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{April 1, 2008}   Spinning again, baby time!

Well, I still haven’t found/or looked for all of my passwords and usernames, nore have I logged back onto everything. However I was pleasently surprised to find myself logged onto Netfliks the last time I looked, without haveing to have found the password. Which was both nice and strange. The whole layout has changed, apparently to better offer me movies I’d like. But instead it just annoys me, I don’t want to see 4 movies for a few genre’s, I want a general collection of movies I’d like.

Anyway, I’ve started spinning again, while I have time. Okay, so monstly during vacation. I spun up a lovely light minty green single (hand-dyed BFL, and soysilk. Handblended both those and icicle and soemthing else which is excaping me at the moment). I plied that with this really cool novelty yarn my Mum and I got down in Camden way back when I actually knit and we actually went to Camden somewhat regualarly (read maybe 3 times a year). The novelty yarn was origionally from Japan, and it was two strands together. Mostly a white yarn with really tiny dots of color on just one of the two strands. I really liked it, I liked the scarf the yahd knit from it (I think a simple garter stitch scarf), basically I liked evrything but the name (clown novelty yarn, the Camden name anyway). I loved how it came in a little box and it had the japanesse slip of paper with the Japanesse figures. It was totally cool and I stashed it for a time when I was better at knitting. Along with a really cool blue and white silk yarn (which was really cheap because the ayrn was totally tangled and no one had the time or patience to untangel it. Real, it took about  years for its new owner (me) to untangle it.) I ended up almost coiling the soft green single around the novelty yarn. Sometimes the novelty yarn lumps (slubs) actually cover the novelty yarn, but most it coild around the novelty yarn with the little bits all poking out every which way. So very fun, and super soft! I ended up running out of the novelty yarn so I coiled the rest of the green single onto crochet cotton.

Unfortunatly I set both yarns liek I normally do (hot soapy water and plunger, cold water rinse, hot water and plunger, cold water rinse, then twack against the counter). SO they really lost alot of their shine and smoothness. They’re still super soft (I do reamember it was pretty much 50/50 BFL/soysilk. Both of which are supersoft by themselves!) but not really as glossy as I’d like. I think a nice rinse in warm water, a twack for the novelty yarn and tension for the coils would have been a betetr idea.

A yarn I completed sometime ago, but everyone needs pics:

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I also got out a batt of Boarder Lanchester dyed in purple which I bought from Spunky Eclectic (well I bought the locks and carded the batt of a rented drum carder). Yesterday I split and rolled the batt into rologs and spun a worsted yarn (worsted or wollen? I can never remember). Which was different and fun. I spun it to be a thicker single, rather soft.  I really like how itturned out, although the yarn did break twice while I reskeined it today. Earlier I had started to strip the batt into pieces of roving. So sometimes I’ll finish spinning the Boarder Lanchester and see which type I prefer, at least for this yarn. I think it will really be fun, particularly so see how different they are for knitting.

A doctor I visit happens to be pregnant so Mum’s knitting her a baby sweater (a sweater for the baby, duh!). Of course I now want to spin the yarn so I’ve gotten out all of those batts of white polypay I carded up. I split the first batt into strips and started spinning it that way, but find the short fibers keep escaping. So I think I’ll switch and make rologs out of the batts. Hopefully that will help with the problem (when I spun the polypay before I had handcarded them into rologs and I had the best time spinning the polypay). Its such a soft and smooshy fiber. I’m aiming to spin a three ply as a two ply apparently is really good for lace, it sort of shrinks up. But a three+ ply will actually expand and fill little gaps, basically be a very round yarn. I’m also aiming for a very soft and lofty yarn. Mum wants the sweater done by the end of April for my next appointment so I really have to get to it.

Of course I also have loads of school work. Want to see?

This is the partial charcole drawign I did for Drawing 1, and I hate it!:

 

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See how terrible it is! Oh my god! Its so bad! And of course the homework assignment for the weekened had been to go home and finish the drawing, set up another still life the fill in the space and finish it.

So, I started over. I taped this drawing to a board and stood it on an easle. Then I set up a still life, which had all of the basic compenants that this drawing has, adn then I added more things.

I drew the new still life (bad me, apparently we aren’t allowed to draw it. But I find I do better if I do draw it first). I took pics of the drawing for you, but the pencil is too light to see.

