Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Big score



This is what I found at the Value Village last Saturday. I hear about people finding great stuff thrifting, and sometimes I find a nice piece or two. This, however, is the knittery score of a lifetime.

There are three legitimate addi needles, and three Inox express - one in an addi package, one in a Balene package, and one in an Inox package. The Inox needles are stamped with their sizes. Sure wish my addis were like that!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Brain drain

From ChiknGirl and Freelance Mama:

The Brain Profiler
Your Brain Usage Profile:
Auditory : 62%Visual : 37%Left : 55%Right : 44%

Jessica, you are mildly left-hemisphere dominant while showing a slight preference for auditory processing. This overall combination seems to indicate a well-working blend of logic and judgment and organization, with sufficient intuition, perception and creativity to balance that dominance.
You will at times experience conflict between how you feel and what you think which will generally be resolved in favor of what you think. You will find yourself interested in the practical applications of whatever material you have learned or whatever situation you face and will retain the ability to refine whatever knowledge you possess or aspects of whatever position you are in.
By and large, you will orient yourself toward intellectual activities and structure. Though not rigid, you will schedule yourself, plan, and focus on routine and continuity of operations, rather than on changes and disruptions
When changes or disruptions occur, you are likely to consider first how to ensure that such disruptions do The same balance is reflected in your sensory preference. You will tend to be reflective and measured in your interaction style. For the most part, you will be considered objective without being cold and goal-oriented while retaining the capacity to listen to others.
Preferentially you learn by listening and maintaining significant internal dialogues with yourself. Nevertheless, you have sufficient visualization capabilities to benefit from using graphs, charts, doodles, or even body movement to enhance your comprehension and memory.
To the extent that you are even implicitly aware of your hemispheric dominance and sensory style, you will feel most comfortable in those arenas which emphasize verbal skills and logic. Teaching, law, and science are those that stand out among the professions, along with technical sales and management.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Another swap

Wow, sign up for one swap and then it all goes downhill. Green and pink just happen to be one of my favorite color combos so I just couldn't resist signing up for this one. I already have a little something for my pal, even though I don't know who she is yet. I assume she wears socks, so I felt ok about jumping the gun a little bit. I'm excited to get my pal's info so I can start hunting for green & pink goodies! Might just have to do a little shopping for myself, too ; )

Sockapalooza 4

After drooling over other knitters' sock swap goodies, I finally signed up to participate! I've got my sockpal info and am very excited to be knitting for someone overseas. My idea is to get yarn and goodies that are local to me that she may not have access to. So, I've put my order in at Sundara Yarn for some lovely sock yarn. I will be anxious for that to arrive, but as she is pretty busy, it may be a while before it gets here. I have until August to make and ship socks, so I'm not too worried.