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The adventures of a knitter in Tucson, AZ.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006


OK, so from 25-27 September, I will be in Philadelphia for my staging event. I leave Tucson on 24 September at 6am, layover in CHicago from 1130-1240, and arrive in Pilly 4pm!!

Getting close!

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Spetember Primary

I just got my sample ballot for the upcoming primary. Now, I am a registered democrat, but when I flipped it to the replublican, here is what there was...

Pima County's motto for the County Clerk should be "Anyone but Noland". After September 11, 2001, she made the anouncment that any military reservist who is called up to active duty will be automaticaly fired. She refused to let one woman take the day off to take her daughter to the airport when she went to basic training. She refused to let another woman see her son off when he went to Iraq. She refused to let another woman off to go to her daughters weding. She won't let my dad have the day off to take me to the airport when I leave for the Peace Corps. She routinely yells and threatens and berates her employees, IN PUBLIC. She has, on several occasions, ordered the people in her office to BREAK FEDERAL LAW. And something even more woman is a life long republican. She is the kind of woman who thinks that the republican party can do no wrong. Some people in the office once had her convinced we were going to nuke the middle east, and her reaction was "if President Bush thinks that is a good idea, then I will support him 100%". She has since left the republican party and will never vote for them again. WHy? Becasue if they would keep Noland as a member, then there is something wrong with the party, and she can no longer in good consious support them. She will support them when they say that we need to torture people in Gitmo. She will support them when they say we need to nuke civilian targets. But she will not support them becasue of a little county clerk position!! That tells you how bad this woman is!! So, if you are in Pima County, vote ANYONE BUT NOLAND

Thursday, August 24, 2006

I don't care what you say...

Pluto is a planet. Period. That is all.

Monday, August 21, 2006

The end of an era...

Saturday, I took my Saturday Sky pictures Yes, Katie, this is a mostly weekley thing. The Satruday Sky ring is a bunch of blogs that put pics of their sky every Saturday. It's fun, and tried to upload them to my laptop with my cable. Now I remember why I put it in a box. My computer doesn't like it. It kept freezing when I pluged the cable in, and I finaly gave up and shut the computer down. Then I watched Chronicles of Narnia which is a really good movie, and went to turn my laptop back screen with one line: Opperating System Not Found". Crap. I haven't tried again. I don't know what I am going to tell my dad. He will freak out. The fact that the computer is really old. THe fact that it is a Compaq. The fact that it picked up a serious drug problom when I was at COttey we used to joke that our computers would go out into the suite at night and smoke meth together. Everyone's computers would mess up in Co-Thom. None of this will matter to him. He will yell about how I am leaving in 5 weeks, and now he will have to fix the computer, when he doesn't. He will yell about how the plastic on the cover is broken, when it has been like that for a while, in fact, the crack first appeared when I took it back after he had borrowed it. But he won't care or listen. Crap. I wonder if I can go 5 weeks without him knowing my computer is crapped out, and just use his? We'll find out. GOod thing he doesn't read my blog.

So, here is the Saturday Sky pics that caused all the probloms...

Saturday, before all this happened, I went to Howard's and got some yarn.

I have had the teal and blue for a while. I picked up the pink Saturday. They will be another Monk's Travel Satchel. THe teal will be the strap, the blue the bag and the pink the trim. I watnted something that would jump, and with the subdued blue, the pink will do that I think. I was thinking of doing the strap in a rib pattern, so it would stretch width, not length. But then decided I didn't want to do that. So instead, I am doing it in the seed stitch (I like the texture of seed stitch), but in a much smaller guage than it calls for. So a denser stitch will keep it from stretching to much.

On Sunday, I frogged the jacket.

Does anyone even remember the jacket anymore? Well, if you remember, for my birthday, I wanted all this yarn, and my loving family got it for me. So I cast on for a jacket that I wanted to make. THen after finishing more than half of it, reality struck me. When, exactly, did I think I would use an ankle length 100% wool jacket? What was I smoking when I came up with that plan? Especialy going to Africa? So it has been frogged, and I am going to make a shawl. I still love the yarn, and want to make something special with it. I just have to find the shawl pattern that is worthy of the yarn. I like squares and rectangles for shawls. I have never made a circular shawl, and there are some nice ones out there...any ideas?

Saturday, August 12, 2006

My First Sweater!

I knit the cutest little sweater for baby Josephine!

It is the first sweater I have ever knit. It wasn't perfect, but it is nice. The buttons are little ducks!! So cute!! Unfortunetly, the pictures didn't come out well, so you will have to use your imagination.

The blanket...well, after taking everyone's opinion's into account which was a resounding "No" to the fringe, I decided to not add any fringe. My dad mailed it for me on Thursday or Friday. But today it was returned for insafficiant postage. Which is stupid, since he weighed it. Whatever. It will go out Monday. ANd I will either add the sweater and booties to the box, or just throw them into another one. We'll see what I decide to do.

There is also a cute set of little booties. Yellow with white tie. issues. But I was able to take my Saturday Sky pics...

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Daisy blanket = finished kind of

I finished the embroiderey of the Daisey Blanket last nite. Which is good, because the baby was born on Sunday!! Sooooo excited. Mum called me an hour after the birth, from her hospital bed, to let me know that Josephine Marie had come into the world, so I could "stop worrying". I wasn't worrying!! She had mentioned that the doctor said she might come late, and I was curious!! She ended up comming a bit early.

I need to decide if I am going to put fringe on it. Wash it. Put in in the mail. Well, get the new addy daddy's in the Army and they recently were transfered to Texas