Thursday, August 21, 2008

back to school x 3

Back to school. Me. I'm a student again. Who okay'd this?! How did this happen? I barely remember filling out the application...
These are a few of the thoughts that raced through my head as I sat through a freshman math class (ya, I'm mathematically challenged, so what?!) with a bunch of 18year olds. (SOB)
I kid! Really, it is awesome being back at school. Thinking back on when I was younger and in much I took it all for granted! Ack! Just being in a class where I have something to learn and comprehend is fullfilling. But, besides all this lovey dovey back to school stuff, there is the "oh my goodness, the sheets haven't been washed yet? What happened in the kitchen?" and "how long can the dog be inside without peeing in the dining room?" On top of me trying to balance mom/housewife/student/volunteer I've fallen behind on my Ravelympics project! Yes, thats right...something I'm supposed to finish in what...a few days' time now?
Someone...send help...and a math tutor. (who knew you couldn't take a square root of a negative number? he he! SOB!!!)

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Ravelympics countdown....

Four more days until school starts and none of us are excited about it. sigh...
I'm going to miss my babies a lot the first few weeks. After that, the sense of freedom takes over and I get into a groove. Also, school will be starting for me the week after next. Yes, I'm an official Georgia Bulldog! I'll only be going 2 days a week for a math course, but it's a start.
Knitting has been going good. I knit Gina a baby hat that could fit a 2 - 4 year old.

I can't say I'm totally happy with it, but it's cute and serves it's purpose. It's going to El Paso for pete's sake, so I'm sure it won't get worn very much.
Ravelry is sooooo addicting. Pattern browsing and forum reading take up most of my computer time. Tatami is back up for sale - downloadable!!!! Yipee!!! I'm already trying to think of yarns to use.
I've only dyed two skeins of yarn in the past couple of weeks because I read that even while cooking, the fumes from acid dyes aren't healthy and I don't want the kids around. I'll wait for school to start. I've got some great ideas for colorways floating around in my head.

In other news:
The Ravelympics are coming! I'm really excited for this (easy to please I guess). I've got my lovely green wool

my modified pattern notes and I'm ready to go. I think I may wait until the opening ceremonies broadcast in the evening to cast on. Technically, I can begin at 8 am (8pm Beijing time and beginning of the ceremonies). I'm going to knit a ribwarmer jacket to fit a child ages 8 to 14. Since I don't know the pattern well, my gauge is not the same as the pattern and I'm modifying it, I don't know what size to excpect, but I'm betting that it will fit into this age range somewhere.