Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Oh my gosh! I am actually WRITING!

I am actually writing! I am so excited about Thanksgiving--not only because I get to gorge myself on mashed potatoes, turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie...but also because I don't have class tomorrow! Of course, I still have homework, but that's okay.

I am on my way to converting a few people (I hope). One is a cool girl from my statistics class (whom i have been bonding with over things that look like:
(X1-X2)/Sx1-Sx2 (ok, so I have no idea where the symbols are), but these long complicated things that have my head spinning and me wishing for yarn to soothe my nerves. Next week, hopefully, she'll be able to make it to my stitch and bitch group.

And this morning, I succumbed to Celebrity Paranormal Project, which is seriously scary. thank god it was sunny out, and was daylight. If it were night, there is no way I would have slept at all. One of the best parts is that the chicken(s) of the evening turned out to be Coolio (yes, Coolio) and Mia St. John, who apparently is a championship boxer. David Carradine is as zen-like as ever, and I have no idea what to say about the playboy bunny, except that she totally didn't flake out.

As much as it saddens me to do so, i want to see next week's episode. Mostly because Ernie Hudson is on it, and I want to see what a Ghostbuster will do. But shoot, I have my orientation next Monday, no clue how to program the tv with the VCR (long story) and I refuse to watch it at night. Hmm. I'll have to exercise some creativity here. And will need to procure a blankie when I watch that show.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Birds and Gardens

On Saturday, I went to see my friends from college--one of whom is starting to become a knitter...we made plans to go check out The Knitting Garden in Westlake before meeting our other friends for dinner at Udupi. Anyway, my friend's grandma told us that she was going to take us to this very unique yarn store in Avon, and wow. I think I'm in love with that store. Too bad it takes me an hour to get there, but I guess if I ever drive out that way, I'll stop in Avon to check out the store. It's absolutely BEAUTIFUL. Of course, I'm still living like a poor graduate student, so I bought a pattern, and that was it. The Knitting Garden was ok, but I'd choose the Birds of a Feather store over the Knitting Garden, for the ambience and the people.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Knitting. For real.

Actually, I wrote this big long post and then blogger LOST the damn thing, I guess due to some sort of "Blogger cannot connect to the server" thing. I have no idea. I'll do the best I can to actually recreate this thing. But a lot of things have happened in the past...well, however long it's been since I last posted.

  • I got a new job! It's per diem, which means I'm not devoting like a million hours to work plus the million I already work at school. It's good. I'm happy. Plus it pays.
  • I went to San Francisco with my parents a couple weeks ago. It was great fun--went to Fisherman's Wharf, Union Square, Ghiradelli Square, and Chinatown (of course). I did lots of shopping, but at the same time, not really. I did buy chocolates, a couple pieces of jewelry, and a cute cell phone holder.
  • I went to my group's knit-in weekend at Peak n' Peek. Amy and I drove together, with Heather following us. We stopped at a bead store on the way, and had some dinner at some restaurant with lots of dead animals hanging on the walls. We were trying to find an Applebee's. Obviously it wasn't one. Anyhow, it snowed on the way up there (!!). But anyway, we all went to The Cultured Purl for their SnB group. The rest of our group from Ohio (Rae, Ann, Adrianne, Juniper, and Meg) joined us there.
  • I saw this. The most amazing selection of Noro. Yum.

  • Yes, I bought some.

Plus some Berocco Optik.

(Noro Aurora)

(Noro Kujaki)

(Berocco Optik)

  • I left my camera at The Cultured Purl. So in fact, I have only two pictures from the whole weekend. Sigh. At least one of them has people in it. (Yes, I got it back on the way home).
  • It took us quite a while to get to Peak n' Peak because of all the snow. Scary. But we made it alive. My mom said if she had known it was that snowy, she'd have been freaking out, so I suppose it's a good thing that she didn't know that it was that snowy.
  • I finished my sweater! Yay! Finally. These are pictures before they were seamed up. I have it drying out now; I steam-blocked it (little too impatient to wet-block) and seamed it, and washed it. I cant' wait to wear it.


  • I also started a new scarf with some Noro I bought in Pittsburgh.

  • On the way home, Amy and I stopped by at A.C. Moore. I bought even more yarn. I can't believe the amount of money I've spent this weekend. I am not allowed to spend more money...oh, wait, Christmas is coming up. Darn it.