Tuesday, October 30, 2007


Late last night, bu and I were walking along a bridge over a major highway. It was the usual whoosh-whoosh-rumble underneath, when suddenly, there were no cars in either direction as far as I could see, and it was perfectly silent. It was absolutely astoundingly beautiful and peaceful, and we're going to try again tonight.

(This entry is really just for me -- for when I am looking back over this at some long-future timepoint, and it will make me happy to remember.)

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Zoo Pics!

Normally I am a rational, well-behaved adult. (Dissenters will be smacked.) Take me to a zoo, however, and all bets are off. Because I. Want. To. See. The. Po. Ley. BEARS! NOW! My poor parents had no choice but to take me to see the bears. (We had a wonderful weekend, by the way.) And my dad took some great pictures...

Here is the bear:

And here is the bear...on my HEAD!

I'm normally opposed to pictures of myself on the blog, but I'm really amused by that shot. A little more than I should be...to the point of singing the "Poley-bear on my Head" song for the rest of the day. Yay for parents, and yay for poley-bears!

Sunday, October 07, 2007


So life's been pretty same-old, same-old recently. Nothing bad, but nothing too exciting, at least not in the bloggable realms of food and knitting. This is mostly a place-marker post so that next time I decide to blog, I won't feel like it's been forever and give up. (I'll be doing a lot of traveling in the next couple of months -- family and friends, not scenic places -- and so blogging will be more sparse than usual.)

CPH is semi-stalled -- I keep wanting uninterrupted time so that I don't screw up the sleeve caps. That usually happens during SnB, but last week I was having a totally frantic day so I got there late and left early, and didn't want to risk messing up the sleeves. And beast visited this weekend so my faux-plan of knitting at a coffeeshop didn't happen either. (Fun visit though!) I guess I'll try again at SnB this week, and failing that, take it on the trip to Philly. (Cables on a plane!) And I need to hunt down a book that I'm using as inspiration for the hood. And a copy of SnB so that I can remember how to sew shoulder seams. I'm also working on a twist-cable knit-in-the-round baby hat while I'm in classes, and a gift for beast.

I've cooked a decent amount recently, but nothing that I haven't made before. (Except for some bread that I'd actually like to take a second try at before I post the results.) Most of my kitchen wonderful-osity has taken place at Campus Kitchen, which I love, and am going to try and recreate at OSU when I go back.

Until whenever!

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

You Want Fast?

I've got fast. Kabs was talking about a "fast" sweater, done in less than a week. I'll grant you, that's fast for a sweater. But I like my gratification even faster. This hat was started on my walk to class this morning (much to the amusement of a guy sitting outside the hospital) and finished in class this afternoon (much to the amazement of people who'd seen it earlier in its completely-not-resembling-a-hat state). I also learned that our teacher knits. Totally cool.

And this is Schwubs with the hat, just for scale.

And Toast, up close and blur-sonal. (No flash, no worries. No cats were harmed in the making of this picture.)