Sunday, March 04, 2007

so who here knew Andrea Dworkin?

I'm writing my history paper on Josephine Butler and Andrea Dworkin. I'll keep you informed.

In other news, I finished my socks! It's 100% merino from Fleece Artist that I bought at the Art of Yarn in Kelowna. I made them ankle socks but now I have a tonne leftover. I was so paranoid that I would run out of yarn because I had such a small needle size and really small gauge. I realized when I upload this next picture that it's a little gappy at the join but oh well. They look cute with my silver shoes, but detailing I'm still in my pink penguin pajamas the overall look was quite sexy.
And some may have noticed that Skully has been put onto my finished label. The knitting part is over, I just need to sew it and weave in the ends. Luckily when I was knitting the sleeves I weaved in the ends as I went because I didn't for the yoke. Blinky was kind enough to pose in the picture with it because he was a big help when I was finished the yoke. The next picture is Skully's brains. Approximately 200 ends just hanging out, being all annoying and evil. I'm going to try to wear this to a knitting booth I'm helping at on March 16th, so when I sit down with it I try to do at least 10%, or 20 ends, and then that's only ten sittings which could be managable. I also need to block it again after I sew in the ends. It's already been blocked once because I wanted to make sure that the bottom would stop curling and thankfully it did. I've done 12% so far.
Just wait till you see the new socks I'm casting on for. Adrienne, if I was going to knit my wedding dress (smart ass), I would knit it out of this sock yarn. It's booootiful.


Angela said...

I have a vague memory of AD being mentioned in my uni women's studies courses, but I also have a vague memory of not liking her very much. It's all vague because it was over ten years ago now. I should probably give her another shot now, since I've grown up some since then.

Also, cute socks!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for putting a picture of your sweater. I have been trying to visualize it and now I know what it looks like. So nice. And those socks. I love the colour. Such an excellent job on both of them darling. Can't wait to see them in person.
Love Mom

Anonymous said...

I knew Andrea Dworkin. We used to live in the same neighborhood in Brooklyn, and met at the Community Bookstore in Park Slope. But we only knew each other well enough to say Hi and stop to talk for a couple of minutes when we ran into each other. It's not like we had long talks about her views or anything.

I also read her book Pornography.

So yes, I knew her. But I don't know how much I can help with a paper based on that..

On another note, beautiful sweater and socks!

*waves at Blinky*