Thursday, February 12, 2009

Take Off!

I'm in my bathrobe with my bags packed in the truck. There's still so many little things to do before taking off, but I think it's almost all there. At this time tomorrow I'll be in India!

And wow, do we have a lot of stuff we're taking with us and it's heavy. 2 50# bags each, 1 of which is supplies the other is our personal things. I have a purse that's bigger than my carry on.

This is my first time out of North America since I came here as a baby. Interesting to think that I will be going back to an Asian country.

If I can blog while away, I'll try and do that. Othewise I'll be back in two weeks.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

How Many of Me?

Ever wonder how many other people there are in the world with your name? Well was I ever surprised to find out how little there are with my name. I thought that both my names were common, but it's uncommon in a combo.
LogoThere are
people with my name in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

Try it out and send me a reply of how many of you there are!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Graphic Art Meets Knitting

They've thought of something...that I never would have considered. But hey, it makes sense.

Walk softly...and carry a big knitting needle.

Don't shoot until you see the bumps on their purls.

Okay, so I'm lacking in the one liners for comics and graphic novels, but maybe you see where I'm going with this. May I present to you, Handknit Heroes - a graphic novel for knitters.

No, I'm not kidding, it's a real thing. I'm so tempted to get a subscription. Find out how, here.

Excuse me while I go knit a ray gun.

9 Days to Go

I turned over my calendar and almost panicked. Only 9 full days between now and when I leave for India! There's still so much to do and I'm sick. I haven't been out of the house since Thursday night; going to work today has been a big event.

What do I do when I feel overwhelmed? I make a list! Here's the major things that I have yet to do:

  1. Finish my lessons
  2. Write out the pattern, make copies
  3. Felt one of the samples
  4. Find buttons for the samples
  5. Re-wind yarn
  6. Try on skirt/shirt outfits and see what really works
  7. Buy things to take with
  8. Send out calendars to supporters
  9. Make sure I have all of my immunizations
  10. ???? I know I'm forgetting a lot of things
On second thought, maybe making a list isn't going to help. Just looking at all those things left to do is a bit overwhelming. To top it all off, I'm tired and sick and just want to sleep.

But I am looking forward to the warm weather in India. Even Amsterdam looks warmer, being in the 40's. And in no time, I'll be back home, wondering where the time went.