Thursday, November 22, 2007


Crazy school work= not much knitting.

I'll be in the corner working on my Nano-novel while my crazy family does odd things.

PS. My new name is Chiclee, thanks to an awesomely mis-spelled Starbucks cup.

Friday, November 9, 2007

FO: Newsboy Cap



Finished the Newsboy Cap from Stitch 'n' Bitch Nation. I actually finished knitting it a few weeks ago, but it was not until today that I got the stuff to put in the brim, :-/

It's Jo Sharp Aran Tweed, received from the Ravelry Summer Cap Swap. It took almost all of my two balls.

I love this! It's rather floppy and kinda big (oh swatching, why don't I do thee?), but I like that as I have big hair.... I liked the yarn, although the tweed is thick and sometimes difficult to work with.

I love newsboy caps though, and will possibly knit this again. I'm naming it my pretentious and indie cap, thanks to something one of my sisters said whist I was knitting it!


Thursday, November 8, 2007

Book Review: The Pinhoe Egg



The Pinhoe Egg

I first discovered Diana Wynne Jones when I was twelve and shelving books in our middle school library. There I found Witch Week which I love. Since then I've read and reread all of the Chrestomanci books, and several of her other books, and always loved them. She's a fantastic author.

The Pinhoe egg is very good. It explores more of Chrestomanci and Cat's worlds, it has griffins and magical creatures... but honestly? After the others, it is a bit of a let down. The action takes a long while to build up, and then climaxes quickly with no real "the characters figure things out for themselves" per say. No real danger in a typical way for her books. So, whilst I liked it, I don't find it comparable to her other books.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007


Dear Carly,

I know, it may seem like there is only a "Chelsey" in this, but Carly is a senior in high school and thus her school work eats her. Please forgive.

Yes, that subject up there is a reference to Sixteen Candles. It is also what I am planning on begging my parents for in the near future. They will receive a detailed, several page reaoning, but for now let me just say that:

My campus is VERY small. But I live on Greek Row, at the very end. Whenever I want to do something after classes, I stand a very small chance of getting a ride without making myself pathetic and whipping out the phone which invariably takes longer than it would for me to just hoof it. Said hoofing it takes me longer than anyone else, with my bag (which is heavy) it is worse.

My back hurts when I do it, from my books, my legs hurt and it cannot be good for my bad knees. A car would eliminate this and possibly back problems later in life. I would be able to keep books in there, and thus not even carry them to lunch etc. I could even take them back to my room in between classes (=more sleep at night)! I could do work between classes for the classes the next day without having to carry all of that with me!

Even if they don't want me driving off of campus, it is much easier to say: "Want to go to Starbucks with me? We can take my car," than, "Um.... could you please maybe drive me to (my dorm/class/lunch)". Better social interaction!

My body would be less run down, my legs less swollen and I would be less tired. Less dependency. Win-win!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

London Calling (Again!)

I'm going back to London this summer; hopefully to study Shakespeare! I got accepted into three-week program with the University of Westminster through the CEA (Cultural Exchange Abroad). I'm ridiculously excited!

I have been knitting a bit, but my Newsboy Cap has not been sewn up yet. I knit a headband for one of my best friends who is in the Peace Corps in Kazakhstan, but I forgot to take a picture of it before I sent it off. It was for her birthday, which was Sunday, but she probably won't get it for three weeks, :(

I'm doing NaNoWriMo, which is going well, but may get harder over the next two weeks in which I have a test, two papers, initiation, lit mag and heaven knows what else to do! I've also been spending too much time on the Big Issues Debate Board on Ravelry!

Our knitting club has yet to talk to Why Knot Knit yet, because my poor friend who has been going to take me keeps having rather awful stuff happen to her, so hopefully we'll go later this week.

Anyway, homework to do. Remember when mid-terms were supposed to be confined to the MIDDLE of the TERM? They lie....

Friday, November 2, 2007

To Go With Our Subtitle

Dear Carly,

Blue parking spaces. The main actual benefit to having a disability, yes?

Then why doesn't the rest of the world realize this? On Halloween night I went out with some friends. We had my permit (of course), and thus we used it. When my friend's boyfriend commented that "he needed to get himself one of those" he didn't understand why I said I'd kill him if he did (that wouldn't work very well, really, he's large.)

Okay, so, I can walk. Lots of people with permits can't, and there are days when I can't either. When even the handicapped spots seem far away from the door. And then Sonya left it in Eric's car. So we didn't have it at the mall today. And that's not cool.

My favorite thing, though, is when I'm with my friends and one of them hops out of the car first and everyone around us looks at them, and then back to the permit hanging on the windshield, and then back at them. And then I get out.

I also hate when people who don't have a disability, are not picking up anyone with a disability or anything of the sort pull into a space and are surprised when I leave them a note that says: "where's your permit?"

I mean, really. What do they think, that we just park in them because we're lazy? Please.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Please Regard

Spock sings about hobbits. Wish I could make this stuff up.

Now then. My winter copy of Interweave knits came in today, and I am very excited :D

Also, my best friend and I are planning to save the world and we need web design help and photoshopping to do it. Can anyone advise?

Let's Get It Started

Welcome to Sense and Disability! This is a blog co-written my myself and my best friend Carly. Aside from being teenagers who love various and sundry things such as Grey's Anatomy, books, purses and cell phones we both have disabilities.

So this blog is about us, and our adventures! :D

This blog has been created for multiple reasons. First of all, it's a place for us to share our experiences, cooky as they may be. Second of all, it's a place that will be used for details on a project that we've been working on, more details later.

But before any of that you should know who we are! I'm Chelsey. I'm eighteen, a sophomore at Oglethorpe University, and I have a disability. It's called Dermatosparaxis, which is a form of Ehlers-Danlos that causes easy brusing and tearing of the skin. It also causes other lovely side-effects such as short stature, (I'm a whooping 4"6'), low vision, joint infections and other fun things.

I'm also a writer, I speak French, I'm obssessed with London and Shakespeare, I knit (check my knitting blog) And I'm best friends with my co-blogger, the wacky Carly. So, that's our world. Welcome to it!