Friday, December 3, 2010

Time travel paradoxes anyone?

I love all the time travel episodes of star trek. Which got be thinking about time travel paradoxes. Just think about the following scenarios:
- If you go back in time and shot your mother before you are born, then you would no longer exist. But if you no longer exist, then you will never go back in time and shot your mother therefore your mother will have you, but that means that your going to go back in time and shot her and.... well you get the point

-In the animated series spock goes back in time to visit his 7-year-old-self. 7 year-old spock is upset because he can't to the Vulcan nerve pinch like the other children can, so older spock teaches it to him. So who taught spock the Vulcan nerve pinch?

These aren't really paradoxes but some other things I would like to add about time travel:

- If people invent a time machine in the future, shouldn't there be time travelers living among us?

- If you did travel in time you would have to worry about changing the future. But what if you are supposed to change the future? what if you are supposed to kill somebody in order for the future to be as you remember it when you get back?

does anybody have any thoughts on time travel?

Monday, November 29, 2010

Because only good can come out of mixing star trek and magic school bus

Today I was thinking out magic school bus, which was by far my favorite tv show when I was in kindergarten. I seemed to recall an star trekish episode. And here is is
if you feel like watching it. The friz's outfit that she was wearing while on board the bus/enterprise looked like one of the many horrible outfits that counselor Troi wore. They referred to liz (who had pointy ears and spock hair) as "Lieutenant" and everybody knows that spock is commander. And when Dorthy Ann tries to melt a asteroid (because it worked on a comet) all I could think was "Damn trainee crew". I mean I though Wesley Crusher was pathetic. At least he knows a thing or two about some pretty basic physics. Like how a small space shuttle can not move an asteroid 200 times it's own size. Again, Damn trainee crew. Ok. I have just realized I am ranting about the inconstancies in a kids show that is sort of star trekish. I feel pathetic. And you had no idea what I was just talking about.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

new focus

So I am changing the focus of the blog a little bit. Since I am less obsessed with knitting now, and more obsessed with geeky things like star trek and science and math, I though it would make sense to make my blog more about geeky things. Don't worry, there will still be knitting, but there will also be posts about (surprise!) star trek and science.
-live long and prosper.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The crafty star trek fan (Version 2.0)

I just finished knitting this:
I thought it turned out rather well considering that I had barely planned any of it. I even added waist shaping which is a first for me. I also like the way that the trim around the neck turned out. And it's blue, so my chances of surviving a mission are significantly higher then if I where wearing red.
Edit: Here's a picture of the dress that this is based on. As you can see I made the sleeves shorter (because I am lazy) and made it a shirt and not a "dress" (if you can call it that). If I had made the sleeves long, I would not have put the rank stripes on because 1. having gold rick-rack on your sleeves is quite tacky and 2. this is not a costume. I want to keep it wearable. And speaking of wearable, I have no idea how this woman could breath, it looks like she's wearing a corset. Well, I have no idea how any of the women could do anything in a uniform that short. But that's not the point. I kept the a-symmetrical neck line and the black trim as well. I used short rows to make it drape in the front like it does.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

it's (almost) halloween

It's ware your halloween costume to school day today. I thought I would quickly share my halloween costume. I'm leela from Futurama. what do you think?

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

the crafty star trek fan....

I now love star trek. I have only been watching it for a few days and suddenly I find my self working on this:
I took a shirt that I had and embroidered the star trek logo on it. Then I cut the neck out from another black shirt and sewed it in. It turned out surprisingly well. What do you think?

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Steampunk jewelry!

I have been trying to find ways to make my outfits a little more steampunk/Victorian (for those of you who don't know what steampunk is then here is a link to the wikipedia article). I don't want to go overboard with the steam punk, and I don't want to pay too much so I thought of making jewelry. I went digging through my dad's spare hardware box, and in about 5 minutes I came up with this:
Not bad for 5 minuets of time and about 5 cents of materials.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Bad dog

I guess thats what happens when you leave your yarn in a remotely accessible place.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Just an update.

I am so sorry I haven't posted in months. Just been too lazy. Oh, well I'm posting now. Any ways I am moving soon which kinda sucks because I hate going through all my stuff and shoving it in boxes, But it kind rocks because I will be biking distance from the beautiful town of Almonte and the beautiful yarn store in almonte called textile traditions. I will also be going to high school next year, which means I won't have as much knitting time.

In other knitting news I finished my first tank top.

I know it looks like this, but it's not. It's just a basic top-down seamless sweater recipe from some where that I just left out the sleeves.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Extreme knitting

About a year ago I was in a very artistic mood and I came up with the idea of using arms as knitting needles. Surprisingly, it actually works. I was playing around with it again today, and in about 2 hours I knit this:

I'm not exactly sure what it is, but it kinda looks like a badminton net or a fishing net. What ever it is though, it sure is cool......

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

GrumbleKnits has a new pattern!

Lorrie is a cute little scarf perfect for those pretty skeins of sock yarn that are to beautiful to hide in your shoes. It is a very quick and easy knit and would make a good last minute gift. See it on ravelry here or the PDF here.

Friday, January 8, 2010

things that make me happy

Do you know what makes me happy? Finishing a sweater in under 24 hours.

Ok, it has short sleeves but it's still a sweater. And a nice one at that. Now for another thing that makes me happy: big boxes from knit picks.
I got 10 skeins of Wool of the Andes bulky, 7 balls of Palette and A zephyr interchangeable needle set. Very exciting.