Tuesday, February 21, 2006

What would Brian Boitano you do?

With approx 190 yards of Mountain Colors Bearfoot in Firestorm? I have really wide feet, so in order to make sure I had enough for a pair of socks, I bought two skeins. The pair I made could definitely come up higher on my leg next time, but they turned out pretty well. If I make another pair that's the same length, I'll know to juse use one skein. This was the remainder from one skein, and I just adore the yarn. And it was fun to use the niddy noddy for the first time last night after using the Wood Beams on it. I can't even begin to tell you how much nicer it was to grasp and use. Plus, it goes together and comes apart so much more easily now!

Anyway, suggestions on what to make with it? I'm not really into another hat, though I think this would be really freakin' cool to use as an accent on black, maybe in a Nordic-like band.... But that's for another time and skill level, for lo, I am not ready to venture into stranded knitting just yet. *G* So, knitters - suggestions?

Socks progress, though definitely not at a pace that will win me a medal in these Olympics. I just didn't recover from mis-reading the pattern. But it's all good - I'm into the Opal now and I really enjoy the feel of this yarn more. It's weird, but good. I'd definitely rather be home knitting than here at work today, but those pesky things like 'food', 'electricity', and 'rent' keep getting in the way.

But since I can't be knitting, I'm going to kill a bit of time with a meme, for my one regular reader, who also was the snot who tagged me.

Instructions: Remove the blog in the top spot from the following list and bump everyone up one place. Then add your blog to the bottom slot.

strange little mama
Chef Messy
Knitter in Progress
Knitter Patter
Twists of Fate

What were you doing 10 years ago?
Hmm, not so much fun. I was working 40+ hours a week and taking 18 credit hours in college, attempting to work my way through school and failing liek whoa. I just about had a nervous breakdown (over six months of averaging two or three hours of sleep a night will do that to a person), and ended up "taking a year off" to recover. Sadly, I never went back, so no degree, but PLENTY of school loans to pay off. However, I also met the snot who tagged me for this meme at that school, which I can honestly say was one of the very best things to ever happen to me. So, you know, what's $50K of school loans compared to a best friend in the grand scheme of things? NOTHING, that's what!

What were you doing 1 year ago?
I think I was trying to keep on top of my newish job as a PM in Development. Hating my apartment. Acquiring fiber and yarn like it was going to go away, never to return. Generally feeling pretty meh about relationships.

What were you doing 1 hour ago?
Farting around reading email while also desultorily doing some work, and drinking coffee. There is never, ever enough coffee.

List five creative things you want to achieve this year:
1. Teach myself how to draw cartoon animals for a fannish thing I have lurking at the back of my head.
2. Spin more.
3. Learn how to dye/blend my own batts on the drum carder I have yet to buy.
4. Read more about Navajo weaving and make some sketches for works that have personal meaning.
5. Paint my journey drum and make a beaded deerskin cover for it.

List five snacks you enjoy:
1. Cheese.
2. Wasabi peas.
3. Honey roasted peanuts.
4. Applesauce.
5. Chocolate covered espresso beans (like you didn't see THAT coming).

List five things you would do if money were no object:
1. Help fund the filming of Passchendaele, and maybe talk myself into a job helping with it. I think that would be very cool, and there's a number of things that I daydream about that are sourced off this wish. None of them have anything to do with PG nekkid. OK, well...maybe one, but I'm only human after all!
2. Help get my family settled into homes, etc. And never, ever feel obligated to them for anything, ever again. Wipe the slate clean, as it were, so we could all just relax and relate to each other as people.
3. Build that farm compound homestead I have envisioned in my brain.
4. Travel the world, taking the snot who tagged me for this meme with, for she is adventuresome and well traveled, unlike Yours Truly.
5. Get in shape, learn how to take care of myself, and frankly, once I am in shape, probably have cosmetic surgery to remove all the extra flabby bits that will be the inevitable result.

List five bad habits:
1. Cleaning? What is this thing 'cleaning'?
2. Stubbornness.
3. Eating what's easy, rather than what's right, because I'm a lazy ass.
4. Tuning into a book or the 'net, rather than doing what needs to be done, because I'm a lazy ass who has turtle-like tendencies when it comes to interacting with people.
5. Cheese.

List five things you like doing:
1. Knitting, like hello.
2. Reading.
3. Running through a whole season of a favorite television show in just a couple of days, and basically ODing on the wonderfulness of it.
4. Learning something new, usually prompted as a tangent to a thought about a television program or film.
5. Daydreaming.

List five favorite gadgets:
1. Wahl Magic Coil. Hey, you asked. It's a girl's best friend, as far as I'm concerned.
2. Ze Crackberry.
3. Computers.
4. Knitting needle sizers.
5. Netflix, which isn't really a gadget, but it rocks, yo.

Name one thing you like about yourself:
My curiosity, and willingness to go out and learn something new.

Tagged: Meh, do it if you want and let me know in the comments that you have.