Friday, September 25, 2009

I find strange things at school o_o

In Occupational Health, we're covering toxicology and dermatoses. I needed to look up if keratin was involved in botanical disease response, and ended up finding this site.

The Skin Rash Hall of Fame

Ew, right? But oddly fascinating...

In other news, I'm not really knitting anything. I'm spending most of my time working or searching for a Co-op! If you want to hire me, let me know, haha.

(P.S. - I also found this site on pathology which actually helped a little bit, even though I still got the quiz question wrong.)

Sunday, September 13, 2009


For my birthday, my bff Ashley gave me a copy of "Amigurumi Knits" by Hansi Singh. Let me say, that's an awesome book. My first project from it is... the common octopus! I made it for the secretary of Hooks and Needles, whose birthday was yesterday :)

While making this cute little guy, I realized how much I missed knitting (having knit barely anything over the summer...) and how much I missed making dolls. They're so quick to make... so easy... so admired by other people. I guess the reason I originally fell away from knitting amigurumi was because I ran out of ideas... which is a pretty pitiful excuse, if you ask me.

Also, in making this dear, sweet cephalopod, I've realized a technique that I've been totally underutilizing in making my own amigurumi- short rows. I've got to get on these, internet!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Houston, Prepare for College!

So this week has probably been the most hectic week of my summer. Classes start Monday (that's RIT saying "Screw you, bank holidays!") but I feel like it's already week 10. I guess that's because this is my last free week, when things aren't scheduled out and days aren't divided up like I'm in Zamyatin's We.

So, without further ado, here's my obligatory post of pictures of my dorm room for the family members that check my blog (I'm so cool... My mom's bookmarked my blog.)

Also, I wanted to point out the irony of my current plant situation. Before I left home, I pluckeda mint cutting from my garden and stuck it in a tin can with some rocks and potting soil. The cost was absolutely nothing, and the plant is thriving! I'm so proud. Contrast it with my gerbera daisies, which I over-watered... whoops. There's $8 down that drain. I just think that it's funny that the free plant was much easier to take care of then the grocery-store one.
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