Greetings from California: Magical Land Of Ponies

Well, that’s what one of my friends calls it, anyway. Except not so much. And still not a Magical Land of Gay Marriage, either. Tons of rallies in support of Marriage Equality are happening tomorrow all over California. Maybe one in your hometown. Check it out! Go if you can. Show support if you can not. Avoid driving nearby and getting caught in traffic, if possible.


As I try to work through the unfinished knitting in my project basket, my mind skips ahead to all the other things I’d like to knit. This is in part due to having a 10% off coupon to BMFA that I need to use by the end of the month. While the February Lady is calling out to me, Mr. Greenjeans is also, and then there is Hey Teach!

I have a pretty limited yarn budget, but I’d hate to waste my coupon, so I am thinking that instead of wasting it on more sock yarn that I’ll just stash, I’d like to maybe buy enough yarn at one time and in one fiber/colorway to work on a couple of these projects I’ve had in my mind. I think Hey Teach! would be lovely in some Rose Quartz Peru, and Twisted might be fun for working Mr. Greenjeans. I desperately need to knit a couple of sweaters, and fast! I threw all my old crappy storebought sweaters out after watching way too much What Not To Wear (Best. Reality. Show. EVAR.) with #2 Daughter, and I only have two sweaters now. Callie and an old cashmere pullover my Grandma bought me. Curse you, Stacy and Clinton! Where are you with my $5,000 gift card??? I am frumpy, in danger of being naked and I need you!

I’ve been working on that nifty Noro Scarf from Jared Flood’s blog, and the colorways I picked blend nicely, if a bit subdued. Given that this is a holiday gift for my dad, I think it’ll be just perfect for him.

Dad's scarf

In other news, I’m nearly done with the fall semester, just a few more weeks. So far, so good, got an A on my midterm and I’m feeling fairly confident about my final grade as long as I keep on like I’ve been going. I’ve got all my classes for the winter intercession registered and paid for, and am working out my schedule for spring. I’m switching into full time student mode at the end of this term, trying to work through my prerequisites so that I can apply to my nursing program next spring. I’ve got a lot of work ahead of me to get there, and even then, admission isn’t guaranteed. I may have to apply to several programs. We’ll see. It’s exciting and a little scary. It’s really happening. I’m really doing it!

I’m about to have no life, starting in January, so I’d best get those sweaters knitted fast! Since the fashion dream team doesn’t seem to be materializing with money for a whole new wardrobe, I guess I’m on my own.


About Maia Rainwood

Owner and Maker at Maia Rainwood Design. Wearable art for wise women, birth keepers, witches, and world-builders.
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3 Responses to Greetings from California: Magical Land Of Ponies

  1. Mouse says:

    I like watching “what not to wear” but I don’t think that I would be able to stomach throwing away all of my clothes even for a $5,000 gift card. I’m a stay at home mom.. what on earth would I need with $500 pants? I also don’t like the hairstyles and makeup they do on the people…

  2. eightfoldrabbit says:

    I have fantasies of “giving” some of my clothes to #1 Daughter with the understanding that she’d “give” them back to me after. ;-P

    I am about 50/50 on hte hairstyles/makeup.

    Their fashion ethic is definitely not really “me” overall most of the time, and yeah, I don’t know that I could use $500 pants. I’m about to be a freaking nursing student. Maybe some kicky designer scrubs, you know? 😛

  3. jamie says:

    Good luck with the finals.

    A few years ago I did library school while working full time so I understand the great sleep-deprivation-experiment. By the time I graduated I was telling everone that all I wanted to do was some combination of sleep and vacuuming (picture the house a mess, piles of books and cats wandering thru the wreckage) – any order. It can get a bit crazy but works out in the end.

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