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I know I really need to take knitting pictures (there are some more on Ravelry if you’re interested), but hopefully this will suffice for the moment.

On that note, Stitches was (as usual) phenomenal. I bought a lot of yarn and related doohickies and took some awesome classes.


Keepin’ the streak alive! I’m having my own little NaBloPoWe here.

Not sure what’s up with the formatting, but I’m contacting Support about it today.

On to my paradox – so here’s how a weekend here typically goes: starting Friday afternoon and going until the wee hours of Sunday morning, everyone’s drunk. And then since it’s Yale and people actually do care about their work, they work ALL day on Sunday. Except I don’t drink. My work gets done on a more reasonable schedule. So then when everyone else is working Sunday, I might be doing some work, but I might also be spinning and watching Secret Life, or doing Sporcle. Don’t click that link if you value your free time, by the way. Anyway, even though this makes NO sense, all this not-working when everybody else is makes me feel like a slacker. Like I SHOULD have work to do. And to compound that, I’m a pretty fast worker and don’t have any reading-intensive courses right now, so my work actually does take up less time than other people’s, which doesn’t help the slacker impression.

Yes, I know I’m not actually a slacker, far from it. But I can’t help feeling like it…

Blah, Monday. I have class basically straight through from 11:35 ’til 2:15, which totally throws off my meal schedule. It’s unfortunate. But Mondays on the whole aren’t that bad. First of all, I can sleep in! Well, that’s really the main good thing about them, now that I think about it. Ah well.

I don’t really have anything in particular to say right now, but I’ve blogged the past 3 days and felt like blogging today, too, so figured I may as well keep up the streak.

My suitemate has me hooked on the Secret Life of the American Teenager…I can’t tell if I actually enjoy the show or just really want to know how the story ends. Either way, it’s a good excuse to sit and spin for an hour or more every day…I’m working on some really fine silk right now which I’m planning to Navajo ply. My goal is to finish spinning it and knit something lacy to be done by Stitches so I can continue my tradition of showing off at the fashion show.

Signing off for now, tata!

So I had an interesting conversation with my roomie last night that got me thinking: I’m kind of obsessed with symmetry. Not in a general sense – I can totally deal with it in photography, paintings, whatever. Just symmetry of me – I like it. A lot. Some examples:

  • If I’m a passenger in a car (I do resist this when I’m driving) at night and another car comes towards us in the other lane with the headlights on, I turn my head as it passes by us so that my right and left eyes are equally assaulted by the brightness.
  • I hate having one shoe tied more tightly than another.
  • When I have a cold (like now) I’d rather have both nostrils stuffed up than the annoying just-one-thing that happens sometimes.
  • A minute or so ago, I was idly poking my thumb with a pencil, and then I had to poke the other thumb, too so they’d feel the same.
  • This makes two of my physical characteristics (a bunion on one foot but not the other leading to weird, asymmetrical blisters after running and such; and my left eye being much weaker than my right such that my right is unnaturally dominant – if I meet your eyes, my head will usually be turned slightly to the left such that just my right eye is looking at you)) even MORE irritating.

On a less pensive/bizarre note, 9:30 PM on a Saturday night is a really fantastic time to do laundry in college if you’re not the partying type. Because clearly almost everyone else is the partying type. My suitemates and I put laundry in and while we were waiting watched Mamma Mia! It was superfun.

P.S. I really like the acronym WYSIWYG. That is all. Wissiwig!

Sorry for the continued silence, if anybody’s still out there. I don’t have a good excuse or anything, I’ve just been lazing about in a summery fashion.

I’m working on some cool stuff that I finally took pictures of – if you want updates check them out on Ravelry.

  • I haven’t posted in a week.
  • I won’t be posting (most likely) for the next 3 weeks – since I’ll be in EUROPE!
  • I got my new laptop (MacBook Pro 13″)!!!

So today I’m 18. Pretty weird to think about.

Got some cool gifts though, and my mom made a great dinner!

Also, I graduate in 3 days…and leave for Scotland in 8…

Sorry for the blog silence of late – I’ve been thinking a lot (about endings and beginnings and sometimes the stuff in between) but I guess I didn’t really feel the need to share.

Remember this?

1. Being a little fish (academically speaking)

2. A clean slate (socially speaking)

3. Living somewhere new!

Just random thoughts.

Also, the Hemock Ring blanket is done, and I blocked it, but I didn’t stretch it enough, so it’s currently blocking again. That is all. Over and out.

Well, it’s over.

The college admissions nightmare. FINISHED.

I’m going to Yale!

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