Archive for October, 2006


My poor head feels like it is going to explode. School, the child, and other obligations are pulling me in multiple directions, leaving me feeling disjointed. And if my son doesn’t kill me, this term paper I am working on will. I am sure I turned heads at the library today when I hauled six books on breastfeeding and my three and a half year old to the counter. (Anna, I cleared y’all out.)

I am questioning why I signed up for Socktoberfest when I haven’t managed to knit on a single sock in over a month. My wheel hasn’t seen action since the start of September. The only thing that is saving my ass when it comes to the Twisted Knitter Dye-Spin-Knit group is that I have two months to get my stuff ready to spin, leaving me able to do it over winter break. Hopefully by then I may have an idea of what I would like to make out of my handspun yarn.

Of course, there is also Christmas too. However I will not discuss that today because I don’t think what little bit of sanity I have left would make it through that post. Another time, perhaps.

Does This Make My Ass Look Anti-American?

“Flags are bits of colored cloth that governments use first to shrink-wrap people’s brains and then as ceremonial shrouds for the dead.” – Arundhati Roy

This thinking point brought to you by Paul Roget Loeb’s “The Impossible Will Take A Little While”.


Bullet point format, complete one massive error on my part.

– Himself is starting a new job in the near future. A job that includes a move, which means looking for a house, which means budgeting for said house, and all the fancy bullshit that comes along with it. Thrilling, really. The job that is, not the fancy bullshit.

– The left and right front are now both finished on the Sweater-Formerly-Known-As-Whoosh. Said sweater will now be referred to as the Sweater From Hell. While hanging out in the woods at my parents place, listening to the horny elk bleet (no shit, folks) and watching “What the Bleep Do We Know!?“, I managed to get the neck band and one side band picked up and knit, along with seaming said side of the sweater. This leave a sleeve to be knit, one side band to be finished, and two seams to be stitched up. Once that is done there will be much rejoicing and wine drinking.

– School still sucks. Term papers suck. Writing sucks. Thankfully my English recs will be done after this quarter. This will mean more rejoicing and wine drinking.

– The massive error. I picked up one hell of a traffic ticket today while driving to the shop. And that is all I will say about it right now, my ego is still trying to recover. And no, there was no wine involved.