Posts Tagged ‘knitting’


Thursday, December 31st, 2009

So. A somewhat crappy year is ending for me in approximately 9 hours.

Ten begins.

And in the morning, I will watch Ten’s ending.
Yes, boys and girls, I refer to the last episode of Doctor Who starring the Tenth Doctor, David Tennant. The writing, the direction, and most of all David’s acting, will have me crying. David is far too good at the sad scenes.
But I look forward to seeing Matt Smith on the show. I think he can do it, and he’ll do it in his own special way, and it will be brilliant. No, he isn’t as attractive as David. But that doesn’t mean he can’t act, for gods’ sake. I have been so irritated by all the girls online who are saying really hurtful things about Matt simply because he doesn’t fit their pattern of ‘cute’. He is a very good actor, he is a very sweet person, and he is a human being. Matt probably wouldn’t give most of those girls a second look either, so .. stuff it.
Gah. Just had to have a little rant about that.


What else to post about? I have no life. :P
I finished my elbow-length, fingerless gloves. I still haven’t taken a picture of them. So for now I’ll just say that they look like this, but mine are dark charcoal grey.

That’s pretty much all I’ve been doing. Knitting.

Oh yeah, we had a freak snowstorm here in Portland on Tuesday. And my friend & I still went downtown to meet up for a few hours! Ha! Buses were sliding all over the place because they weren’t prepared with tyre chains. One of the smaller buses slid sideways and slammed into a tree about 15 feet from me at the transit center. Kind of scary. But the snow was beautiful, and a lot of fun to walk in. On my way home, I stopped at an un-trodden place in a schoolyard and stepped out a huge MUSE logo and took pictures of it. Still haven’t posted it on their messageboard. lol. I am geek, hear me roar.

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An Inspiration

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

Not too long ago, I was visiting Powell’s Books with my mom. We decided to have lattes, so we wandered into the cafe. As we waited for our drinks among the several other people who were doing the same thing, we noticed a gray-haired lady who was knitting away at a pink preemie hat. She was going incredibly fast, and the work looked like it had been done by a machine. Then we noticed that this lady wasn’t even looking at what she was doing – she was just kind of staring forward.
Mom’s curiosity got the best of her, and she went over to introduce herself and ask the lady how she did such perfect work without looking.
It turns out that the lady has Macular Degeneration, a condition in which the center lining of the eye suffers thinning and atrophy. It causes blindness in the center of vision, and gradually spreads so that one can only see through the ‘corners’ of their eye. I have a family friend with the same condition, and it is a very debilitating thing to have.
This lady in the Powell’s cafe was sitting and waiting for her friends… since she cannot see the book titles, much less read the books, she chose to work on her charity preemie hats project. She knits by feel, and has been doing it for years, so she hardly needs to pay attention. Not only was she knitting, she was talking to my mom while doing it, and going along with the needles like there was nothing out of the ordinary.
I wanted to give her a hug, just for getting through all that. And doing most of her blind work for charity. She was a true inspiration.

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