Thursday, December 6, 2007
Finals time means a few things. End of term, of course, lots of tests and cramming, no sleep...and the announcement of next schedule's semester. My advisor is a bit of a dumbass and fails at life when it comes to scheduling. Of the 8 classes I signed up for, I got into 1. And it's my elective. I am so screwed. I don't think I'm going to make him a scarf after all.
I'm also planning on studying abroad next year, but have no idea where to go. Wherever I go, only one or two classes with transfer back to Purdue, so I might as well go wherever I want. Does anyone know of an interesting place to study abroad? I'd love to hear your input...
There will be pictures soon, I promise. Happy knitting to all and have a great day.
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
So, thanks to ravelry, I've decided what I'm going to do with the yarn from the million projects I have frogged over the past couple years. So, here's the plan as of 4 minutes ago.
5 skiens hot pink malabrigo worsted...will become a plain old top down cardigan with flower buttons. Serisouly...a hot pink cardigan needs something a little cooler than plain buttons.
6 skiens turquoise lamb's pride worsted...will become a central park hoodie. Same with 5 skiens of off-white Classic Merino from Pattons. Buttons will be shell and coconut.
I will finish that damn birthday shawl. Hopefully in the next week sometime.
I will also finish that damn baby kimono...maybe during Gray's anatomy tonight. I've only been working on it for 3 months now. It's about time to suck it up and finish it...and tell my mum to drop it off at the appropriate recipient on saturday when she comes to Purdue to see me!
I will finish my 2 blankets. This is problematic as I know someone else who really wants on right now, which I really don't feel like starting another blanket for.
I will hope my cousin does not get pregnant before I leave. She has way too many baby knits picked out.
I will finish Mariah. I got close this summer but ended up ripping the most time consuming sleeve in the world out. I will hopefully finish her over Christmas Break.
I will finish all the other sweaters I've started, like Isolde and the Tomboy sweater. Hopefully they will both be done before December, as it is getting to be a bit chilly on campus.
Will also start over on the lotus top that I failed at this summer.
Then I will use up all my sock yarn. That shouldn't actually be too hard, I've only got 6 or 7 different sock pairs I want to make before I go.
I will finish up all my baby yarn and try to Ebay my blankets so I have the money to blow on yarn in Ireland.
That's my knitting goals from now until next August. Completely diminish all projects and stash. That being said, I should note that all of my lace-weight is an exception. I've learned to NEVER EVER EVER rush the lace. Ever. Good thing I've only got 4 skeins.
Monday, October 15, 2007
Friday, October 12, 2007
So how far am I?
Not nearly far enough. My mum's birthday is tomorrow, she will open the wrap on sunday and it is supposed to be around 5 feet long (that's average wrap-size, right?). Right now it is almost 3 feet. I would knit all tonight but I'm teaching classes, and tomorrow is filled with Feast of the Hunter's Moon and then the drive back to Indy for the B-day bash.
So, being true to the wrap I haven't touched anything else....but I'm working on a couple patterns to post on the blog so I can be a ravelry designer too!
More soon...including some pictures!
ps. I got an A on my Beowulf/Chaucer exam...yay!
pps. Robert just e-mailed me. Is that regret Robert? It might be...
Monday, October 8, 2007
1. It requires 110% of your attention. So don't knit during lectures or you'll have to frog it.
2. It does not make good television knitting. I just want to watch my McDreamy and knit my flippin' lace but I had to frog it again.
3. Lace requires it's own traveling bag... where car keys can't catch it and destroy your two feet of lace.
4. Don't knit black lace. You can't see when you screw up.
5. Don't knit lace on a deadline. Especially one that is less than a week away and you are starting over for the 6th time.
6. Don't knit lace for non-knitters (aka muggles) because they have NO IDEA how much you will hate lace by the time you present thier lace stole to them on thier 50th birthday. Not to mention they have no idea how much a cashmere/merino blend costs...especially when you are buying 11 of them. Then there's the time....but I'm not going there.
That being said, I'm almost a foot in. If I knock out another 2 feet today and have it about 4 feet by the time fall break is over...I should have a chance at having it done by the 13th...maybe? I will try to post pics before I head back of the recently finished Panda socks and wooly bowl and talk about the sudden (and unexpected) success of my knitting classes!
