21 July 2006

Friday! Friday! Friday!

I love this hat!

I'm thrilled to say that despite constantly falling asleep the minute I get home and waking up as late as possible, it seems, every morning, I managed to finish my hat! I like how it doesn't pool on the body but pools on the crown. And I'm wearing my matching Gramma Sweater, with a white tshirt under. Way too too.

I was going to post pictures yesterday of the Yarn Box, but short of filling up the bathtub with yarn, it was waaaaaaaaaaay too dark outside to do any pictures, basically, the last couple days. I might go ahead and do the tub filling tonight and talk about the haul tomorrow!

Hm, today's my 180th post. I always associate the number 180 with school. How about a mini contest? Leave a deafie-type question you've been wondering about, and hmmm, there will be random drawing for a prize! How about a small pile of hand-dyed yarn, winner's choice of weight and colors?


Blogger Chris said...

Heh, I've already asked a lot of my questions... Do I have new ones yet? Hmm. Let me reflect on that...

Ok, is "deafie" one of those terms that's fine for someone who's deaf to use, but a no-no for someone who isn't?

10:58 AM  
Anonymous Dave Daniels said...

Hmmm...a question...hmmm...
Do you have a special place to get movies with subtitles, or do you go to your local video store?

11:27 AM  
Blogger PBnJ said...

I love your blog, and the kitties, the yarn, the knitting! So nice!

What would be the best type of sign language for me and my kids to learn? I have heard of Signing Exact English and ASL.

12:41 PM  
Anonymous EvaLux said...

I've just found your blog through Stumbling over Chaos :)

I have a cousin who's deaf since birth. I hardly know her, but I'm amazed at the things she accomplished so far (she's nearly 25 I think :))

Is sign language international or does each country/language have a different one?

Cheers Eva

12:54 PM  
Blogger Sunidesus said...

Hmmm... I'm not sure if I have any D/deaf questions.

Oh! Got one... do you use a 'terp at work or are you a good lip-reader and use voice? Oh, another one... what do you think is the reason for the whole "your English is really good" thing. Is it something you worked at or a different education or something else entirely?

1:48 PM  
Blogger Stariel said...

Do people who are born deaf dream with sound?

3:34 PM  
Anonymous timster said...

The only question I can think of is... what does 180 have to do with school? I don't need any yarn, though...

And pbnj, I'd like to second Frar's imminent recommendation of ASL. You will have a lot more fun learning that, as there is way more room for creative expression even when you are just starting out. Signed English is tied to spoken words, and you will always be thinking the words; ASL is completely about communicating with motion... and not just the motion of your hands, either. It will really broaden your concept of communication.

6:06 PM  
Blogger Ann said...

The hat is great, I really love the bright colors.

9:01 PM  
Blogger Ann said...

She isn't going to let me off with just a comment about her great work.

What is your biggest frustration when dealing with people?

Will that work?



9:20 PM  
Blogger sulwyn said...

Considering I'm deaf here... I thought I'd put up a question, maybe two, that I know many hearies are skeered to ask. :)

"How do the deafies learn?" I phrase it like this, because hearies learn via verbalizing, and deafies do not... so uh uh, how do those weird deafies learn if they can't hear???? :)

"Can deafies really understand everything they lipread and can they lipread everybody?"

Hope you like these questions. :)

10:18 PM  
Anonymous KnittinginPink said...

Just visiting over from Stumbling over Chaos. Here is my question:

If you could pick one sound that you could hear perfectly well, which would it be?

6:43 AM  
Blogger Sunidesus said...

Another vote for ASL in the whole ASL/SEE thing. To me signing just makes a lot more sense if I'm thinking ASL and not english.

(I'm hearing, but I do sign. Not that I'm fluent or anything, but I can get by)

1:23 PM  
Blogger Kristen said...

Hey, I am stopping by from Stumbling Over Chaos! Your blog is beautiful and I love your hat (what is the pattern, I tried to skim over your blog to find it, but I couldn't figure it out)!

My question for you is:

Would you ever consider a cochlear implant?

I would imagine that would be a huge change in a person's life that might not necessarily be for the best.

I hope you have a great day! :-)

4:33 PM  
Blogger Peevish said...

Oooh, I feel like any question I ask will be a dumb one...

Are you more comfortable with your hearing or nonhearing friends? Do you feel that your nonhearing friends have more understanding for your situation?

6:29 PM  
Blogger mrspao said...

I asked pao (who is partially deaf) what I should ask you and he said: do you feel isolated (he does at times) and how do you cope?

3:10 PM  
Blogger historicstitcher said...

I learned SEE in grade school when a teacher would practice with the video after school. She let me watch and practice with her, and I pretty much remembered everything. It's been nearly useless for me, as every signer I've met knew ASL and I've been told outright by an interpreter I was "signing wrong."

So, for a question...if someone were to recognize your deafness during conversation, which is more polite: to allow you to read lips or to add signing even if the signing isn't great?

7:30 AM  
Blogger Heide said...

Please forgive my ignorance, but I honestly do not know... Are you able to drive? I don't know if hearing is essential for safety reasons, such as a horn honking, back up warning signals (on larger vehicles mostly) or sirens. Usually emergency vehicals have lights in addition to their sirens, so this might not even be a valid example. Thank you!

11:27 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Can you tell what kind of meows your catchen are making (happy, startled, hungry, etc) from cat lip-reading?

6:12 AM  
Blogger Tygher Knits said...

A friend of mine online is blind, and I frequently find myself wanting to show him pictures he can't see. Do people often want to send you music you can't hear?

9:10 AM  
Blogger Sunidesus said...

I just thought of another one...

I noticed in a couple posts some repeated words for emphasis. Do you think that's an ASL influence?

1:33 PM  

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