Saturday, May 17, 2008

Proper post

As promised!

Hope everyone is well. Nice to be back :D

Lots of news!
1. You know how I had to reapply for my own job (bureacratic bullshit) well I got it. But now without some selection criteria, an interview (I become speedy gonzalez in interviews, if I spoke any faster, I'd fly!) and the official handshake from the Principal. :D

2. The assignment that was also keeping me nervous, finally nailed, less than 24hours before it was due. Terrifying and I was too slack to make a proper draft, show it to everyone in living memory and submit. With any luck, flying by the seat of my proverbial pants will pay off (or. erm.. not)

3. VintageGrrl has started dyeing fibre and offered her first batch up for grabs. The ice-cream flavoured Peppermint Choc Chip is now mine, ALL mine! And in the interests of free plugging, find her here and here

Also, a finished object! Well, not technically finished, I just need to seam it and but they look done because I've temporarily levelled up the seams up with safety pins (a happy, handy useful hint from spinning guild). The pattern from the latest knitty frankenknits. But they are warm, even though the ribbing at the bottom isn't grippy enough... Should I undo the cast on edge and make it tighter/add elastic? Opinions appreciated.

secret message mitts

Anyway, with any luck there will be another post in about a week's time! YAY!


Wednesday, May 14, 2008

long overdue update

Coming on the weekend. I might even say something!

Just a quick, mini winge. The more I do my essay for uni, the more I come to loathe my job. By reading, simple, factual ethnographic essays (for the peops who have never heard of ethnography, I hadn't before this semester, ethnography is essentially people watching and reporting on the people. It's a huge part (aside from the paper based research part) of Anthropology). I never realised how so much patriarchy was in my workplace! No wonder I never get any work done, I'm too busy fending off attacks. Grr!!

Update on the weekend! That's a toasted toads promise (pick the author/series, I dare you!)