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It's official. I'm taking the JLPT 2 this year. My exam voucher arrived in the mail today. :P I figure if I do well on the exam this year (especially seeing how much I'm really not studying...) I'll take the JLPT 1 next year in Toronto. Fair warning for Ginny in case she wants to run away that weekend (first weekend in Dec.). At least I think that's when the exam is scheduled. :P (Mind you, I'm not going to know the results until Feb. or so, so I guess this would be pre-advance warning? ^^; )


My Wild Things socks were finished on Sunday. Yay! ^^; I tried to continue with the Celtic Braid socks but they took too much concentration just to do some more ribbing, so no knitting got done on them yesterday. Boo. I'm thinking about extending the ribbing another inch or so compared to what the pattern calls for. *sigh*

That said, I did one full repeat of what's supposed to be 5 but will probably be 6 repeats (if I have enough yarn) for a cable scarf in the Holiday 2007 Knit Simple Magazine. The scarf is turning out reasonably well, but we didn't have any 6.5 mm needles free (US 10.5), so I went down a size. >.> It's a bit tight IMO, but hopefully it'll turn out okay after blocking.

The yummy thing is that I managed to convince FSU to make the zipped up vest that's in there (not shown on the site) for me. :P Actually, she agreed because she wants to alter the pattern for a pull-over or something, so making the pattern more or less as is for me will give her the chance to take appropriate notes to alter the pattern. ^_^

Otherwise, I'm debating casting on another set of plain socks. FSU's yarn from Simply Socks arrived, and while I'm tempted to cast one of the new skeins on, I already balled up Lisa Souza's Petroglyph, so I'm thinking about going with it next. (I have several more skeins of her sock yarn stashed and would like to knit some of them up before getting more yummy colours from her. *_* ) I think if I loosen up just a touch more on my sock knitting, it'd be ideal for overall sizing and knitted fabric.

Actually, I should join the Stashalong group for 2008. I need to knit up the sock yarns as well as some of the lace yarns that have been seriously piling up. >.<;; (I think I should knit up 4 or 5 pairs of socks before allowing myself to buy any more sock yarn. ......Ouch! That does sound painful. >.<;; )


And I was weak. I caved and reserved a toy for myself. I don't know if I actually *have* it yet though. I'll know I have it if I get a confirmation and pick-up notice. ^^; The system is more toy than 'puter, but it comes with Linux and can go with me when I don't really want to take Mokkun. I do wish the top-of-the-line model were available but... *shrug* Oh well. I'll just make sure to pick up another USB drive and go with that for file space. (I figure if I can get one, I'll leave the Eee in my room and use it for light surfing and especially for writing. :P ) And in case anyone's interested, the OLPC is up for a buy one, donate one campaign starting Nov. 12.

And... I'm now very, *very* behind on NaNo. I've seriously got to get my butt in gear as I really do need to do some studying for the JLPT too. I should at least try out a sample test so I know what the exam actually consists of. >.> Sadly, knitting has stolen away my fingers a lot lately such that getting typing and other time is proving to be a bit of a challenge. >.<;
Tags: eee, jlpt, knitting, nano, olpc
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