Archive for November, 2006

Home, Again.

Thursday, November 30th, 2006

I promise that I am still breathing.  Whether or not I am happy about
that fact remains to be determined.

Pictures and intelligible post-age tomorrow??

(ha..ha..”postage”…)

I don’t want to go.

Sunday, November 26th, 2006

Something about Ann Arbor makes me unreasonably sleepy, so it’s back to Kalamazoo.  Until Wednesday.

It Just Slipped.

Sunday, November 26th, 2006

To answer the question that no one has asked, yes I did. The fabric stores were having $1 and $2 pattern sales.

I may have bought some fabric, too.

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I would like to stress the frustration involved with the fact that it is impossible to take an accurate color photograph in the dark.

Oh, and the Fiber Festival? No roving. Yes, I was sad. Yes, I still found something to buy…

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$5.50!! It looks quite a bit moomish

I really really really have to go write. I hope that everyone is happy and doing something fun, because I can’t.

Spinning Away

Friday, November 24th, 2006
Plain merino…
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Mohair/wool.

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It is too beautiful for words.  I just may be in danger tomorrow.  Hint:  Fiber Festival.  Someone bring the straight jacket.

HAHA liar!!

Friday, November 24th, 2006

I am SO going to the fabric store.  I just remembered their tendency toward holiday sales, and sometimes $1 patterns.  Don’t even bother trying to talk me out of it.

I’m Famous.

Friday, November 24th, 2006

Go watch my film debut, here or here.

I feel so old-fashioned, and I think I ought to wear all 50’s clothing from here on out. With that said, I probably should not go to the fabric store today…

On another note, it ocurred to me that I should just keep a camera in reserve at every coffee shop I go to. Then maybe I wouldn’t get so upset at myself when I sit down with my coffee and realize that I’ve forgotten it yet again.

Then again, do I really have anything worth showing at the moment? All I’m really doing is sitting here pretending that I’m going to get a significan’t* significant amount of work done. There is a 50% chance that I’ll actually get a lot done but fail to notice, but either way I’ll feel unproductive and lousy.

The thing is, I really want an A on this final. I am determined to have an A in the class overall. She is sort of a hard grader, but I have drained my life force into that class. Even so, I was pulling Bs until the last assignment. That one was hard, too.  At least I have the advantage of actually having done my work, unlike some others.

I think the most important thing about my professor was that while she graded quite harshly, she did it in a way made me furiously determined to do better. I loved the material, too, so that helped…

I can’t say much for the rest of the class, except for this: why are they majoring in a subject that forces them into classes that they don’t enjoy?

I’ll post my photos later. Apologies. =D Hopefully I won’t buy any patterns at the fabric store…

Hopefully I won’t go to the fabric store…

*Some of you may remember this. I am incapable of typing “significant” without adding an apostrophe between the n and the t. Once, while writing a paper, this happened about 15 times in one day**. I decided then that I kind of liked it, because I felt like I couldn’t and I kept typing “signif-I-CAN’T”. Or “SIGN-IF-I-CAN’T”. What on earth does *that* mean?? I have no idea. Explanations very welcome.

**Hmm…it’s pretty lame to footnote a footnote. Sorry, but I don’t really care. =D Anyway, the purpose of this double-footnote is to say that I got an A on that paper, so hopefully my overwhelming use of the word “significant” means that I was editing and not writing.

Ann Arbor

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006

is my favorite place.* I am so glad that I grew up** here.

*I have a few favorite places. Different times, different reasons.

**”Grew up”?? Just what do I think I am? I’m going to be growing up when I die.

Sheep Sleep

Monday, November 20th, 2006

It would be so easy to blow off my work right now. Technically I could do nothing else today whatsoever. I could leave all my work for tomorrow and still get it done. Doesn’t that sound nice?

Unfortunately, while it is completely possible–and ridiculously tempting–to leave this all for later, I would kind of like to pass my classes. I would also really enjoy sleeping on Monday night. Looks like I’ll be working after all…

I wish that I could be sitting in Ambrosia in Ann Arbor since I *do* have to work. Sheep!! I am surrounded by heaps and mounds of books and papers and notes and syllabi and empty teacups and half-eaten scones. But no yarn.

Nope.

I swear. I’m not lying to you.

…Uh…no fiber of any sort…

Get away from that corner…

HEY I TOLD YOU NOT TO LO–

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Okay. You caught me. So this is staring me in the face.

I tried! I tried to distract you with pretty words and work-related things, but this is STARING ME IN THE FACE. I want to start spinning it. Quite badly. Nooooooww!! *Throws a tantrum*

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Oh…and some sock yarn. (Anabelle is filling in for Emily for today.) These I cannot start yet. This is beautiful, lovely, gorgeous feel-better yarn.

The SIP** featured in yesterday’s picture set is here too, kicking back next to the computer. But I promise that I have not touched them in an hour or so. Promise!!

I have a lot left to write. My writing/editing powers are shot. Apologies. I hope everyone’s Monday morning is fantastic, because I am taking all the crap for you.

*poof!*

**This is funny.  Really.  I am using “SIP” as an acronym for “Sock In Progress”.  However, at my school, “SIP” stands for “Senior Individualized Project”.  Guess which one I like and which one I don’t…

Okay okay pictures!!

Saturday, November 18th, 2006
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Lairi’s socks!! They are made from Fleece Artist sock yarn, and for some reason the skein was quite different form different ends. Just the way the colors blended…but still lovely.

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Socks in Schaefer Anne.

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A “napkin sketch” from my design project

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And finally, a small drawing. Just to be random. That is snow on the branches, by the way. I realize that this is obvious only to me, but I still like it.

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Ack! Looks like something else is slipping off the needles while I’m looking the other way…

Emily, explain yourself!!

1,750–2,500 words, plus some.

Saturday, November 18th, 2006

I apologize for my rather sporadic posting schedule and content. I am currently reading my last play of the quarter (Fires in the Mirror by Anna Deavere Smith), revising a paper on Megan Terry and her influence on the women’s theatre movement between 1960 and 1980, and am about to start writing a 7-10 page paper for my classics course. I am hoping to decide on my topic within the next half hour…

I am also working on my final design project, and writing a review of Copenhagen. Don’t tell anyone, but I’m actually enjoying the design project. Even though I had to spend money for my model supplies. Ssshshhhh! It’s a secret!

Although…I’ll admit it. I’m sitting in Rocketstar with Nikki and procrastinating on my work by writing a post. I wish I had my camera so I could show you a picture of Nikki working, because she is lovely and is getting three times as much work done as I am. Seeing as my goal for today is to revise two pages, write three, start my model/finish a drawing, and finish the play, I really ought to be working more intensively.  In fact, Nikki, even though you aren’t going to know about it until later when you read this post, we are officially having a work contest.  I am SO about to be as productive as you are.  I’m going to be so productive that you’re not going to know what hit our little table.  Suddenly I’ll have piles and piles of work and we’ll be even!  What do you say to that, hmm?  HMM??

Fine!

The problem is not in getting it all done, but in having spinning time left over. Don’t laugh at my priorities! =D
Now I am frustrated.  The fact that my camera is three blocks away and five stories up is also not useful if I want to show you knitting projects. This may require a second post later in the day. I wish that I could knit it into existence, along with my camera cord, and show pictures now. As I can’t, and as pictures are significantly more interesting than my scattered-coffee-writing-mushy-letters-nonsense, come back in the next few hours to see them!!