March 16th, 2004


how could I forget!

I finished my first knitting project and started on my second. This is another eyelash scarf, in a variegated green-to-blue yarn, and a trifle wider (20 st instead of 15). This one is for my mother's birthday - March 26th, so I should be able to finish without any trouble.

Really, the trick at this point is moderation, as it would be a shame to give myself some RSI from knitting - after managing to avoid it otherwise despite the massive amounts of typing and hand-writing I do.

I still have to wonder how tricky and time consuming it would be to make stuff like this for sale. Part of me really yearns to work at something concrete, where I have a pile of whatevers at the end of the day I can point at and feel accomplished. But another part of me is really fond of eating, and electric lights, and so forth.


An excerpt from the Iraq on the Record report:
Number of Misleading Statements. The Iraq on the Record database contains 237 misleading statements about the threat posed by Iraq that were made by President Bush, Vice President Cheney, Secretary Rumsfeld, Secretary Powell, and National Security Advisor Rice. These statements were made in 125 separate appearances, consisting of 40 speeches, 26 press conferences and briefings, 53 interviews, 4 written statements, and 2 congressional testimonies. Most of the statements in the database were misleading because they expressed certainty where none existed or failed to acknowledge the doubts of intelligence officials. Ten of the statements were simply false.

Check out the database at the link above: it's searchable!