Wednesday, December 5

Already out with the old...

I don't normally make new years resolutions. But I have decided that 2008 needs to bring some minor changes in my life. Just simple little things that will help me on my lifes journey.

The first started out of frustation with a friend and as I was figuring something else out this realization came to me.

I have decided to really read up on at least three current events each week and follow them. It is too often that I pass over important news events and end up reading the entertainment sections. So here is the beginning of my newest resolution. I hope that others who read this will be inspired to read more about their world, too.
Here is my first one for the week:

1) For the first time ever girls have swept both the individual and team challenge for the Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technologythat is held in New York each year. The top individual was for research on bone regrowth on zebra fish. The top prize for the team was for two girls who have done research on possible tuberculosis cures with a focus on drug resistant strands of the disease. A brief article about this can be found here.

And now on to knitting news:

Last Saturday when I went to my 13 year old nephews basketball game my 15 year old neice looked at me and gasped - Aunt Becky - where did you get that hat from?
Why? I asked... She tells me "That is the coolest have I seen I want one." Oh - I tell her - I made it.. She tells me " NO way - your are so cool." Okay - nothing makes you feel better than a 15 year old with it girl that tells you that you are cool. So - this morning - in my horrendous drive to work - while sitting in traffic I cast on for her hat. When completed I will get pics up for you.

I finished my Foliage hat. It turned out quite nicely. I am still trying to decide if I like Malabrigo or not. It is butter soft but it gets a weird haze around it that I have decided if I like or not.

Last night, in a sudden realization, I remembered that I had not made a present for a friend of mines daughter for Hanukkah. Luckily she is only 9 months old so I whipped up a hat for her. We are all meeting for coffee tonight so I had to get it done! It is the ribbon hat pattern from itty bitty hats. I forget who the author is. I only did three rows of ribbon. The pattern is wrong though on the eyelet rounds but after some quick math I was able to just drop down to the size below chart and voila - eyelet rounds complete. Finished it up and ran some ribbons through it and it is so freakin' adorbale. I will try to get her pic in it tonight.

More to come later.
Happy Knitting.

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