29 March 2009

The OMG update where Meema eats crow

Friends, we are in the presence of greatness: meet the very real, verrrrry talented Colleen Ballinger.

All I have to say is TGIF - Thank God It's Faked!
(Here's her YouTube channel.)

26 March 2009


For those knitters who collect/read/enjoy comic books graphic novels, meet your new best friends:

Handknit Heroes! Each issue comes with a pattern in the back. Subscriptions are $20/year for quarterly issues mailed right to your door. No e-publications here - you can almost smell the ink...

Oh. My. God.

Hello from somewhere beneath my taxes...

I know, I know - it's another YouTube post, but I need the readership's help with this one.

Is this woman really serious, or is this an attempt at comedy? Please cast your vote in the sidebar poll, and a few evaluative statements in the comments.

19 March 2009

Norwegian purls

What? Purling with the yarn in the back? Say it isn't so...

Those clever Norwegians!

17 March 2009


Happy birthday, Caytie!!!

Is this thing on?

Hi, I'm Meema. Apparently I'm the author of this blog. Nice to see you again.

I can't complain about the recent weather. I saw my first robin this weekend, but honestly, I wasn't looking hard for them, because I thought spring was never. going. to. get. here.

So tonight I was flipping through the spring issue of Knitter's Magazine at the LYS and saw an little blurb about

KnitGauge , an application for (what else) the iPhone. Can you say craftech? Dang. When I went online to check it out, I also found a link to KnittyBag, a very handy way to inventory your knitting needles. Don't tell my phone, but I'm a wee bit jealous.

02 March 2009

Many mumbling choral singers

Today is the 105th birthday of Theodor Seuss "Dr. Seuss" Geisel!.

As a child, I fell in love with the inventive language in his books. Even today, I still have ample opportunity to enjoy his alliterative powers. Karle Erickson (a name I never thought I'd type into my blog, but that's another story) wrote an oft-used set of choral warmups using the text from Dr. Seuss's A-B-C. "Many mumbling mice" makes multiple manifestations in rehearsals at St. Paul's. I dare say this collection has become a choral classic.

(And a big thank you to Google for pointing this out - so informative, they are.)

Spring with a twist

The spring issue of Twist Collective is online, and it is a feast for the eyeballs - beautiful sweaters, socks with texture, baby items, and an intro to wire knitting. I could go on, but you need to see it yourself.

Must. Knit. Now.

01 March 2009

The end of the story

Paul Harvey, legendary radio personality, died yesterday at the age of 90.

His news spots are a huge nostalgia trigger for me. I have many memories of hearing his reports, which were (and are) the ultimate cliffhanger format; it's hard to imagine anything that could have kept two kids riveted to the car radio like "The Rest of the Story".

Amazingly, but not surprisingly, he was still under a 10-year, $100 million contract with ABC Radio.

Paul Harvey. Good day.