Monthly Archives: January 2007

Knitting and Necessity

Two weeks ago, the jet stream dipped a little bit lower than it normally does this time of year and, in so doing, delivered near-record low temperatures to the Bay Area. It was a rough time for California: 75% of the citrus crop was destroyed, heating bills skyrocketed, and I lost my Halfdome hat somewhere […]

On Errata

How much the internet has actually improved our lives is a debatable issue. It has surely provided us with a multitude of ways to waste time (which you’re certainly not doing right now, no, certainly not), and it facilitates the propagation of lies, rumors, urban myths, financial scams and lousy jokes like no other medium. […]

The Charm?

A week and a half ago, I began knitting a sweater for my wife. I’ve never knit with 100% alpaca before, and I have to say that it’s pretty special. It feels both warm and cool at the same time, thanks to the incredible hollow fibers that comprise the coats of Andean high-altitude llamas. Z […]