08 January 2012

remembering aaron

I performed my first yarnbomb today, though I feel that's a misnomer in this case.  My class lost one of our mates last winter, and in remembrance, we planted a tree for him near campus.  I had the idea awhile ago of knitting a little scarf for the tree, in red, the color of aaron's raincoat. This morning, I finally acted on the idea and attached a little warmer to the tree.  Not a yarnbomb, but a little hug made of yarn.

And a little camera practice while I was there....

Nikon D60 // 1/50sec // f/5.6

02 January 2012

2011 street change

This just in!  My 2011 cash count is ..... $29.43

Finds of note:
  • a Kenyan Schilling (at today's exchange rate, that's 0.01177USD)
  • a Canadian dime
  • an Australian nickel
  • pennies: one ginsu'd, one badly corroded, one wheat, one smashed into a souvenir
  • folding money: two ten dollar bills, found on consecutive days.  one in a pile of leaves near my school building, the second at a busy bus stop (it was in plain sight on the curb, but all the folks waiting for their buses were too busy thumbing their smart phones.  losers).