Tuesday, November 11, 2008

no knitting :( but news

Wow, so I was checking everything on the computer and remembered...didn't I have a knitting blog? So after I remembered my password I decided to log on and catch everyone up. I'm now in college working on a degree in Computer Graphic Design, I haven't been knitting as much as I like to but that's only because I can't afford it. I do have some ideas I just need the time, money, and energy. Sorry, if I've been neglecting everyone and everything I've just been busy.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Happy Birthday to me! (+other random stuff)

Happy 19th Birthday to me!
I bought myself three pairs of pajama bottoms and the comfiest ankle sock/slipper/footie things in the whole world! Well...so far that I know of. :D
Tonight is lasagna and cheesecake. Pretty Wal-Mart cheesecake. It's strawberry (I think...maybe cherry), chocolate, plain, and carmel. I thought (completely out of nowhere) about a white chocolate cheesecake. Mmm, can you say sugar rush all the way down to your toes and back?
Anyway, I've been studying my footie/sock thingies and I seriously think I can make them (if I can't find a pattern online). Oh my God! At Wal-Mart I saw this ADORABLE little yellow cardigan in the infant/toddler section (I like small stuff) and it was so precious!! It was 100% acrylic (more specifically it felt like Caron simply soft) with little emboridered flowers all over but I thought they took away from the cables. Seriously, considering duplicating it for my cousin's baby girl, Natalie. She'd look so precious in it.:D
I looked for the Sweeney Todd soundtrack but unfortunately couldn't find it. But in light of my birthday I want to share this lovely video by Tegan and Sara with you...currently my favorite song/band:

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Tutu...or maybe a better name?

The other day, I had the urge to design and knit a baby raglan sweater. So I pulled out the Knitter's Bible flipped through it a little and found the welted ruffle and thought of making a "tutu" inspired sweater. I was going to do an infant sized but it turned out to fit a two-year-old, which will work...I guess. Now introducing the "Tutu-prototype":
This is the side. I, like many knitters, hate seams so I knit the body in the round. Then I didn't feel like making sleeves and thought it looked like a ballerina's tutu, so I left the sleeves off and made it for warmer weather wearing. Problems I need to fix: -the neck isn't super stretchy and you can't find many toddlers with heads that small -the left shoulder strap is EXTREMELY skinnier than the other Does anyone have a better name idea for it than "Tutu"? It looks a little plan for a toddler, so should I add an embellishment or leave it alone. I was thinking the next one I do will be striped (Fibonacci styled of course)...maybe not. I used Caron's Simply Soft Brights (or whatever the label said) in Grape (ruffle & neck/arm trim) and lavender (body). Listening to: "The Phantom of the Opera" movie (mm...Gerard Butler)

Thursday, December 20, 2007


I'm still here. Tonight was actually the first night my computer would let me log on here. I haven't really been knitting until two nights ago. For some reason I just didn't feel like knitting. I'm still unemployed. Of course, I've put applications in EVERYWHERE! There's a fabric store that is taking applications but I won't know anything until after Christmas.

Speaking of which I hope everyone has a safe holiday and Merry Christmahanakwanzakuh! (I don't care if I spelled that right it's just fun to say).

Also, my birthday is coming up on Sunday. I'll be 19! Not entirely sure what to expect...maybe I'll get the same "Learn How to Draw" kit for the third year in a row by my aunt, uncle, and cousin. I know it's the thought that counts...but seriously Nikki told them last year that it was the same from the year before. But, oh well. I'd be happy with a Patternworks gift certificate or even a couple of skeins of a really crappy yarn that I'll find SOMETHING to do with.

Again, Merry Christmahanakwanzakuh to everyone. If I'm not online anymore this month I'll see you in '08.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Good News/Bad News

Good news, I'll have more time to knit.

Bad news, I had to lose my job for that free time.


Tuesday, August 28, 2007


I'm going to stop making promises to do stuff, ex. sewing together my gray sweater. I never get around to doing things. I had to pack a lot of my stuff up into boxes when I painted my room forever ago...there's still boxes piled up in my room. I'm just too tired. I'm still trying to get use to working at 3M. I still need to fill out papers to go to the community college in the spring. I need to reapply for financial aid. I need to pick up some yarn and needles and work on SOMETHING!! I'm just so tired and in a lot of pain. Grr...

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

gray sweater finished

I have finished all the knitting on my gray sweater and this weekend (my log weekend off)I'll sew it together. I should really consider making more of those sweaters in the round without that many seams because this could get really annoying.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Babies, Babies, Everywhere!

It seems to me that everyone I know are having babies. Mostly girl babies. Where are all the little boys? Oh well, little girls are actually a lot easier to knit for I guess. There seems to be a pattern on every website that is designed to be unisex but to me it's just too girly. Oh, and if you knit a sweater too long it could always be turned into a dress. What proud father wants their little boy to wear a dress? Exactly.

I'm going to make a bunch of sweaters (hopefully) in the Fibonacci striped sequencing (as random as possible of course!) using girl colors, boy colors, and some unisex colors. I wonder what yarn I have stashed away in my tote...

Monday, July 16, 2007

my NIP (novel in progress)

Okay, I wouldn't really call it "in progress" but I do have all the character's biographies written up but I still need to look up some crucial medical terminology but I decided to give some information about it to receive some feedback.

It's a young adult novel (but I hope others will enjoy it), about four teens going through problems who are brought together by knitting. I have mapped out some of the knitting horrors and myths to write about, ex. "the love sweater curse," if boys knit they have to be gay, (which adds more drama to Frankie's life since he's a jock and has two older brothers), and the biggest horror...different dye lots in the middle of a project! *enter overdramatic screaming here* (It happened to this one girl I know from my first year in 4-H Crocheting and she only had a few weeks before the 4-H Fashion Show before she realized that they were two different colors of pastel yellow!)

That's all I have for you on that subject. I'm hoping when I get a job, I can get a laptop and be able to work on the story all the time instead of taking up the family computer in the living room, just to be able to zone and write.

I'm planning on taking my cousin and brother bowling this weekend (or if not this weekend some other weekend before they go back to school). Which is *gets out calendar* in 3 weeks!! (Sorry, Mrs. H, I hope the incoming freshman are better to you than they were last year—but honestly, I seriously doubt it).

Thursday, July 12, 2007


I spent 5 hours cutting weeds for my great-uncle & Poppy out at the tobacco fields and I am so sore! My hands are numb, I have to force myself to hold my knitting needles and wrap the yarn around the needle! Ugh, I think I'm going to go to bed now. 'Night!