Sunday, November 19, 2006

dulaan #2

A scarf this time! More Lamb's Pride, and suitable for a single-digit child, size-wise.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

dulaan #1

Hat #1 for a little to mid kid. It's super stretchy, so there are possibiilities. The brim is double thick to protect little ears (I used the trick of purling a row to get it to fold over nice and easy, and then reversed the ribbing to it would fit together. It's Lamb's Pride Bulky in periwinkle and amethyst. They must know wind out there in the prairie.

More to come tomorrow!

Friday, November 17, 2006

a quiet friday

Isn't this just the cutest? Slate is running a global warming-awareness series, and this is the graphic for the article about greening up your clothing.

To countdown to Thanksgiving next week, starting tomorrow I"ll be unveiling my five Dulaan items day by day. After focusing on socks for so long, I found myself going kind of crazy with thick wool and big needles. By Wednesday, I'll be done with all five of the promised wooly items. But I'm not stopping there! I'm going to keep knitting until I've used up the three skeins of Brown Sheep Bulky and two skeins of Webs' Berkshire. I should be able to get a pair of mittens and at least one more hat out of the leftovers. It's been very rewarding to repurpose the yarn I got for making felted bags into much-needed cold weather gear for Mongolia.

Of course, the way the globe keeps warming, Mongolia won't need wooly hats much longer.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

it's in the mail!

I'll share pictures of what's inside once I hear that the package has made it to Illinois safely. It's wrapped in red for good luck!

...which I'll need tomorrow night for my exam. I kinda sorta think that I'm ready, but who knows, really?

Finally, this is post #150! Woo hoo!

Monday, November 13, 2006

since my last update

I saw the arrival of the Rockefeller Christmas tree. And the camels are back! I saw them on their morning constitutional on Thursday morning, which is always a treat. Didn't see them when I had the camera the next day, but I'll take lots of pictures of them through the end of December. Have no fear. There will be lots of Camels in the City shots.

Democrats: good job. I still can't quite believe it, though. I'm now just waiting for the party to screw everything up, cause really: that's our MO.

I turned in the paper from hell; my exam is just about 48 hours away. I have too much confidence in the formulas sheet that we are allowed to bring into the exam. Anything we want can be on it, but I don't know if magnifiying glasses are allowed. If I knock the font size down anymore, I'm going to need one to read anything on it.

I have been knitting to take the edge off. I knit some burp cloths. My Dulaan items are coming right along. I'm going to draw those out though, because I haven't been very prolific lately, and I don't think my readership could take anymore sock in progress pictures.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

happy election day!

The scene on my way to work during the 2004 Republican National Convention.

Go kick some Republican arse: VOTE!

Monday, November 06, 2006

my life, of late

I've been working on an assignment for my stats/policy research class that I have found to be next to impossible. Really. I'm a smart cookie, but I've spent the last three days sitting in that empty space in front of the computer "desk". What do you need to get through this mess?

-A Kiri shawl (shown hanging off the futon) to ward off the chills.
-Every sheet of paper used in this class since the beginning of September.
-Multiple phones for making frantic calls to stats-savvy cousin for help. (Thanks, Marni!)
-Box of tissues for dealing with lingering, awful allergy issues; and for when you break down on the phone with Hubby and start crying that you want to quit school.
-Inhaler for when you hyperventilate after crying.

There is a little knitting over in the corner, but I really haven't touched it. When I'm falling into bed, I knit a couple of rows on some burp cloths. It's pitiful!

Thankfully the assignment must be finished on Wednesday, so then panic about the only exam in this class can start (exam on November 15). Cheers!