Sunday, September 12, 2010

Midnight Inspiration

I love how, as soon as I start getting ready for bed, I start getting ideas for knitting projects.  Sadly, I haven't had that much time to knit lately . . . Well, to be honest, I haven't had that much time for anything lately (confounded homework!).  I've worked a few more rounds of my sock.  I'm still trudging my way through the first row of the lace pattern of the body of my sweater.  However, as I was thinking about the poster I'm putting together for English Club, I started thinking about the pair of fingerless gloves that I've been wanting to make.  Now, I have a pattern that I want to use (this one from Knitty).  I think I've been putting it off because I want to modify the pattern somehow, but I wasn't sure how.  However, I've been struck by inspiration, and I think I have a semblance of a plan . . . Now I just have to wait until the sock is finished so I can use the needles . . .

Thursday, September 2, 2010

10 Random Facts About Coming Back to School

Once again, I find myself sitting at a college desk in a college dorm room with a massive load of homework hanging over my head.  I've been back on campus for almost two weeks now.  Classes started on Monday, so I've officially survived almost an entire week's-worth of classes (I have one class left tomorrow).  Then, I'm off home for Labor Day weekend.  It's such a weird feeling being back on campus after being home for a few months.  Here are some things I've realized over the course of moving back onto campus and once again dwelling in the dorms:
  1. I realized how many people I actually know on campus.  
  2. I've also realized how many people I don't know.
  3. I forgot how much walking you do in a day while on campus.
  4. The first day of classes the second time around isn't nearly as scary as the first time.
  5. I love getting textbooks really cheap on Amazon.
  6. Having an elevator in the building makes moving in so much easier.
  7. English classes require a lot of reading.  So do history classes.
  8. I love my cork board.  I don't know how I survived without it last year.
  9. No matter how many times I check to make sure I brought everything, I still manage to leave something at home.
  10. Did I mention that I have a lot of reading to do?
 So, those are my thoughts on the first week of my sophomore year.  Tune in next time to hear me ramble about . . . I don't even know yet.  Have a splendiferous Labor Day weekend, everyone!