Monthly Archives: January 2006

The Unbearable Cuteness of Knitting

I’ve never liked the word cute. My usage of cute usually indicates sarcasm, or that an aesthetic crime has been committed. Crimes of cuteness include most Hallmark cards, referring to Alfred Hitchcock as ‘Hitch,’ forcing kittens to be photographed inside a wicker basket, and every appearance of a talking animal in a Disney film. Actually, […]

Another Gender Question

Thanks to everyone who commented on the boys vs. men issue. Since the consensus appears to be that it’s really no big deal, I won’t be making any changes to my line of buttons. It’s not like I’m trying to make a ton of money of these things anyway. Now I’ve got another issue for […]

The Latest Project, the Latest Controversy

When choosing a project, I often look for patterns that will teach me a new knitting technique, or a whole new skill. My current project, which more than meets that requirement, is Samus. I’m knitting it for my friend Suzanne, with whom I went to graduate school. She’s expecting in three weeks. I’ve sized her […]

Shameless Off-Topic Self-Promotion

In keeping with the timeless tradition of bending gender expectations, this past fall I ran the Nike Women’s Marathon in San Francisco. I have recorded a new radio commentary, which will air on KQED-FM this Wednesday, about the freakish mindset required to run a marathon. If you happen to live in the Bay Area, you […]