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sock in progress ok notice how my sock has backtracked? this is because foolish me didn’t try it on after turning the heel (see i didn’t realize that with this gauge and yarn it’s much shorter to do a short row heel than a heel flap) and when i finally did, it was too short! that and i foolishly started ribbing right after turning the heel which made my rib start right from the heel instead of closer to the ankle. so i frogged it all the way back down to right before the heel and started over. i got to practice doing the short row heel again, which i guess isn’t such a bad thing. live and learn.

so knitting is really great to do while watching tv or something like that, but here in japan i don’t have a tv, and even if i did it would all be in japanese so i wouldn’t understand much. most of the time i just knit on the subway, but occasionally i like to knit in the evening and then it’s nice to have something else going on while i knit. so tv is out. occasionally i’ll watch a movie, but i don’t always want to knit for that long. anyway, i think i’ve finally found a solution: podcasts. a few days ago i posted about a podcast about kiva.org that i listened to. last night i listened to an episode of escape from cubicle nation interviewing the author of the personal finance blog iwillteachyoutoberich.com. makes me feel like i am being double productive, knitting socks and learning about entrepreneurship!

bless you!

you really can find anything on the internet. ever wonder what a penguin sneeze sounds like? can’t say i’d ever spend much time pondering that question, but anyhow, there’s the answer. via this site.

social change

i just listened to a podcast about kiva, a webased non-profit that allows the average person to make micro loans to the working poor in developing countries such as Ghana, Kenya, Ecuador, etc. basically it makes it possible for the average person like you or i to make a real change in the world. i think the concept is incredibly cool. kudos to them for implementing such a great idea.