To the people of Worcester, MA and Clark University

I have two things to say:

Number One – It’s called a sidewalk. Did you notice that barely one car can fit down the road, nevermind two cars? Maybe you should GET OUT of the DAMN WAY!

Number Two – Man up guys. Seriously, I know it’s been a while since we’ve gotten more than 2 inches of snow, but this is not the end of the world. Remember when we used to get snowstorms every couple weeks? Or at least once a month? This is nothing, and I’m sure you managed to drive on CLEARED roads after those storms. Now, I’m not driving recklessly here, and I admit I have an advantage driving a Subaru stick-shift with all-wheel drive, ABS, and snow tires but you LIVE IN NEW ENGLAND!!! It’s not my fault you’re not comfortable driving on roads that might be snowy or icy, or that you’re car is not properly equipped to drive in ice or snow. Don’t feel comfortable driving? Gonna fuck up my day and mess with the flow of traffic? Stay off the roads, for the safety and sanity of yourself and others. Please.

Seriously, I don’t think I’m asking for much here…If you’re obeying the regular rules of the road and I don’t know, if you’re paying as much or more attention than you normally do while driving, it’s really not so bad out there. It’s like, people get so focused on the fact that it snowed and oh my god, the roads have snow and ice on them (because it’s really cold and salt is useless at this temperature), and totally forget that, oh yeah, they’re still driving, they still have other people around them trying to drive. Yes, I’m one of those people who believes that if everyone in the world drove like them, the world’s roads would be much safer, happier places.

Annnnnyway, enough ranting. For now anyway. There hasn’t been TOO much knitting going on, school is shockingly time-consuming this semester (and it will only get worse, I’m sure). But, I’ve managed to make two hats for Mini’s hat drive, work on the Lang Jacquard sock, and I bought some Paton’s Classic Wool today to make a hat. I went into A.C. Moore to buy more tapestry needles, as mine have apparently grown legs and ran away, and I decided I wanted to make a little something for myself. I had a refund check from school for $20, and the Paton’s wool is cheap, and I want to make another attempt at making a tam I’m satisfied with, so: new yarn! I tried to move a little bit outside my comfort zone in terms of colors while still trying to find something that would work with my complexion and my wardrobe…In general, I love bright and saturated colors, but when it comes to what I’ll actually wear, my color choices are pretty limited. Hopefully this color will work out.

I was hoping to find some Patons SWS, but AC Moore doesn’t seem to carry it.

Here’s sock progress:

Annnnnnd furry hats!

I’ll show you the hat I’m making for myself, and maybe some potential patterns for my Rogue yarn, next time.

ETA: Please excuse the awful quality of these photos…I swear I took some really good ones today, the yarn ones just didn’t want to work because I took them late in the evening, with no good lighting.

~ by Whitney on February 16, 2007.

2 Responses to “To the people of Worcester, MA and Clark University”

  1. The Patons wool is a pertty color; hope it works for you.

    Nice hat production too!

    Best,
    firefly

  2. Just FYI, Michael’s has Patons SWS, $5.99 a skein, with a coupon you can get it for 3.59!

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