche blanket or the brioche sweater. I know the sensible answer is ‘neither, are you crazy?’ . . . but it’s so tempting. . .

I can't believe it's taken me a week to get an episode reaction post up . . . work's been kicking my ass lately, working six days, 50-60 hour weeks.  

And then I went and spent a sizable chunk of my overtime pay on comic books and ice cream, like a sensible adult. 

So:  Episode Reactions!  Right!  Spoilery bits separated by seed art, because what else am I going to do with pictures of seed art?

Merlin (Spoilers for 3x01 and 3x02) )


Ex Machina (Trade Paperback Vols. 4 and 5) )


Mad Men (Spoilers for The Summer Man) )

. . . and now it's time for me to download the next episode.
switchbladesis: (knit2)
Butterfly Hat! )
 

. . . and I have things to say about Merlin and Mad Men that are probably of more interest to most of those reading, but they'll have to wait until tomorrow.  Sorry!  This is probably the last knitting post for a while-I doubt I'll finish the mittens in a week.  Especially since it's day 2 and I'm still working out kinks in the pattern. . .
switchbladesis: (knit2)
Since I feel a little awkward about only having a project I dislike on here, here's a bunch of other stuff I've knit (and had to post on ravelry anyway).  

Precautions have been made to protect the dignity of those pictured without their permission.  

Human Sized Knits )


Baby knits )
For those who don't care about knitting:  have a minature pony butt.  On me.

Minature pony butt offered because minature ponies are awesome, not because I think you're a horsebutt. 



switchbladesis: (howto)
Homemade Nutter Butters )

 
Layering Shrug )


The Duchess )

What I learned from this film:
1.  Living with your abusive rapist of a husband and his lover is totally a happy ending, because you get to still have contact with your children (except for the one, but it’s a bastard, so it doesn’t count).

2.  A corollary to number 1: sleeping with your best friend’s abusive rapist of a husband is totally ok, if you do it for the children.

3.  It’s not a lesbian makeout scene if one of them is thinking about a guy. Or, I guess, if you’re doing it for the children.
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