HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Crazy school work= not much knitting.

I’ll be in the corner working on my Nano-novel while my crazy family does odd things.

PS. My new name is Chiclee, thanks to an awesomely mis-spelled Starbucks cup.

FO: Newsboy Cap

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Finished the Newsboy Cap from Stitch ‘n’ Bitch Nation. I actually finished knitting it a few weeks ago, but it was not until today that I got the stuff to put in the brim, :-/

It’s Jo Sharp Aran Tweed, received from the Ravelry Summer Cap Swap. It took almost all of my two balls.

I love this! It’s rather floppy and kinda big (oh swatching, why don’t I do thee?), but I like that as I have big hair…. I liked the yarn, although the tweed is thick and sometimes difficult to work with.

I love newsboy caps though, and will possibly knit this again. I’m naming it my pretentious and indie cap, thanks to something one of my sisters said whist I was knitting it!

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Book Review: The Pinhoe Egg

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The Pinhoe Egg

I first discovered Diana Wynne Jones when I was twelve and shelving books in our middle school library. There I found Witch Week which I love. Since then I’ve read and reread all of the Chrestomanci books, and several of her other books, and always loved them. She’s a fantastic author.

The Pinhoe egg is very good. It explores more of Chrestomanci and Cat’s worlds, it has griffins and magical creatures… but honestly? After the others, it is a bit of a let down. The action takes a long while to build up, and then climaxes quickly with no real “the characters figure things out for themselves” per say. No real danger in a typical way for her books. So, whilst I liked it, I don’t find it comparable to her other books.

London Calling (Again!)

I’m going back to London this summer; hopefully to study Shakespeare! I got accepted into three-week program with the University of Westminster through the CEA (Cultural Exchange Abroad). I’m ridiculously excited!

I have been knitting a bit, but my Newsboy Cap has not been sewn up yet. I knit a headband for one of my best friends who is in the Peace Corps in Kazakhstan, but I forgot to take a picture of it before I sent it off. It was for her birthday, which was Sunday, but she probably won’t get it for three weeks, :(

I’m doing NaNoWriMo, which is going well, but may get harder over the next two weeks in which I have a test, two papers, initiation, lit mag and heaven knows what else to do! I’ve also been spending too much time on the Big Issues Debate Board on Ravelry!

Our knitting club has yet to talk to Why Knot Knit yet, because my poor friend who has been going to take me keeps having rather awful stuff happen to her, so hopefully we’ll go later this week.

Anyway, homework to do. Remember when mid-terms were supposed to be confined to the MIDDLE of the TERM? They lie….

Please Regard

Spock sings about hobbits. Wish I could make this stuff up.

Now then. My winter copy of Interweave knits came in today, and I am very excited :D

Also, my best friend and I are planning to save the world and we need web design help and photoshopping to do it. Can anyone advise?