Saturday, May 26, 2007

Scavenger Hunt

Erin is having a blog contest for yarn, and to be entered, you have to find items on a list, make a blog post and comment on her post with the link.

I decided to do it all with pictures that were already in my flickr account before the contest was announced, and as many as possible are from my travels. Enjoy!

A Knitter, knitting in public:
Kathy on the couch
From Arcadia's 7th birthday party

An ice cream cheese truck:
Denmark 005
Wednesday Market, Odense, Denmark

A sock:
Copenhagen 205
This pair of socks is in a museum!

A library card:
This is the only one I didn't find a picture for that already existed in my Flickr! account, so I am leaving it blank. If my Australia pictures were more organized and up, I probably have one of my temporary membership cards for either the Bowling Club or Beach Lifesaving Club where we ate dinner.

A ball of green yarn:
Denmark 003
Wednesday Market in Odense, Denmark, April 4, 2007 (there was lots of yarn shopping on my birthday!)

A bicyclist:
Malmo Sweden
in Malmo, Sweden, Sunday, April 1, 2007

A street sign:
Malmo Streetsign
A Swedish street sign

A flower:
Orchids
Orchid in Maui

A public work of art:
Denmark 082
Go to the description page here or click through to the Flickr page for a bit more description.

Denmark 109
A gargoyle in Arhus, Denmark, either on the corner of the theater or cathedral

Your reflection in an unexpected place:
Denmark 089
Arhus, Denmark, Good Friday 2007. My reflection in the window isn't exactly unexpected, but the place itself was unexpected. We were just out wandering Arhus while everything was closed for the Easter holidays, and came upon the one yarn store I had found information about before we arrived. My wool-dar was on full blast for this trip, and it paid off. I have many wooly treasures to remember my wonderful 25th birthday travels.

Someone in a catalog pose:
Picnic 001
for a hat catalog

family at the beach
I feel like I've seen this picture in a catalog, but with a family more svelte than mine.

A funny billboard or sign:
Books and Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark, March 31, 2007
Books and Ale, now that's my kind of business establishment! The only way to improve it would be to have a drunken knitter's night, like they do in Toronto.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Clean Design, Meta Search

I just found this site through an ad next to an email exchange on my gmail account, and well, I really do like it. It is Kayak.com and it searches all the travel sites. My favorite part though is how you can tweak the results on the side panel, so that it will just show you, say, the flights that are in the price range that you are actually interested in, or if you want to try adding one of the other airports nearby.

Another nice thing is that it shows you the price on Orbitz and on the airline's direct website, so that you can once and for all know that its a better deal to go direct. I think that I will be using Kayak instead of Orbitz from now on. It satisfies my inner geek more.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

its amazing

what a difference two columns can make in an Excel spreadsheet.

tomorrow is another day.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Calling all Knitters!

This shirt is out of print at Threadless, but if enough people ask for it to be reprinted, they just might. So make a difference, make some argyle sheep!
Recycling - Threadless, Best T-shirts Ever
Via Theresa

Thursday, May 10, 2007

GoogleAds on the sidebar

About Us: "we have the largest selection on white shirts in Eastern Idaho."

I received an email from Eddie Bauer and one of the ads on the sidebar was for missionary clothing. I couldn't help but click to see what that could be. It turns out, Mormon (LDS) missionaries all look like they buy their suits from the same place because they do.

Really, if I saw this website as a joke, I would believe it, except that if it was a joke, the non-Saint jokester would have made the company based in SLC. Instead, you know its for real because they are in Idaho.

Monday, May 7, 2007

Should've been released on 3-14

Pie Chart - Threadless, Best T-shirts Ever

How many different kinds of pie can you think of? Mr. Dobson seems to have come up with quite a few. Does anyone know what pork pie is?

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Is this me?


If you play with it (and someone obviously did because it changed), please leave a comment, because I'm curious about how many people will do that.

Saturday, May 5, 2007

The Mother's Day Project

Anne at ThreadingWater is organizing the Mother's Day Project to remember, memorialize and honor the female Coalition members who have died in the Iraq War. I'll let her say it herself, since it is more eloquent than anything I can come up with:

As another Mother’s Day nears, I started wondering how many women soldiers have lost their lives in Iraq? How many mothers, wives, lovers? How many women who would have been mothers, wives, lovers, friends?

As of today, the answer to how many female soldiers have died in Iraq since the beginning of the war is 79. I know their names.

Here is my idea for The Mother’s Day Project. You know the sort of fiber-arts work I’ve been doing lately. I would like to make a tote bag and incorporate the names of these soldiers. I want to hand-stitch the names on muslin fabric, but I’d like to have many different hands contributing to the stitching.

Today in the mail I received my swatch of muslin fabric with a name. I want you all to know this name, and as I find out more information about this young woman (all those who are sent to war are both too young and too old) I will be posting it on my blog, as well as some progress photos.

Jaime L. Campbell
born: 1980
died: January 7, 2006

I will be embroidering over the iron-on transfer to put her name in thread, as well as some other handiwork on the fabric to contribute to the tote bag.

Here are some other things I have learned about Jaime L. Campbell:
  1. She was the student body president at Ephrata High School in Washington, class of 1998
  2. Jaime was the Washington State Rodeo Queen in 1998, showing superior horse-handling skills.
  3. She joined the ROTC to help pay for college.
  4. She attended Washington State University and earned her degree in Interior Design.
  5. Jaime stayed with the National Guard after college to pursue an aviation career.
  6. Jaime's husband Sam was also stationed in Iraq at the time of her death and her father had recently returned from duty there.
  7. She was piloting a Blackhawk helicopter on January 7, 2006 when it crashed in a non-hostile situation.
  8. She attended Washington State University and earned her degree in Sales.
  9. Mr. Sam Campbell is her widower.
Here are links for reference:
http://iraq.pigstye.net/article.php/CampbellJaimeL
http://www.iraqwarheroes.com/campbelljl.htm
http://www.iraqwarheroes.com/jaime_campbell/index.htm
http://www.militarycity.com/valor/1464126.html
http://www.fallenheroesmemorial.com/oif/profiles/campbelljaimel.html
http://projects.washingtonpost.com/fallen/dates/2006/jan/07/jaime-l-campbell/
http://legacy.com/WashingtonPost/Soldier/Story.aspx?personid=16299924
http://www.legacy.com/GB/GuestBookView.aspx?PersonID=16299924

Must.Knit.This


Ingeborg modeled, 2
Originally uploaded by bowerbirdknits.
I did the "red yarn" search on flickr! and sorted by interestingness and this beautiful piece of knitting craftsmanship and art came up, once again reminding me that I need to knit a Dale of Norway cardigan, and that Ingeborg would be a very good choice.

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Found on Flickr!


Close up + 10!!
Originally uploaded by Rafael Ara├║jo.
Theoretically, this photographer has the same camera that i do, and somewhat similar taste in subject. This is a great photo and someday, maybe I'll grow up to take nice pictures too.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Map of Online Communities by XKCD.com which is very amusing. Some thoughts that this map brings to mind: How are there more people on Xanga than on LiveJournal? Are there really that many teenagers in the world? Who actually uses Windows Live? I wonder what a chart that showed all the overlapping memberships would look like... SourceForge totally belongs in the SE corner of the map, right where it is, in the Focus on the Web-Focus on the Intellectual area... how big of a geek am I that I knew that WoW was World of Warcraft? (thanks to Lisa and Roger, btw)