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I finished the mp3 player case to fit the headphones as well! πŸ˜€

It came out great! I decided to hold a black yarn (Patons Grace, 100% mercenized cotton, fingering weight) along side the multi-colored Tofutsies sock yarn! I am so thrilled in how it came out! It also made it a Β denser fabric and thicker yarn (with the two held together) and a faster project!

The first photo here shows the color of the black and colored yarn the best.

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Inside the case with the items just ‘stuffed’ in there. It is not like I am going to be folding and wrapping my headphones neatly when I use this case. ;D

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Then the completed product, filled with the items and all buttoned up looking lovely!

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My mad crochet skills~

Ravelry Link to my project page: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/HSailorMoon/mp3-player-case–headphones

A bit more details about the project can be found there. πŸ™‚ A small project completed in a day~ I am pretty happy about that. Β – – Now it is time for me to go to bed~ πŸ˜€

So I thought I would make a post, nothing focused in particular.

I wanted to share a few cute things, around my desk.

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These are a few of them. πŸ™‚ Adorable Hello Kitty charms, I guess you can call them that. Let’s see. All of them are from Japan, via Jimmy and his trip there this last winter, except the far right one, with the brown hair, that one I bought at AX this year. The lotus flower kitty and maid with red glasses glasses came off of a pen and mechanical pencil, which I have elsewhere.

The only downside to all of this…I do not have a cell phone that can hold a charm, ie the small loop of plastic to thread a cord like these through. So I have them placed through out my desk, I even have one in my car on my visor. I am happy that I can place a charm on my WoW Authenticator (from Blizzcon 08 I believe) and my new mp3 player a Philips GoSpark 2 gig I got off of Woot.com. I bought it because it came with two audible download credits… and I downloaded the audio book of A Short History of Nearly Everything to this player. (link: http://www.audible.com/pd?asin=B002V0KFPW) It is 17 + hours long and I am thrilled to have it on a small device I can take with Β me, since it does not seem like there will be a Palm WebOs application for it any time soon (ie not at all).

Then the cute adorable figure to the left, is from the Anime Gurren Laugan,Nia, that I also bought at AX this year. I love it! πŸ˜€

To make a case, for my small mp3 player with room enough to stuff the headphones as well.

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With left over sock yarn from my first skein of Tofutsies!

A size F (3.75mm) crochet hook is in order.

– – – Also… ~$4 for a ‘tall’ frappuccino from starbucks… is wildly expensive. (I have a gift card) … oh and it is a Mocha Toffee frappuccino.

(I had to google how to spell frappuccino… and whoever came up with the spelling of this… ice blended drink… must have been on one heck of a sugar rush… because it is just a weird word when you spell it out. :/ )

Well, I thought I would give wordpress a try in the blogging world. The boyfriend has been talking a lot about getting a site up for himself and we got into a discussion about blogging and how we do not like the previous sites we used. So here is when I decided to give wordpress a try, at least with importing the blogger journal of my knitting for the most part.

Red notepad

Now what does this have to do with knitting, since I just mentioned it. Other than being adorable and in a lovely red color~ Well, if you have been visiting Ravelry’s shop lately, you will get the comparison.

I bought this! πŸ˜€

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I wish I could have bought the metal red note holder too at Barnes n Noble, but I would much rather spend that 9 dollars on framing this beautiful poster! I cannot wait to receive it in the mail and put it up in my room!

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Now, a bit of geek banter. I am writing this entry on my Palm Pre, via a webOS application. Poster. I have to say, for 2 bucks… I am really liking it! I still have a bit to figure Out In How To use it… I just figured out how to use the bold, italise, and underline options. Innnterrreeessstttiinnggg.

Thumbs up thus far! πŸ™‚

I would love to show you some of my knitting wips, but my cat, Duo, has taken my lap captive…
And I must surrender and go back to sleep. πŸ˜‰

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CIMG0048.jpg, originally uploaded by hsailormoon.

Yep… I have been swamped with school and work… and school… and yep work again.

I’ve said yep twice, in a poorly constructed sentence. wow.

Anyways, I am procrastinating here verses writing my credential writing sample about “the applicants interest in teaching children with the diversity of languages and cultures represented in California schools”.

So… 500-600 words, never seemed so easy and yet so … … can’t think of the word…

Why couldn’t I just write about my personal pedagogy… but if anything, I probably can work that into my ‘interest’… oi… I need to think.

Ok Heather… time to be smart… I can do that~… yep. ;p
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The scarf is what I made for Jimmy when he went to his trip to Japan, for his class, he used it~ I had never been more happy to see a nice pilled scarf in my life~ πŸ˜€

Knit Picks, Swish DK, Marbled Heather and Storm colorways, US 8, 320 stitches repeated 10 rows of garter stitch, alternating between the colors, knit length wise. Came out great~ (also yes I am aware of the ‘mistake, I mean design feature’ I view it as a cute intentional little heart shape I left for him. ;D


Stuffed Condor, originally uploaded by hsailormoon.

Finally, this semester seems to have settled in. I have had my first ‘accomplished’ day since classes have started.

This semester is going to be a TON of reading… more then I have had before…. seriously. These classes depend on our reading the material from the textbooks etc. There is no way around it. Which is good… but man… seriously time intensive. ( I am starting to wonder when I would have time for WoW, I may suspend my account again. *sad face*)

Work is also taking time… 15 hours a week about. I am kind of in limbo with work. I am hired, ready to go to OCC but… the STEM Center there is not completed… which is the place I would be working. So I cannot go to the campus and do my job… until that center is completed. I have been keeping busy on campus, in the office creating Advising documents that I can use later on.

