The Amazing Adventures of Tom and Bel

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Real Knitting

Unbelievably, I took about 400 pictures of Z with this little soaker on, and this was the best of the lot. I have come to the conclusion that I stink at photography. I'm okay with that, though; gives me something to learn.

Pattern is the Curly Purly Soaker, which was excellent, knit up quickly and fit my chunky boo bear well. I must make another. It'll be a littel while, tho, as I'm in the middle of a mag project.

These pix are for her baba, who will be interested to see that baby's first hair style makes her look like a little sumo wrestler:

And that Z totally has her Daddy's eyes:


Thursday, August 21, 2008

A Meme I Can Totally Get Behind

Generally, I skip memes, but this one's too good to resist.
Of the following hundred items, those in bold are the things I have eaten. What about you?

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari

12. Pho

13. Peanut butter and jelly sandwich

14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart

16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns

20. Pistachio ice cream

21. Heirloom tomatoes

22. Fresh wild berries

23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn or head cheese

26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper (do I get a half-point if it wasn't raw?)
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters

29. Baklava

30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl

33. Salted lassi (mango lassi and sweet lassi)

34. Sauerkraut

35. Root beer float

36. Cognac with a fat cigar
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail

41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Fugu
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear

52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer

55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal

56. Spaetzle

57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores

62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings or andouillette

71. Gazpacho

72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict

83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers

89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab

93. Rose harissa (again, I think I get half a point b/c it wasn't the rose kind)
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano

96. Bagel and lox

97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee

100. Snake

This was fun... I even had to look some of these things up! Post a comment if you do this one...
Tanks to LeLo for posting.


Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Technology is Teh Suck

Is this thing on?

I'm still here, but my beloved laptop is on the fritz. Der bloggage will be minimal for the next while until I can get her back on her feet.

Baby's soaker is finished photographed, and I'm back on to her cardigan.
Waiting for yarn for a mag project -- I'd hoped to make my original deadline despite this delay, but that's just not gonna happen now. Ugh. Shipping delays are also teh suck.


Saturday, August 02, 2008

Cheating a Little

Though I am eager to see baby's new cardi finished, project monogamy has never been mama's strong suit. Especially when it's crunchy cotton. Thus, I've returned to the comfort of my old friend, wool.

And may I just say: Aaaaah. My wrists are so much happier!

In my defense, it is another project for baby, and promises to be a quickie (the Curly Purly Soaker). I've snagged a perky color of 220 -- honestly, it's called Shrimp! Too cute! -- and am halfway done with the ribbing. If this fits well, Miss Bebe may end up with a wardrobe of these.