Saturday, October 31, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
As for knitting... well you can imagine I haven't done much because of the school work and the work work. But I do have a couple quick updates:
My Kraemer Sterling Silk and Silver yarn started as this shawl (Ribbon Yarn Wrap), however after completing approximately 6 inches I decided the yarn didn't want to be this.
I am going to Brown County with the SO this weekend so I'll probably get some knitting time in during the drive. I'll post those pics (from BC and the knitting) when I return. Have a great weekend!
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Yep that is Spiderman, sitting in a rocking chair - Knitting! There's some knitspiration for ya!
Okay so it's not Spiderman. It's actually Mark Newport, a fiber artist who hand-knits costumes. Today while reading the Smithsonian I came across an article featuring Mark Newport. The extended web-version of the interview is located here. If you live near the Smithsonians I encourage you to check out his work, which is currently on display until January 3rd at the Renwick Craft Inventational.
I encourage you to take a quick peak at the interview. It's interesting, and it describes how he started knitting, why he knits superhero costumes and why he presents his work the way in which he does (simply hanging, limp and "lifeless"). Overall I found his artwork pretty cool! Knitspiring if you ask me!
Sunday, October 18, 2009
I went to work on Tuesday and Wednesday and everything was great. I felt like I could conquer anything in the world. Yoga practice was going great as well. Then, midway through Wednesday I suddenly felt sick. Wicked sick. On Thursday, I (one who never calls the doctor) actually called the doctor to come in. She doesn't know if I have a cold with flu-like symptoms, or the flu, all of which are exacerbated by my compromised immune system from radiation. I'm a little peeved 'cause I told everyone at work to please wash hands and stuff because I'm still with a weak immune system. But who knows, I could have caught something while at the grocery store Saturday, out at the dance show on Sunday, at school on Monday, or at work. All I know is that it sucks! I slept most of Thursday, Friday and Saturday. I've been awake most of today but have been coughing non-stop. The SO bought me a bunch of OTC's (because the antibiotics the Doctor gave me is doing shit). So right now, I think i'm a little tipsy from the concoction I have brewed. However, Vicks Vapor Rub is rockin' my world right now, that shit has helped (still coughin' but it feels heavenly after feeling like hell the past few days). Hopefully this will clear up overnight so I don't have to go back to see the doctor tomorrow! Plus I am so sick of staying home! I need to get back to school and work!
10/19/09 --- Edited to add:
I forgot to add in a Happy Birthday to my Little Brother -- he's now 26!! Not so little anymore!
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Every autumn I get wicked home sick. Fall is absolutely beautiful in New England and I get a little depressed (not clinically, just used as an expression) every year at about this time. I probably will continue to get weepy every fall until the SO and I move out to the Northeast.
So for today I thought I'd grab some images of pictures painted by the Hudson River School Artists. I love their work. I think I have expressed my love for Fredrick E. Church on this blog in previous posts. So here I thought I'd spread some love for the Hudson River School artists... there are too many awesome pictures to choose from but here are a few.
Thomas Moran (1837-1926)
Under Trees (The Autumnal Woods)
1865 - oil on canvas 40" x 34"
1857 - oil on canvas
New England Scenery
1875 - oil on canvas
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
These commercials are for a cell phone company in Canada called Telus. These commercials were brought to my attention by RabbitPrincess on Ravelry.
Have a great Wednesday!
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Who knew about this nifty little craft?! ;)
Monday, October 5, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
And I found Boston and Hartford. My 'rents live in NH, wicked close to Boston. And my best friend is in Norwalk, wicked close to Hartford. This just kinda reminded me how far away I am from you guys!!
Later that afternoon we went to the College Football Hall of Fame, also located in South Bend, IN. Many of you know how much I love football, and all sports. So this place was wicked cool.
We learned about the history of football as well as college football. Not surprising, football, soccer, and rugby all have origins in the same game which was started in Europe.
Here are some of the early items used as a football. Yes, that includes a skull, rock, cow's bladder and hardened cow patties!
Here are some of the more modern day footballs. Guess what... Some of the early footballs were hand sewn!
Speaking of handmade. Some of the early equipment and uniforms were all hand sewn, knit or woven! The SO looooved me as I ran around snapping pictures of all the handmade items.
Here is an early uniform. Most of which is handmade. And check out the socks....
Knitted socks! They even look handmade! I love it! (told you I could turn a football trip into fiber goodness).
The FHoF also had a "hands on" area. The SO and I had a little fun.