Here is a progress pic:

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Don’t mind that its crocked and I cannot find a way to turn the pic. Just take my word that its 100000000% better! I ended up spending the whole weekened on this, and I can tell you it is absoltuly amazing! Like you can step in and live in that balc and white and grey world. Sorry, no pics of it done. I forgot to take one and their is no way I am going to go dig it out now.

Unfortunatly the sound that the stumpers make gave me the worst headache, and of course I still had it really badly on Monday.

But I’m a college student, and I can’t possibly miss class because of a headache, ignoring the logic and the fact that I essentially dropped out of highschool because of my terrible debilitating headaches. So, I went to my first class, and thigns went down hill from their. I ended up spending the whole class practically holding my head and trying so hard to keep my eyes from rolling back into my skull. Between the advice of several other students and the dibilitation of my head I went home and slept for several hours. IE, unti lthe next day.

I emailed my drawing teacher to semi-lie and say that I was sick so I had missed class and could he please email me back and tell me what I had missed. And for once he was a good teacher and he did email me, and tell me what I had missed.

I fought and basically zombied tuesday, so wensday I felt alot better. But between group think (we all hate B-Kat, seriously, no one says anything nice!), the threatending snow, my fear of my headache coming back, and the annoyance with the dull and dumb class I left afetr 2-d Design. I skipped drawing for a second time. And you have no idea how terribel I felt. I feel so guilty about it. And I lied to the teacher, but he did give me the assignmetns and I did do them over the vacation. Although they aren’t all that good, at least to me.

Bruiser starting to play with a bug, in the background you can see Mum’s newest felted bag, which is super cool, other then the leather handles.

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I did manage to knit a pair of socks for the “A Loose Knit Group” march as sock month. They’re green, cotton and baby socks. They were super easy, and super quick. A great first sock project. Small enough to be simple and not so big that its too dull and takes forever. However, I don’t think I’ll be knitting another pair for a bit. They’re not my thing.

I also signed up for classes for the summer semester today, I’ll be taking Chemistry and its lab the first session with Susan Baker, which is incredibly awesome! I had bio with her and it was fantastic. She’s a great teacher, has too much energy (can I siphons some off and have that instead of caffeene?), and truly enjoys what she teaches. Now, I was warned that it would not count towards and biology or an archetecture degree (the two things I’m considering), so it is a wasted class. However ALL of the sciences courses “strongly recomend” a recent chemistry class. I hane NEVER had chemstry, so it will be a good class for me.

I had also planned on signing up for Algebra I and Algebra II this summer as refresher math courses. Well, apparently those are remedial math courses and I have taken Math 111, which is all I’ll need for the next bit anyway. And here I was freaking out thinking I needed math 112. So instead I will be taking US History II (they apparently don’t need to be taken in sequential order) the second semester, and I won’t be tkaing anything the third semester. Which frankly seems very good to me. I’ll haev some time to just relax without worrying about classes.

In addition I’ve come to realize taht I’ve taken basically all of the general core classes and I really need to make up my mind and start on a degree program. Rght now that’s looking seriously liek a degree in plant biology. Which I think is fascinating and fantastic and loads of other great things! Unfortunatly at UMA I cannot get a plant biology degree, I can get a general biology degree. But I’d have to disect animals and I REFUSE to do that. Hell, I don’t even eat animals, how could I cut them up. Luckily it looks like USM has a plant biology degree, so I think I’ll probubly end up going their for the second semester this next year.

Very cool, but a little scary. I’ve never lived alone. I’ve always had my aprent’s there if I needed them. I’ve been close to all my doc’s and I’ve been able to confide in my Dad when my headaches start getting worse and anxiety and depression worsen. And, I don’t actually have any friends. Certainly I have a few online, actually the best friends I’ve ever had. But I don’t ahev any friends in person, I don’t ahev epeople that I can hang out with. Which really scares me alot. I know I do alot worse when I’m not physically around people, and more then just in a classroom. Socially as well. So its hard, very hard and very scary!

I have an urge to dye fiber, a really big urge. Unfortunaly I haven’t had time. I’m really busy with classes. Infact I need to stop typing soon and get to work on some more things.

Soemtime soon I hope to write a blog post of doing internet research, my last chapter in Legal Research was all about that and I learned aot. Which I think could be really helpful for people! I f anyone actually read this, or rather that.

