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Abigail Goben
Works at University of Illinois-Chicago Library for the Health Sciences
Attended St. John's University
Lives in Chicago, IL
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The Philosopher was out of the house for a bit, which gave me the space to sort a few of the yarn/knitting bins. This is a fairly regular task, involving putting away all of the needles that have piled up here and there, figured out what is currently in the project bags, etc.
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The Philosopher and I are just back from a California wedding. This of course required travel knitting, debating if there was time to go wool shopping, and the perennial debate about the numbers of pairs of shoes that I needed to pack for a short weekend away including a trip up to wine country.
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While I can't give you a definitive answer on nature, I can give you a definitive answer on felines, at least those at Chez Hedgehog. They don't like vacuums but they're learning to co-exist with Finnbar the Roomba. We've got a couple of artificial walls that go with it and Pye and Gypsy have ...
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Yesterday officially started the 2014 Stash Dash and while I'd hoped to get something bound off on the first day, I got sidetracked by a surprise visit from the Brunette. He and I spent the afternoon enjoying the sunshine and the fried plantains at 90 Miles Cuban Cafe in my old neighborhood.
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I know I've made knitting progress in the past couple of weeks. I've cast on and finished 4 projects, finished a sock, and cast on two other projects and yet I have very few pictures. Something is not aligned here. Part of it is gift knitting, not even Christmas, just general gift knitting, ...
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Last year I pulled a slightly less than loved skein out of the stash and decided it would make a good Sockhead hat. The result was a hat that in reality I wasn't entirely in love with and it sat in the gift bin for quite a while. Of course, the Philosopher had noted how pretty he found the yarn ...
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I finished the toe of the Emergency Work Socks yesterday. IMG_7055 They are my usual 1x1 Vanilla Rib socks, knit out of KPPPM on size 0 (2.0mm) needles. 68 stitches, about 70 rows on the leg (71 I think, but I'm not going back to count). They took 4 months to knit as work socks.
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Summer seems to have leapt upon us, with the temperatures in the high 70s and an abundance of humidity. Many of the trees still seem a little confused, starting to bud out but not yet covered with leaves. Yesterday, the Philosopher and I ventured up to the Botanic Garden and found crab apple ...
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It's hard to get laundry done during the week. I usually don't get home until after 7 p.m., often closer to 8, and my energy for sorting clothes, running the washer, running the dryer, folding clothes, etc on top of dinner and whatever work I brought home is pretty low.
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We have a new robot at Chez Hedgehog. For our anniversary earlier this year, the Philosopher got me a Roomba. We've named him Finnbar. I was required to give him a male name, I was told, to help even out the gender balance. Finn is going to have the monumental task of collecting not only dust ...
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I think part of the reason it got shoved into the never never world of the bottom of the stash was that I'm not really close to the person I had in mind when I started the project. Without a specific person in mind, the project languished. I like the colors, they're interesting in how they look ...
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Librarian
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  • University of Illinois-Chicago Library for the Health Sciences
    Assistant Information Services Librarian and Assistant Professor, 2010 - present
  • La Crosse Public Library
    Librarian
  • WebMD/Medscape
  • Chicago Public Library
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Chicago, IL
Previously
La Crosse, WI - Greenfield, IN - New York, NY
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Introduction
Librarian. Knitter. Consumer of much tea and chocolate. Roommate to a small gray feline.
Education
  • St. John's University
  • Long Island University: C.W. Post Campus
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Female