Monthly Archives: December 2009

A New York Day in Pictures

Conclusions after (this trip’s) first full day in New York: Guggenheim is awesome, Kandinsky had it going on, Knitty City remains awesome, and there is more delicious food available than one person can reasonably consume. But then, I suppose, I knew that already. Still, confirmation is always a plus, right? Right. On with Day Two.

I survived the Great Cascade 220 Crush of ’09

If, after five straight days of family visiting, eating, Christmas gifts, eating, sitting around, visiting friends, and more eating, you are ever wondering how you are ever going to make the re-entry into the non-slothful regular outside world, well. A Boxing Day yarn shop sale will pretty much do that for you in a hurry. […]

Nothing says happy holidays like manual labour

So it turns out that when you go from a few weeks of only an hour or so of knitting per day, to a couple of days in a row of knitting in the morning, afternoon, and evening, your arms and wrists and shoulders will respond with “HEY WAIT A MINUTE. OUCH, MAN.” To wit, […]

You and me could write a bad romance

Over the last couple of weeks I have had time to come to a few conclusions. 1. When a single human being is required to shoulder all course teaching and grading responsibilities all by her lonesome, it is impossible to be pedagogically sound and temporally efficient all at the same time. Next term, my exams […]

Giving in

I won’t lie, folks, I’m flagging. Flagging hard. I’m on Week 2 of Grading Fest 2009, and although the end is now in sight and I know this is a temporary hell that i’m in and not a permanent one, and that I will one day return to fanciful knitting thoughts and exciting new Finished […]

The minute sort of festive knitting crazy

Hello again, little corks. Time to come out of hiding for the season. I wonder if I’ll knit you some more new friends this year? Only time will tell…

Nothing like a little comparison

You know, the odd thing about being so used to the academic calendar is that after a while, grading lots of papers starts to feel a little bit festive. Like Egg Nog. (Except, you know, not). And the interesting thing about reading through stacks of papers is that it starts to make the otherwise boring, […]

Parallel insanity

At the moment I have about ten zillion papers and exams still to grade (down from previous total of fifteen zillion), I have design ideas I’ve been wanting to dive into for weeks and months, my Christmas knitting is so far beyond being done that there is no point in even being stressed out about […]

A Tale of Two Scarves

It would appear that my cold symptoms are continuing apace, though in a milder form than they could be, in which case I will renew efforts with vitamins and rest and tylenol and tea. And a bit of knitting on the side of my stack of grading. But this blog is long overdue for a […]

Even if it’s bold italic.

At the moment, I am: 1. Trying very hard not to get a cold. 2. Waiting for an opportune moment in daylight hours in order to allow me to photograph the big long tube scarf which, as it turns out, did come to an end. And not a moment too soon, too, since the weather […]


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