Friday, June 23, 2006

Update! Photos of the prettyness.

So I finally got around to photographing the most recent yarn binge. So excited, so many ideas. Here's the entire stash, to the right. So excited to add it to my collection. I am realizing now that I need more storage areas for my pretties. My two baskets are getting kinda full. In the interest of keeping such lovely yarn safe and happy, I think I am going to "invest" in one of those clear plastic sets of drawers that one can find at Target. Not the loveliest looking storage solution, but it'll be handy to keep my wools, acrylics, cottons, silks, and miscellaneous all separate and organized. Me, organized. HAH!

Anyway, I have to show y'all a closeup of the gorgeous banana silk (that's right, banana silk) that I bought. It's such a lovely green color, the photo just doesn't do it justice. Not sure what I am going to make out of it though. I don't have enough for a shawl or anything. I was thinking a hat but I really have no idea. Maybe a lace hat? Oh the decisions one must make in the interest of gorgeous yarn.

And of course one mustn't forget the awesome buttons. Check 'em out!

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Much Prettyness...

Our LYS is going out of business, which is sad, but they had a huge sale which is happy. I bought lots of pretty things. Sock yarns, polo to make hats and other nifties, some banana silk which I have no idea what to do with, and so on. I'm in the process of moving the office/craft area to the now empty second bedroom, but once all that is done, I will take photos of the prettyness for all to enjoy!


Sunday, June 18, 2006

Not much to update

Crafts are on hold while I take back my home. Now that I am once again blessedly without roommate, I shall have a second bedroom solely for my crafty goodness. The catch is, I have to move all my stuff in there. Being exhausted from saturday's move and today's "putting guest bed together and cleaning," I am going to wait for my boyfriend so he can do the heavy lifting. I admit it, I have too many bloody desks. I have this thing for desks I guess, not unlike having a thing for pens. I collect both. Since I went to college, I have had 6 desks. The most recent addition was this monstrosity:

It was nice having so much space, but the thing took up a god-awful amount of room. Sadly, the right wing of the desk kind of disintegrated when I moved last. So now I have it MacGyvered using a scrap of wood, a filing cabinet, and a piece of yet another broken desk (not mine this time, amazing eh?). So anyway, this desk is mostly for computing, homework, and crafts that require a hard surface.

Another desk came into being for my sewing machine. I <3 <3 <3 it!
So anyway, add those two pieces of furniture, plus two large bookshelves, and a metric fuckton of craft/office supplies, and you'll understand why I'm waiting for burly boyfriend to come move stuff.


Saturday, June 17, 2006

So tired.

Mom showed me her knitting. She's now learned to cast on (!) and has knitted about 4 inches of the scarf she is making. I started her learning just knit stitch. When she finishes this scarf, she should be the lord and master of knit stitch and I will set her a task in purling. Oh happy day. I'm really very proud of her.

That was the good part of my parents' visit.

The bad part was that they came to help me move out my roommate to his new apartment. We couldn't have done it without my dad. He's a hero. Anyway, got up at 6:30am which is WAY too early for a night owl like me. Moved, loaded, huffed, and puffed till around 10:30am when we finally were able to drive all his sh*t to the new place. And let me say he's got a lot of sh*t. Of course he's got nothing on me, but the majority of my massive amount of stuff is crafting related. So it took us until about 1pm to unload the thing. Seriously, my dad is superman. I'm going to make him a pair of blue FuzzyFeet slippers to keep him warm at their cold house in winter. Currently he wears a pair I made for my mom, but those are pink... and my dad's too macho for pink slippers.

I wonder, if a man won't wear pink, is that because he's TOO macho or not macho enough? Food for thought anyway.


Friday, June 16, 2006

So it begins...

So I've decided to start a craft blog. I hate to copy what's apparently popular, but after seeing my friend's knit blog, and after browsing so many others I thought to myself "Hey, I can do that!"

Mostly this is going to be an archive of all the projects I'm working on, hopefully with semi-regular updates. In fact, my goal is to keep this as current as possible. So don't be surprised if a day's entry consists of "dropped a stitch, dammit" and nothing else. My knitting comes along slowly, and my creative writing comes along even slower than that. My sewing skills can only be described as "interesting" but I guess that's why it's fun.

Follow me as I stagger though learning to crochet, lurch through jewellry making, and drunkenly amble through most other things.