Tuesday, January 15, 2008

More snippets

Some quick hits on various matters...

-It took nearly a month to get to South Africa, but the hat I made for Ruth's baby girl finally arrived. Check out her daughter sporting said head wear here.

-Per a question in the comments to yesterday's post, I'm using the long tail cast on to get the edge on the seaman's caps I've knitted. Perhaps it looks different than what others get because the cast on row is on the wrong side before the cuff is folded up. I don't think I'm doing anything unusual, so that's the best explanation I have.

-I couldn't be happier that my favorite college basketball team, the Dayton Flyers, is doing ridiculously well this season. They are 14-1, ranked 14th in the AP Top 25 poll, and winners of thirteen straight. I grew up a die-hard fan of the team. To see them having about as much success as they've ever had is a lot of fun.

I decided that I better get to a game this season before the remaining ones sell out--a fairly typical occurrence at UD--and was pleased to find that I could nab a seat for the January 30 game at the low, low price of $4. Plus an additional $5.60 in Ticketmaster convenience charges and service fees. It's still a good price, but like the Spoon concert I attended, there's something wrong when the fees cost more than the face value of the ticket.

-Yes, I'm aware that the more commonly accepted spelling of the word is "fliers", but I imagine the team's nickname comes from the hometown Wright brothers and their powered aircrafts.

-Thing I learned by accident: the gas cap really is important. I accidentally forgot to put mine back in the tank after getting gas and lost it. Then I forgot I lost the cap. My mileage was awful. New cap, everything returns to normal.

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At 6:54 AM, Blogger Mischief Maker said...

Hi Mark, You may not remember me but I am the friend of Ruth's who you assisted when I first started blogging. Well I have actually got more into it now. Not sure if it will interest you as I don't knit but it is about a lot of different things. I love the hat you made for Ruth's daughter. We aren't related but Ruth asked me to be an official Aunty which is nice as I have no brothers and sisters of my own. Anyway pop over to the blog if you feel like it. Will chat soon.

At 12:04 PM, Anonymous Ruth said...

Have I mentioned we love the hat? And a month isn't bad, I've had stuff take 5 months to arrive.

At 3:34 PM, Blogger Donna B. said...

The hat is capital-A adorable.

At 5:27 PM, Blogger Starfish said...

Your hat for Amarinta is so cute! And I've finally gotten around to adding you to bloglines, so I'll be back...

At 10:27 PM, Anonymous Becca said...

Hmmm...my cast on row did not look anything like that on a hat that I made that was a similar pattern. Oh well. No big deal.

Thank you for answering my question.


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