Anyway, best wishes and closing with Bruiser Cat as she helps me do school (drawing) work!

Guin

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Yah right!

Meds help, I know that for a fact, but they can also hurt you. And the dumb TV add with that line, well I’ve either taken those drugs, or am currently on them.

Depression does hurt, physically, mentally and emotionally! There are different stages and levels of depression. Its a wide spread condition that EVERYONE suffers from, to some extent.

Therapy can help people to deal with there depression, or face whaetevr is depressing them so that it no longer depresses them. Or therapy can help a person in general with themselves and depression or other conditions.

Drugs can help, in different ways. But they can also make things worse. I know. Some of those damn drugs put me into a basically emotional and psychological coma. Not nice at all!

The FDA tests drugs, or hires people to test them. But the people in the FDA are basically controlled by the drug companies. The start by working in a drug companey and because of that experieince they are ideal to be hired by the FDA, or the other way around. But however yopu slice it they are controlled by the drug companies. And even though there are warnings cited in commercials, ad’s and by the doc’s you need to be careful. Some doc’s are out there for thmselves, or for the money or even the drug companey. They aren’t with you 24/7, and they cannot read your mind. We all hold things back, things we don’t tell the doc’s or other people. So be careful.

Drugs can be very good. I know, the ones I’m on help keep me functioning. They don’t stop me from feeling depressed, and even from having major depressed epsiodes. But they help me deal with the depression and anxiety. They also slow down the progression of the depression and anxiety. Not stop it, but slow it down so that I notice it and can start to combat it. Unfortunatly soemtimes depression just happens. Like now.

I didn’t notice I was becoming depression until I suddenly realized that things aren’t really making me happy, I’m not really enjoying things. I need to snuggle cats and have people tell me they like me to feel better. I’m always tired and usually hungry. But I don’t have enough energy to actually make anything. So ice cream, chocolate truffles I made a while ago, frozen food, bagel’s, toast and cereal are basically stables of my diet. Not very healthy, but reality.

Anyway, mini rant over!

I interveiwed for my first job. Or rather I interveiwed for my first job in a chain store or retail store. At Target which opens on March 8-9th this year. So, that was Friday and I can expect to hear back from them if they hired me on Monday or Tuesday.

I was excited, it would be a job, a way to make money. Hopefully gain experience and have SOMETHING to put onto an application. I’m 21 for goodness sakes, people don’t like that I’ve never worked. Most people look down on me as lazy, stupid or spoiled. Wehn I’m none of the above, they don’t know anything about me. But they all judge me.

I live in the country! There are no stores in walking distance. And when I was younger I couldn’t drive. When I was old enough to do drivers ed I was busy doing dance and art lessons, and doing school. Then I got sick and dropped out of school because that school…… Moving on. I’ve only had a liscense for a year, I still battle my illness (which is mostly severe depression manifested in physical ways, or at least thats what I beleive the good therapist beleives) AND go to school full time. And work at my school work, I do not want to just glide by, I want to do very well or excelle at what I learn and do!

I just don’t undertsand why people beleive that they have the right to judge me when they know nothing about me, my history or anything!

Anyway, I have finished knitting a berat (hat) for my Mum, which she never thanked me for. Only complained and nit picked about. When I ge tthe guts to call her on it she claims that she doesn’t do that, and that she hurts alot and I need to do everything she wants. (She was in a small car accident) Yes, in different words. But those are the basical and persistant ideas.

Now “A Loose Knit Group” is doing socks for the month of March. Which is new, excit8ng and daunting. But I had never knit a hat or a pair of gloves (fingerless) before. So I’m sure I can do it. I just need to get enough time. A good and simple pattern. And of course find good yarn- preferably homespun.

The two projects on the needles are bags. One is going to be a felted bag. I just want to knit some pockets and sew them on before the bag is felted, and knit the handles for the felting.

The other bag is completely my own pattern. Not felted and ratehr a mish-mash. And s far I’ve probubly spent around 65-75 US dollars on it. Which is alot of money, and soemthing I never meant to do.

So I got out of a class early and had about 4 hours to kill, so I went to Barns and Nobles to find a good knit pattern in a book to buy, then I’d go next door to Micheals and buy some yarn and a pair of needles.

