Friday, June 24, 2005

The key to my soul is...... FOUR

Got to archive this puppy cuz it screws up my layout in the blog

Courtesy of the funniest girl in the world:

the Romantic
Test finished!
you chose BY - your Enneagram type is FOUR.

"I am unique"

Romantics have sensitive feelings and are warm and perceptive.

How to Get Along with Me

  • Give me plenty of compliments. They mean a lot to me.
  • Be a supportive friend or partner. Help me to learn to love and value myself.
  • Respect me for my special gifts of intuition and vision.
  • Though I don't always want to be cheered up when I'm feeling melancholy, I sometimes like to have someone lighten me up a little.
  • Don't tell me I'm too sensitive or that I'm overreacting!

What I Like About Being a Four

  • my ability to find meaning in life and to experience feeling at a deep level
  • my ability to establish warm connections with people
  • admiring what is noble, truthful, and beautiful in life
  • my creativity, intuition, and sense of humor
  • being unique and being seen as unique by others
  • having aesthetic sensibilities
  • being able to easily pick up the feelings of people around me

What's Hard About Being a Four

  • experiencing dark moods of emptiness and despair
  • feelings of self-hatred and shame; believing I don't deserve to be loved
  • feeling guilty when I disappoint people
  • feeling hurt or attacked when someone misundertands me
  • expecting too much from myself and life
  • fearing being abandoned
  • obsessing over resentments
  • longing for what I don't have

Fours as Children Often

  • have active imaginations: play creatively alone or organize playmates in original games
  • are very sensitive
  • feel that they don't fit in
  • believe they are missing something that other people have
  • attach themselves to idealized teachers, heroes, artists, etc.
  • become antiauthoritarian or rebellious when criticized or not understood
  • feel lonely or abandoned (perhaps as a result of a death or their parents' divorce)

Fours as Parents

  • help their children become who they really are
  • support their children's creativity and originality
  • are good at helping their children get in touch with their feelings
  • are sometimes overly critical or overly protective
  • are usually very good with children if not too self-absorbed

Renee Baron & Elizabeth Wagele

The Enneagram Made Easy
Discover the 9 Types of People
HarperSanFrancisco, 1994, 161 pages

You liked the test? so please RATE it :-)

You are not completely happy with the result?!
You chose BY

Would you rather have chosen:

  • AY (EIGHT)
  • CY (SIX)
  • BX (NINE)
  • BZ (FIVE)

  • My test tracked 2 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:

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    You scored higher than 26% on ABC

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    You scored higher than 52% on XYZ
    Link: The Quick and Painless ENNEAGRAM Test written by felk on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test

    It's a wee bit touchy feely hallmarky for me, but still frighteningly close for a 2 question test

    Friday, June 10, 2005

    (Almost) Finished Objects

    Tomorrow is my darling niece's graduation, and I made her two hats. (Don't worry - she's also getting a nice digital camera from us.) She's going to Princeton in the fall, so they are in the university's colors. They are currently laying on my kitchen counter, blocking and drying. (And wafting, by the way. Evidently a wet alpaca smells remarkably like a wet dog.) I hope I did it right, as I almost never bother to block anything.

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    Pattern: Adapted from Basic Hat Pattern by Woolgathered
    Yarn: Blue Sky Bulky, Orange and Black Bear
    Needles: US 17 circs and DPNs
    Recipient: Bri

    You can't really see it in the photographs, but the orange hat has eyelets around it. (Those junctures that look mangled? They're really holes.) I'm going to thread a black ribbon through it and tie it in a bow. I originally planned to make her a hat (the black one) and an orange scarf with black stripes at the end, but this yarn didn't look good in any kind of fancy stitch, the striping didn't work well in garter, and the stockinette curled even after blocking. Hence, the second hat. I'm guessing that in the wilds of Jersey, cold weather clothing will be needed. I may go wild and try to do some gloves or mittens, but we'll see.

    The orange is a little off in the picture... it's actually a slightly darker color - more pumpkin or even pumpkin spice.

    Thursday, June 02, 2005

    I love this thing

    Even if it proves I am now officially out of vogue. Take a little trip on the Baby Name Wizard's Name Voyager, and see where you chart out.

    I - a Lisa - was a #1 hit in the 1960s, but have since fallen to the low 300s. Ah, how the mighty crumble... My name looks like a dot-com stock chart. But, I can still claim name superiority to my hubby, whose name peaked in the 1940s at #5 (loo-za!).

    And I've discovered that all my optional baby names for my son are zooming in popularity (I'm so prescient) EXCEPT - check it - the one I actually gave him. That name doesn't even appear on the chart. Which is good, because my (step)daughter has one of those "six to a class" names where you have to append the last initial to tell them apart (Amy A., Amee M., Ami T., etc.).

    Not knitting related in the least, but many thanks to The Bookish Girl for pointing it out.

    On the knitting front, I have picked a name, registered a website, and created a logo. (All of which I am still too embarrassed to share just yet.) I've decided to do the store thing virtually until I've built up a healthy business to justify actual rent. So my dreams of being THE place to have your S'n'B will have to wait.