The Pattern

To Take a Gander At

I've gotten hooked on watching Fringe. (I guess I'm a bit nostalgic for the X-Files. Or something.) So far I like it, especially the vaguely sinister idea of "the pattern" behind all the strange happenings. And lurking behind the pattern of course is the tremendous global conglomerate Massive Dynamic--who just happen to have a brilliant faux(?) website. Very clever, methinks.

I've begun a reversible cable-knit scarf. You can find the free pattern at the lovely 144 Inches of I-Cord.

This section that Isis is so interested in turned out to be just a swatch; I'm working the actual scarf in purple.

The only thing I don't like about it is working so much 1 x 1 ribbing. But it does look lovely, so I guess that's the price you pay for the reversible aspect of it. The cables are only worked every eighth row, though, so that makes it a really easy pattern to knit.

To Cover a Head

Not so exciting, but I did finish something--this little white chenille hat.

To Listen To

A new obsession--The Ricky Gervais Show podcasts featuring himself, Karl Pilkington, and Steve Merchant. I know, I'm a late adopter. The hilarity is beyond belief--and it's great stuff to knit by. If you haven't discovered these podcasts yet, they're available on iTunes.

Manchester phenomenom Karl Pilkington is now so well-known from these podcasts that graffiti featuring his perfectly round head has been found in places as remote as the town in which I grew up--Augusta, Georgia (shown above in a photo by Sir Mildred Pierce). Wikipedia informs me that Augusta's motto is "We Feel Good." Wha--? They couldn't come up with anything more articulate than that? Pretty much sums it up for you, I suppose.


Chris said...

Why do black kitties find knitting so fascinating?! :)

Puss-in-Boots said...

Why do any kitties find knitting so fascinating?? I love that cable and I know what you mean by the 1 x 1 rib. It's a pain, but the effect is beautiful. I love the purple of the scarf, too. One of my favourite colours.

Chris said...

Karl Pilkington is God. I'd eat a knob at night.

uhles said...

I wrote a whole column (as opposed to half?) on more suitable James Brown Augusta mottos. My personal favorite was Augusta, Ga. -- Like A Sex Machine, although there is a certain absurdist appeal to Augusta, Ga. -- Hot Pants.

Obsidian Kitten said...

I never in A MILLION YEARS would have made the connection between "We Feel Good" and James Brown -- b/c the line is "I Feel Good." It just doesn't work in the plural. the reference went right past me.

Like a Sex Machine I would've gotten, though.

btw, Uhles, if you read this comment, i thought perhaps you were responsible for the Knob at Night graffiti. (i won't tell anyone, tho)

also, i've lost your email addy. mine is sohopixieATyahooDOT com.