Of course I didn’t get any book as I couldn’t find any patterns I liked. And I didn’t look at the books I knew my Mum had. So I just decided to make up the pattern as I went along.

You know, buy some yarn and knit it like it wants to be knitted.

Of course I had gotten the idea that I wanted trim from on of the patterns in one of the many books. So I went and found cool trims, choose one and decided to go off that.

Its all blue, with a light blue ribbon as a base and lots of round colorful blue sequins handing off it. So I choose 4 different yarns that matched colors in the trim. A pair of needles along with a cable needle (I knew I would knit the bottom band first, and I wanted to have a cable on the bottom) and several strands of beads that also went with the trim.

I also applied through a computer system at Target during that time. And still had over an hour to kill before class started. But enough time to start the base band.

I btought everything with me to the class room (its empty the hour before my class and I’d rather sit in a heated builing then in a cold car), layed it out on the artists bench I was siting on and sketched what I wanted to bag to look like. And if I had a scanner I would scan in the color sketch I did at home. But alas, no scanner!

On alother note, I left early for class on Wensday, it was snowing and we had had a late start. However I misread the clock so I was an 2 hours early. So I went back to Barns and Nobles and did what I wish I had done to start with. Just bought a book. Much less expensive then purchasing loads of stuff.

I got Intertwines by Lexi Boeger. Which was really good. Although I think I would have enjoyed Pluckyfluff Handspun Revolution more. Howeever Barnes and Nobles had three spinning books, counting Intertwined. One was Teach Yourself Visually to Handspin, which I had alreayd purchased from them, and a book about high whorl drop spindle spinning.

I guess what I really want are books which will show and each me different ways  to spin and give me some history and tips and tricks. I’m not a huge fan of books with patterns, as I rarely follow patterns. And even when I do follow patterns I don’t, I change them. I prefer to make soemthing up as I go along. Have a basic idea in mind, know what I wanr to happen. But not follow any set rules or guidelines.

Anyway, the book is very good. I love how she does her patterns. Basicallt a sketch and then by feel and by yarn.

The techniques were interesting, but I’d already read about them elsewhere on the internet. Not that its not nice to be able to quickly find them instead of rememebr them. And have better pics. I just would have liked soemthing different.

However what I really loved, and what made the book worth getting (at least to me) was the “Nozzlers” Page 52. Chapter 3. Free the Pattern!: The Yarn made me do it. And I have been so itching to make a nozzler.

Now, you have to understand that up until this point I’ve thought them to be ugly, stupid and expenisive. However the story to go with them, or the explination is highly enteraining, well written, and defintily has me hooked. Tehy seem so fun, creative and different.

And yes, I would tell you wouldn’t buy the book. And frankly I’m not in the mood to synthesize a wonderful indea into a few terse sentences.

I wish I was at the wheel doing this right now! But I don’t really have time! Time, soemthing I lack so much of. Anyway, on the wheel is some green wool I purchased from Spa, knit and spin weekened in Freeport. Its alright. A wondeful green and has plenty ofbody. However I prefer softer longer fibers. So why did I get the fiber. It was the correct price, $2 an ounce. And I had $18 left. I do have to admite that I got 4oz f this fiber, and there really waas alot of it. I never cease to be amazed how much fiber 1 oz can be.

It was great seeing all kinds of fiber people. But I do have to say, every single stand I went into did one of two things. (or the owners of the stand). They ignored me since I am abviously a college kid, I’m not there with a parent so I obviously don’t have any money to buy fiber, or any real interest in fiber. Do you haev any idea hot hard it is to get someones attention when they are deliberatly ignoring you. Even when you are the only person in the stand and they are looking right at you! Incredibly hard!

And if they weren’t doing that they were following me around very closly (I stepped on one person, although I don;t know if I did it on purpose or not), constantly talk down to me (yes down), repeat themsles repeatedly and treat me as if I am going to shop lift that pound of fiber infront of the cash register.

Needless to say it wasn;’t a very pleaset expierience. Althought  I will say that Spunky Eclectic (Amy) was the excetion. She smiles and said “Hi” when I walked past, she was very nice. And I would have loved to have explroed her stand and purchased fiber. But I know I can go down to her store anytime (driving distance baby!). I really go to the fiber fairs to find new things, good prices (fiber can be damn expensive!), and all that jazz. I know one time I found the Jacquace acid dyes that I use and love. This time I got almost a pound of nice (clean, shiny and untangled and un greasy) mohair locks. Which I cannot wait to spin into a Nozzler! (Although when I purchased them I hadn’t even gotten the book yet, and not all will go into the Nozzler!)

