If you're not knitting, the terrorists win

(My mostly on-topic ramblings about knitting. And life in general. My life in specific.)

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Location: Indiana, United States

I'm a middle aged mother of 2 grown children and wife to a man who doesn't seem to mind my almost heroin-like yarn addiction. I spend my time writing, knitting, and generally stressing out.

Monday, August 18, 2008

So Long, GenCon & Thanks For All The Fish

It takes a real nerd to write a title like that, doesn't it?

But, sigh, another GenCon has come and gone and I miss it already. I miss the friends I only see at GenCon.

I miss the games. I miss the art show and the authors.

I don't miss spending so much $, though. Cons are expensive!

(And I have no self control.)

No one I really wanted to stalk this time. (Next year, Adam. Next year, it's you and me.)
And for you, Katie, it's your hero, Dr. Horrible.

Actually, I don't think this was a costume. I think this guy was just dressed weird.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Welcome Back, Old Chum

Ladies and gentlemen, may I present to you, the recently re-transmissioned Patmobile 2!
So happy to have my old friend back. I could barely muster any road rage any more.

And here is how we celebrate the Patmobile's return:

What Superhero Am I?

Your results:
You are

Green Lantern
Wonder Woman
The Flash
Iron Man
You are intelligent, witty,
a bit geeky and have great
power and responsibility.

Click here to take the Superhero Personality Test

Hm. I feel like The Hulk most days. Grrr. Patwoman smash!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Two More Days....

Can I wait? OMG no! It's rather pathetic how excited I get about Gen Con.

Listen: 6 weeks before Gen Con, when I am at the Expo at the Convention Center recruiting for DrugCo, I always superimpose an imaginary crowd of gamers over the reality of the job fair booths. It makes me smile.

It also annoys my co-workers because I always say something like "At Gen Con, this room will be packed with people playing board games from morning 'til night."

It may even annoy T, because I usually send him a pic of the empty Exhibit Hall with the text "Sad Convention Center with no Gencon."

Oh, Gencon. How I've missed you. Hurry home, baby. Hurry home.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Hello Kitty Hat

Hello Kitty Hat
Less than one skein of Caron Simply Soft (white) yarn
Very small amounts of pink, black, and yellow yarn
#6 circular needles
#6 straight needles
yarn neeedle for embroidery
Gauge: 5st = 1”
  • With circular needles and white yarn, cast on 58 st. Join to work in the round.
  • K1 P1 rib for ½ inch.
  • Change to Stockingette Stitch (All knit) until piece measures 4 ½.
  • Divide stitches onto two needles and weave, using kitchener stitch.
  • Embroider eyes, nose, and whiskers as in photo.
  • Sew a stitch or two at the base of each ear, for definition.
  • With straight needles and pink yarn, cast on 5 stitches.
  • Work in garter stitch for 2 inches.
  • Bind off.
  • Attach bow to hat, using pink yarn to both secure and to draw in middle.

Patwoman Vs. The Literary Critics At Blogger

Patwoman note: This post was written during the time my blog was locked.

So, I know I haven't posted in a while. I've actually been a little busy with my rockstar life: recruiting for DrugCo, rewriting my LARP, taking care of Achilles (who still isn't supposed to be walking around) trying to find a Patmobile 3. But Jeez! At least I post, right?

And some people read. Adam West reads. You're reading right now. So...

Anyway, I get this email from Google saying Blogger has identified my blog--this blog--as spam and has locked my account until I verify that it's not. The email had several links in it.

FYI, I don't click links in my email. Like this email. This was so obviously a scam. But, just to check, I go to Blogger and sign in to my blog.


And then, to add insult to the injury I've already suffered, I look up what Blogger considers a "spam blog" and it says, basically, that a spam blog has no intelligible content.

That hurts, Blogger. That really hurts.

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