Thursday, September 25, 2008

Week 5: Beetle-Headed Villains

Why is it so terribly difficult for people to create PDF files with pages all oriented the same direction? I hit print hoping to shortcut the painful slogging through of articles I have to complete this weekend and came out with two properly printed pages and 13 page middles.


On the bright side, my Shakespeare class is teaching me lots of useful vocabulary.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Week Four: the Amoeba Evolves

Four down, twelve to go. My trusty knitting bag has not failed me yet, and the Mystery Christmas project is moving along.

My February Baby Sweater had been languishing in the basket for lack of time spent at home, but a moment of extreme duress brought on by the realization that I have a substantial paper to finish by Friday (tomorrow) brough it back out.

It has gone from amoeba on a stick to blob on a stick, but if you split up the sections, voilĂ --

It's a miniature sweater (sans sleeves). Although part of the calming power of this sweater is that there's no deadline and no recipient to impress, I'd love to see what it looks like on an actual baby.

Thursday, September 11, 2008


I suppose my last entry would've been a good time to mention that school started and I won't be able to blog as often as I'd (or you'd) like until mid-December.

And I don't have any pictures of my current project, because it is a top-secret Christmas gift for Hermanita, who actually reads here.

But I have been knitting! My kit bag has become my everything-but-the-kitchen sink bag, holding my knitting, my writing implements, and my purse notions. After forgetting my locker key so many times my boss suspiciously asked if I'd lost it, I threw everything in the bag and don't leave the house without it.

With my knitting always handy (and my pattern memorized), I can pull out my knitting any time and pretend that I haven't a care in the world. I can pretend that I am getting Important Things done (nevermind that mongo Pottery Analysis book sitting at home), and I can pretend that I've gotten so far on this, it's a matter of a week or so before I start a new project, like this skirt in the new Knitty, which had to go live just as the semester blossomed into a many-headed hydra. I can pretend that the weather is veering dangerously towards cold (today's high: a nippy 96), and turning all this woolyness into warm goods is a matter of dire importance.

One thing I will not do is pretend that blogging is something I Positively Must get done. Does that sound counterintuitive? According to normal logic, yes. According to my logic? Not at all.