I have finally made an appointment for a hair cut on Tuesday. Its been almsot a year since my last one. And, much to my Mum’s horror (No I’m not telling her before hand!) I think I’m going to get them to dye a few of my curls green! Think deep emerald green.

This is what my hair looked like after my hair cut. All light blond and curly! (this is taken from the udnerside of my hair out!

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And this is the last fiber I spun before I started onteh green. It was comercially dyed merino roving which I 2x blended into batts. Then tore off stips and rolled into rologs. And I spun it woollen (I think. Or basically by pulling back with the rolog so losts of air was trapped and no shin) I plied to two singles. (which I had meant to spin from dark to light, but messed up and spun medium, light and then dark). Its came out alright and is dry and sitting on the rack waiting to be reskeined.

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Anyway. I have finished reading chapter 4 of Legal research and materials. I have several online things I need to do with it, and I hope to actually finish the asignment and test before the due date of this Saterday instead of Saterday night at 11pm.

 Ah well. A batehr and blast of everything and nothing!

Just remember, depression hurts, and you can’t stop that. But you can make it hurt less, or even go away. It just takes alot of work!

Luck and love!

Guin



{January 12, 2008}   Three weeks is a long time!

So, I’ve pretty much dropped off the face of the earth. And whats have I been doing with the lovely three weeks of vacation between semesters?

 Well, playing with this lovely lad I rented from Spunky Eclectic:

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You can see that he’s been playing with fiber already. His licker has blue fluff on it, but thats okay.

So basically, w

hat I’ve been doing. Sleeping, playing with him (no I didn’t name him, but I did think about it) and watching TV and DVD’s. Very fun and productive from a fibery point of veiw. Otherwise I ignored reality and everything else, plus all the funb stuff. I never played EL, I did pop on occasionally to wish people a happy new year and tell people I was still alive. I popped onto hotmail IM a few times to do the same thing. I fought off at least two threatening fits of depression, very bad ones!

 The post trying to talk to Dark is an unsecsesful attempt to stave off the start of one of thsoe depressions.

 Anyway, I keep dreaming about getting into car accidents which is really distrubing and I thankfuylly took my Mum’s offer to drive me into an art class today. So I did not drive, I did not get into an accident but I did rather colorfully (in my mind, Mum hates cursing!) curse the gods and goddesses of weather and particulraly rain.

 

Anyway, some nice things. What you atcually want to hear or see. What I did with the drum carder, basically go through most of my fiber, dyed and otherwise, dyed up a bunch of stuff. And spent over $100 on plain white fibers to restock my stash. But thsoe are all waiting to be dyed up. I do wish that I had dyed more of the fiber first. And that I had done a few plain luxury batts- IE read white merino, white angora, white soy silk, or merino and soy silk, or merino and mohair even. Basically stuff I didn’t do. And the toy goes home tomarrow. Whic hwill be a nice trip. And hopefully I can get a little more fiber, because of course we all know you can never have too much fiber. 😉

Hopefully I can build or rig up a light box and photo all of the batts I blended up, and maybe the rest of mys stash. Then log it onto Ravelry. Speaking of Ravelry, that is where the rest of my time has gone.

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There is the merino from a batt of primerose (no, I don’t rememebr the brand name) that was commercially dyed. I hated the color, so obviously that meant I had to do soemthing with the fiber. I blended it with angelica in silver and purple. Icicle in white. Hand dyed adult hoair locks I purchased at the Fiber Frolic in Maine, they’re in purple, moss green, navy blue and azure blue. Also soy silk dyed a pink, a purple and a blue respectively. I beleive that their is some white angora as well.

picture-409.jpg This of course is a very bad pick of the batt after I pulled it off the drum. I’m thinking I will spin it for a ravelry spin along on one of the groups- as a snowed in color theme. And I beleive it had angora in it, so that ifts with the bunny theme as well.

