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I'm Laura. I am female, 31, a gamer, a bookworm, a knitter, a spinner, a tatter, pierced, tattooed, musical, vehemently geeky and occasionally ineptly artistic.

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Posted at 04 Nov 2008 09:49:48 AM

Something else I never knew existed: NaKniSwetMo! Similar to NaNoWriMo, its aim is to knit a sweater in the month of November. Given that I can't even knit a scarf in a month, I think I'll be passing this one up ;-)

Had my first sewing class last Saturday. It went well, and was pretty neat. We didn't do much more than cut out the fabric and lining, so hopefully there will be more sharing of tips and tricks in the coming weeks.

Knitting group is tomorrow. Coincidentally, I've also signed up to give blood that afternoon, so Wednesday will be both long and exhausting (and probably won't leave time for my usual post-donation trip to the steakhouse afterwards, either). Coupling that with the fact that the time change is kicking my ass this year, I expect to be very, very tired.

A few words about this Daylight Savings Time: I don't remember being hit this hard by it in previous years. I speculate that it's because in previous years I was already perpetually exhausted by a 2 or 3ish -> 8 or 10ish sleep schedule - it's hard to notice *more* exhaustion, if that makes any sense. But I've had a relatively regular midnight -> 7am schedule for quite awhile, and ever since the time change I'm finding myself tired by 11pm and waking up at 6. Sleeping in 'til the "new" 7 just isn't working well... I toss and turn 'til I finally give in and get up.

(The quest to sleep in is not helped by the fact that cats apparently do not observe DST.)

Made some fairly kickass buckeye "bars" last night from the Kraft Food & Family magazine. I felt bad because lately I've been making all kinds of goodies and then bringing them all into work, so these are just for us. :-)