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Crafts and Cats

Posted in knit, life on October 18, 2010 by DecepticonKnits

Ah, my two favorite things (well, other than my DH).   I have been busy with both recently.

First, I have finished somethings, are half way finished with things, and starting some new things, in my craft world.

As most in my area have discovered, the weather is starting to be bipolar.  Random warm, random cold, some days are right in the middle.  Because of this I have decided to make a pair (maybe two down the road) of fingerless mitts.  I have not had a real moment to use them yet, but playing around in them I have discovered they are very warm, so I can’t wait for a day to really wear them.

As always, I have to have a sock going (okay, I have multiple socks going, but this is a new one!)  This one is inspired by Professor McGonagall, the Deputy Headmistress of Hogwarts.  I even made it in red to show of her house.  I only have one so far, and I am sad to say that second sock syndrome has kicked in.  However, I have not yet cast-on another pair of socks, and hopefully I won’t until I finish these.

I may not be starting a new pair of socks, but I have started a new project.  I was inspired a bit when a friend came to town and had finished a lovely lace shawl.  I have always been intimidated by lace, yet I spin and purchase lace yarn quite often.  So I finally got the nerve to cast on a real lace project.  It looks great in my handspun that I have been dying to use for quite a while.  I am so worried that I am going to mess up on it that I move my life line after every repeat of 6 rows.  I really want to finish this one because it is so pretty!


And now, CATS!  I have had my cats for about 4 months now.  I’ve taken very few photos of them because they want so much petz that when they do cute things they quickly move out of it and to me to be pet. I have gotten a few though by force and some are just not that great, but I have them.  I have also had to put them out recently and that has had me going kind of crazy too.

Posted in life on August 26, 2010 by DecepticonKnits

So bad with this thing!  I have been wanting to do a real post for a while and sadly just never made time for it.  Even now, I doubt this will be the post that I need to be making.  I think I am going to start with recent thoughts and move towards the past (at least until my class starts).

I have been trying really hard to find a path for my future.  I have looked into internships and jobs and even staying in school for a longer amount of time.  Internships seem to talk just as long as a job to get a resume seen.  So I have put those on the back burner until I figure out if I want to keep with school or find a job.  I have been doing some serious job searches too.  Most of them I feel either over or under qualified for.  There have been a few that I wanted to apply for, but I know that I will need help making my resume and attempting to ‘sell’ myself.  I have also debated about looking into other classes here on campus to see if any more offered areas that would help me get some good field experience or some form of footing for possible jobs.

With that thought, classes started this past Monday.  I think I have an interesting semester laid out before me.  I have a seminar class, which will help me get the first chapter of my thesis written, and (looking at the syllabus) maybe give some help in finding a job and preparing for it.  I have a GIS and Database class, that has not really taken place yet because the first day was intro/syllabus stuff and today class was cancelled… Hopefully, that class will give me some visual data for my thesis project (yay getting stuff for my thesis!)  Finally, is Ichthyology. The study of fish.  I don’t know how I got suckered into fish classes but I am actually excited for it.  I learn all the systems of a fish, habitat, and so on.  And on Thursday we get to go out into the field and collect the suckers by electofishing!  Yes!  Sending electricity into the water to paralyze them and catch them for studies!  When it gets colder we will retreat to the lab to identify the ones we caught.  How cool is that?

Time for class now.  Hopefully I will make the craft blog that I have been wanting to do for a long while.