Saturday, March 29, 2008

Miscellany

There has been knitting, but nothing exciting. I'm past the heel and onto the foot of the first Whiskers and Pawprints. It's a short-row heel and I'm generally a heel flap girl. I ripped the heel out once and redid it. One side of the heel looks great and the other side has holes, which I've already closed from the inside. Now it has puckers instead of holes! Oh, well....

the pretty heel
This is, of course, the more attractive side...

I've also been working occasionally on Wisp, but with little obvious progress. Wisp is my mindless knitting, but the bus is too crowded to knit on and we've been told not to knit in meetings at work (yeah -- not even the ones where there are 25 of us in the room listening to someone talk), so there's not a lot of mindless knitting time.

Not to change the subject, but I listen to my iPod a lot on the bus (where it's too crowded to knit, so I guess I'm not exactly changing the subject). Despite having sprung for the more expensive Sony earbuds (kind of like these, but it was 3 years ago), they still wouldn't stay in place.
Anyway, a few days ago I lost one of the little covers that are supposed to make them fit in your ears, so I went looking for yet another pair. I didn't want a pair of ear phones, because I want to be able to stash my iPod in small spaces, and I also didn't want the kind that hook over your ears. I was pretty sure those would end up hooking at least one of the six earrings I wear everyday. I also didn't want to spend a whole lot of money -- I'm not one of those people looking for perfect sound -- I just wanted to listen to my music and podcasts. I ended up with these, and so far, I love them! They actually stay in my ears!!! Reading the reviews -- and knowing that neither total noise cancellation nor perfect sound is my goal here -- it appears that I'm not the only one who has issues with ear buds fitting, and that perhaps my ear canals are smaller than average.

Over the last few days, I've been listening to a lot of Emilio Navaira, a San Antonio-based Tejano singer who had a little country-music success, too, back in the mid-'90's. Emilio is a San Antonio mainstay, and is in an induced coma after a really serious bus accident last weekend. So say a little prayer and remember to wear your seatbelt....

4 comments:

Chris said...

Hmm - my ear buds don't go into my ear canals. But the structure of my outer ear totally holds any earbud of any sort in place - of course, I don't know enough ear terminology to describe it. :)

Bezzie said...

And remember to be properly licensed for the vehicle you drive--wasn't he lacking the classification to be operating a bus? Regardless, it's still tragic.
I doodle in meetings about stuff I want to knit. It's not the same, but it's better than nothing!

Steven said...

Thanks for the earbud tip. The standard ones make my ears HURT!. So I haven't been using them -- thus less podding. I'll remember these!

NeedleDancer said...

Nice earbuds!
So far, mine are okay (now that I have the lovely (and vibrant purple) covers for them.