Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Here's a baby bird update - they're still there and at least one is h-u-n-g-r-y! I think they're almost always hungry, except when they're sleeping. I haven't heard a lot of cheeping from the nest, but then I haven't been standing on the porch waiting for feeding time. Too busy here right now - for the past two days I've been alternately writing papers, completing a final exam, working on two power point presentations, and rewarding myself with little bouts of knitting...had to tink back on the nanner sock. That was hard b/c the yarn is a little splitty. I also had to tink back on the cable shawl - but now it's all done and I'll just have to focus more while knitting!
There's also been some plurking involved....I know - I'm trying to stop or at least plurk in moderation!
The next five days are going to be crazy as all of the above mentioned papers, power points, and exam are due on the 30th. I'm going to keep doing what I've been doing and look forward to Tuesday, July 1!
Here's an update Nanner Sock photo too!
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
Now I think I might be plurking too much. For the past two days, I've actually caught myself thinking in Plurkese. You know: cinki says don't take the last chocolate dough-nut or cinki is updating her blog or cinki feels like running out of the building. This kind of scares me - what if I start talking in third person. I hope those of you I see regularly in person, instead of in plurkson, will tell me if I start speaking Plurkese aloud and not just in my head. Another side effect is that I've semi-abandoned Ravelry - I run to plurk first instead of the Rav. boards.
Here are some plurking vs. Ravelrying thoughts:
- I wish the Ravelry threads were in plurk format - woah, that could be WAY-FUN!
- I wish Ravelry had more emoticons for their posts - it feels weird to post there with no way to show emotion ( I've been typing 'cake' at the end of some posts!)
- I wish we could put the plurk widget on our Ravelry page for easier plurking updates.
- I wish we could mesh the two....WHOA - more way-fun!
I'm posting from the high school - not really work 'cause it's summer and this is part of my Practicum experience and the kids are gone....and I do not have any way to post photos from here. I'll add those when I get home! Until then - plurk ya later!
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Nanner socks - using Judy's Magic cast on. I had to pry one of the 16 y.o. off the computer so I could print out instructions. As you can see, I'm using DPNs because I've never done Magic Loop and I do not have size 2 circulars. But it worked well with DPNs & I have Nanner Sock #1 underway. I can't wait to get to the pattern part!
Sunday plans: go to church, buy groceries, & then write some more. During my breaks, I'll help my Nanners keep growing - round by round! I can't wait to see the lacy little nanner pattern appear!
Saturday, June 21, 2008
See the baby birds in Cindy' s flower basket?
No knitting yet for me today as I've been writing up everything that's due on June 30. I picked up my skein of Prism Lace yarn from Janice this afternoon - she wound it for me - all 1400 yards of it - bless her! I think I'll play with it for awhile after dinner: Anniversary Shawl by Renee Leverington or play with the toe-up cast on for my Nanner Socks by Wendy Johnson - the ones for us plurkers! There'll be more time to knit after June 30!
Friday, June 20, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
- Complete my graduate project brief
- Knit one pattern on Pam's scarf (see - "P" for Pam!)
- Align my PowerPoint to the Research Brief
- Email my project & brief to Pam for approval (removing the web link to my blog b/c I don't want her to know about her scarf)
- Knit one pattern section on the Cable Shawl
- Practice my oral presentation once in front of the mirror
- Practice how I will greet the high school students tomorrow morning at Summer School
- Maybe knit another pattern on the Cable Shawl or fiddle around with the Anniversary shawl (this is not "official", so it's not on Ravelry yet... )
- Somewhere in there, I'll help with dinner & Father's Day celebrations AND fret a little bit more about summer school
- Oh yeah - I have to write up two reflections for my Practicum assignment and total my hours - I'll probably roll that over to tomorrow. (thank you, Stacey, for the editing alert)
Ten things, OK maybe nine - to do today and the day's already half over. I've made another pot of coffee, plugged in the laptop & am ready to go......on your mark.....get ready....get set......ARGAHGRAHGR!
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Anyway, I've been up for awhile...knitting a little....cruising the web a little. Through Ravelry, I stumbled onto C*EYE*BER Fiber Yarns. They have yarns for the cause - the Barak Obama cause - so, being a good "knitocrat" I ordered some! Here are some photos from their website.
One is called "Yes We Can". Looks like socks to me!
The other is called "Fired Up" - I think it will be a lacy inauguration scarf!
Well at least I've done my bit to stimulate the economy!
Today is Knit in Public day. I don't know where I'll knit. Some of us thought we'd go to the local Ben Franklin, but no one had time to organize it. After I go and workout (ugh) I'll call Janice & see where we're going...probably On the Lamb in Staunton.
Speaking of Janice, she suggested I go down a needle size on the Anniversary Shawl using the Alpaca Cloud from Knit Picks. I think I'll give it a try.
KIP Day photos to come - Knit On!
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Anyway, between this project - which I thought would be small, but is H-U-G-E - and my two class projects - which I'm working on...I promise - I've had just a little time to knit. Last night for example....I got home from class about 8:30 & was too tired to start working on literature stuff, so I knitted this little swatch instead. (almost poked my eye out a couple of times)
This is for Renee Leverington's Anniversary shawl. I might start it after June 30....you know - when everything is due & will be done. Here it is June 10th....20 more days & I might actually finish - Keep your fingers crossed & say some prayers, please!
Friday, June 6, 2008
From The Yarn and Fiber Company in Windham, New Hampshire here's Lace Wool in Orchard:
Penny Rose Yarns at her etsy.com store, here are two sock yarns -
From Astrid's Dutch Obsessions in the Netherlands, here's some Evilla lace that I've been coveting for a few months...yummy long color-ways! (she also included a yummy little cookie!)
...and finally, here are two skeins of hand-spun given to me by Stephanie (the spinner!) and Wanda and the wonderful Head Start kids at my school. I'm not going to teach them music next year, so to wish me well, they gave me this very special gift (along with some cute little knitty-knacks!) I'm so touched! I think I'll make some fingerless gloves with it...they will be lovely! Just as soon as I'm done with this darned project, maybe I'll find a little more time to sit and knit a bit.
Thursday, June 5, 2008
I know it will all work out, I just haven't figured out how yet. Could someone please tell me? Please?
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
I have to actually sit down and open my files and begin. If I begin, I will finish. I know I will. I also have to finish organizing summer school at my school and at the high school and moving my stuff from one room to my new room...and complete another small project for another class, also due on June 30....and then there are the reflections from my last three classes which are due by the 30th, also....and boy, would it be nice to sit and knit a little, too...or go to visit m-i-l or spend the day on the river or sitting by a lake somewhere. I know it will all get done...can someone please tell me how?