Carol Bontekoe

This blog has been keeping track of my adventures since 2004. The stories and the adventures have come from my college dorm room to Uganda, Peace Corps Kyrgyzstan, learning Dutch in the Netherlands to living in the wilds of Homer, Alaska. I went back to school in Amsterdam to study Theaterwetenschap (Theatre Science) at University of Amsterdam. And now my adventures as a Fruit Fly, a Sexy Unicorn, and creating a movement with Team Sparkle in Chicago.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


Since I was snowed in all day today and didn't have to work I took the opportunity to try knitting some new things. I found a pattern on the internet for a wrist band and followed it exactly. The only problem was the girl who designed it gave herself too much credit for how tiny her wrist are. She said her's are super tiny and it took so many sitches for her's so a large wrist must take so many stitches. Well here are the results of how big she feels a big person's wrist is:

Come on! I don't think even the Grady Jackson has that big of a wrist. So, that needs some tweeking.
Oh, and if you are wondering what's wrong with my eyes in the pic my all-day, snowed-in knitting marathon was accompnied by an America's NExt Top Model Marathon. Tara spends so much time taking about the half squint... clearly I don't get what she is talking about.