Archive for October, 2008

finished socks


so i decided to be lazy and not frog the sock that i had knit on the 2.25mm dpns. it is a bit tighter/smaller than the other one but visually looks about the same though you can feel the difference on the foot. maybe i will keep these then. but i’m not too sure that […]

hu jia (胡佳) is in a human rights activist in china who has worked extensively on civil rights issues, environmental issues, and HIV/AIDS advocacy. he has been detained since december 27, 2007 for criticising the chinese national security bureau regarding the one million people persecuted for fighting for human rights who are being held in […]

today in my womens studies tutorial we were discussing this week’s readings about aboriginal self government, and the colonization of aboriginals at the hands of the canadian state. here were some comments: on reserves: “… since indians aren’t part of normal society…..” – my mind = blown. on tax exemption & privilege: “i know a […]

ankle socks.


socks i am using the pom pom peds pattern (nice alliteration) from the purl bee. it is a super simple and fast knit up. not a super big fan of the colourway but i figure i need to inject some pink into my life. the part i dislike the most is the purple bits! i […]

Traditionally Conservative Washington Post endorses Barack Obama for President. ETA: Colin Powell endorses Barack Obama for President. ‘ “Well, you know that Mr. Obama is a Muslim.” Well, the correct answer is, he is not a Muslim, he’s a Christian. He’s always been a Christian. But the really right answer is, what if he is? […]