Day 5: How long did it take from the time your learned how to knit, to finish your first project?
Maybe a couple of weeks? I dont remember. My first FP was awful so I frogged and reknit it. I would say it probably took me 2 weeks to get from first casting on to having a real scarf. Knitting goes quickly if you’re just doing garter stitch.
A friend in college taught me because I wanted to learn. Everyone else knit—tons of people on campus—and there was a lovely little yarn store in town (Northampton Wools), and a lovelier one (Webs!) a little off the main drag. We watched TV and knit and felt domestic and awesome. A Smith tradition, I guess.
Day 3: Do you have any other WIPs (works in progress)?
ok, I forgot to update during the week… I get it now. y’all schedule these ahead of time. Duhhh.
I have a ton of WIPs. off the top of my head—a little capelet thing that i sometimes work on and will probably never finish, an aran cable sampler blanket that I’ve been working on for like 8 years and want to have finished but haven’t yet…I’ll get there, though. and various little things that I’m def not finishing and should frog but frogging hurts.
“The website Joan of Snark (“Perhaps Correct, Definitely Exhausting”) was a spot-on parody of Jezebel.com, “this really cool feminist website where women talk about how far we’ve come and which celebrities have the worst beach bodies — Ruth Bader Ginsburg!” Joan’s post about The Girlie Show mimicked Irin Carmon’s critiques of The Daily Show, which looked skeptically at Jon Stewart’s lack of female writers and his decision to hire Olivia Munn. And the episode also seemed to respond to Sady Doyle’s essay about “Liz Lemonism”; ongoing conversations about Chelsea Handler and Sarah Silverman; Fey’s recent piece in The New Yorker; with Medium-level forethought, the recent kerfuffle about female comedians at SXSW; and, while it didn’t have anything to do directly with this Molly Lambert piece, it might as well have linked to it across time and space. The only thing missing was a Christopher Hitchens cameo.”—
FRANCO: There were some great kids’ movies this year. I took a five year old to see Toy Story 3 last week. HATHAWAY: Did you enjoy it? FRANCO: No it was ruined for me because the little brat was screaming and crying all the way through the film saying, “Who are you?” “You’re not my daddy.” “Take me back to the park where you grabbed me…” [Laughter] HATHAWAY: Oh James, you are a card. And your slightly risky jokes are not threatening because you’re one of us. And you are so handsome.
Todays Tumblr has no pictures, will have almost no formatting, & probably will contain multipe typos. About 20 minutes before going into work last ngith, I had a contact lens malfunction that resulted in 3 lacerations to my cornea. If you’ve never had the privilege of having a scratched cornea…
Feel Better! (Tumblr cut it off but—cupcakes @ eastern district in greenpoint! omgGGG!)