Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Friday, October 21, 2005

Amanda needs...

I saw this funny mem on Sheep in the city's blog on Oct 13th. You just type your name with with word needs after it in, and the whole thing in quotations. Then you pick the five best ones...

1. Amanda needs to read Barbara Bush's speech to Wellesley graduates given in 1990.
2. Amanda needs to get help busting skulls, not new friends.
3. Amanda needs some Oil of Olay, Visine, Botox, and a bigger hat.
4. Amanda needs to fight in a pool of jello.
5. Amanda needs to keep her snatch out of it

I will update with a vacation entry real quick like.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Monday, October 10, 2005

Bread Fairy Strikes Urban Neighborhood

Julie has my old job, she works at Simple Kneads, a fantastic bakery in Greensboro. I worked there over the summer and loved it, but when school started I gave my employment up to Julie, who is my good friend. Saturday afternoon I was lounging in the two person chair at cedar St. (this is a huge house where a large portion of my friends live, 9 of them to be exact) when Julie bursts in holding a massive amount of bread. So much bread... Of course from here there is mischief.
Emily is showing It's a bread baby...Oh... After a span of time playing with the bread, Julie decided to deliver bread to their unsuspecting neighbors.

And then a random guy on the street...

On Saturday night G and I made tiny red sweaters for Red I designed a claw cable sweater and G did a lace pattern. They are so cute, I have decided to make tiny sweaters for all my family members for xmas, hand designed and knitted by me. Each design says something about the receiver. I'm excited... I knitted a whole bunch more of my nemesis sleeve, but still not enough. It is midterm week so things are a little slow. It rained all day so I sayed inside and dyed wool for the cardi that i have been preparing for for six months. I bought the wool at a sheep shearing at Rising Meadow Farm in March. I have washed all 3.5 pounds and have stared the dyeing process. The wool will be a mix of bright green, mummy brown, mulberry, and a yellow. After all that i have to spin it and then knit it. This project is like buying a dog... Anyway i used Cushing's acid dye, which i just love.

Safety Buddha wants a tiny red sweater of his own...

Friday, October 07, 2005

All the cool birds are doing it...

I have started the sleeve to my nemesis sweater. I am very excited as you can tell. Why you ask? Because I don't follow directions and I am knitting them in the round. That's right folks, no seam. I still can not understand why people still knit them flat. Different strokes for different folks. Anyway I am plowing along with my circular needle that is too long... Not to big of a hurdle.

Yesterday I got my first photography assignment back for this year. I am a photo minor and am
taking my last photo class. I got an A-, rock on!!Sleeves in the round are better!! Also our assignment for the class right now is to prepare for an art show in Durham that is being juryed by Judy Chicago. I have made my decision to enter instead of just get ready for it. I bought my frames for $4 for the set. That is freaking cheap.

Also yesterday I saw this huge mushroom living at least 15 feet up in a tree. I walk past this tree everyday and I never took the time to look up and notice it. I wish I had a ladder...
Huge tree mushroom

Today I was in A.C. Moore, for unyarn related purposes, and when I left all these tiny birds were hanging out where they stash the carts. I pulled up next to them and told them hello. They flew away in fear. I expected that. I work tomorrow so I'm sure I will have some great yarn stories. Enjoy your Friday night...!!!!!
Too cool for trees!!!

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Sorbet Carnival Goodness...?

Let's recap, overall it was a pretty good weekend... Friday I was sick as all get up. I woke up at like 5am on friday with the outside of neck hurting. I prayed it wasn't strep. Just two short weeks ago I was sick for the first time... To busy, to soon. So after working my shift at the yarn store (For those of you not yet informed, I work in this fantastic yarn store in Greensboro NC that everyone should visit some time) I passed out for hours and hours. I would have slept the whole night but lo and behold someone called me and woke me up. Fun. Skip to Saturday. Saturday was the Tate Street Festival, which is a local shindig with vendors and live music. If that wasn't enough Saturday was the beginning of National Spinning and Weaving Week (which is this week) as well as the sidewalk sale in the area of the yarn store. G and I started at the yarn store. G is my best friend and has become a fantastic knitter as of late. I felt it was my duty to teach her to spin, but really she wanted to learn. We go to the yarn store a bunch of spinners and knitters are there... As is Elaine who taught me to spin before she moved to Arizona. She had recently broken her leg... Her toe cover is so cute...! I taught G how to use the drop spindle, She picked up on it right away making pretty, even yarn. A natural... I bought her some wool and then we headed off to the Festival. We ran around and saw lots of strange people, especially a woman with a dog she dresses up. (I seriously think people that do that dress up your pet all the time thing need to be in hospitals)

We came home and then kool aid dyed G's new white wool to black cherry and white. I bought some merino at the store to make socks, I kool aid dyed it and it looks like sorbet carnival goodness. Sunday was a nice lazy day. I took a nap in the sun while G complained about a article she had to read for a class about White Supremacy. Last night I finished knitting the front of the nemesis sweater (I have been working on this sweater for 2 years, it is covered in popcorn stitch and is tunic length. It hates me.) All is left is the sleeves and I have short arms. ok...