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Summer…..sorta August 22, 2009

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Well….. it’s summer, actually it has been for a while. hehe

So many of my ambitions for summer vacation never happened, big surprise. for a while I was kind of bummed about how many things I haven’t done, but I am getting over it and beginning to look forward to going back to school.

My family still hasn’t gotten it together and taken a real vacation yet, but we have finally decided to go camping in Vermont for the first week in September. it looks like a really cool place to explore, a nice mix of natural beauty and artsy fartsy culture.

I also have a few projects I want to finish before I go back to school, a plaid tank top I am sewing, some arm warmers I began knitting in the Spring, and a neck-warmer/ cowl that I am knitting. I am also going to makeover my mt. bike to bring back to school with me. putting on road tires, getting some baskets, ect. My old Schwinn road bike that I took last year is not in great shape after spending much of last year being drowned in torrential downpours. I just feel more confident taking my Mt. bike which has had a recent tune up, and this year I will be able to store my bike under cover.

Well, this has been a brief update for all u folks that are just dying to know what evil-mastermind schemes I have been up to…… Sorry to disappoint, hehe


Finished the Hat! February 10, 2009

Yay! Last night I finished my Inga hat while I was talking to my mom on Skype! I love it!



Of course I would finish it after all that cold weather we had last week! Oh well, if nothing else I can wear it when I go home for Spring break and my Birthday! 21 baby! whooot! hahahaa! I am definitely excited for that one! And I am finally going to get my drivers licence too! not that that is really going to help me with my endless state of carlessness….. 😛 Oh well, best not to dwell on that… I will just focus on how much I love my hat.



In other news, I finished my mill block project with out any trouble, though a couple of measurements are a hair off. This however makes me feel quite guilty because so many people are going through loads of blocks and not getting a good one. 😦 In Computer Aided we got a new project, we have to design a tradeshow booth in Rhino, I am a little unsure of my design so far, but I think I am designing for Bianchi Bicycles. Or maybe, if that doesn’t work out, Smart Car. ?? we’ll see.

And my closing statement, I am making spaghetti for dinner, yummy!



A Beautiful day in Savannah! February 9, 2009

My Lord! I love this beautiful weather! Today it supposedly got to 76 degrees! I am so glad the warm weather is back, it has been cold for way too long.

So, this morning during class I finished off my milling project for model shop class, I think it turned out pretty good, and I didn’t even have to do multiples like most people did! that made me happy….. Anyway, after class I took my bike and ran a few errands around town before going to 5 guys for lunch and then shopping! I went to Urban Outfitters to buy some coolio green nail polish that I saw the last time I was there. I felt a little guilty because I know how many bad chemicals are in nail polish, but I figure if all my other body products are organic one little bottle of nail polish won’t hurt. Plus it looks really cool.

See? totally worth the risk

See? totally worth the risk

I also bought some cool coral beads from a bead shop on Broughton, did a honey tasting at The Savannah Bee Company (yummy! especially the black sage honey!), and got a very good iced raspberry Americano from the Ambrosia Cafe. Over all, a very pleasant and succesful day!

Here is a pic of my lamp project, I really like it, but I got a B on it. I guess because my seam between the two halves is not completely invisible.

Vacuum formed lamp

Vacuum formed lamp

And finally, my knitting wip! The Inga hat knit up in Dale of Norway Freestyle. I really love this pattern, It is my first color work project!

Inga hat, 2/3s finished

Inga hat, 2/3s finished

Well, time for Computer Aided Product design! bye yall!