August 31st, 2006 at 8:55 am (Knitting)
In a response to Guido’s request for knitting bag pics, here is my well worn bag:
It is designed to hold a full skein on one side and the project on the otherside. It also has a pocket for extra goodies on the outside. On the inside -in the project compartment- are elastic loops to hold extra needles etc. however I have found that those needles tend to “catch” on my project when I shove it back in the bag without looking.
August 31st, 2006 at 8:45 am (Academic Libraries, Bioethics, Ethics, Global Health, Knitting, Libraries, life)
Blog Day 2006
So here are a few of the blogs that I frequent in no apparent order. ( And some left out for no reason either.)
Its’s a Purl Man
Guido describes himself has a guy in Boston with yarn issues. In general I just enjoy reading his blog and listening to his podcasts. I was drawn to the site as a male knitter in the Boston area myself but the guy is addictive. I keep wanting to hear more! ( There is a group of knitting Gentlemen in Boston –KGB- that he helped organize but for a zillion reasons I have not been able to attend I hope to though!)
From the Sheep’s Back
Another knitting blog. I am not really certain how I latch on to particular sites but this is one of the knitting blogs that I check regularly. At the moment I am following the sheep challenge!
From the Editors of the American Journal of Bioethics
This is one of the “Big” blogs I read. It is very popular and heavily trafficked by those who whish to know what’s up in bioethics. I would recommend it to anyone wanting a flavor of the issues outthere. But a reminder that this is a blog and therefore represents a particular opinion/viewpoint.
“Ethics Newsline™, published weekly by the Institute for Global Ethics, is the premier online source for news and information on ethics and current events. A new edition is available every Monday night.” I took that from their webpage. It is not technically a blog but I read it regularly through my blog reader as an RSS feed so I am including it here. I often branch off from this site and do a lot more reading. ( Some of it being re-highlighted in my own blog.
“putting the rarin’ back in librarian”
This is a library blog that I have been reading for along time. I was reading it before I even knew what a blog was. I do not always agree with the author, but I am almost always intrigued by her opinions and what she chooses to highlight.
I know its supposed to be 5 but here is one I cannot pass up:
This is an amazingly well done blog that looks deeply at issues that are important to life and libraries and sometimes things that are just fun and/or interesting.
August 30th, 2006 at 10:28 am (Academic Libraries, Libraries)
SearchEngineWatch has an article about downloading books from Google book search. It is interesting and has the authors particular take on the topic, but I must say that it is a trend that I like.
August 30th, 2006 at 6:44 am (Knitting)
(Reproduction not actually a pic taken on the train – I am not that crazy -grins- )
I have been knitting in public for a few weeks now. Particularly on the Orange Line in Boston. I have KIP elsewhere too, at camp I knit and a few people stopped by to chat and ask about what I was making. I had a wonderful talk with a real knitter in the camp store. I have knit at church, in airports and elsewhere and many people seem to smile and some stop to say something. I am posting because I continue to be amazed that no one has said anything to me on the train. In fact, people seem to actively avoid looking at me! I seem to have turned into the crazy person that people shy away from on public transportation. I keep my elbows tucked in and my needles safely in my lap but pehaps people just do not want to get poked! I keep my yarn safely tucked into my briefcase so I occupy less space than someone reading the paper.
As an aside have you ever tried to knit with your elbows tucked in over your stomach and you knitting extended out above your knees? The contortions we do to be considerate of others on public transport. ( Yes I know there are those who activly take up 3 seats to create a no-go zone around them but I try not to be like that.) Guido over in It’s a purl man once talked about knitting on the bus while standing up. ( I loved hearing about it. It something to do with positioning yourself near a pole and arranging your stuff in a bag just so – his tale of it made my day as I stood being jostled on a very crowded train. Yes I listen to podcasts on my commute.) It is not a skill that I have gained. In part I have enough trouble staying on my feet and avoiding the people around me.
August 29th, 2006 at 8:11 am (Ethics)
August 29th, 2006 at 8:06 am (Ethics)
August 29th, 2006 at 7:56 am (life)
A Harris Interactive Poll says that the public’s opinion of teachers is on the rise. Firefighters, doctors and nurses still top the list but looking at a 29 year trend teachers have steadly risen from 29% ranking the profession as very presigigious to 52%. Stock brokers and realestate brokers are at the bottom of the list. This is a harris survey where they list various professions and ask participants to rank the presige of each one. So your particular profession may not be listed or be lumped in with another. It is also interesting to note that as many respondents rank lawyers low as those who ranked it highly.
August 28th, 2006 at 10:41 am (life)
I have been attending to the duties of daily life for the last week and so not posted anything. I fear that with the begining of the new school year there is a lot to do but nothing worth mentioning here. At home my children are getting ready for school as well.
August 21st, 2006 at 10:42 am (Knitting)
Not much to say here but here is a picture of my son working on his red square. He usually only knits a row or two before losing interest but thats fine with me!
August 21st, 2006 at 10:35 am (Global Health, Knitting)
I spent a week on vacation and did not get much knitting done but I did finish this bandage for the Global Health Ministries – Rolled Bandage Project It is fun easy and does not require much thought to do. cast on and knit till done (4 ft long) This is the project I have been doing on the train too, bandages I mean for know they are simple and if I am distracted its not a problem. I am sure I will graduate to a better pattern later but for now this is it.