"I hate waiting."

As you might guess, I'm a bit impatient. I had hoped that picking up a pair of knitting needles would help me learn about the virtue of patience... but it seems I just want my projects to go along as quickly as possible.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Are we ready to rumble?

I'm housesitting for a professor, so sorry I don't have pics uploaded of the progress. I've got the hem facing stitches finished (they were PAINFUL) and am up to row 8 of chart A. I'll try to post pics by Thursday.

We had our Littleton Meetup tonight, and I met Kim. Instantly envious of her, b/c she's finished Rogue, but was oh so glad to meet her...someone who could hold my hand as I braved the scary charts of Rogue. Stacey, Michelle, and I met early for some dinner, then met up with Kim, Tamara, Shirley, Linda, and a few other ladies for our monthly knit group. Stacey's mom popped in for a few minutes, and then there were FOUR of us working on Rogue.

I've also been having fun gathering stuff for the last SP5 package... so much stuff I want to give! So little time, and $$$.

Last, I do need to chat about the ANONYMOUS comment about the ethics test. You know it was a JOKE, right? *I* found the joke amusing. If you didn't, fine. My blog is NOT the news. I don't have to be impartial. Especially about a president I didn't vote for in either election. (umm...anyone think ANONYMOUS will be coming back after this post?)

Dear readers, let us clear up something here and now. I am a leftie. Both handed wise, and politically. If'n you care to take a peek over on the left side of my blog, you'll see that I am the proud alum of a LIBERAL college, where there's the largest annual gathering in support of legalizing marijuana, Hash Bash and where the end of the academic year is celebrated by running the Naked Mile? I also have an ALLY OF QUEER KNITS logo on my page, and support the right of the GLBTQ population to have civil/legal unions when/if they're lucky enough to find someone with which they would like to spend the rest of their lives, or not. If I haven't already offended you even more, then let me say that I am ASIAN, my area of study focuses on multicultural counseling and social justice, and oh yes, I'm nice to animals. I don't usually post controversial stuff on here, but the person is political.

(hmm. prize to the person who guesses how many bloglines subscribers I'll lose after this post)...FYI, I have 70 as of tonight. How about a skein of Koigu to the winner?
We'll end the contest at this time next week (Tuesday evening, MST). Please leave your guess in my comments... oh. and um, just to practice reframing stuff, i suppose I should also mention that perhaps subscriptions will go up (yeah, right) so you can guess either + or -.

back to knitting content. The scarf for the scarf exchange goes along slowly, b/c it's straight stockinette after the beads. Cathi had some suggestions for a different cast on, which I'll try on the second half. We've got minute progress on the sock for Sock pal-2-za, not even worthy of a picture.

I'll leave everyone with a pic of Roman, pushing the cube at the University of Michigan.


Blogger Kim said...

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8/10/05, 12:51 AM  
Blogger Kim said...

Whoops--hit the wrong button. It was great meeting you tonight as well. Thanks for the tip about the beading place--I plan to get some markers made once my daughter starts school. I won't hazzard a guess on your subscribers but you did gain at least one tonight :)

8/10/05, 12:54 AM  
Blogger Catherine Kerth said...

i hope you don't loose any subscribers, but you may:) politics have nothing to do with knitting but it is always refreshing to see someone be themselves.... ps i am one of the most easy going people there are (so i am told) i try to keep an open mind about everything and it just so happens i agree with a lot of what you have to say... go granola girls!

8/10/05, 8:19 AM  
Anonymous Stacey said...

So, note to self...don't click on the Naked link, unless you want to see naked people. Not that I mind naked people, but that's just not what I should be looking at while I'm at work, huh? :) I'm going to email you my guess about your bloglines subscriptions because when Koigu is dangled in front of me I can't resist! And you know that I always need more Koigu!

8/10/05, 9:37 AM  
Blogger Wanda said...

I doubt if you lose any subscribers, and if it's because of your politics, oh well. People are entitled to their own opinions period, everyone doesn't have to agree. You'll probably gain some more!

8/10/05, 11:15 AM  
Blogger Laurie (Moo!) said...

I see you already had to remove 1 comment.

Personally, I didn't see anything wrong with your ethics question and I don't see anything wrong with your views. Do you mean there are people out there that don't think the same? WOW! Tough schtuff for them.

Blogs are for fun, ranting, venting and whatever the heck you feel like. But I'm kinda scared to click on the Naked Mile link.

8/10/05, 1:20 PM  
Blogger Carolyn B. said...

Feh. Phooey on the fussbudgets who can't take a joke. I personally am an odd political mix but tend to vote conservative (would vote for Bush again if he could run for a third term) but got a giggle out of the ethics joke. Enjoying your blog!

8/10/05, 6:39 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Love the pic of Roman. At first glance it really looks like he's holding that thing up.
How crappy someone can't take a joke. Personally, I emailed it to a couple of friends that I knew would get a kick out of it.

8/11/05, 9:41 AM  
Blogger Impossible Princess said...

I'm a leftie to *hand and poli wise* and Im still here with you

8/11/05, 11:39 AM  
Anonymous AmyB said...

I doubt you'll lose any and would vote for gaining a few. Seriously, no sense of humor and not willing to be named? Please. Sorry to have missed you all Tuesday night- was a night the hubby, Lil' Bit and I could all have dinner together. Seemingly simple, but all too rare an occurence lately. Really looking forward to seeing you soon! Am contemplating joining the Rogue movement...

8/11/05, 9:39 PM  
Blogger Jenifer said...

Yea, you leftie, you. Go, girl. :) (I'm back!)

8/12/05, 4:10 PM  
Blogger Jenifer said...

P.S., are you going to go with a cable cast-on? I think that's what I'd try for the scarf. Just curious.

8/12/05, 4:15 PM  
Blogger celia said...

I am voting for a nett gain of 7 ;)

8/14/05, 1:18 AM  

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