Desert Bus at 92/142 hours

If you haven’t tuned in yet, you should check it out! Even William Shatner was watching.

My Doctor Who scarf this year auctioned for $2,800. You can check out the listing here. Tomorrow at 6 am PST, the Scarf Purse will be on silent auction for 8 hours. I don’t expect it will go for much, but I’m hoping it will make some Doctor Who fan a nice Christmas present while benefiting charity 🙂

You can search on Youtube for “Desert Bus for Hope 6” or “DB6” and there is plenty of footage of things you might have missed, plus there are still tons of nerdy give-aways and auctions. You might win something rad for a $5 contribution!

There was Gangnam Style when they reached the lifetime donation amount (6 year total) of 1 million dollars.

1 million dollars!

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Fall Beer Review

I came across this beer at BrewMongers a few weeks ago and it looked too good to pass up. ‘Chocolate AND pumpkin,’ I said? Sign me up!

This beer did not deliver what I was hoping for. Though a good beer if you just call it a porter, it was lacking in the chocolate and pumpkin department. It has that nice, earthy flavor that I like from porters with a barely-there touch of chocolate.

Unfortunately, if you had given me a blindfolded taste test, you sure could have fooled me that there was supposed to be any pumpkin flavor to it.

I’ll give it a B-. Good porter. Not worth $7.

Sweater Progress

Here is an update with photos on the progress of the sweater clone.

It looks a little different because once it has been washed, the size will change as the fibers relax.

I think the hardest part so far was figuring out exactly how the original knitter increased at the armpit for the cables. The cables begin off of a line of knit stitches that gradually turns into eight total for a front cabling rope. I tried knit front-back for my increases, but I am thinking the original had lifted increases (which I am not very good at just yet).

A tale of two sweaters.

Having trouble with my lens being too close, so I didn’t quite get the whole length.