Jay Brannan - Can't Have It All

Jay Brannan is a NYC-based Gay singer/songwriter. I really like his lyrics and music.

This song, Can't Have It All has some foul language, just be forewarned.

His song Housewife is very good as well.

(Via - Joe.My.God)

He's asking people to post the video on their blogs to help promote his music.
Also, I just bought his album off iTunes.


Knitting My First Sock

Class Sock - Front View
Originally uploaded by i_bugsy.

I've taken up knitting because a friend of mine thought I should. That would be my quilting buddy. She also proceeded to buy me some sock yarn in anticipation of my desire to knit socks.

Well this year, I've decided that I would be starting to knit a pair of socks by the end of the year. I'm not counting this one because its a practice sock and I'm not sure that I'll make another, although, I'm thinking about doing it for the practice.

So I've gotten through the tough part of the gussets which connect the heal and heel turn of the sock to the rest of the sock - cuff and leg; and the foot.

I'm using "Sensational Knitted Socks" by Charlene Schurch. Her instructions are wonderful, although as a new knitter I'm using other books as well.

More on that later. Gotta go eat dinner!

Arlington Squares Variation I - Completed

Arlington Squares Variation I - Completed
Originally uploaded by i_bugsy.

This is the completed quilt! I finally got the quilt pieced, quilted, bound, and washed!

Wouldn't you know that the label on the back of the quilt snuck out of the binding! Ugh!

I'll have to rip out that part of the binding and redo it. I'm glad I washed it before I gave it to the proud parents of a new baby!