The lamb is doing great! And the kids absolutely love him. They are calling him Lucky, and although he can chase them all around the yard (and the house), he doesn't get that much of a chance, as he is always being carried. Lambs are not really supposed to be in the bedroom, even though we are bringing him in the house at night now (it's been a little cold at night), but sometimes they get away with it anyway.
Not Much Knitting This Week
I still have not really started a new project, but rather picking up something small and just fiddling with it. Like crocheting hair scrunchies, or lucet cord (that I can use for the Knitty corset when I get around to knitting that). Oh, and I finally got around to putting a button on the front pocket of my backpack so that things don't fall out. I knitted and sewed in an inside pocket also, and I like that so well I may do several more of different shapes and sizes.
Ok, I didn't get an entry made here as often as I wanted, but there is a lamb update in the comments under the last post, and I have worked on the 100 things and links pages. I added links (which I will continue to do), and changed pictures around, including adding some new ones. I even got a picture of Taz, the black lab. He doesn't appear often in my pictures since he doesn't sit still for the camera. But Jonathan ganged up on him so that I could get one.
I have pictures of the construction of the purple striped socks (which were done on 2 circular needles), and my plans include posting those and my comments about that pattern. I still need to discuss the shawl too and directions.
For the Cross-Cultural Analysis class, I had to (well, actually I didn't have to - the paper was only required for graduate students in the class, but I like to write so I did it anyway) write a paper about a subculture of my choice, and I chose Knitting Bloggers. I think I will (soon) post that paper here - you might find it amuzing. That class is over and now we are well into the Study of Language class (same time, same place, same teacher, most of the same students). It really is very nice to have one class finished and be able to concentrate more intensely on fewer classes at a time. Study of Language (Linguistics 4100) goes into strategies for teaching languages, and looks at how language is acquired, and the factors that influence the language learning process. I'm finding it to be a nice review and application of things that I learned before. A general linguistics class was something I took way back as a Freshman in college, and was one of my favorite classes. Besides that, I was a communicative disorders major for 3 years (I finished that major but will not receive a degree in com d - not going to get into that again here), and this class draws on psychology very heavily also - learning theories, aptitudes, learning strategies, personality and sociocultural factors, etc.
Always Plenty to Do
Some of the things I need to do this week:
- always plenty of reading material to get through
- get my birth certificate so I can get a new passport so I can go to Norway
- write a paper
- take Taz to the vet for shots
- shear the angora goats
- arrange for a shearer to come and shear the sheep
- time to shear the llama too, but she is a bit cranky so maybe I'll wait until after her cria is born - which will probably be in the next couple of weeks
- catch up with this web log
- get started on a new knitting project
- all the usual classes, meetings, and activities, etc. that we have every week of course
- what am I forgetting???