Thursday, April 30, 2009

FO: Baby Stuff!!

Ta Da!!!
I give you booties...

Scratch Mitts....

And a baby hat!!
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These were done for a friend's baby shower that I (unfortunately) had to miss; I'm sure the festivities were grand, but I was there in spirit, nonetheless. These were hodge-podges of patterns that I found on Ravelry, so I don't really have any specs to post at all. They were made with Bernat Softee Baby yarn in blue (she's having a boy) and took me about two weeks to finish up (I did both scratch mitts in a couple of hours). The booties were probably the most challenging; it was the first time I'd dealt with short rows at length and it was definitely the first time I'd seen a sock/bootie pattern that started from the ball of the foot, rather than the cuff or the toe. I'd make them again, but they ended up being much too big, I think...the pattern really didn't give a good idea of what size they would end up being.
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We went to Trader Joe's today and I stocked up on Tofu and tempeh. I also discovered that their Gimme Lean veggie sausage is a dollar cheaper than Wal Mart, and their Laughing Cow wedges are TWO DOLLARS cheaper!! Yeah buddy! I got a pound of the veggie sausage (who knows what I'll make with that...it's just so freaking good) and one box of the cheese wedges. I've never had them before, but I'm going to try to incorporate them into my new eating plan.
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Also....the paper has left the building!....ok, not really, but I did get it sent to my prof via Blackboard. It ended up being eleven pages and I used ten sources, so I feel as thought I had the right ratio of research to writing. However, I'm a little concerned that I've still missed the mark regarding what a cultural studies analysis should be. I am grateful, though, because the prof said that he wasn't expecting perfection, just progress, and he was really looking for a draft of something that we could continue to work with in hopes of eventually publishing or presenting at a conference. With that in mind, I feel like I've probably done an adequate job.
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Just one more paper and then I get a couple of weeks off before I start Native American Literature! I'll need to do some online continuing ed for my insurance license before my birthday, so I may try to squeeze that in there to get it over with, but for the most part, I'm going to sit back and read books that I want to read for pleasure, read magazines, relax, exercise, and stop feeling guilty for never having enough time to devote to what I love.
For now, though, I'm shutting my brain off for the night and decompressing before bed:)

1 comment:

Shannon said...

Super cute! I have found that for most of the baby booties I have made, they are always too big! But you did really well.