I found out that I have been lacking in things to say the past month or so, so in an attempt to remedy the situation, here is a post.
I was greeted this past Sunday by the church's music director, Jeremy. He was wondering if I wanted to play for Holy Week Masses, and since I was planning on contacting him about joining the ministry again (now that Rachel's getting better about her so-called feeding schedule), I was all for it. So! Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday, I'm back to playing for them. ^^ There is a rehearsal tonight, so we'll get to see how long the raptor can go without me. Bwaha.
I do need to break out the clarinet this afternoon, though - I saw a few keys in the music that I'll need to finger through before I screw up multiple times in front of everyone at rehearsal. ;_;
On learning to knit: knitty.com has become my new stomping ground for doses of non-gamer, Internet-facilitated (and that phrase may not exactly be what I'm looking for) human interaction. Or, rather, knitty's chat channel. A few things I've learned from that and the cloth diaper community (because, well, that's how I got into knitting in the first place):
NAK: Nursing At Keyboard - the first 3 months, that pretty much was my default state whenever I was online. I've gotten better at one-handed speed-typing. I think.
Stash: Whatever it is you like to hoard, but feel embarrassed about hoarding (at least, to people outside the community) - From the CD community, cloth diapers, of course, and from the knitty channel, the Yarn Stash. We had a discussion on what counts as a yarn stash on the chat yesterday; by rationalizing that any planned project yarn doesn't count as stash, and that all yarn is for a future planned project, stash counts all lead to 0. This made many chatters feel better about themselves, I think. I myself have <10 skeins of yarn, and need to keep it that way.
Ah, by the way, I finished some longies for the raptor. I'll need to post a picture sometime.