Just been very very very busy!!
Classes started back up for me the last week of August. We took our 15yo dd to a concert (Projekt Revolution – it was AWESOME!!) and took an impromptu visit to Watkins Glen Gorges. That was the end of our summer. Since then it’s been nonstop go go go. Between the kids’ school schedule and mine (six classes this semester) I just don’t have the time or creativity left to blog much (or at all as it seems lol).
I have been knitting though. I’m able to knit in almost all my classes where knitting is possible. Obviously, knitting during computer labs is not conducive to knitting (hi CJ! 😛 ). But I do knit during my other classes. My most BORING class is my business class. I had been knitting in that class until today. My professor has decided that because the recent grades have been quite poor and students are bringing in laptops to surf the net and cell phones to text with, NO ONE will be allowed to do ANYTHING during class. No knitting (she specifically said “no knitting” I almost fell out), no texting, no whatever. Never mind that while the class average on the last exam was a 69 and I got a 90, never mind that I am one of the few who actually DO pay attention, even with a sock in my hand, never mind that I sit in the front row, hand in all my work (and on time!) and am never late to class. Never mind that I have had perfect attendance. Never mind all that. Let’s just group the knitter in with the slackers who can’t be bothered to pay attention.
This is turning into a rant lol.
I have to say though, I am appalled at the level of maturity in my co-eds. Granted, they are pretty young. At least one of the kids in my business class is only 17 yrs old. Two years older than my daughter. Talk about making a person feel old. But still. The chitchatting in the back of the class, the blatant text messaging, the tardiness, the general level of disrespect just blows my mind. I mean, this is COLLEGE. You PAY to go there. I just find it impossible to understand the logic of paying for a class then goofing off, not doing the work, or not even bothering to show up. Why bother going to college? Why not use that money towards something you’re going to actually appreciate. It just burns my butt because it took me to age 32 to get there and here they are right out of high school with an opportunity to go to college and they’re blowing it off like it’s nothing. I just don’t get it.
So. No knitting in business class for me 😦 Back to non-productive doodling and struggling to stay awake.
I have been knitting though. I have tons of FOs to post, so I’ll start with those:
Transformers Cloth (made this one MONTHS ago & never scanned it)
Yarn: LionBrand Cotton “Poppy”
Pattern: Transformers Cloth
Baby Knot Hat
Yarn: Bernat Sweet Stripes
Needles: US7 Addi Turbos
Pattern: from a booklet that I’m too lazy to find the name of
I finished “My So-Called Scarf” sorry I don’t have a finished picture, but I like this one 🙂 It’s about 5 feet long and 5-6″ wide.
Yarn: Unsure, it was a gift. I’m told it’s Malabrigo, but I don’t find this colorway anywhere.
Needles: US 10 bamboo
Pattern: My So Called Scarf
Made the Petal Bib from “One Skein”
Yarn: Sugar & Cream
Needles: US 5?
Pattern: Petal Bib
Made a prayer shawl for a very dear friend
Yarn: Patons Devine
Needles: US 13
Pattern: *will fill in later, gotta find it*
Made some baby booties
Yarn: Bernat Softee
Pattern: from One Skein Wonders
Made a pair of Blueberry Waffle Socks
Yarn: Soxx Appeal – Knit One Crochet Too
Pattern: Blueberry Waffle Socks
Made a pair of socks for another dear friend. I call these Witchy Woman Socks 😀 They are not quite as bright as this picture. The second picture is a better representation of the true color.
Yarn: SockPixie’s “Halloween”
Pattern: my own
OTN I have:
A pair of Fetching fingerless gloves
And a pair of Roza’s Socks that I don’t have a picture for.