Friday, January 1, 2010


Happy New Year! Hope to write more soon : )

Thursday, December 24, 2009


Merry Christmas : ) Hopefully there will be pictures and things to post soon, but for now I just wanted to say that and promise to write more later. Enjoy today and tomorrow!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving break!

It's been so much fun being home for the past few days : ) I got back Tuesday afternoon and get to stay until tomorrow! My brother is home, my family is all here, and it's just been really nice.

I've been knitting not a small amount, trying to finish the afghan for my grandpa (I'm so close!) and working on the second scarf for a friend. Hopefully I'll have more pictures to post soon, I'd like to be able to leave Grandpa's present here when I go so my parents can mail it to him soon. I made a trip to the yarn store the other day and got enough yarn to finish the afghan and start on other Christmas gifts, so I'll be pleasantly occupied for the next few weeks. It's always nice to have something to procrastinate with during finals time!

In other news, I left a comment on Juniper Moon Farm's post about a Shepherding Camp Giveaway! I know how unlikely it is that I'll be chosen, and even if I am I might not qualify because I didn't quite follow the post specifications...but it's still fun! (If you try posting, make sure to include who you would take with you if you won!)

Haha so I'm glad to be home for Thanksgiving, and I'm really looking forward to being home longer for Christmas. Happy Holidays!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

And hello once more . . .

So it has been a very long time, sorry, things have been all over the place for the past few months and I'm only just now catching my breath. In as few words as possible, here is what's changed:

1) I moved out of the co-op (yay!)

I was not happy there, I didn't really connect with most of the girls and just generally wasn't enjoying the house, so I had very little motivation to do the five hours of work required each week to have the right to stay I moved out! It was relatively painless, once I decided to do it.

2) I moved into an apartment (yay!!!)

I am completely in love with this place, it's a one bedroom with a kitchen and full bath, and it has such a nice feel to it. Open, pretty without being showy, I'm comfortable here. Plus it's only about a block from campus, on the side I prefer (it's much quieter here). It was sort of a long process to find a place, move all my things out of the old room, move them into here, and then hunt for everything I'd forgotten/didn't have/etc. (e.g. a broom, toilet cleaner, fun stuff...) but it's all finished and I'm so much happier than I was all semester.

3) I re-evaluated my attitude towards school right now

While I was pretty miserable in the co-op, I started questioning how much I really wanted to be here going to school at all. I thought about taking the semester off (which was very, very strange to find myself wanting to do) and coming back in the spring. It was odd because school has always been the one thing I was constantly sure of, and enjoyed, and knew that I wanted to do, so to be questioning it was a big indicator to me that something was seriously off (hence leaving the co-op and all that).

4) (I also started seeing a professional to help sort things out generally. She's lovely.)

5) I feel more committed to being here now that I've consciously chosen to stay (hooray!)

I'm thinking about graduate school, still trying to double-major (and currently that still seems possible, despite budget cuts), and really enjoying what I'm doing -- peer counseling is amazing, the preschool is fun, and classes are going well.

So! That's sort of what I've been up to, in a nutshell, now to the reason why I started this post in the first place......I finished something! So here are pictures!

I started this just this past Monday, after purchasing the yarn I wanted for it at ImaginKnit on Sunday. And it came off the needles just a little while ago : )

It's a gift for a friend of mine for Christmas, I'm making another one for one of my other good friends in a different color. It's made with Rowan Kidsilk Haze in "Trance" (shade 582) and I was inspired to try out the yarn by a pattern I saw in one of my knitting books. At first I was going to try to make it using the pattern, but after starting a gauge swatch I realized it was going to be ridiculously hard to pull off and wouldn't really look any different in the end than just doing a simple garter stitch, sooooo yeah. I went the (very) easy route haha : )

Here is what's left of the "Trance" yarn, compared to its original size. It's next to the yarn I have for the other present I'm planning to make.

I'm pretty happy with how it turned out, I'm planning to make a few more things to give to these friends too (and everyone else I'm hoping to make something for...) so hopefully there will be more pictures soon!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Hello again

My goodness it's been a and mini-crises have kept me away, so I'll try and sum up the last few weeks: I've managed to get through the first round of papers and midterms, made a bit of progress on the afghan, found an apartment, and am generally trying to figure out how to take care of myself up here.

The knitting is coming, but very, very slowly. I think most of it is just that I don't like the yarn I'm working with, I think it fits the project but it's not a favorite. I want to start planning out future projects but right now there's just too much I'm trying to keep on top of, and watching more than half of the first season of Weeds in one day is definitely not helping haha...

Hopefully once I'm moved and settled in things will calm down a bit, I've been all over the place lately and I'm looking forward to less crazy times. I want to get the afghan off the needles by the end of the month so there should be new pictures to post in the near future too : )

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Compare :

Yesterday...being in the office for the first time (!), vanilla latte and pumpkin bread, visiting used bookstores, hanging out on the roof, getting locked out on the roof and climbing down the fire escape to get back into the house through a window haha, watching Life in the Trees (!!!) and just being in a good place generally : ) class til 3, calling about a prescription, walking to the pharmacy to pick it up, having to wait 30 minutes so walking to a copy shop far away to pick up an expensive reader, walking right back to the pharmacy and having to wait another 10 minutes for the prescription to be filled, a nice half hour of reading in a used bookstore (at least there was one nice thing), walking back to the house, completely forgetting about the payment that was due today, freaking out and sliding the payment through the door slot, hoping it will get processed tomorrow, reading about grad schools and finding nothing that looks like what I want but starting to stress about the whole process all the same, now off to do a late-night dish shift and lock up. Oy.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Today was a very good day : ) Maybe later in the week I'll write about why.

Edit: That was my first office hour! I spent it sitting on the couch enjoying the feeling of being there, ready to help someone if they needed me. I still haven't seen any clients, but all the same it's nice knowing that you're able to.