What I’ve Been Up To

Well first off, I did this awesome button swap

I’ve also got 2 swaps pending on the knitty swap board – it’s nice because I’m exchanging some yarn which I shouldn’t have bought with quite a bit of sock yarn (some quite good) to bring with me to NYC (I have an “I’m only packing sock yarn” rule!).

Next, I got a little something for myself for graduation. It was definitely a splurge, but it’s been awhile since I’ve done that… here’s a photo….

I love it! First, it’s very much in my “style” (If I have one – that’s debatable) and, it’s not something that I’ve ever seen (or seen anything like) here in Bloomington – as a diehard Target girl, I don’t get to say that very often. If you’re interested, her website is here and her etsy shop is here. And her customer service is excellent. This necklace came wrapped in a nice box with a bow. It made me feel special!

Next up. Things are a little boring on the knitting front.
Green and White Dishcloth

I’m trying to knit as many of these as I can in the next 22 days to give to some of my friends/coworkers.  We’ll be in apartments (after spending 2 years in the dorms!) and I thought this would be a cute idea.  Basically, I’m going to make a bunch and let them pick a few that “speak to them.”  I bought a cone of the white and I’m keeping it any solid color (no ombres) and the white as the background.  I’ll post some more photos in the later days…

Also, I joined a new knitting/designing groupblog/community.  It’s been pretty great because I can get feedback about my designs-in-the-works from actual knitters.  Also, we’ve been challenging each other (in a good way) and that’s been pretty neat.  It’s a secret blog though, so you can’t see (na, na, na, na, na).

Non-knitting related content:

There’s been a ton of talk in the blogosphere about blogs and the purpose of them and whatnot.  Things like “why blog if no one comments” and things like “lets all just get along.”  And in the meantime, I’m starting to feel more and more a part of the blogging community.  I get angry when my journalism professors dismiss blogs (granted, they’re talking about political blogs which may indeed be the downfall of objective newspaper reporting as we know it, but that’s another soapbox) – how dare they insult my community – they know nothing about the power of good that can be spread by the blogs – check out the Harlot‘s collection for Doctor’s Without Border’s if you don’t believe me!

Anyway, I’ve always refrained from non-knitting related content as much as possible.  But as I’ve grown into this community, I feel like sharing more and more of it.  So here’s some updates, if you’re interested…

  1. I finished a 25 page senior thesis (71 pages with appendices) and next Friday is my senior review.  I’m not real worried about it, I think I should be alright.  Basically, I’ll get some sort of a final stamp of approval to my major (which I created) and then I’ll be good to go in early May.
  2. I’ll be attending IU again next year, in the Higher Education and Student Affairs Master’s program.  Oh, and I’ve gotten an assistantship that will be essentially paying me to go to school.  But that means that I may be up at 3 in the morning with drunk and belligerent college freshmen more often than I want to admit right now.  I think it’ll be fun.  Yea, stay positive right? (Actually, I am really excited about my assistantship.)
  3.  Generally, life is good.  Knit.  Study.  Laugh.  Reminisce.

6 Responses to “What I’ve Been Up To”

  1. 1 Emilee April 13, 2007 at 9:27 am

    Congrats on handing in your thesis! That’s a beautiful necklace, you deserve to splurge.

  2. 2 Monika April 13, 2007 at 11:24 am

    A secret blog of the Knitting sisterhood! ;o)

  3. 3 Roni April 14, 2007 at 8:53 pm

    Hi! So you’ve decided then on IU? Congrats!!! And congrats on finishing your paper!! Love the necklace.

  4. 4 tori April 14, 2007 at 9:21 pm

    Because of you, I just bought one of the broken plate necklaces. Beautiful!

  5. 5 Aunt Carissa April 19, 2007 at 4:01 pm

    YAY NICOLE!! You are awesome. Congrats on finishing your thesis! I absolutely love the necklace….I may have to get one for myself. Hope to see you soon! The girls and Ed say hello. And Madden says “Nicole loves to knit!” Love ya!

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