Thursday, September 28, 2006


Professor Brands has mentioned writing a book about Ben Franklin in every lecture we have had.
"In my book about Ben Franklin..."
"I wrote a book about him..."

I will probably hang myself in class, Airplane style, if he mentions it again. Today, this is how he started class:
"Well, let's get started. I wrote a book about Ben Franklin a few years ago..."

Now what gets me, and in turn makes me want to hang myself, is that the man has written a few dozen books. Why the obsession with this one book???

Tuesday, September 26, 2006


I finished my first Jaywalker, and part of me wants to just make socks for the rest of eternity.

I am tired of Christmas knitting. I need to evaluate what I have done and decide if I want to keep going for everyone or redistribute what I've already made to the important people.

Here's what I was planning on:
Aunt Cindy, hat
Uncle Randy, hat
Janna, hat
Elissa, hat
Daniel, hat
Uncle Mike, hat
Aunt Carolyn, wristwarmers
Uncle Kevin, hat
Amber, scarf
James, hat
Courtney, hat
Michael's Nana, hat
Michael's Papa, felted slippers
Christine, hat
Trinity, hat
Alexis, scarf
Jordan, hat
Caitlin, hat
Diana, scarf
Mark S., golf club covers
Mindy, scarf
Mark J., beer cozy
Michelle, hat

I bolded what I have already finished, and italicized what is started. Still, just looking at that list makes me want to pull my hair out.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Jaywalker WIP

Imagine it with the prettier colors I posted below.

Thursday, September 21, 2006


I am about to turn the heel on my first jaywalker and I love, love, love the pattern. It's so easy and fast and has such a nice result. I am also very happy with the Cherry Tree Hill supersock. It softens up just working the yarn through my fingers to knit. I'm glad I have two more colors to work with after this. I have a leafy green sort of color and bark, a dark brown... I was going to use the dark brown for a pair of socks for my dad, but now I'm leaning more towards using both for a pair of red herring from the new knitty. Sigh. Socks. I also have to do Christmas knitting though.
Classes are wonderful, and I really do love school. I am trying my hardest not to get lazy or complacent, and I think it is working. I got really into my lingustics homework last night and I didn't want it to end.

I miss having a sociology class. I can't wait until all I have are sociology classes.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

I had a wonderful birthday, and I am happy to be twenty instead of nineteen. I am getting back into things, including drawing, reading, writing, and working. I started a new pair of socks. The pattern is Grumperina's Jaywalker, and I'm using Cherry Tree Hill in Fall Folliage:

And I'm very excited.

Friday, September 08, 2006


My birthday is in four days, and I am pretty happy about turning twenty. Michael says it is a boring age to turn, but I think 19 is a pretty weird age to be. At least with twenty I am no longer in the same decade I was in when a lot of dumb stuff happened.
School is wonderful. I love my classes, I love my school, I love drinking smoothies and making new friends and getting back in touch with old ones.
I found the perfect color of SWS for Michael's mom, and I started her Christmas scarf yesterday. I might want to keep it for myself, but I will fight that urge.