Sunday, September 30, 2007
Sunday, September 9, 2007
But after how many of these does it actually become you?
In the meanwhile, for the knitting content, I have finished Odessa from Magknits out of green cashmerino baby and czech glass. It turned out quite well.
I started Coachella from knitty and didn't like the way it looked on me at all....so Fauxchella is going to be a halter top with glittery suede yarn. Should be a good time. Will probably watch it tomorrow with watching down with love movies.
I got the job teaching knitting classes at the Michaels in Lafayette. I have 2 classes lined up for October. Should be profitable, and most importantly, a good time.
As for now, I think spending some time with Ben and Jerry might help the situation a bit.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Some of you may know that while studying abroad in Korea, I met a really great guy. Well, he was great for the duration of the trip. He kinda sorta dumped me on the last day (which happened to be my birthday...dick.) So we talked over the summer and things were going pretty well...and lo and behold...we're in the same sociology class. Perfect! I'd get to see him on a regular basis (which was the reason he gave me for the dismissal...we wouldn't see each other enough) and if we didn't start dating again, then we could still be friends..right?
NOT! I saw him today said hi and he completely blew me off! Up yours, army guy. I'm totally going on a date with the guy in my dance class. Even if he is gay.
Any dating advice for the love pariah? I'd love to hear your oppinions and what you guys have done in the past...that has worked out (minor detail).
Thursday, August 16, 2007
That's all for now...need to get back to studying so I can go to Mad knitters tonight!!!
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Saturday, August 11, 2007
More good, news, I sold 8 hats to Little Women in Nora...very exciting. I'm almost finished with my fifth and would love to drop them off and get paid before I head back to old Purdizzle.
Thursday, August 2, 2007
Anyone else lost thier mojos lately? Any suggestions on where to look? Maybe I just need to take a knit-break and focus on my other crafts for a few days. But tonight I'm going to mad knitters...maybe I'll find it there. Then again...theres always those darn nargles taking my knitting things...but mostly they just stick to tape measures, stitch markers and cable needles. The nargles have certainly gone overboard this time.
I'd love to hear your suggestions on where to find my mojo and what I should do about it. Have a nice day!
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Monday, July 30, 2007
Another funny thing....yesterday my Grandma came over to drop some stuff off and saw my Ballband dishrags laying on the counter (see hot pink and lime green rags from last post) picked one up and said..."That's...(insult least offensive adjective here)....interesting." Great...she said the same thing when I died my hair purple. She hates them. Then? Surprising part? She then said..."Can I have one?" Uh....okay. I asked if she'd rather have something that wasn't magenta and lime...so I bought some more dishrag cotton that was a little more fitting for my Grandma and cast on yet another project. That brings the count up to 19. I can't decide if that's a sign of O.C.D. or just boredom. One last wonderful thing for today...my army guy sent me a naughty little note on facebook! It's a good day!
Saturday, July 28, 2007
I also did a small bit of crocheting (top picture....blog was not cooperating)...I did take the white baby yarn and finished the yarn ball, which turned out to be almost a 2'x2' square, which is a great start! There is a girl at my work who is pregnant and she may be the recipient of this particular baby blanket...I have so much time in each of them, I prefer to give them away so I know where they are going. I know I could never possibly get my money's worth out of selling them to perfect strangers, so I prefer to just give them away. I crochet 3'x3' granny squares in a solid color and do a ruffled edge in a different or multi-colored yarn. They take a good long time, but they're worth it.
And quite possibly the biggest news yet! I have a tan. It's probably the first one in ten years, and I'm so proud of it. I'm showing it off as much as I possibly can before it peels away...
See you onThursday, Mad knitters, and to the rest of you, have a lovely day!
Friday, July 20, 2007
I'm also taking a crochet baby blanket and a Dolly Mama cross stitching set...hopefully I'll finish the set and I'll just go until I run out of yarn on the blanket...which shouldn't take too long!
I need to go pack up my knitting bag...I'll leave you with a moment of zen in place of current unfinished project picture. Here is my cat with some of my handspun.
Happy knitting and I'll be back in a week!