Thursday, September 28, 2006

Heck yes!

Having a bum camera (hmm, sounds weird. I mean a non-working camera) for awhile really sucked because I had so much stuff made for different swaps. But good news, the camera is working, so I'm going to post a couple retroactive photos of recent stuff I've done.

I have successfully completed a DPN and Circular needle roll. I even have ideas on how to improve the basic design. Fancy, eh?

The inside:

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

The Sickness

So today I've been sick. Mostly just icky tummy and backache. But I felt a lot better when a strange box appeared at the door. Then I realized that the Debbie Bliss Cashmerino that I ordered eons ago and forgotten had finally arrived. So fondling new yarn is definately something I plan to do this evening.

I was also thinking how no one ever reads this blog. It's kinda depressing. Although what should I really expect? I don't promote it, nor do I want to. I don't update daily. I rarely update about crafts. I've joined the ranks of all the other faceless internet bloggers who say a lot to very few. Just having one of those days I guess. Forgive the melancholy. I'll be better in the morning.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

My not-so-stunning epiphany

I came home today in utter dispair, as I surveyed the damage that a lazy boyfriend and girlfriend can wreak on a household. Especially when there's 4 cats to throw in a little surprise barf or piddle. And I came to a realization.... The reason I am not being in any way productive lately is because I literally have nowhere to do said production. The desk is a mess with crafting supplies, the sewing table has become the "I don't want to put away laundry, let's heap the clean stuff over here" surface of doom, and the knitting has migrated into 3 rooms now. I need to clean, y'all. It's bad. So I'm dedicating this blog, at least for awhile, to my cleaning misadventures. And no, this doesn't mean that we're going into a season of 3 months with no posts since I didn't do anything about cleaning... I hope.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Friggin' school

Ok, so school has been keeping me pretty damned busy lately. But I did manage to do SOME crafting. Again, it's for gifts though so I can't post until after they have been received. But here's a couple of photos to tide you over until them...

Tweek discovers the gerbils...

... and then trys to look innocent.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

w00t! Actual crafts in a craft blog!

So I started to feel guilty about all my WIPs. It got to the point where I was comparing my progress in life to the basket of half-knitted shame in my living room. SOOOOooooo I finished Knucks. I have to also guiltily admit, I also finished them because it's getting cold here at night and I can't be pursuaded to leave the computer when my hands get cold.

I made these out of Reynold's Odyssey 100% merino on size 6 needles. This yarn is awesome, super soft, and the camera doesn't do the colorway justice. It's color 441 Purple Mix. I'm definately going to start making more of these. I think there are a few ways to improve on the pattern though, so I'm going to try that next time.

Thursday, September 07, 2006


I've been crafting my head off here, and I can't post any photos because all my crafting has been for swap partners on Craftster. But let's see, what else have I done lately that I can talk about...

Started learning UNIX today in my CIS 320 class. I've worked with it some, but definately am a n00b. It's funny, when I don't know the UNIX command I try to use the DOS command, just like when I don't know the German word I try to use the Spanish word. Maybe that's only funny to me. And maybe it's not funny. But it's interesting (no it's not). Ahem.

So the current standing of my knitting WIPs: one Patons Bohemian garter stitch scarf, one soy silk drop stitch scarf, Paint Box purse that will eventually be felted, Banana Silk purse, one alpaca blend lace wrap, and one of two fingerless gloves completed. The scarves, purses, and wrap are all in various states of unfinished-ness. I'm trying to curb my desire to knit with some of my new yarns... I got Sari Silk, and this super soft stuff that I"m not sure what it is.... kind of a cross between boulce and fun fur, but not nearly as disgusting as that combination sounds. I'm also waiting for some yarn to come in to make MagKnit's Odessa hat for my friend.

As for the cats, someone has been puking in devious little places that I either find by foot, or spy whilst eating. Either way is unpleasant. Frodo is usually the one blamed for everything, but this morning I heard a hacking while Frodo was present for his morning cuddle, so it can't be him. Unless... do you think cats can psychically bi-locate, and Frodo was simultaneously puking on my living room rug while being petted and kissed by me before I got out of bed? Scary thought.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Ok, it's been awhile.

I haven't been lazy about crafting, I've just been lazy about posting. Haven't been doing a whole lot of knitting lately (translation: been knitting my head off but nothing is getting finished). I did however start making stitch markers. I will post a bunch of stuff this weekend as it's a 3 day weekend (YAY!).

I also just turned 25. I'm now halfway through my twenties. I pretend like it bothers me more than it actually does. For my birthday, The Boy bought me a season of the Simpsons, flowers, and this gorgeous necklace. I lurve it.