Ok, you all have spoken and I've changed the tagline to "now without a net," which I like because of the "stunt/sport"  reference/tone. So we'll see how long this one lasts.
Though I'm about to provide a quick status update on the state of the tycho, I'm thinking bout imposing a limit here: I'll try and keep the "what's going on with me," journal entries down to one or two a week, unless something big happens. Creative constraint and all that.
Also, you all seem to like when I post about things that aren't me.
Here's the update:
Days on the Waitlist: 20
I have committed to a job for the summer, which will be good particularly if I get in off this wait list. If I don't, I'm going to still have the summer job, but I'll be working to get a job elsewhere as well, and I'm still looking around, of course.
On to the real topic of the post: my knitting.
I'm working on the body of the sweater. The batteries are charged so it's not inconceivable that I'll take some pictures this afternoon. There's not a lot of progress. It's now 7 inches, which is way behind where I'd like to be, but it does mean that I'm almost half way to the under arm point on this sweater. Ho-Hum.
This is why I think I'm such a bad knitting blogger, in the end, I work on long projects and get really excited if I get more than an inch done a day. Though I have to say that Joe is doing really good blogging job, despite the fact that he's been working on the same lace tea cloth for weeks. I clearly have much left to learn.
I sent the pi shawl pattern to Zach for review and commentary, and I did some tweaking of my basic toe-up sock pattern/instruction handout. It's a really in-depth narrative-ish description of how to knit socks thats intended as a pedagogical device, rather than a "design," per se. I'm planning to release it under a pretty permissive creative commons licensee so that teachers and shop owners can use/distribute the pattern (with attribution) for free. 
If anyone wants to look at either of these (particularly the pi shawl,) I'm not looking for test knitters, just eyeballs, that would be great.
Ok, I'm off. I'm going to a used computer store with this referb computer that I'm working on, to see if I can get additional ram, a wireless card, and maybe a less sucky monitor, and other stuff.
I'll be in touch.
Onward and Upward!
|||I picture this in reference to tightrope/trapeze acts, where the performers don't have a safety net, though, H., a poet friend remembered the comment, "free verse is like playing tennis without a net," which is funny, and worth referencing. And neither is without oblique references.|
|||As in speech and beer.|