Alas, I have neglected my blog.
To be honest for a few days there I was sort of in denial about my life and beyond the bare essentials of schoolwork all I did was cook and make houses in The Sims 3. And listen to audiobooks while I made houses in The Sims. But then I ordered an Arduino starter kit, bought some new yarn, got myself back into gear and have been busy making things. Here is a list of them!
- this hat (in my effort to make sure it was not too big, I ended up making it a little smaller than the style is supposed to be. First hat ever to be too small for my tiny head)
- several of these little owls (I don't know what to do with them, but they're so cute!)
- the beginnings of a grumpasaurus but I'm new to using double-pointed needles and it's going slowly
- a couple of mix CDs for friends
- lots of delicious food. I even started a post on my food blog about a recipe, but then kinda abandoned it to the "denial sims-building"
- Sim houses totally count as things I've made, though! I put a lot of thought into making them both playable and attractive-looking
- more HRI reading responses that I haven't posted here. The first few I wrote used the readings as jumping-off points for my own thoughts, but I've been writing ones that rely more on the actual content of articles, which seems less appropriate for standalone blogging. One reading did sort of inspire a tangent that wasn't appropriate to the class assignment that I might make into its own post
- my Arduino kit came today and this evening I've made a couple really simple circuits and programs. blinking LEDs!
- An order for these glasses in green. This doesn't even sort of count as something I actually made, I'm just really excited about the glasses, I think they are supercute
I uh, got really excited about knitting this weekend. And for the first half-hour or so of possessing my Arduino kit I was so excited I couldn’t really focus well enough to do anything with it. I mainly got it for prototyping my capstone project, but I might have to come up with some sort of project that combines knitting and physical computing. Like the Happiness Hat only maybe not involving stabbing people.
That list really ought to involve more cover letters and job applications, but that’s one part of my life I am still in some denial about. I’ve already applied to what is, from everything I can tell, a dream job for me, and I’ll totally get it, right? Right?
Oh! and I posted the mixes to Art of the Mix, because I keep losing iTunes libraries and therefore not having records of the totally sweet playlists I make (I kind of spend a lot of time listening to playlists that started out as mixes for other people). The latest three are the ones I sent her.