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Lots of knitting is getting done tough! It is the only thing I can just bust out and relax for a while between classes or during some lectures.

I am knitting my very own Winding Rivers Cowl:
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/HSailorMoon/winding-river-cowl-2

Plus, I am part of a Dishcloth KAL, for KrisKnits:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/january-2010-dishcloth-kal
(I am waiting for the rest of January’s directions… I already figured out what it is! :D)

I then have an order placed with KnitPicks.com for Jimmy’s Japan Scarf. I am using the Cerus Scarf pattern:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cerus-scarf

Jimmy picked out the yarn, we are using Swish dk in Storm and Marble Heather colors. πŸ˜€ I am knitting this for the Ravelymics. I have joined Team Knitmore:
http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/the-knitmore-girls-podcast/884627/1-25

I also finished the IHeart Toe up Socks, for the Wendy Knits KAL too.
http://www.ravelry.com/groups/socks-from-the-toe-up-kal
They came out ok, only downside is that there was a knot in the 100 gram ball, and the dyelot completely changed. So I am going to spend an afternoon doing some dying (Koolaid probably) to help it kind of match the rest of the sock and the first one.

I am going to be doing the Heats and Flower Sock for this month too!
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hearts-and-flowers-socks
I am going to use the other 100 gram ball of Knit Picks Essential Kettle Dyed yarn, in the Ivy colorway. For my mother! πŸ˜€ I bought that yarn to knit her a pair of socks. πŸ˜€ I hope she likes it and doesn’t mind the lace work.

I will also do February’s KrisKnit’s Cloth KAL… whenever she finishes posting the Jan. Cloth and starts the Feb. Pattern.
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Today is going ok thus far. I got 9 out of 10 correct on my History/Econ course… where I was frantically studying for this morning. I will not slack again~ it is too much material.

I also have appointment at the Student Health Center to see about another type of medication (beyond the antibiotics they gave me a week ago) that I can take for my chest congestion. They were talking about an inhaler medication, and every ‘nurse’ type relative I have, suggested the same thing. So step 2 of meds for me please.

Umm, I picked up my work ‘Student Outreach Advisor’ polo shirt today … it looks good~ and l like the red! ;D

Oh! I have something exciting to mention! I PASSED my LAST 2 CSETS!!!! πŸ˜€ I got the online scores yesterday~~ So that means I am DONE with all my STATE TESTING~~~ for the Teaching Credential program~~~~ THANK GOODNESS~ xD I am so excited about that. Now I can look forward into getting the rest of the application requirements met for Credential program. My To-Do list keeps getting bigger and bigger. However, since I have taken all of the pre-reqs, a lot of the list is already checked off. I.e I have taken my TB test, the Fingerprint scan/background check… etc. I am getting there~ πŸ˜€

I also added my last NEEDED class~ this morning. History of Chicano Art… for me to graduate. I sadly made a mistake in my schedule and did not have one last upper division history course…. otherwise I would not have graduated!!!! ><; I cannot believe I missed that and made that mistake. Fml. But I figured it out and fixed it… and this teacher is kind of a trip in her passion for the subject… but she is good… no joke. I am going to like this course. It may kick my butt, as will the rest of my classes… but I will take it… haha.
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Umm… Oh I should probably mention the bird in the glass case. It is a stuffed condor that is on display in our Library, from OCC. OCC works in a condor preservation group ( I remember when it started I knew a girl that was working on it) and this is one of the birds they released into the wild… and sadly died. 😦 It drank anti-freeze, so it was poisoned. Poor thing. But… LOOK AT THE SIZE OF IT! I took the photo intentionally took the photo with the person next to the bird, just to compare the size~ Crazy. This condor was only 1 year old! O.o; I didn’t know birds got this big! This is far different in comparison to my turtle neck doves and thinking pigeons were big birds. lol
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I should end this and get to writing some emails. I need to get some paperwork filled out for my field experience work for the application requirements. πŸ™‚ I love feeling productive… its depressing otherwise.


11 Textbooks Later, originally uploaded by hsailormoon.

11 Textbooks later… And I am $443 poorer. Thank goodness for the wonder that is Financial Aid.

I am actually missing one of the textbooks, from the pile… It is on order, so I paid for a copy and will pick it up when it comes in.

These books are for only 3… THREE Classes!!!! Ugh. Dude, I could have bought so much yarn with this 400 dollars. *tear*

However, all the books are reasonably priced. They are mostly reading books, so ranging from 20 to 30 dollars. The true killers are the Spanish 1 book and work book, almost being half of my puchase, $ wise.

It is what it is… I am not complaining. Who knows, I may be able to do a lot of reading and knitting at the same time this semester! ;D

In the background, is the view I have of our massive rain storm. We had a little bit of lighting and quite a far share of thunder. Today is suppose to be the worst of it.

Us, So Cal folks, are not used to this rain weather. ;p Apparently some people cannot remember to put their car lights on while driving in the rain. Other then that tho, it is not too bad where I am at. We haven’t had any tornado warnings like Orange County has… Apparently Long Beach had a few twisters too.

Just a lot of wet… Which is nice to have, because I actually get to see my cats in doors for once… Granted they are sleeping most of the time.Β But I am a crazy cat lady, so their company is welcomed.

Β I just cannot wait to get home, start my antibiotics and do some reading and knitting. I am thinking, with this much reading for the semester… I may have to cancel my WoW acount for a bit… Because I am not sure if I will get much time to play. (As for the anti biotics, I went to the health center yesterday. So I am on antibiotics in hopes of getting rid of my neverending sinus infection)

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