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Wednesday, September 30th, 2009
12:24 pm - It's a TWAAAPPP
I realize I haven't been here (LJ) in months as I've been mostly been trucking along on my PhD morning, noon and night. However, I finished a Star Wars knit and wanted to post it for the Star Wars knitters.

It's knitted combination of Admiral Ackbar and the classic Sock Monkey. An Admiral Ackbar Sock Monkey, if you will.

I hate to be the one to have to tell you, but your cruisers can't repel cuteness of this magnitude:



More pictures at my etsy shop

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Saturday, February 14th, 2009
11:16 am - Happy Greeblie Day, everyone!
Today she is four years old.

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Monday, December 1st, 2008
11:09 am
Whilst watching RotJ last night, I inadvertently referred to Jabba as Jabba the Fett:

DT: That'd be hilarious. Can you imagine that? Jabba wearing a jetpack?
Me: And when he fires it up it lifts him so he hovers like, maybe, 3 inches of the ground and moves across the room very extremely slowly
DT: It would be the Rascal of jetpacks.

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Monday, November 24th, 2008
1:25 pm
And...today we're on BB Gadgets, Foolish Gadgets and Crafty Crafty

w00t :)

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Thursday, November 20th, 2008
7:00 pm - Not to be one of those moms, but....
...Greeblie is a little bit famous today.

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Wednesday, November 19th, 2008
5:46 pm - Halloween Costumes!
I know, it's a little late. I've been busy, but there's only one day left at the Neuroscience Conference and I have a little down time while I doxie-sit.

This Halloween DT and I went as Sherlock Holmes and Irene Adler (for those haven't read the Holmes books, think Victorian Era showgirl):






More pictures under the cut:Collapse )

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Friday, October 31st, 2008
1:49 pm
"We're not the best people..."

"...but we're not the worst."

"No, grad students are the worst."

Everyone should seriously watch 30 Rock, because it is so very very funny and Tina Fey is so very very Tina Fey. Thursdays 9:30/8:30.

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Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008
11:43 am - The Jundland Wastes are not to be travelled cutely.
I met _opus_ and bearly_here during Star Wars: Musical Edition '03 when he was Ben Kenobi and we've always shared some gleeful Star Wars geeking out. So, when I heard they were naming their new baby Ben... what follows became more or less inevitable:

BABY BEN! (with a 2L coke bottle for scale to show it's baby-sized smallness):


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Monday, July 14th, 2008
12:24 am - Um...what?
In Lego Indiana Jones, it'll sometimes let you buy things that might be useful to you like the ability to dig things up quickly or disguises...DT was playing and was a little caught off guard by this one:Collapse )

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Tuesday, June 10th, 2008
10:05 am - Question.
What has two thumbs, speaks limited French,* and passed her quals??

THIS MOI!



*I am quoting the awesome Miss Tina Fey, whom I adore like the genius she is. My French is actually fluent...

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Thursday, March 27th, 2008
2:23 pm - Quick knit update
I've been very very busy with grad school (which is wonderful, but also, you know...busy), but I have been knitting a little here and there on the bus, during seminar, while I wait for things to download (my poor little lappy is slow, but otherwise reliable), etc.

I thought some people might like to have a look-see at what I've been working on. A guy in my department at Tufts is having a baby, so I've been knitting up some cuddlies:

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The yarn is microspun, two strands held together on 9s. This knits up to a super cushy, squishy fabric. I know there are Lionbrand haters a-plenty out there, but microspun is cheap, bright and machine washable/dryable. Squares are joined with a three needle bind-off.

Big squares are 45 stitches wide by 86 rows (so 43 garter ribs, if you count like that) tall. Little guys are 25 by 46 rows.

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Monday, March 17th, 2008
5:18 pm - Twelfth Night
..or what you will.

I realize I haven't posted in a while, but DT and I are in performing in the Shakespeare Ensemble's production of Twelfth Night which closes Saturday, so I wanted to post some show info for folks who might be interested in coming to see it:

Performances are Thurs., Fri., and Sat. at 8 PM in La Sala de Puerto Rico. More info at the Ensemble's website: http://web.mit.edu/ensemble

Downtown is playing Feste (and sings!), and I'm playing Viola. I actually also costumed the show. The costume design is inspired by Stardust and other Steampunk/modernized Victorian sources. Worth a look, if I do say so myself. So far our audiences seem to have enjoyed themselves. Come and see!!



PS - Spring Knitty!

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Friday, December 7th, 2007
12:27 pm - Winter Knitty!
The Winter Knitty is up!

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Thursday, November 1st, 2007
1:37 pm - What do stars do?
They shine.

So, for people who didn't guess, DT and I were Tristan and Yvaine from Stardust

Just two quick pictures now, more detail pics and a full write-up coming later:

DT as Tristan:


and me as Yvaine:



Like I said, write up coming later when I have a bit more time, but I will say I am hugely grateful to The Costumer's Guide for the wealth of reference pictures there.

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Wednesday, October 31st, 2007
11:52 am - Halloween Costume
Hint #4



The "glass" snowdrop (handmade from Sculpey that I mixed the colors for, then glazed heavily to give it that glassy appearance)

Here it is sewn onto the lapel (I didn't want to poke a button hole in the jacket):



If you don't have it at this point...

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1:16 am - Halloween Costume
Hint #3




Sewing on shiny brass buttons on a pumpkin-colored suede vest.

The finished vest:

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Monday, October 29th, 2007
9:08 pm - Halloween Costume
Hint #2:



Embroidering over grommets so they're invisible in the dark, dark blue velvet.

As a note for my own purposes, the color for the grommets is DMC #336....I could've sworn I'd saved the little tube from the gold thread for the buttons, but I can't find it. No biggie, I just need to bring a sample with me to Pearl tomorrow and I'll be able to match it. I think there was a 7 in it.

More hints tomorrow and Wednesday!

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Sunday, October 28th, 2007
5:25 pm - Halloween Costume
Hint #1:



(no fair guessing if you already know what DT and are going as)

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Thursday, October 25th, 2007
2:09 pm - This weekend and next
I am not involved, but feel I should semi-plug the Shakespeare Ensemble's Titus Andronicus. It's running Thursday thru Saturday October this weekened and next at 8:00pm in Kresge Little Theater.

Downtown is playing Marcus (the Colm Feore role, if you've seen the Taymor film). I will be at the Friday and Saturday shows if you'd like to join me.

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Friday, September 28th, 2007
3:33 pm
I haven't really posted in LJ much lately...I blame Ravelry and the secrecy the birthday/Christmas knitting season demands. Sorry.

That being said, is anyone interested in going to Franklin Fiber Twist with me??

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