dimanche 6 juillet 2008

Progress report


Work on my sock continues! I have just turned the heel of the second one. This sock is turning out much better than the first one. I figured out what I was doing wrong with my "YO"s and why the right-hand YO of every pattern I've knit never turns out properly. Well! What a learning experience. I suppose a dilligent crafter would tear out the first sock and do it again properly. What you call thorough, I call crazy. After all, they are just for feet. And an old lady's feet at that, I really doubt she's going to notice the missing holes. Although she might find one foot consistently feels warmer than the other.

I took this photo with my roommate's camera. If I use hers any more often, I'm not going to be able to stand my own anymore. It just doesn't take good photographs, especially of the things I like to take, namely, small objects close up. The clincher was when I set up a shot, and took the exact same photo with my camera and hers. The difference was brutal. I'd better start saving!

Today was a lazy sunday. Dropped some books back at the library, Instead of Education by John Holt and Foreskin's Lament by Shalom Auslander. I had the last one on hold at the library and waited a few months for it, definitely worth the wait. Really hilarious. And Instead of Education was probably my favourite Holt book that I've read so far. He makes so many good points. I don't have any children of my own, but I have seen in the children of a family friend, that as soon as they started going to school, their personalities changed drastically. Do we really want to train ourselves for a life of fear, and competition, and subservience to some self-appointed leaders? The book itself is about schooling, of course, but it applies to most jobs I have known, as well.
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