Don’t Speak Ill Of The Dead

Unless it’s about a hateful prick that spoke ill of hundreds of the dead.

Yes, the man that turned Christianity in this country, into a synonym for hate. The man that blamed homosexuals for hurricanes in this country. The man that called the Islam prophet Mohammed, ‘a terrorist.’ Yes, this man is finally dead at the age of 73.

I blame his death on God’s vengeance for the Iraq war.

Current Knitting
I was able to finish up the first sleeve on the bulky pullover.

Bulky Lavold 05-16-07

I decided to use the same patterning on the cuff, even though it will make the cuff opening a little bit wide. Now I just have the last sleeve to work on, and then I’ll have two sweaters that will need to be sewn up.

Current Spinning
I hadn’t been spinning for a week or so, so I decided to get back to it.

Madelyn 05-16-07

This is the lovely alpaca that Mel sent me (from his and David’s alpaca, Madelyn). I’ve finished spinning about half the roving now, and I’m convinced it’s going to make a lovely fine knitting yarn.

Readers’ Comments/Questions
Regarding the bulky pullover, Angie Cox writes, “I must say I think the collar on your sweater is gorgeous and wonder if you have any button in mind. You must post a picture wearing it.”

I’m thinking a large, interesting shaped bone or wood button would be nice. I’m also considering making my own button with some of Kaffe’s cotton fabrics he’s designed for quilting. I’ll have to try a few different ideas till I find something I like.

As far as modeling this sweater, it won’t be me modeling it. This is really a woman’s sweater, so I’ll try to get the recipient to model it for the blog.

Ted asks, “Joe, have you done one of the catnip mice that Meg Swansen developed?”

No, I had never seen them until I Googled. They look very cool.

Geeksbewithyou asks, “Have you tried ketchup chips yet?”

Yes, I thought they were quite tasty. Very similar to our barbecue potato chips, but a little sweeter. I prefer Herr’s Salt and Pepper potato chips…my very favorites.

0 comments on “Don’t Speak Ill Of The Dead

  1. so today there is one less hater in the world – yea!

    now if the earth could split a chasm and swallow up the rest of them…

    (dang, tough audience today)

    herr’s honey bbq or sour cream & onion chips for me!


  2. Years and years ago, I wrote to that s.o.b. and gave him my opinion of his views. I had to finally write “deceased” on the stupid money begging literature that flooded my mailbox.
    I always thought he would have fit in well in Medieval times – “witch, witch, burn the witch!”

    Salt and Vinegar Chips, Old Dutch brand. The best. Their salt and pepper are pretty tasty too.
    Barb B.

  3. I second the Herr’s Salt and Pepper chips choice. Although I’m trying not to eat crap. Damn.

    The sweater is spectacular. You’ve taken Lavold’s stitch pattern and outdone yourself.

    I think spinning alpaca is my new favorite. Used to be silk but it’s a tough choice. Have you done a wpi on yours? I haven’t on mine but it seems to be about laceweight when plyed.

  4. Too bad god let him live as long as he did. I’m with Anne Marie and will go off chasm seeking for the rest of his followers immediately after work today.

    I prefer a nice well made lightly salted plain chip – just an ole’ fashioned girl who spent a couple of summers on the grandparents’ potato farm in Maine πŸ™‚

  5. Your post re JF made my morning.

    And I am loving that sweater and ll its awesome knotwork, which is probably called something nicer than that, but just reminds me of the fabulous patterns in Celtic carving and jewelry.

  6. I agree with the Herr’s S&P. My other favorite is Cape Cod Salt & Vinegar. Mmmmmm

    Glad you’re enjoying Maddie. She’s getting shorn next weekend, and I have yet to get last year’s fleece processed. Even more exciting is that I’ll have a fleece from Juliette, but I really need to try to show that one this fall before I process it.

  7. Middleswarth BBW potato chips. A rare and unparalleled delicacy from central PA. Maybe Thaddeus is familiar with them?

    Re: Falwell, I can only quote Elvis Costello: “I’d like to live
    Long enough to savour
    That’s when they finally put you in the ground
    I’ll stand on your grave and tramp the dirt down.”

  8. my husband asked if JF had been struck by lightning – don’t know do we? but i do like your “vengeance of the Lord” theory.
    and the morels are pretty good here in Minnesota this year πŸ™‚

  9. I’m a great fan of Miss Vicky’s potato chips. “Lime and Black Pepper”; “Sweet Chili and Sour Cream”…


  10. hey carol, BBQ chips make us BBWs.

    or any other chips, for that matter…

    hee hee πŸ˜‰

  11. definitely kettle brand ‘spicy thai’ flavored potato chips.
    i hope tinky winky has time to dance on jf’s grave…

  12. I imagined God saying while shaking His head, “Jerry, Jerry, Jerry” just like Jan Brady used to say “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!”

  13. He was neither moral, nor did he ever represent the majority–no matter how loudly he claimed he did.

    I am a Charles Chips fan and a purist. The plain old regular chips will always be my favorite.

  14. lalalala…
    The daisies in the dell
    Will give off a different smell
    Now that Jerry’s underneath
    the ground

    Terra chips made with speacialty potatoes and veggies!

    When I was in jr high I used to eat Lay’s sour cream and onion chips and a pack of Ding Dongs for lunch every day. Must have been the chemicals in the Ding Dongs that warped me.

  15. Trader Joe’s hawaiian honey mustard potato chips. I can eat an entire bag in one sitting. It’s the only time I am really tempted by chips, though I do enjoy good Salt&Vinegar chips.

    Falwell is, I think, an exhibit in the case of Why The Rest of The World Hates Americans. He so well exemplified what is wrong with America, narrow-minded self-centered intolerance combined with stridency and self-righteousness. I only worry about what may take his place.

  16. Maybe Falwell’s first reading assignment in hell will be “The Da Vinci Code.” Personally I think hell is comprised of endless rows of Stairmasters, all of them set on “high”.

  17. I think hell is all about bad music you can’t get out of your head–anything Abba, especially Waterloo; the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack; Sleigh Ride…

    Oh, and there’s nothing to read.

  18. I think your bulky sleeve looks great πŸ™‚ I love cables, I can’t stop uttering how wonderful I think they are, and am glad to see them not only in my own knitting projects, but in other people’s work as well πŸ™‚ and nice work spinning too! As much as I like that craft, I’ve never had the patience to do it as often as I should!

  19. Sadly Kathy, based on what I’ve seen, most people wouldn’t consider it hell if there was nothing to read. But I bet they get all the tv/cable channels.
    An Eternal Three’s Company marathon.

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