Sick and tired of these lists? I will direct you, then, to Diana. Because she asked for it (see comments for previous post). Here are 10 more bloggy things, because I'm like the Big Box of lists over here. Two for one! Cleanup on aisle nine! Buy American! Or just dress like one! Living wage for none!
1. There are four bloggers out there who, for varoius and sundry reasons ranging from mommy-bonding to strange coincidences, know Biscuit's given name. However, I'm about 8.9 times more likely to call him Biscuit (or Bicketts, or Roo, or Hooterboots, or P.J. O'Pootertoots, or Crankenstein) than to use the name on his birth certificate.
2. Speaking of kids, I think Abi and Heather take amazing photos of kids in knits. I want to squooze their children. Is that so wrong? I spend much of my time trying to figure out how to take photos of my students and their knitting without really taking photos of my students and their knitting. Hence the classic "faceless knitter" shot. This one is my favorite, and also perhaps the most worthwhile post I've ever written.
3. This is one of my new favorite knit blog posts of all time. (Warning/tantilizing tip: illicit drug use.) Richard III is my Shakespeare of choice, which I know is a bit odd. I'd love for the ladies of Blue Moon to forsake Midsummer and try out some new colorways: Winter of our Discontent, Grim-Visaged War, Naked Villany, My Kingdom for a Horse...is it just me, or would these be brilliant in sock form?
4. I am an automated robot. I must be. It often takes me longer to get those strings of letters and numbers typed in correctly than it did to write the frickin' comment.
5. The other day, to no fanfare, I removed the "Neighbors" heading on my sidebar. This was supposed to be where I kept a list of favorite blogs, but I didn't keep up with it and it nowhere near represented my blogreading life. Pointless, superfluous, it, like so many adjectives, adverbs, and "really's" peppering my students' writing, was cut.
6. As a teacher and lover of the language arts, I almost always adhere to capitalization and punctuation rules in email. I only resort to the use of punctuation-as-facial-expression in the rarest of circumstances. I have no problem with other folks' use of these new "conventions," though. ;-)
7. I am desperately covetous of other people's crafts. Visiting blogs like this one and this one is an act of self-flagellation. I dearly long to make a Denyse Schmidt quilt and an Amy Butler bag. But I need a fabric habit like I need a hole in the head. (That doesn't mean I didn't buy the Schmidt book, though. A girl can dream.)
8. I do not know how to use Photoshop. Most of my photos are taken in my living room in front of the mirror (that's my Ouma's portrait in the background) or on the Biscuit's play table. It has a lovely white laminate finish and sits in the sunniest room in the house. I use a Kodak Easyshare camera and there are smudges on the lens. I take dickety-eight pictures for every one posted.
9. I know this has probably been said before, but as someone who teaches media studies, I am highly suspicious of what we've got going on here in blogland. (Though doing very little to stop it.) How many yarn, pattern, and book purchases have you made because of what you've seen being blogged? Do you not think we're being studied and used as a demographic? Do you see the writing on the wall? Soylent green is people! It's people!
10. I am the worst Socktoberist ever, because not only have I not knit a pair of socks in the month of October, I have no plans to. I just liked the button. Can't a girl like a button? But just for barefoot kicks, I've posted here photos of most of my sock yarn stash. And because I so want to make a contribution (Sockvember, anyone?), here's a "contest" of sorts. Post a link in the comments to your favorite FO ever, and I will put you into the hat to win some sock yarn from the stash- something good, I promise. As you can see, I've got a bit of everything.