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I drew a map of Canada…

On the back of a cartoon coaster
in the blue TV screen light
I drew a map of Canada,
Ooooh Canada-ah!
With your face sketched on it twice…*

Well, with pens, and on paper, and with some fabric scanned from my stash, I drew some maps of Ontario, Newfoundland, and the Yukon Territory.

some drawings that I did of maps

Visit Uth Ink! to seem ‘em and do the fun mouse-over things sorta implied in the picture.

*Joni Mitchell, in case you couldn’t remember

tuesday night notes

1. That thing that I was working on, with the blue and white triangles is done:
back of awesomequilt
In the photos it’s not bound or quilted, but those things happened, and it got shipped off to its rightful owner. It makes me so so so happy to have it out in the world. I’m kind of amazed that I only really knit for myself, but the quilts I make are meant for others. I have a new project in the works, but it’s still at the stage where I stare at strangers on the subway, looking at the colours of their shoes and totebags and wonder what they would look like as log cabins or flying geese.

2. I also made a new dress, for the studio presentation I have to give on Friday. It’s another Amy Butler Lotus Dress, in blue corduroy. Pictures eventually, maybe

hanging vines3. I’m knitting these socks, Hanging Vines out of dark grey yarn from Yarnia. They’re going quickly and are really fun, unlike the German Stockings that I bought the yarn for, and have started and ripped back twice. I love the way the German Stockings look, but they were so many stitches that I needed my super-long dps, and then I couldn’t knit on the subway because I kept poking people, so I gave up! Cookie A, I’ve made your Monkeys and your Pomotomous socks twice each, I’ve loved them lots, but the German Stocks are amazingly un-fun.

4. I made some maps of Saginaw:
saginaw housing

what I’m working on

I’m taking Intro to GIS (Geographic Information Systems) this term. That means, after years of reading and writing about maps, I’m finally learning how to actually use GIS software and make maps.

We’re just at the start of the class, so our assignments are simple and not all that earth shaking, but I’m already all excited about scale and colour scheme and classification levels and the like.

Here’s a recent map I made:

map of gas stations in the bronx

All of my projects are online
. You can peek at them if you like.

Stay tuned for cooler things. Or go look at the collection of culturally significant maps over at Very Small Array