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Have you ever wondered how old you’d be on another planet? (It would be different than on earth, because of science.) Who hasn’t? Through the power of the internets, you can find out your age on other planets. It’s a great way to start your work week. By not doing some work.

This link is posted in honor of someone (who may or may not be a friend, a knitter, and/or a blogger) whose birthday may or may not be today or near today. I may be making this person up.

And despite the vast amounts of time I have spent on Ravelry in the past … um, 6 days, I have actually managed to knit something. Nothing very exciting, of course, but it’s something and I knit it.

kureyon 183
Kureyon 183, a gift from CathiPink

kureyon 128
Kureyon 128, from Heather

Alright then, two somethings. These two blocks bring the total to nine, and I’m working on the tenth — I’m halfway there!

Now I’m off to stalk the Ravelry ISO board for more Kureyon.

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Big plans

There is so much going on in my head right now, knit/crochet-wise, that it’s kind of hard to keep track of myself. It’s like I’m living a Bright Eyes lyric (“My mind races with all my longings / But can’t keep up with what I’ve got”).

I’ve got so many projects on the needles that I’m starting to feel a little overwhelmed, which is kind of strange. I usually like having lots of projects going, lots of different kinds of things to suit my different moods (stockinette in the round for those chatty SnBs, lace for times I want to be focused, socks for portability… you know). But now I’m thinking about all these projects that aren’t getting worked on (I’ll admit it — the Kureyon blanket blocks are consuming ALL my time lately) and I’m not happy about it.

Why the sudden remorse about over-indulgence? Ravelry is making me be honest about what I’ve got on the needles/hooks, and combined with what I want to knit up in the next few months and my knitting classes at work, there’s a bit of a dark cloud over my head.

I told you I was making a warshrag (one project of many), and here’s proof… (more…)

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Oh Sweet Ravelry!

I’M IN!

I just got this email

frecklegirl has invited you to Ravelry!
“Here you go! Thanks for your interest in our little site.
Let me know if you have any questions or problems!

two minutes ago and almost choked on my gum. My day just got 6,477 times better.

Excuse me while I evaporate from the blog.

Now I have to find a reliable camera and enough daylight to photograph my entire stash. Oh, and time. Yes, I’ll need some time. Maybe I’m sick? And can’t go to work? For a week?

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I Blame Harry Potter…

… For making me miss blogging about my anniversary because I was reading

July 22, 2006 Pagoda

(I don’t have pictures of our hike at Starved Rock State Park, so here’s one from a year ago)

… For making me miss blogging about my blogiversary because I was reading

(I can’t really give you a visual representation of a blogiversary, I’m sorry. My powers extend only so far.)

… For probably bringing down my production level at work yesterday while I obsessed about what was going to happen next (because I didn’t finish the book until last night).

… And for bringing my knitting pace to a screeching halt because I was reading.

Harry Potter is the reason I don’t have pictures for you today. (Well, that and my continuing battle with my camera…) Don’t blame me, blame J.K. Rowling. That clever architect of this weekend’s demise.

Ravelry Watch:
# 104 people are ahead of you in line.
# 13369 people are behind you in line.

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I Am Harry Potter

In my head. I think the weird thing is I’m more like You-Know-Who than Ron Weasley.

Tomorrow will be a beautiful day, my friends. Is anyone participating / Has anyone participated in a bookstore Harry Potter Party? I’m picking up my copy tomorrow morning all early, but then will spend the rest of the day with my husband OF ONE ENTIRE YEAR hiking or doing something incredibly outdoorsy and not reading the book. Because occasionally I have to show my husband OF ONE ENTIRE YEAR that I love him more than books and knitting, and the day before our anniversary seems an appropriate time to do so.

You scored as Harry Potter, You are Harry Potter. You are daring, and have quite a lot of nerve. You rely on your instincts to make decisions. You’re a natural leader. You are highly concerned with justice and actively fight for what you feel is right.

Harry Potter

81%

Sirius Black

66%

Albus Dumbledore

59%

Neville Longbottom

53%

Oliver Wood

53%

Luna Lovegood

50%

Percy Weasley

50%

Hermione Granger

50%

Remus Lupin

41%

Lord Voldemort

34%

Bellatrix Lestrange

34%

Severus Snape

28%

Draco Malfoy

25%

Ron Weasley

25%

Harry Potter Character Combatibility Test
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quiz found on Love Me, love my caribou

Ravelry Watch:
– 395 people are ahead of you in line.
– 12356 people are behind you in line.

I feel very good about myself right now. Not as good as La is feeling, but good.

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#6477 On The List

KathyMarie:
So, Ravelry. I have seen so little of you, but I am deeply in love. When can I meet you?

Ravelry:
You signed up on June 4, 2007
You are #6477 on the list.
660 people are ahead of you in line.
10642 people are behind you in line.
33% of the list has been invited so far.

It’s so close!

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I woke up My alarm clock went off at 7:45am like it’s supposed to, but I didn’t get out of bed until 8:23am. A matter of some concern, as I’m supposed to be at work at 8:30 (good thing I live but a two-minute walk to work, eh?). And this afternoon I came home from work and immediately fell asleep on the couch for three hours. Didn’t even change out of my work clothes. I hope I’m not getting sick.

Anyway, that was a poor way to set up the fact that I don’t have any pictures of my new knitting. Because yes, I have been knitting.

  • I have cast on for the Tomato (after knitting a gague swatch WHICH LIES) using needles a size larger than for the swatch WHICH LIES AND PLOTS AGAINST ME.
  • I am working on a warshrag (which doesn’t lie and is in fact very sweet).
  • I have not picked up the headband. I will finish it by the end of the month, but these things cannot be rushed.
  • I did list all the projects that I’d like to work on in the next 6 months or so, which feels sort of like knitting progress.

So yes, I have been knitting. Not knitting myself a Ferrari or anything, but knitting nonetheless. Thanks to my husband for the link!

And stop by Anna’s today, because she is a year older today than she was yesterday, and she deserves our love and salutations.

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