Notes From Neptune

I write about people, places, and things.

Sweet Baby James

Oh MAN. That was an awesome show. The photo above is my merch score, a nice T-shirt to replace (or augment, whichever) my old ratty one from the “Never Die Young” tour in 1988. I stole it from my grandma, and it’s developing holes in all sorts of interesting places. This one is nice and tough. I think it can take the wear, even if it’s another 20 years before.. Read More

To frog, or not to frog…

That is the question. Apologies in advance. This entry will probably remain entirely picture-less, since I’m writing while at work and have no access to a) the items under discussion, and b) all the various computery things that I need to in order to make pictures happen. Sigh. **EDIT** I couldn’t bear it. Photos below. So I had finished knitting all the various pieces of my second Cotton Camisole (by.. Read More

FO: The Miss-Matched Socks

All done! The Specs: Pattern: none, really. Just a 2×2 rib with a flap heel and round toe. Yarn: Koigu KPM in green and purple, 1 skein each. Notions: 2 #1 Addi Turbo circs. Modifications: I did a pseudo-slip stitch heel, slipping every other stitch of every other knit row. They turned out pretty nice. I took a lot of care to weave in the ends, leaving little bits out.. Read More

Lace Lust

Despite the rather alarming number of Works in Progress I’ve got on the needles at the moment (five at last count, after tossing one that has been dozing since last October), I find myself obsessed with starting a lace project. I attribute this desire to the time of year. Warm floaty breezes are really only meant to send a shiver of movement through a delicate lace shawl, after all, and.. Read More

More socks.

So I finished mom’s socks, and got them out only a week after actual Mother’s Day… and did send them along with her Christmas socks. So hopefully the weather will comply, and continue in this wonderfully cool pattern it’s developed lately, and allow her a little more time to wear her woollies before she has to fold them away til fall. So I finished the Banana’s socks, and promptly went.. Read More

Mother’s Day present, still in progress.

Socks are being made for the Banana for Mother’s Day. The astute reader will notice that the holiday has already passed. I might also make mention of the fact that I still haven’t mailed her the Christmas Hederas I knitted for her. My Banana is a very forgiving and patient mama. I am a pretty crummy sender of presents. I have to remind myself of this every time I see.. Read More

We have visual.

I did it. I finally did it. I managed to find out how to post a damn picture on this blog. Hopefully now we can get the party started, as the saying goes. I’ve been doing only a moderate amount of knitting lately, mostly because I’ve been upping my reading and writing time as much as I can in an effort to try and create some productivity in my artistic.. Read More


So, since I still have no pictures of pretty knitting to show you, I thought I could fall back on some more recipes. Today is cooking day, since it’s my day off and I have eaten through about everything else that was ready-made in the fridge. Due to work and general life constraints, I like to cook big meals that reheat well so I can eat them whenever and take.. Read More

Still no pictures.

I still haven’t managed to figure out how to post pictures in the entries… I suppose I could always just link to my Flickr account or something, but seeing them in the entries just spruces things up so nicely. Sigh. Maybe someday. For now, on to the knitting. After having forgot Bellatrix at the Boy’s apartment at last writing, I did indeed pull Aimee out of hibernating obscurity. I was.. Read More

Never take out the knitting. Ever.

I’m a moron. To wit: I finished the Boy’s Jourab e Chai socks. They are awesome. Things of great beauty. Simply lovely. And what did I do? Gave them to him. WITHOUT TAKING PICTURES FIRST. He’s wearing them today (love his little heart), but that means that their pristine just-finished appearance is already gone. Long gone. The best I can hope for is a “Gee he likes those socks” picture… Read More