New Podcast for a New Year (A Verity-able Bounty of Goodness)

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Holy crap, it’s almost 2013!  Where does the time go?  Clearly not to blogging, ‘cause I’ve been rubbish at that lately, but I SWEAR I have a really good excuse.  If you’ll point your browser over to you’ll see what I’m talking about.

Yes, that’s right, I have finally started a PODCAST.*  Of course it was only a matter of time, and I’m sure this surprises no one, but I am thrilled to the gills at the way it’s taking shape.  I get to talk Doctor Who with five smart, fun female Doctor Who fans.  What’s not to like?  And what’s even better is I get to do most of the technical, fiddly bits.  This has been an excuse to dust off my old editing skills and upgrade my software.  I spent much of this weekend putting together an introductory episode along with our first proper episode, which drops Wednesday.  I also get to play with a new Twitter account and Facebook page.  Fun fun!

So anyway, I suppose I should share the details.  Continue reading

Yes, I Have, in Fact, Been Knitting

Well lookie who’s gotten lazy about blogging!  The truth is I’ve been working on a secret project which I’m very excited about, so that’s been stealing most of my creative energies.  I’ll be able to say more about that soon, and I can’t wait to share!  In the meantime, here’s a quick post about knitting!*

Knitted hat-Kensi

Note that it’s technically on backwards here, with the seam in the front.

Believe it or not, I have been working on my season 18 scarf a bit, but that’s not what I’m here to tell you about today.  My awesome boss** just had an adorable little elf of a baby, and I decided to try my hand at knitting a baby hat!  I’d never done one before, so I spent a good deal of time scouring the web for a free pattern that I didn’t hate and that didn’t require knitting in the round.  I have simply never gotten good at that.

I found a pattern*** which looked easy enough, so I thought I’d give it a whirl.  It proved to be as easy as I expected, though it wasn’t really clear on exactly where to stop.  (On the knit row?  The purl row?  In the end, I had a larger bump under the seam than I like, but c’est la vie).  Then I just had to sew up the seam in the back—the most difficult part of which was making myself actually do it.  I had the darn thing completely knitted, sitting there on my coffee table for weeks before I could kick myself in the butt enough to start on the seam.  Of course once I started, I had it done in mere minutes and just had to weave in the ends.

It feels very nice to have completed an entire project, especially with that scarf hanging over my head all the time.  I must work on that more often.




*That sound you hear?  That’s the sound of about 90% of my readers surfing right on to another webpage.  Now it’s just us knitters.  Who needs those other jokers anyway? :)

**No, I’m not just saying she’s awesome ‘cause she’s my boss and she’ll probably read this.  Though I’ll admit performance reviews are coming up soon…  (Hi Amanda!)

***I meant to link to it here, but apparently I never bookmarked it.  Unfortunately, that means I won’t be recreating this hat anytime soon–at least not unless I want to spend a buncha time searching the vast swaths of knitting sites out there on the interwebs.  Boourns.