Wednesday, June 21, 2006

All in Good Time

So basically, I've finished a lot of things since returning home for the summer. I'm bored and jobless (bitches don't want to hire me), so I've got plenty of time to slave away on the knitting needles or behind a sewing machine. But I have NO PHOTOS! I'm terrible at taking my own pictures, but my mother has promised me that she will help me take photos of my completed projects (oblivious to the fact that I'll upload them on the Internet). Muahahaha. Until that day comes, this blog is going to look fairly empty. Which is actually okay, since no one reads it. Hahaha.

And because a blog is never complete without a picture, here is an irrelated one:

My cat. He's precious.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Dear Odessa

Guess what?! I bought two Rebecca Magazines! Eek; I'm so excited. I bought them from the official Rebecca website: The magazines were about $11, and shipping added up to $6. Has anyone ever purchased from the Rebecca website before? I looked around at other retailers, and it would be about $20+ to buy one magazine (if you include shipping). I'm hoping all goes well since they're shipping from Germany. Eh...

On another note... I was really angry with my mother yesterday, so to avoid her, I hid in my room and knitted up Odessa from magknits. Here she be ladies and gents...

I lurv the color. It's really not the best color on me, but I can't help it. Naturals just do it for me. It may be hard to see in the first pic, but I did use beads as the pattern called for.

I think I knit a bit loosely, as the hat came out to be slightly large on my head, and I have, by no means, a small mellon. Could be the fact that there's microfiber in the yarn, which always leads to mucho stretching. I shouldn't knit hats. They are not a very good look on me, especially beanies. But... but... but I adore the way they look on other people. *sigh*

Pattern: Odessa

Yarn: I skein of Rowan Cashsoft, in a tan color that I'm too lazy to get the "official" name of.

I didn't gauge it like I should have. To fix the slightly large state, I ran elastic thread around the bottom of it to tighten it up a bit. Worked perfectly, but makes the hat sort of unprofessional, I think. Oh well. Live and learn. Looking back, I wish I'd used pearl colored beads like I wanted, but I was too lazy to go to the store, and at the time, clear beads sounded like a good idea. They're not bad, just not the best. All in all, a great success at avoiding my mother and attractive enough that I'll wear it once in a while. Just like all my other hats.

Friday, May 19, 2006

Moving On...

So... I'm leaving. Not this blog though. College. Today I am moving all my piles of crap, putting it in garbage bags ('cuz I got class!) and tomorrow I will be venturing to San Diego. Staying with the aunt for a couple of days and then it's off to home-old-home.

To make up for the fact that I haven't done ANYTHING with this blog, I am loading up pictures of a scarf I finished a month or so ago. It's soft and beautiful, but entirely the wrong season to be finishing it. Whatever.

Here it is sly and mysterious over the back of my dorm chair:

And here's another shot.

Pattern: I'm embarrassed to say my own. Really - knit one, purl one. Can you even call that a pattern?

Yarn: Lionbrand homespun, provided by my roommate from her failed attempt to crochet. Muahahaha. About 1 1/2 skeins.

Kneedle size: 10 1/2 straight knitting needles.

Verdict: wonderful, though very heavy. Now I need a sharp looking, long, black wool jacket to coordinate with it. All for an essentially free scarf. Ha.

Friday, April 21, 2006


I've realized, since bringing life to this blog, I have failed to sustain it. No new updates, no brilliant pictures of my work. Honestly, I suck as a blogger. Sure, I've finished a thing or two. I should upload pictures, which I would first have to take. But whatever. Someday I'll get into it, or maybe not. I'm just so freaking computer retarded that it's frustrating trying to make this even the tiniest bit cool. Rawr.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Projects... Oh the Sweet Scent of Projects...

So here are some pics of things I'm currently working on. I'm a total nerd, and I counted projects in the works, plus projects intended (as in, I've purchased yarn) and I have ten total! I guess that's probably normal or subnormal even, but it's a lot for me. I don't have enough time in the world. At least I've begun reading while knitting. It's so practical. Reading goes slow (more absorption of material, I say), and I'm knitting, which I'd be doing instead of reading for school anyway! Woot!

So I'll start with this fugly thing...

It's supposed to be a cardigan. The left front to be exact. I just randomly started knitting it last Sunday. Total spur of the moment thing that has me quite excited. The pattern is super easy (so far) and very quick to knit up, even on #5's. I suppose I still have a back, front, sleeves, button-band, seaming, neck-edge, buttons, and blocking (not necessarily in that order) left to do so I shouldn't get so ahead of myself. Heheh.

Here's my next project:

Standard, boring scarf. Oh how original am I? It's a knit-one, purl-one pattern with Lionbrand Homespun. Not exactly a "luxury" yarn, but to a poor college student, it's heaven to the touch.

Another project:

Will be a bookbag. I can't finish this one until I get home though because I need a sewing machine to line it. Don't have one of those at college! It's really un-fun to make though. I have to do the back, and out of pure laziness, I'm not doing another star. I don't know if I like it, but the time I've put into it compels me to complete it. Grrrr....

Oh, I will post my crocheting, sewing, stencilling, blah blah whatever projects here as well... I just mainly knit at college. It's my "thing". Well... yeah. Thanks for taking a peeksy!