Numerical Knitting

January 7, 2008

One obsession at a time…

Filed under: Disney,General,Knitting — by bethc @ 12:00 pm

I know my blogging has been sporadic, I have realized something about myself. I can only have one Internet based obsession at a time. In mid-November when I decided to take Bunny to Disney at the beginning of Christmas break I switched all my web surfing time to things Disney. Not that there is much I don’t know about Disney, but I wanted to make sure I had all the up-to-date info. I found out some useful things, including the way to get the most AMAZING snack ever. At any rate, I gave up almost completely on reading knitting blogs. I had over 7,000 unread on my bloglines when we returned from our trip.

Just because I wasn’t reading or writing about knitting, I was actually knitting. I finished Bunny’s top down raglan and managed to blog about that, I knit four dish cloths for gifts, and I started a scarf that was supposed to be a gift.

Christmas arrived and I found my way again! Over the Christmas break I knit Bunny a pair of Peace Fleece Mittens and I have knitted a large baby hat since back in school. I’m working on posts on each of those that will hopefully appear in the next few days.

My parents arrived to celebrate Christmas with us on the 29th. On the 27th I realized that the Omo scarf I was knitting for mom was not going to get done. Who was I kidding, it was about 5 inches long at the time. I cut my losses and went shopping. Instead of a hand knit lace scarf she got a book on weaving traditions in Peru. Good enough.

I have caught up on some of my blogs (down to about 4,000 unread) and and clearly trying to regain momentum in regular blogging. I’m back working on some socks and am getting ready to start either a color-work hat for B or a sweater “with a zipper and a hood” for Bunny. Of course, thoughts of a Spring Break trip are dancing in my head, but perhaps I will pick something there aren’t numerous web sites about!

April 3, 2007

49 things…

Filed under: Disney,Meme — by bethc @ 10:45 am

Since I am teaching squares and square roots today it seemed a good time to get around to answering the tag from Knitting Mom. I found this remarkably hard. I find I have strong opinions about a few things and hardly any opinions on other things. (Note: within each category the order is random!)

7 by 7 meme.

Seven things to do before I die:

1. Stay at the Ice Hotel

2. Cruise the Panama Canal

3. Have a clean, organized house

4. Go to Trinidad for Carnival

5. Dance at Bunny’s wedding (or commitment cerimony or whatever)

6. Spoil a grandchild

7. Sleep in Cinderella’s Castle

Seven things I cannot do:

1. Touch my toes (without bending my knees)

2. Place commas correctly

3. Remember names quickly

4. Spell

5. Stick to a diet

6. Eat bananas

7. Draw recognizable things

Seven things that attract me to….the DC area

1. In-Laws who baby-sit!!

2. A school I enjoy working in

3. Free museums (not that we go very often)

4. Good shopping

5. Three major airports

6. The Zoo

7. Lots and lots of restaurants

Seven things I say:

1. “I’m OK with that”

2. “It’s making me crazy”

3. “Ladies and gentlemen” (to my students)

4. “Come on, time to go”

5. “Please get out your books and your notebooks”

6. “I’m on page __ I hope you are as well.”

7. “Talk to you later”

Seven good books:

1. The Accidental Tourist (and the rest of Anne Tyler’s work)

2. The Cat who Dropped a Bombshell (and the others in the series)

3. The House of Seven Mables (and the rest of the series)

4. S is for Silence (and the rest of the series)

5. Mason Dixon Knitting

6. Don’t let the Pigeon Drive the Bus

7. Prime Cut (and the rest of the series here too!)

Seven good movies:

1. The Big Chill

2. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

3. E.T.

4. The Wizard of Oz

5. Singin’ in the Rain

6. The Killing Fields

7. Annie Hall

Seven blogs to tag (Sorry all… if I didn’t tag seven this whole thing would be more rectangular than square!)
1. Fricknits

2. Mama Sutra

3. Adventures of the Friendly Knitter

4. From the Depths of My Creative Madness

5. Yarny Goodness

6. Baby Knits

7. Purling Sprite

March 29, 2007

Knitting in EPCOT

Filed under: Disney — by bethc @ 8:15 am

Well, not knitting exactly, but knitting kits. Imagine my surprise on our trip through the gift shop after riding the ride at the Norway section of EPCOT to find Dale of Norway knitting kits! However, there was nothing I was interested in. A “Learn to Knit” kit and a “Make your own Scarf” kit. Now if they had sweater kits…

March 28, 2007

Fun with Friends

Filed under: Disney — by bethc @ 8:31 am

We’re having a great trip! The sun is warm and shining and the humidity is low. Not much knitting, but a whole lot of fun. Yesterday Bunny and I hit 3 parks in one day… He’s seen a bunch of friends,


and even tried life as a monkey!

Off to a Character Brakfast with JoJo and the Little Einsteins now.

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