Friday, February 13, 2009

Happy Friday the Thirteenth!

Happy Friday the Thirteenth!

You can find more information about Friday the thirteenth here, on Wikipedia.

One of the most interesting lines in that entry says "The asteroid 2004 MN4 will make its close encounter on Friday, April 13, 2029." Doesn't that sound exciting? I'm not sure if I'm happy or relieved that I probably won't be around to see it in this lifetime. No, I'm sure I'd love to see it!

You can find more information about that asteroid here, and Stargate SG-1 fans will be especially tickled that not only does this asteroid have a name (I didn't know that any asteroids were named), but that it's name is Apophis!

There are some people who consider Friday the thirteenth to be a very lucky day. Go out there and buy lottery tickets!

And, no matter what you think of it, brace yourself, because there's going to be another one next month! And, while you're bracing, there will be another pair of Fridays the thirteenth next year in February and March, and then again in 2026!


Don't forget the premier of Dollhouse tonight!

There will also be a new Ghost Whisperer, Psych, and Monk. Monk is on at the same time as Dollhouse, but it and Psych are also on later in the evening (more like early Saturday morning), plus they're usually on sometime on Saturday, so you really have to check those listings!

Oh, and for science fiction fans who have kids, on Saturday mornings, on NBC, there's a cartoon called Jane and the Dragon. If you like animation, this is a really beautiful one, probably the most beautiful drawn animation I've ever seen. It's stuff for kids that won't make you barf! Hows that for praise?


I've been looking around for a good top-down raglan pullover pattern to use for the Coraline sweater in place of the one on the Coraline site. I just don't see the point of all those seams, when it could be knit in one piece. And knitting from the top down means that you can try it on, and see if it fits right. You can end those sleeves at the right length, and make the bottom end where you want, too.

I have a copy of Knitting from the Top around here somewhere, and I'd be willing to bet that there's a pattern in there that would be perfect. 

Now all I have to do is find it.

Knitting with Mohair is a great book for pattern designers, by the way. It has some actual sweater patterns, but it also has some basic patterns for the bodies of sweaters, and pages of different kinds of collars/necklines you can put on them, different sleeve ideas. You can mix and match for the perfect designed-for-you-by-you sweater.

It's a beautiful day out there, and I have to get going and do some errands, so have a great day!

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