Saturday, February 23, 2008

Quirky

Uff da. I just finished up a crazy week of projects, studying, meetings, work, and exams--and let me tell you, this girl is exhausted! I've been pretty much useless this week in the realm of knitting, and all I had to show for myself is about 4.5 inches of stockinette stitch on a baby garment for Leah's little one. It's not too exciting yet (stockinette rings never are), but here's what it looks like as of 11:45 this morning...
How riveting. Luckily, stockinette goes quickly and now that I have some free time, this little monster shouldn't take much longer. I'm using KnitPicks shine sport in the color Coral which I got on clearance for $1.99/skein [!]. It is so soft I can't even handle it--perfect for sensitive baby skin. Eventually, it'll be turning into this adorable baby top (I apologize for the increased amount of "cute" content lately, it'll stop soon). here it is:In other news, I was recently tagged by Susan and Rachel to talk about 7 things that make me "unique" (my first thought was "heh, just seven?!"). Due to lack of good knitting content, I figured this would be as good a time as any to do so. Here it goes:
  1. I prefer to walk/always be on the right side of people
  2. I always check my back seat before getting into my car--thanks a lot Urban Legends.
  3. I've never eaten a McDonald's hamburger before. I've heard I'm not missing much...
  4. I collect sugar packets wherever I go.
  5. I managed to make it into the .5% of women who are colorblind. Hooray for heredity.
  6. My right thumb is about 1/2 shorter than my left. (Causes to consider: problem with growth plate in wrist, shop class, UFO abduction...[lol?])
  7. And lastly, I learned how to land an airplane after becoming paranoid reading Gary Paulsen's "The Hatchet".
So there you have it. I am what some people might consider "quirky", which I actually rather enjoy. I could have gone on, but seven was the lucky number. I'm not keen on tagging people for these sorts of things, so if you haven't been tagged yet and are interested in doing this, consider yourself TAGGED! Also, thank you to Sarah for awarding me the "You make my Day" award, it (for lack of better words) made my day!!

11 comments:

M said...

Wow, colorblind and you knit? Very impressive. That and the "close to no chance of being colorblind, yet you managed it".

Also, I've blogrolled you. Woot.

mari said...

That is the cutest little top. Love it. It will look great in the coral.

You must have spring break coming soon, right? Time for rest and knitting. :)
Mine is in 2 weeks! Yay.

Awesome Mom said...

How do you pick out colors for your knitting? It is amazing that manage. My FIL is colorblind and you do not want him picking your berries lol

paulettefeld said...

Hey,
My entire right hand is bigger than my left, my right leg is longer, and the eye doctor has verified that my right eye is larger than my left. My second toe is longer than my big toe, etc, etc. Just a few of my oddities. Just part of life I guess.

sweetp said...

Can't wait to see your FO. I made that top last month and it is one of my all time favourite FO's. The finishing is lovely and it is adorable on. I am sure your friend will love it.

Amanda said...

Yes but isn't stockinette fab when you're exhausted and just want to zone out! The top is lovely, by the way. Can't wait to see is finished.

IrishgirlieKnits said...

How cute is that little top! I'm glad to hear you like the Shine...I have some in my stash I still need to use!

TheBlackSheep said...

Awwww! Cute is always good. The top will look fab!

How do you choose colours? Do you only have difficulties with certain colours or all of them?

I’m with you on the back seat thing. If I’ve got my dogs with me, I’m not so bad (because I figure they would react to strange people on the back seat, but when I’m alone, I look before I get in. Didn’t need Urban Legends for that one though. I’ve got Grandma.

Michaela said...

Thanks for your comments on my blog! It's always good to know you're not just talking to yourself.

P.S. Keep up the cutie-pie stuff. I love it! Plus baby stuff is almost instant gratification because it can be knit so fast. It's great!

jamie said...

The baby top is a lovely color.
My 4th grade daughter just read Hatchet. I'm amazed that you learned to land a plane!

Twin XL said...

You aren't missing much, but I really can't get over you not trying a McDonald's burger at some point. I actually have never had a PB&J....just never sounded appetizing :)