Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Final Grades

Well, the term is over & all of my final tests and papers are turned in.  This week I have no classes and it seems a little odd.  Next term (starting in January), I am taking 3 courses (I usually take 2 per term).  It's not as rough as it sounds - one of those courses is only 6 weeks long, and another is an online course.

But I got my grades for the Fall term.  I got an "A" in Introduction to Software for Business and a "B" in Sociology.  I'm happy!  I wasn't sure what Sociology would be - there was one test that I got a "D" on, and I wasn't sure what grade I got on the final test.  I do have moments that I have to remind myself that a "B" is still a good grade (sometimes I feel that I should only get "A's".  Most of the time, I'm pretty content with the grades.  :-)

I have no new knitting to show you.  I dug the company car out of the snow yesterday & I am feeling it today.  My hands, arms, shoulders all hurt.  I'm not sure if I can knit right now or not.  I have to finish a hat for Christmas, so I guess I'd better suck it up & knit.  :-)

Saturday, December 19, 2009

A Knitting Machine...

I am a knitting machine lately!  I spent a long time (I think it was actually over a YEAR) without knitting and now I'm a knitting machine.  Knitting helps to relax me.  Lately I've been stressed (mind, body, soul, heart), so I've been knitting. 

I started the blue scarf.  One day I decided to knit on it while I watched a movie (SWAT - I've seen it many times, but love the part where LL Cool J says, "Tell Daddy how you want it." - but that's a completely different topic!).  When the movie was finished, I had knit about 12 inches of that scarf.  A foot!  Well, more bad days/nights followed.  And then there was the weekend that I was putting off writing my 5-7 page research paper for Sociology...and before I knew it, that scarf was finished. 

The hat was next.  That took me a total of maybe 6 hours (spread out over 2 or 3 days).  So now the entire set is finished and is ready to be given as a Christmas present.  And it's only December 3rd!  I am not one of these people who has their Christmas shopping done early.  In fact, I rarely have anything done early.  I don't usually knit Christmas presents either, because I tend to not finish them.  So the fact that I have a knitted set finished (by December 3rd) is so amazing!

The second hat does not have a matching scarf.  The recipient already has a scarf that's this color (that he bought), so I made this hat to go along with that scarf.

Ok.  I started this post December 3rd...it is now December 19th!  I had to load the "finished" pictures from my camera & every time I thought of doing it, I didn't have the time.  So tonight I finally uploaded them.

Today we are having a blizzard here in PA.  It sucks.  I am not a big fan of snow.  Tonight I had planned on going out - a girl's night out.  But that all changed when the snow that started in the early morning hours was still going strong at 4PM.  It may still be snowing, I don't know.  I haven't looked outside lately (if I ignore it, it'll go away).  Anyway.  I'm not happy about being stuck in the house.

My friend/co-worker's church was supposed to have a Praise Mime concert tonight & that was re-scheduled.  My church was supposed to have a Christmas cantata tomorrow & that has been re-scheduled.  Snow sucks!

Well, enough of my snowed in sob story.  It's time for me to get to bed.  :-)