Fail

See, I am not good at this. Not at all. I have a habit of forgetting things, or just simply not doing them. So today I determined to be an adult and get crap done. That’s right I am going to DO ALL THINGS. I’m going to put on my big girl panties and deal with it.

See, I’ve started already. I keep intending to come to this blog and write but I put it off. I have a lot to say, just no desire to say it. I could really use this blog, to help with my writing. I am after all in a line of study that requires much writing and it’s not like I have anything better to do. Well, let me rephrase that, it’s not like the things I do are more important. There.

So what have I been up to? Well school chiefly. Though I am behind on studying and I made a few promises that I haven’t completely fulfilled yet. But I’m getting there. It takes a lot of self discipline to get through college, and to do it well. Sometimes I forget the work that’s involved and I fall behind but I plan on getting ahead and making myself do what needs to be done.

I’m also playing in a couple knitting tournaments. The first is Nerd Wars, and the second is Starfleet Fiber Art Corps. Both are on ravelry and I am playing on Team Enterprise for one and USS Kitchener for the other. It has been interesting keeping up my knitting on the deadlines that we do have. And I am feeling a little like I bit off more than I can chew. But I shall prevail and have buckets of fun in the mean time.

So, here we are. I made a blog post! I’m not sure what kind of post it really is, but it is something which is always better than nothing! I need these little exercises to help me express myself more freely and I aim on keeping it up! I hold myself to it!! So in parting I bide you adieu and:

Well Wishes

We Are the Champions My Friends…

I hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas with family and friends! (Or how ever you celebrate the holidays). I had a lovely time and enjoyed time with my moms family and spent the evening with friends. I am so very blessed to have such a wonderful group of family and friends!

Guess what? I am victorious! I finished my Christmas knitting with time to spare! It meant switching a pattern AND yarn out to finish one and dropping another because I realized that the one person would not wear a hat. But I am happy, and the giftee’s were happy too, which is ultimately what matters the most. So I am declaring this Christmas a victory, may there be many more in the future! (If you go to my Ravelry notebook you can find the projects).

I am enjoying my break from school. I have taken the opportunity to relax and work on some knitting and reading. I originally had a whole “Winter Reading List” but my break has turned out to be much busier than I expected so I’m sticking with the reading my profs told me about. So far I have started Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy. I have not made it too far into the book but I am liking the story so far and the readability. Much better than reading Old English (Canterbury Tales anyone?). I will probably write a review of the book later, will be a good practice for when I have to discuss in class.

I am really looking forward to my next semester, I’m taking an Ancient and Medieval Civilization class, I have been dying to take the class since I started school so I am thrilled. After this spring I will only have 13 more credits until graduation, yay! I’m not sure where I’m going after that academically, but it is definitely time to start the job search. I’m a little scared about that considering there is a certain amount of commitment that goes with getting a “real” job, but I’m ready for the challenge. It’s time to take that step.

Well Wishes,
Allison

Christmas Knitting

Yes, I am blogging about knitting. *gasp* I know! It seems so foreign to blog about knitting on a knitting blog!

In fact blogging at all on this blog is foreign, but I digress. Back to the subject at hand.

Every year I decide I will knit everybody something and every year I fail. Apparently this is not a condition that is unique to myself. Many knitters set out to knit everyone on their list some spectacular item that will be loved and cherished forever. I would also like to emphasize the “every-year” part of that statement, you see knitters can be a stubborn group in that we will continue to do the same thing hoping something will change (I think someone once called that insanity). While many have adapted and do succeed in their endeavours, often that requires beginning your Christmas knitting for next year the day after Christmas this year. I do not think that far in advanced. So I have had to make many adjustments in order to accomplish at least some of my Christmas knitting, including:

1. Sometimes, not everybody has to have something knitted.
2. If you do want to knit everybody something, only knit small items that will be fast to complete.

I chose option two this year and I am quite proud to announce that I am right on track for actually getting everybody on my list taken cared of. I might even add a couple more people at the rate I’m going (though I am not going to jinx myself by starting anything for them yet). I also further simplified my task by selecting hats as what I am knitting everyone. So far my list of patterns include, but are not limited to:

1. All-Day Beret by Debbie Stoller
2. Speedy Cabled Beret by Pauline Chin
3. A Men’s Garter-Stitch Hat

So far I am really happy with the two patterns I’ve been working on and I’m looking forward to working on it some more.

Anyway, It’s finals week and I have to vamoose.

Well Wishes,
Allison