Monday, December 28, 2009

A Very Knitty Christmas ^_^


I've waited so long to post this, because I had to wait until AFTER I gave it to my boyfriend for Christmas :P. Here's the video, apologies for the side-waysedness, but watch and enjoy:


It's a Jayne Hat!!!


Also 2 T-Shirts that say "Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!" and "BIG DAMN HERO." All Firefly references, which if you didn't get 1) go freaking watch all of Firefly gorahm it, and 2) be ashamed of yourself.



And here's a picture of cutie Bruce sleeping during all the festivities. He was not amused with 0ur shenanigans.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

I confess that in 2009 I have:

( ) stayed single for the whole year
(x) made out in/on a car
(x) kissed in the snow
(x) celebrated Halloween
(x) kissed in the rain
(x) had your heart broken
( ) broke someone else’s heart
( ) had a stalker
( ) went over the minutes on your cell phone
(x) had a good relationship with someone
(x) someone questioned your sexual orientation
( ) gotten pregnant
( ) had an abortion
(x) have a relationship with someone you’ll never forget
( ) done something you’ve regretted
(/) lost faith in love
( ) kissed under a mistletoe

OTHER
( ) painted a picture
( ) wrote a poem
(x) ran a mile
( ) shopped at Hollister or Abercrombie and Fitch
(x) posted a blog
(x) listened to music you couldn’t stand
( ) went to a sleepover
(x) went camping
( ) threw a surprise party
(x) laughed till you cried
( ) laughed till you peed in your pants
( ) visited a foreign country
( ) cut in a line of waiting people
(x) told someone you were busy when you weren’t
( ) partied to celebrate the new year
(x) cooked a disastrous meal
( ) lost something/someone important to you

In 2009 I…
( ) broke a promise
( ) lied
(x) went behind your parents back
(x) cried over a broken heart
(x) disappointed someone close
(x) hid a secret
(x) pretended to be happy
(x) slept under the stars
( ) kept your new years resolution
(x) forgot your new years resolution
( /) met someone who changed your life
( ) met one of your idols
( ) changed your outlook on life
(x) sat home all day doing nothing
(x) pretended to be sick
( ) left the country
( ) almost died
( ) given up something important to you
( ) lost something expensive
(x) learned something new about yourself
( ) tried something you normally wouldn’t try and liked it
(x) made a change in your life
(x) found out who your true friends were
(x) met great people
( ) stayed up til sunrise
(x) cried over the silliest thing
(x) was never home on weekends
( ) got into a car accident
(x) had friends who were drifting away from you
( ) had someone close to you die
( ) had a high cell phone bill
(x) spent most of your money on food
( ) had a fist fight
(x) went to the beach with your best friend
( ) saw a celebrity
(x) gotten sick
(x) liked more than 5 people at the same time
(x) became closer with a lot of people

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Not quite...

It's the first, and I didn't quite make 60,000... in fact I think I only hit half that, but whatevs. 30,000 stitches is still a pretty sizable accomplishment considering I'm graduating in 2 weeks (or so) and I've been busy with finishing all my classes up. Only 6 papers left! At the moment I'm knitting up a Christmas present, so I can't post pix until after they get it.

A friend does want a pair of mittens for his wife and himself though, so I'll be starting those soon. 'Til then!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Another pair :} and THANKSGIVING

I made fingerless gloves, and I lovies them. ^_^ They're the "Hooray for me gloves" pattern, but I kind of screwed up on the thumb and only figured it out when I was making the 2nd glove... and by then it was too late and I had to make the 2nd one screwed up too so they would match :P.

See how pretty? :} And below is my layered jello! I made it with tones of red this time, black cherry, cherry, raspberry and peach! It was delicious!


This is our family Thanksgiving (not blood-family, just boyfriends and friends kind of thing).


CHEESE, thanks to Rob and Rachel.


And here's Rachel's (N- not roommate Rachel) cheesecake which astounded us all. She's an amazing cake decorator. And it was yumtastic to boot!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

20,500 Stitches

Here's my latest edition, the matching hat. I thought it was going to be huge, so I did a really quick decreasing method on the top and it made it a little bit small :P. Way to go paranoia. So instead of a big slouchy hat, I have a beanie. Oh wells, still cute.

I still have a bunch of that yarn left, so I think next up I'll make some really pretty toys with it for the kiddies I know. I'm thinking a hermit crab and a spider... but I'm not sure yet. I will start them today, so pictures are soon to come. ^_^

Monday, November 9, 2009

Knitting Olympics

This is a status update, which I plan to do regularly (with or without pix) of my NaNoKnitMo, or more correctly, Knitting Olympics projects. According to the official (though really non-official :P) Knitting Olympics rules, I have to knit 60,000 stitches in one month. That's insano pants, you're probably saying. Well, yes, but doable.

