A thought…

19 January, 2007 at 4:01 pm (Uncategorized)

Even plain old american singles can make an awesome cheese sandwich if you have the right bread.   (Like a nice, nutty 7-grain wheat.)


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I am the QUEEN of procrastination.

14 January, 2007 at 6:18 pm (knitting, personal, Schooling)


Let me run down this last year’s hoilday Knitting Failures.

1. I attempted to knit a hat for my friend, who we’ll call J. J has a head of normal size, and I planned a lovely, machine washable double knit hat. It took a long time, as most of the work was done during the weeks of finals, and I cast it off a few days after I had wanted to. It doesn’t fit. It doesn’t fit at all.

2. I attempted to knit Sophie for another friend, Jo. I wanted to make it kind of different, as Jo has a bent for cutesy-artsy type things. I did some colourwork, it looked great…on one side (but hey, it was my very first colourwork…I was still pretty proud). I still haven’t felted the bag, and I may just go buy her something.

3. I, uh…everyone else got gift cards.

Last semester is over, and I am glad. The new semester has begun though, and I blame it for my absence of late. I just finished up an intro Geology course on Friday. Have y’all ever taken a pre-session course? A couple years ago, I took pre-session ASL I, and it was EASY. The course work was minimal, there were only two tests including the final – piece of cake. So this year, in order to fulfill the natural sciences requirement for my Uni, and to avoid the seperate class and lab combination that consumes so much excess time, D. and I decided to take pre-session Earth, Sci and Env. – it ran every weekday from the 2nd to the 12th, from 8AM to noon, and we knew we would hate it, but by doing so, we not only took care of that nat. science requirement, we could also avoid getting up early for the rest of the semester (!!!). I will NEVER DO IT AGAIN. At least, not with anything but a fluff class. The getting up early sucked, but it was nothing compared to the TIME outside of class we devoted to it. Everyday, there was a fifty-question quiz. There were three-hour lectures everyday. There were four papers. There was a 200 question final. It was awful. I cried, I bled, I didn’t sleep. I’m so very glad it’s over. The rest of the semester? I’m looking forward to it. Of the 3 courses I have left, only one meets regularly (twice a week), one meets monthly, and another doesn’t meet at all (much thanks to whoever created cable TV and the internet). Maintaining full time schedule while having just minimal classes? Wonderful. Absolutely priceless.

In knitting news, I’m working on a nice, simple feather-and-fan wrap (saw the pattern somewhere on KP) in Andean Treasure in Fog.

(A nice, pr0ny picture.)

A pleasently relaxing project.

And there’s not much going on besides that, for now. Classes do start on Tuesday, but as I said above, piece of cake.

So, I’m off to update my photo blog, and then I think I’ll make fajitas. Sweet.

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I’m back.

7 January, 2007 at 4:21 pm (Uncategorized)

Uh…I guess I’ll update later.  Photobucket seems to be totally unaccessible, so…uh…  I’ll check back later.

I am really!  Here’s the run down of recent goings-on:

First, the holiday knitting:

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As for knitting…

2 January, 2007 at 10:16 pm (Uncategorized)

The next 72 hours are going to BLOW.  It’s going to take me at least that long to get back to blogging, so bear with me.  In the meantime, I will be updating my photoblog.  This weekend, there will be knitting news, and some pictures of my new baby*.

See you around, folks.

*No real babies are involved, sorry.  My baby is made of wood, and is the most gorgeous shade of purple.

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