Dropping Knowledge…

…though not really. Just more rambling. Feel free to skip.

 

Hi there, I’m the silly person who wants to learn ten languages simultaneously. I say ten, rather than eleven because I am dropping Irish for now to focus on the others. So the list now goes as:

  • German – Primary
  • Spanish – Secondary
  • French – Secondary
  • Norwegian
  • Swedish
  • Hawaiian
  • Danish
  • Korean
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • ASL – Alphabet

This way, my brain doesn’t get quite so frustrated when switching between language families. It is early days in seeing whether this will actually help or hinder my acquisitions. I did quite a bit more on Duolingo than normal and made it through all of the spoken languages this morning. It is fascinating how the brain can compartmentalize things in such a way as to keep everything sorted linguistically. It is trying at times but I wouldn’t give it up any time soon. I’m looking forward to midnight and my next lessons.

 

In the realm of knitting, I finished the sweater for the Maternal Parental. This is the third sweater I’ve knitted thus far. I made modifications to the pattern used. Nothing drastic. Just fulfilling some requests from the Maternal Parental. She wanted the sleeves to be 3/4 length and she didn’t want the Garter panels on the arms. It fits her perfectly. I finished knitting this sweater on 3rd of November 2019 and I am very happy with how this project turned out. 

 

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My Works in Progress are as follows:

 

Socks for my friend Todd…aka Stephen and Steven – The Socks. This is to go with the hat and gloves I made him. Those are called Sir Cacklehopper and Lord Beningloopus – The Gloves and Bob – The Hat.

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Also an impossible number of Hobbes dolls mostly in orange with a minority in gray. I have a lot of friends who are kids at heart or who have kids in their lives and they all want this doll. 

 

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This is all that I’m working on right now. You have no idea how blissfully peaceful it is to only work on two projects. It isn’t that I don’t love knitting and crocheting. I love both. However, I tend to overload myself with projects until I’m beyond stressed out. This isn’t a good thing and I’m making a concerted effort to curb this behavior in myself. I say this even as I add to my recently trimmed queue on Ravelry.

 

There are so many things I want to learn and so many other things I’d be happy if I never saw again. In my Rav queue I can at least get rid of my pattern page notes that are no longer needed. My tastes have really changed over the past few years. Just a few months ago even, I never would have seen myself even attempting Brioche. Yet, here I am with a bunch of Two-color Brioche hat and scarf patterns in my queue, waiting to be knitted up.

 

My future projects will be:

 

    • A hat for my friend Jeff
    • Gloves for my friend Jeff
    • A hat for the Maternal Parental
    • A hat for me
    • Socks for the Maternal Parental
    • A hat for the Maternal Parental’s nurse
    • A ton of socks for me
    • Villimarjatar for me

None of this will occur until I finish all present projects. I’m not buying any new yarn and will only be knitting/crocheting/weaving from available stash. In the case of the Maternal Parental’s hat, I am making it from the Lion Brand Fisherman’s Wool yarn we hand dyed months ago.

 

In the realm of my life, nothing of consequence has been happening with me. I help the Maternal Parental get to and from her appointments and I get to and from my own appointments. It is a lot of appointments, most of which Knitting and/or Crocheting can be brought along in my bag and come in handy for those long agonizing wait times. Zzzzzz…. even I fell asleep on re-reading this part. It is true though. No grand passions or anything. Just normal life. I did get a Doctor Who calendar. That marks a change from the Periodic Table of the Elements and Knit Picks calendars I normally get. That’s as exciting as it gets around here. Woo hoo.

 

I am now going to wait for midnight to roll around so I can complete another set of Duolingo lessons. Have a fantastic day.

 

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