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November 29, 2006

Wednesday Randoms!


How about some good old fashioned Wednesday randoms? Wheee!

1. An article I wrote for Knitty a while back is suddenly being linked everywhere. It was on a LiveJournal community the other day and now it's in the comments of a Fark thread. Weird.

2. My hair has apparently lost its mind. (Yes, I know hair doesn't really have a mind. Shush.) In the winter, I shower at night, which means I often go to bed with my hair at various stages of damp, and sometimes there are interesting results. But today I woke up with ringlets. Ringlets. WTF? Of course, they were somewhat uneven ringlets, so I brushed it out, which means that now it's mostly just... fluffy. But still odd.

3. My second to last assignment for the semester is almost done. (There are just a few things I have to look up on campus before I turn it in today.) Then I have one due in two weeks, and my penultimate semester will be done. Yay.

4. What is with this weather? My friends in Tennessee and Oregon are getting snow, but here in New Hampshire, we're having record heat and rain. Lots of rain. It is almost December. I do not approve.

5. I smell cough drops. Yum. Please tell me I'm not the only one who really likes the taste of Halls. Mmm, mentho-lyptus...

6. There was some interest in my idea of either resurrecting or ripping out one abandoned project per month in 2007. I'll host some sort of knitalong. Stay tuned for details. Do all knitalongs need blogs these days, or do we still like the "links on the sidebar" method? Hmm.

7. A grad student is doing research about how long it takes memes to get around. Post about it and then ping Technorati. I've seen it a bunch of places now and don't quite remember where I saw it first. Sorry.

8. Knitting update: Shedir is eking along, slowly, about a few rounds a day. I think I'm on round 36. Must hurry up. Gah. The second Knit Unto Others scarf, on the other hand, is going even more quickly than the first. It's going so quickly, in fact, that the guys in my D&D group, who are normally fairly oblivious to what I'm knitting (with the possible exception of The Magpi's husband, who is perhaps more used to being expected to pay some attention to such things), even noticed and were amazed. I'm glad it's going quickly, because I'm more or less hating every stitch. Remind me not to buy Baby Clouds again.

9. I would like to go home and knit now. Please? Thanks.

Posted by Kat at November 29, 2006 09:51 AM

I think I have the boyfriend sweater curse figured out, though. Women knitted elaborate ganseys for their boyfriends, who turned out to be toads and luckily drowned so we got to make up the story about the 'clan' patterns on the ganseys. It's a better story that way, honest :-)

Posted by: beadslut at November 29, 2006 12:06 PM

I thought you would get a kick out of being linked in a Fark thread. I feel like I know a celebrity or something, now.

Posted by: Ali at November 29, 2006 05:29 PM

Nope, sorry, can't stand the taste of Halls . . . But, ringlets? You should never brush out a good curl, it's like a sin! (grin)

Posted by: --Deb at November 29, 2006 05:54 PM

Brushing is anathema to ringlets! That will only make them flee in terror! I believe minimally "scrunching" with your hands and finding some kind of fantastic leave-in (and then touching your hair as little as possible) is generally the best thing to do. I find that the damper my hair is when I go to bed, the wavier it is when I wake up. I generally don't brush it until right before I get in the shower (although I do run my fingers through it in the morning). Of course, my hair is much shorter than yours...

Posted by: Eliz at November 29, 2006 08:06 PM

I hadn't seen that article before. It's been 4 years since then -- are you still friends with the scarf guy? *laugh*

I'd been married for a long long time before I ever started to knit so I didn't have the curse making a difference in my dating days. Thank goodness.

Posted by: twig at November 29, 2006 09:43 PM

and tx is supposed to get snow even. temps have droppped from near 80 to 30s in the past several hours.

Posted by: aisling at November 29, 2006 10:46 PM

The weather - sounds like you have what we had yesterday or the day before (rain rain rain). Now it's chilly. Still no snow tho.

Posted by: Chris at November 29, 2006 11:19 PM

i love that article

Posted by: laura b at December 1, 2006 11:37 AM

Fark! That is rich Kat!

Posted by: Candace at December 2, 2006 11:59 AM
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