Speaking of school, classes began yesterday. Started with Arms & Armor. Besides the fact the classroom was like an oven, this is going to be a kick ass class. I'm such a closeted nerd. Next High Renaissance with my awesome professor from last semester. The Renaissance wasn't even that interesting until I took her class. She has a real passion for it, and I love it. It's catching. I want to be her when I grow up. (Wait, I'm already grown up...) Then I had astronomy, a 100 level course.l. I'm sure there's more than 300 kids in there. And the professor has a thick German accent. I've had him before for an astronomy lab (he says "camp-puss" instead of "campus") but in the huge ass room it's harder to hear. Meh. I was signed up for a Monuments and Memory in Asian art 3 hour seminar, but the thought of going to that gave me a headache. 10.30 AM - 7.10 PM? Not so much. I'm not a graduating senior (even though I should be) so I don't need it right now. I dropped it, can't take just 13 credits if I plan on graduating in 2011 and signed up for an anthropology class, Ancient Mesoamerica. I'm excited, though it means classes Tuesday and Thursday 10.30 - 4.15 with only a few 15 minute breaks. (aka time to pee and walk to class) Well at least today I only have English, and no classes Fridays.
Remember last post my whole explanation about the Pound of Love and my Grandma's afghan? Well I finished my Christmas gifts (which will be secret 'till they're received. I finished one during the 3 hours of The Abyss. Serious waste of time. I will never get those three hours back.) and I've named February as the Month of 8 Hats so what to do in the last two weeks of January? Start on blocks of course. I love how I can crochet a 6 inch block in one night/about two hours, and a 12 inch one in two nights.
First is Easy as ABC from SmoothFox. I'm not too sure why I chose this, but it doesn't look like the picture at all and I'm not too pleased with it. I'll decide later if I want to keep it in the final afghan, but for now it stays.
(Just so I don't have to write it out each time, all are crocheted with an I-9 hook in Caron Simply Soft in Soft Green and White, Lion Brand's Pound of Love in Lavender and Red Heart Soft Baby Ltd in Rocking Horse.)
I joined the 2010 200 Crochet Blocks CAL on Craftster, where each month a block is chosen from Jan Eaton's 200 Crochet Blocks. January's is 189: Willow:
In the 2010 BAM CAL, Cute as a Button was too difficult so I substituted with Supernova by Chris Simon:
I really like this one, too. I had to add a few rounds only because the baby yarn is sport/DK weight not worsted.
And I've always wanted to do 129: Anemone from Jan Eaton, and I finally did it:
There's going to be a big West Side Story esque rumble for this afghan, I can see it now. I'm only four blocks in and I don't want to give it up!
ETA: OMG is this not the cutest thing you've ever seen EVER?!