Saturday, August 30, 2008

Weekend Knitting

Heavens to Betsy, I had no idea that school starting would put my knitting back so far. I mean, WOW. Senior year has been really busy, and it's only 8 days into school!

My schedule looks like this:

Free period
French 4
AP Environmental Science
World Cultures
AP Statistics
Geographic Information Systems
British Literature

And since we're on a rotation system, I have six of those periods each day, skipping a different class each day until the seventh day. Then the rotation starts all over. It's just a way for us to cram more classes into less time. Good idea, I guess. I'm going to start my application for UNC Asheville this Tuesday after school with my college counselor. Thank GOD I have her, otherwise I'd be SUNK. This whole high school/graduation/college thing is making me more nervous than a whore in church.

On another note, Close Knit just opened up in Gastonia, just off Franklin Blvd. YAY! Finally an LYS for me to call my own. :D I 'm about as happy as a mouse in a cheese factory. I went down there last week to check it out, and it's AWESOME! The owner is one of the nicest people I've ever met, and, as it turns out, her husband actually designed the performing arts center at my school. Small world, eh? Also, there's a girl MY AGE who works there after school sometimes and she knits! It's awesome, because I've never actually met another knitting teenager! She told me she hadn't either. They have a knit night down there every Tuesday evening (known as the "Chicks with Sticks" How cute. :) ) and I'm looking forward to going this Tuesday. :) YAY!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Knitting by Starlight

I think I'm finally getting serious about knitting. I'm currently working on two projects: a simple hat (knit flat and sewn up the back--I'm too scared to try knitting in the round yet) and a scarf knit in entrelac. I think I might be in love with it. Our relationship started off a bit rocky--I wasn't too good at picking up stitches because I got a little confused when it said "pick up and purl," but with a little counseling, we got everything worked out. :) We're expecting our first child soon. ;D

By the way, anyone who missed the Pleseids meteor shower last night should be ashamed (Mom, that means you!) It was BEAUTIFUL. I even saw one meteor streak across the sky and then break apart, leaving multiple, sparkling trails behind. It made my knees go weak, no lie. It's just awe-inspiring. I laid out in the grass in my front lawn from about 12:30 to 3 AM to watch the show, and even though I almost fell asleep during slow periods, and I got bug-bitten a little bit, it was SOOOO worth it.

I'll post pics soon, but for now, my camera battery is dead. (I'm seriously starting to doubt the abilities of Polaroid as a company. So far, I've had TWO Polaroid digital camera's and they're sub-par at best. C'mon Polaroid--You're a trusted name. Live up to it!)