Big Sky Mind

I’m Not As Smart As A Fifth Grader
February 28, 2007, 3:08 pm
Filed under: Knitting

So as promised, I managed to get my post-felting clog pictures to a place where I can actually post them for view.  I have to say I am pretty disappointed in how they turned out.  The pattern was a bit complicated and for some unknown reason, one turned out with a round toe and the other one is more of a pointy elf toe.

Post Felting Clogs

The fit is not perfect either.  I’m going to try a different pattern sometime in the future.  I did discover while doing some surfing/research yesterday that hand spun yarn felts very well.  This may be the solution as to what to do with all of this handspun mess I’ve been creating, knit it up and throw it all in the washer.  Oscar wasn’t really in a posing mood the other night when I took these pictures, maybe he was still feeling gulity about his afternoon adventure into the great outdoors, but he couldn’t help getting involved in the photography process.

Oscar and Post Felting Clogs

And what am I knitting now you ask?  I have a secret gift in the works, and I’ve started David’s Anarchist Man Messenger Bag.  It looks like a big, black blob in the picture, and at this point that’s what it is.

David’s Messenger Bag

As far as my next project, I have a couple of different things that I’m thinking about.  One is a blanket, one is a shawl.  I think I may save the shawl until late spring/summer, when it is too hot and uncomfortable to knit anything else.  One problem with reading other people’s knitting blogs is that I keep seeing projects that I want to make.  I also welcome suggestions, no guarantees that I will make an item, but I’m open to the possibilities.

So did anyone watch “I’m Not As Smart As A 5th Grader” after the Idol last night?  I like to think of my self as being pretty smart and well read, but I guess I’m as wrong about that as I was some of the questions.  Now if you will excuse me, I’m going to go and study a 4th grade history book.


I Was Going To Post Clog Pictures
February 27, 2007, 4:00 pm
Filed under: Politics

But they never made it to where I needed them to be, so you get this instead.


It’s not really my habit to have too much to say about politics, but doesn’t he look really evil?  I know I’m always smirking after an assassination attempt.  He looks like a James Bond bad guy if you ask me.  I wonder what is going through his mind?  “Just try to kill me, don’t you know, I’m an evil robot!”  Maybe, maybe not, but jeez what a creepy photo. 

Escape Artists
February 26, 2007, 5:54 pm
Filed under: Pets

Simon and Oscar Looking Out the Backdoor

Yesterday while David and I were visiting Cara at the hospital (she is doing really well by the way), husband Carl decided he would go next door to visit with our neighbors.  I know that he thought he got the door shut, (as Oscar and Simon are “indoor only” cats) but unfortunately he didn’t get it pulled all the way shut and the wind must have blown it open.  When he came back across the yard, Oscar was on the front porch and Simon was down on the sidewalk, headed for the driveway.  Upon seeing him coming back across the yard, they both bolted straight back into the house.  Simon went so far as to go all the way upstairs and hide.  Now why did they run back, did they know they weren’t supposed to be outside?  Did they feel guilty?  I’m just relieved that they didn’t run the other way.  We don’t make them wear collars, they would just choke each other with them, so they don’t have any identification except id chips.  They could have been gone.  I’m so glad that they decided it was better inside. 

Random Friday Thought
February 23, 2007, 9:24 pm
Filed under: Random


I read something this week about the final practice for the Bassmaster Classic Fishing Tournament.  How do you practice for a fishing tournament? 

Separated At Birth? Pt. 2
February 23, 2007, 8:53 pm
Filed under: Pets, Separated At Birth?


Why does Oscar look like a dog?

Separated At Birth?
February 23, 2007, 4:50 pm
Filed under: American Idol, Separated At Birth?

NosferatuPHil Stacey

I know it’s mean, it’s horrible, I just can’t help it.

Whom Do You Dress to Impress?
February 23, 2007, 4:17 pm
Filed under: Random

The Office

Last night I was watching my favorite tv show, “The Office”.  Michael and his sidekick Dwight were going to a fancy dinner party at the CFO’s house.  When they arrived Michael realized he was wearing the same shirt and tie combination that the serving staff for the event were wearing.  He made poor Dwight switch with him to avoid embarrassment.  Today is our casual Friday at our office, the last Friday of the calendar month.  I don’t know why it is, but I sometimes find that picking out something to wear on these days much more challenging than regular work outfits.  You would think it would be easier, just throw on some jeans and go.  My desk is right in the lobby, so when people come in, I’m the first one they see.  This makes me feel like I shouldn’t dress “super” casual, torn up tee-shirts or the like.  I want to be comfortable, but not sloppy.  Then there is the “D” factor.  David is one of my bestest buddies in the whole wide world, he is also my fashion stylist/adviser/enabler/critic.  If something isn’t working he will tell me about it, and I LOVE that, don’t get it twisted, but that adds some pressure to my wardrobe choices.  Must look good for David.  We have a saying “It doesn’t matter what you’re wearing, as long as you look cute”.  It’s a great motto to live by I think.  What did I choose for today you ask?  Grey sweater, jeans, black ballet flats and a hooded black sweater instead of a coat.  As we were walking into the CO this morning one of David’s first comments to me was “You’re look is rocking, love the color thing you’ve got going on.”  I guess I chose well.  So whom do you dress to impress?