Friday, November 14, 2008

Thanks to Knitting Knoobie, who gave me a Kreativ Blogger award. She's a pretty new knit blogger and I know she'd love you all to check out her blog. I'm supposed to list six things that make me happy six other Kreativ Bloggers.

So things that make me happy:

1. Singing. No matter how stressful my day has been, singing in my choir every week is a great release and makes me feel so peaceful.

2. Pride and Prejudice. I could read this novel nonstop if I had the time. And the miniseries -- I mean, what more do I need to say?

3. My sister's laugh. It's loud and obnoxious and so contagious!

4. Red licorice of any variety.

5. The fact that when I said, "Let's read some more of 'The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock'," today, one of my students said, "Oh yes!! I want to find out what the overwhelming question is!"

As for six other bloggers to award, I think there are too many great ones to single out any, and I kind of feel like web awards are like chain mail, and that I don't want to proliferate them. So I will just direct you to my sidebar of blogs I follow, all of which are great!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

New world, new sock

I'm finally getting over my post-election exhaustion. I'm so happy to live in a country I can feel proud of again! And, heaven knows, excited at the possibility of an end to an environment of anti-intellectualism! As exciting as it is, though, I almost feel sad -- I had so much expectation and anxiety about politics in the last month, that now it's all over I don't know what to do with myself! I'll just have to fill that hole with knitting.

Here's one jaywalker sock for Sarah. I love the way these socks look on the foot, but I can't say I adored the knitting process. And I know that she is going to gripe about how hard they are to pull over her heels. Too bad. If she hates them, I'll be happy to take them, because I love them.

Pattern: Jaywalker by Grumperina
Yarn: Knitpicks Felici in colorway patina
Needles: Knitpicks options size 2

Other things to feel contented about: staying on top of my grading, perfecting my scone recipe, coming closer to having an idea what I want to dissertate about, and blissful Sunday afternoons working at the coffee shop in the most delightful company...