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And above is very carefully weighted out and divided (although I didn’t actually record the weights and precentages.) superwashed merino dyed to be a pink and white strippy roving. Merino dyed to have shades of pink, but generally a solid, and the bamboo roving from Holly EQQ, dyed and named Poppy Flower. In addition I threw in white icicle and plenty of white angora.

And here is the ball on the drum: picture-423.jpg

And of course the batt off the drum (I beleive I got three batts): picture-428.jpg

And please note that all of these pics were taken at night, with the flash and under bad lighting.

And here is Hazel snoozing on a bag full of wool and knitting. The project inside the bag is going to eventually be a felted bag. And Hazel just loved it! Not only does it smell good when she drags the yarn out of the bag, but the whole project is very soft and comfy!

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And on the other front I joined a knitting group, called the Loose Knit Group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/alooseknitgroup/

Which is fun and different. From wha tI gather its mroe about getting ahead of the holiday knitting for next year. But for me its just about trying something new. For January it is knitting a pair of gloves or mittens. Now I’ve never knit mittens let alone gloves, or anything but barbie cloths, and very bad hats in the round. So I knew I needed to do something simple, easy and probubly fingerless. I asked Mum several times, okay twice, for a good pattern or two. But ended up finding one online, printing it and starting from there.

 So, the pattern is potluck wool finegrelss glvoes, or soemthing liek that. Knit on size 5 needles (called for 7) with my homespun. Rememebr this:Caravan navajo plied but not set

“Gyosy Caravan”, well it turned into these: fingerless gloves in gypsy caravan

They were a really fast knit, just a few hours, or rather a few TV shows. And it was very cool to knit with some homespun. But because the needles were smaller (gauge was different) the regualr part of the gloves fit everyone but me (small hands) and the thumbs (which I cast of tightly on purpose) fit no one but me. So I defcided I didn’t live the gloves, tore one apart, or frogged it. Which is really hard after hiding the ends and everything. And decided to reknit them, changing or writting the pattern as I went along. I’m interesting how they will turn out, but have hardly done more then the cuff of the first glove. And the second hasn’t even been ripped out. I’m actually thinking of just reknitting it as it was, lengthening the glove part a bit and casting off the thumb loosly. Which really wouldn’t require nearly as much work. But then again, who knows!

School starts this next week. I have two art class on Tuesday and Thursday, a math class on wensday and two online classes. I am ratehr pissed off that the obline class needs to be through the schools email, as theirs is very bad! You can only see five messages, and even when you delete them you cannot see any new messages. So I’ll curse at it a bit more and then throw my Dad at it. Hopefully he can figure something out. However I must say I literally spent 3 hours this afternoon trying to get it to work, in ANY form!

 

A well, somehow to blog is messed up and posting like this, in the middle. I cannot seem to fix it, and its 12:48 am. So I will leave ytou with a nice and cute pic of Bruiser the cat. She’s curled herself int oa very tiny shelf on a black laminated catty thing I have for my school books. At the moment its full of the fiber books and Spin Off magazines I have as I didn’t feel like looking at abny school books from my poast semester.

 

Oh, and I got A’s in all of my classes but Communication in Groups and Organizations. Which really pisses me off. I know I got a B in that class, and thats not a bad grade. But I honestly desereved a better grade, she was a very bad teacher. I didn’t learn anything, it was a waste of my time. And I really wish I had actually signed to comment so it would have gone into her perminant record, unsigned ones don’t. I know it sounds childish and liek I’m sulking or putting the blame on her instead of taking it for myself. But I’ve thought about this alot, veyr clamly and rationally. Those are the conclusions I’ve come to, plus several others. And I am not the only person who felt like this, every, I mean EVERYONE who has taken her classes and I’ve talked to them has felt this way. And no, I did not influence their statements and they were the ones who brought the subject up.

 

Anyway, Bruiser and good night!

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Well, I obviously haven’t written much, and won’t now either.

I’ve rented a drum carder for the school vacation break and I am enkjoying it ALOT! Hopefully after its gone back home I’ll photo some of my projects. But until then….

I have joined a knit group, called the Lose Knitters Group. And I have knit and torn up the first project- gloves or mittens. Mine were fingerless gloves which I disliked. My first attempt and my first time following a pattern in a long time. So of course I’m “fogging” it and starting over. Basically rewritting the pattern as my own.

 Ah well, off to take a shower and then snooze the night away. After I kill the dog and then squeaky toy!

Night all!



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