Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Well, school has begun again. I've only had 2 classes so far.
-I've probably seen most of the things in person that we're going to be learning about in my Northern Renaissance Art class.
-I have to take Intro to Philosophy and it's going to be a loooooong semester. It was only the first day and I was hit with a whole lot of stupid. An extreme amount from one particular person. He even made the teacher exasperated. That takes skill. One of the things that bothered me was his remark about how "The only reason people believe in God is because they're afraid of dying and it makes them feel better to think there's something after death" and that people shouldn't believe in miracles because it's all about science. I nearly turned around and called him stupid to his face. He's lucky I wasn't sitting closer. I don't care if that's what you think, just don't act all righteous about your beliefs and tell me that that's the only reason why I believe what I believe. We've experienced a miracle or two in my family. The fact that my sister's boyfriend is still alive and able to walk is a miracle. (He was in a car accident that smashed some of his vertebrae.) I just really wish I didn't have to take this damn class. I have a feeling that I won't be talking much in the class for fear of exploding at someone. I have pretty good self-control but sometimes....Yeah.....
-I'm also taking Jewelry, Watercolor, Entrepreneurial Illustration, Fairy Tales and Illustration Styles and Concepts.
-In other news, knitting news to be exact, my Time Traveler socks are going well, if slow. I can't knit on them without looking, so I have to knit my Doctor Who scarf during class instead of the socks. I should finish my sister's cowl. I'm just not looking forward to grafting three 33" pieces into tubes. I should have just knit them in the round like I had thought of. Oh well.
-I should have knit Christmas presents, but I don't want to spend any more money on yarn right now.
-I really need to start on the knitwear that I'm going to be selling. I'm just really lazy right now. I haven't even unpacked from coming back from break.
-I'm going to go sleep.

Friday, January 7, 2011


I updated my blog. Meaning, I changed the title, since I disliked the other one. Nocturnal Knitter is more what this blog is. Is it weird that I could see myself doing knitting things for the rest of my life next to illustration. Hmm...

Well, I bought a bunch of yarn yesterday for items to sell at my school's artist sale thing. I'm excited to start them. I also started my Jaywalker socks with the Time Traveler yarn from KnitPicks. It's exciting.

I wish I had a million bucks (or a job at a yarn store) so I could get a bunch of yummy yarn. I think I'm going to ask if the local yarn store has any positions open. It couldn't hurt to ask.

School starts back in a week or so. *sigh*

P.S. I knit this.  Isn't it cute? I think I'm going to make other animals from this pattern. It's quick and fun to knit. Wheeee! Also, I need a camera. I don't have one and it's frustrating.

Monday, January 3, 2011


What a terrible way to start off the new year. I managed to get the flu on New Year's Eve, which resulted in me just being miserable and puking all day. I managed to stay up to watch the ball drop at midnight, but it wasn't a joyous occasion for me. I missed an amazing concert with my sisters and I couldn't eat all day. *sigh* New Year's Day, I felt like someone had seriously beaten me up. Managed to choke down some applesauce and mac & cheese. And then yesterday, I still felt crappy, but not as much as the day before. I found that I couldn't stand up for long periods of time without feeling dizzy and nauseous. The dogs made sure I didn't overtax myself, constantly keeping watch as I walked around, did some laundry, etc. They are the best nurses. And here we are today. I don't feel all that sick. I need to eat something before my stomach eats itself.

The bad part about being sick like that is that you can't knit. I mean, I turned a heel yesterday, but I had to stop when looking at my needles made me feel sick. Which was every time I picked them up after that. AWESOME.

Well, hope you had a better new year than me! Off to feed my starving stomach!