I know, I know, I can hear ya’all right now saying “Boy he sure is a slow knitter” Well it feels like thats what you should be saying! This is the slow progress on my train knitting. The bottom og the booga bag. I need to turn it and pick up stitches around the edges so I have to wait until I have time outside of the commute to move it along a bit. Not much time mind you but 45 minutes is hard to come by! My daughter picked the yarn color to be felted. I have no idea what it will look like when it is felted but I am hoping it turns out the way she wants. (It is my first felting project we will see how it turns out.) I am using the Cascade 220 Quatro antigua worsted for this.
September 26th, 2006 at 12:54 pm (Knitting)
The kids and I went to the Boston Common on Sunday to see this Knitout. It was interesting. The displays from the local Yarn stores were nice. It is always nice to fondle yarn. ( My daughter liked the skein that was a mere $44.00 each. But thats why it was out it was really nice!) We arrived too late for any of the door prizes About 1:45) but liked talking to some of the people around and we looked at the dogs in the park. We sat to knit for a while and listen to the speakers. One of my children remaked of one of the keynote speakers ” its like knitting is her religion or something!” a very observant comment and probably not too far off the mark.
We lost interest after a while; the event was nice but seemed to loose stream rapidly towards the end and we wandered off to the playground before returning home. It was alot of fun. I was able to see lots of nice stuff and talk to some really fine folk. So all-in-all it was a good event. Unfortunately none of my pics turned out so this will have to be a text only post. Sorry about that.
September 21st, 2006 at 6:33 am (Knitting)
September 19th, 2006 at 9:50 am (Knitting)
I am sorry that the light was a bit too bright this is really a beautiful vairiated blue but the bright light has washed it out. This is another of my train objects. i.e. I only had time to knit it while on the train. It is the Kitchen Cotton Dishcloth pattern from the Dischcloth Botique Website .
September 12th, 2006 at 11:21 am (Knitting)
I went to my LYS – Butterfly Yarns – and bought yarn to make a booga bag. I also bought more needles to start more projects before I finish the ones I already have on my needles. Fortunately. it was not too expensive; but why on earth did I do that? I have heard from others that it is a curse and the stash grows. In my case it seems to be the truth! I walked in with a plan on what to buy and I stuck to it. That is how I usually shop. I am not a “browse and buy” kind of guy but why did I get this now anyway? I could have waited a week or two? I would have gotten it anyway but I moved the expenses up a week or two, no great harm i guess.
It seems that we mimic our needs for persoanl space in the online world just like in real life! A study in Nature reports on research that was done about behavior in the online world and compares it to the “real world.”
Here is a pic to prove that I am still knitting. In addition to my normal workload I am teaching again this semester and taking a class so my knitting time is curtailed a bit. Thank goodness my family does not mind if I knit while we do other things. (Last weekend I was knitting while the kids rode their bikes in the park. It was the best of both worlds!
Subject: NEW NCES REPORT! - The Health Literacy of America’s Adults: Results from the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy
Results from the Health Literacy component of the 2003 NationalAssessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL) were just released. The health literacy findings are based on the first large-scale national assessment designed specifically to measure the health literacy of adults living in including their ability to read, understand, and apply health-related information in English.
* The majority of American adults (53 percent) had Intermediate health literacy. Fewer than 15 percent of adults had either Below Basic or Proficient health literacy.
* Women had higher average health literacy than men.
* Adults who were ages 65 and older had lower average health literacy than younger adults.
* Hispanic adults had lower average health literacy than adults in any other racial/ethnic group.
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September 7th, 2006 at 2:37 pm (Knitting)
The Museum of Kitschy Stitches website was recently highlighted in the Boston Globe (Today in fact!) Take a look at http://www.stitchymcyarnpants.com/moks06/
September 7th, 2006 at 2:23 pm (life)
People are speaking IM, OMG I was LOL when I read this!
From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinal