April 2, 2013
I feel like if you are 25 or under you are in your early 20s. I’m now 26 and well, it seems different. For one thing, I have new worries. For the first time in my life I am without insurance, and well, that’s stressing me out a bit. Every sneeze reminds me that I can’t just go to the doctor if this turns into something bigger, and as its early April I sneeze a lot.
Also I’m not a big fan of birthdays, but Sunday was a good birthday. If nothing else I didn’t do anything I didn’t want to do, and I got to start a new project. Also I cooked a nice meal and generally had a very relaxing day. All birthdays should feature mashed potatoes.
On to the new project…
I started Color Affection in Elizabeth Lavold Silky Wool. I’m using cream, a deep red and a chocolate brown. I realize that this is the big knitting fad of late, but in knitting there is often a reason things are popular. I mean, look at the monkey socks. They are beloved because they are fun, well written and attractive.
In the meantime I am enjoying the crispy texture of the yarn and simple garter stitch.
March 27, 2013
Um, Yeah, I have not posted since Summer of 2011. That’s probably long enough to make the internet forget I exist. Not that the internet ever realized I existed, much to my relief.
So how am I? I’m still a grad student, I now live in Kentucky, which is a bit of a change. And that’s pretty much all that is different.
I nearly forgot I had a blog. But I was just thinking of a list in my head and it occurred to me that I could blog it (also I procrastinate with social media.)
Things that are different about living alone
- I am far less likely to change out of pajama pants.
- I take a long bath almost every day, partially out of boredom, partially because I’m allowed to read fun stuff in the tub and not think of thesis while I’m there.
- I eat at odd times, and often its an odd meal. I had brunch today, it was a can of corn. I realize that is odd, but also delicious.
- I clean more, not sure the root of this difference, I suspect procrastination plays a role.
- I never close the bathroom door.
July 5, 2011
I’m mostly keeping up with TDF pretty well, on day 2 I filled a bobbin (I keep spelling that as boobin) and I started a new bobbin. However the light was bad so I did not keep up with photographs.
the 4th did not go to plan. I got up early in order to go to a job interview (on a holiday, and the call was on Sunday, strange) but before the interview they called and rescheduled because the pee test place was going to be closed. So I changed clothes and prepared for an idle day at home. Then I got a call to go sailing and I accepted that offer, requiring yet another outfit change and some running about to get ready as well. I took pictures this time around though.
We had very little wind and mostly just motored around, if I had brought my spindle I could have spun, maybe.
and we got to swim!
We also saw a large pod of porpises, but they were following another boat so we couldn’t swim with them.
After sailing we tried to grill but it rained, including raining out the fireworks over Colonial Williamsburg. So we cooked at my friend’s house and watched a movie. By the time I got home spinning wasn’t going to happen.
Today I managed to spin though, and the top layer on this bobbin is from today. I also managed to wash 4 loads of laundry at the laundrymat and walk to the drugstore and biglots today.
July 2, 2011
So today I prepared my fiber and started spinning
June 29, 2011
I am alive, and I knit, and lately I even spin.
I’ve been living as a pedestrian the last little bit, because my tire decided to do this…
Yeah, that was all tire, we didn’t hit anything. Anywhoo, it broke in Tennessee, getting fixed in Kentucky and I live in Virginia. Complicated.
I still don’t have a job, but I’m working on that.
I haven’t been working on most my knitting, because its hot, but I’m working on some boy socks for a 3rd anniversary present
They were longer, but then I realized I didn’t compensate for smaller needles and frogged back to add stitches in the foot circumference.
I’m also trying to finish this top/vest, with some alterations which I’m now reconsidering, basically its a mental battle between just ribbing in armholes (already done) or short sleeves. Laziness may prevail.
finally I am getting ready for the Tour De Fleece 2011 (July 2nd -24th)
I have some nice merino bamboo I want to spin up
And some very soft, but unpleasantly colored superwash merino (I think) which needs spun up and sold or overdyed.
May 1, 2011
I’m in the process of moving into a new apartment, and I have pictures of the place as it looks empty.
the living room and the stairs
Couple views of the kitchen
out the back door
My roommate’s room
April 24, 2011
I have quite a few projects in motion right now, these are just the ones who have seen some work lately, some get carried with me, some need to have instructions at all times and some need to not be seen by certain people.
A baby Olyphant, for a classmate who is expecting.
A blanket for me, with two more colors of wool to come.
A lace and garter mobius scarf for a friend
the knitted top which will be far too warm to be worn anytime soon
and finally a new spindle, a tiny turkish