I calculated my total so far and it's approximately 10,000 stitches, and I'm only on day 9, so I think I'm doing pretty well. The mittens were about 4,900 stitches each, give or take some rounding down, and now I'm starting to knit a matching hat because I have a lot of yarn left over from the mitts. I'm only on the headband part now, but it's 162 stitches around (because my needles are so ungodly small [size 2, and dear lord why did I do that to myself?]) I'm about 4 rows up so that's about 640 stitches.

So ...current status, let's say: 10,650 stitches!


(hehe, math is fun ^_^)

Sunday, November 8, 2009

NaNoKnitMo-- MITTENS!


My boyfriend is doing NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) in which he plans to write one novel (approximately 50,000 words) in one month. As a writer, I should be doing this myself, but, alas *sigh*, school is too much of a hassle and I just can't see myself managing it. Maybe next year... Anyway, what I want to do instead is finish as many projects in the month of November as I can (knit-wise)! I'm calling is NaNoKnitMo, but it doesn't actually make sense, since that would be national novel knitting month... but Rachel's doing NaNoPaintMo and that doesn't make much sense either, so just go with it. Here's project numero uno.


MITTENS! I am done, and they knit up super fast. These pictures are taken with Boone's iPhone, so they're pretty craptastic, but I'm sure I'll get better ones up here eventually. The ones below have more light, so they're nicer.

This is what the "after-thought thumb" looked like. I essentially knit normally up to the part where the thumb would go, knit into some waster yarn for 8 stitches, then kept going like normal. At the very end I took the waste yarn out, picked up the stitches, and knit up some damn nice thumbs.

This picture was taken while at a bar, by the way. Yes, I knit at the bar with my Bloody Mary. I think it happens to be quite classy, thankyouverymuch.

Monday, November 2, 2009

My Halloweens

This weekend was the one holiday I actually give a damn about: Halloween. It truly is a crafter's most important day of the year.

I went to my own party as the Queen of Hearts, complete with coffee-filter cuffs and collar, card belt, felt rose in hair, and heart lips, and out to work and a bar on Halloween night as Wednesday Addams and her unborn spawn.


The Hookers of Halloween were out en mass. This was a hooker dressed up as a racecar driver.


This was a hooker dressed as a naughty housewife and another hooker dressed up like a pirate. Can you find Waldo?
There he is again!


Boone went as a SIM character. This is him being a happy SIM.


Talking about his favorite sport.


Jack and Sally Skelinton (aka. Jessica Phelan and Randy Frye)


John's friend AJ as a killer furry and John as... a thug?


I have tons more pictures, I think I'll put them on Facebook. ^_^ We had a good time.

Friday, October 30, 2009

The Mittens Of Amazing Awesometown

This is what I'm eating:

Jealous? ^_________^
And these are the mittens I'm knitting from the tip down, TWO AT A TIME! OMG.



Beautiful yarn :}

Monday, October 26, 2009

ONE DOWN!

LOOK AT THIS SLICE OF FRIED GOLD:


Yes, I have finally finished one of my socks. I think I should wait for action shots for when I finish the other one :P. Who knows when that will be. I have a few things on my plate at the moment, like quickly knitting up mittens becuase my hands are freezing, uhm, finals, graduating, finding a better job, things like that, before I think I could take another one of these socks. Sooooo, we shall see.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

OMG OMG OMG

One sock is finished!

My camera's battery is dead, so I will post pictures tomorrow!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Progress...

I don't know how many pictures I can take of this sock before it will annoy the hell out of my readers, but just wanted to show you my progress. They are, of course, taking absolutely forever, but I'm working on them bit by bit. A row here, a section there. I have an allotted time each week at my knitting group to work on it, but I've actually been teaching 3 different people to knit simultaneously every meeting for the past couple months :S. It's awesome that they're learning and all, but I can't get anything done myself. They had better appreciate my sacrifice :P.

(Don't tell my determined former self this, but I may take a break in between these socks to make mittens for myself. It's getting crazy ass cold, and I've got nothing to cover up these talent filled digits! Plus I need something easy and new to stare at. This pattern is crushing my soul.... )

Monday, September 21, 2009

Sheep and Wool Fest

OMG:

I attended the Sheep and Wool festival a week or so back and took a bunch of pictures, but in the meantime, my computer crashed into oblivion never to return. Luckily the pictures were on my camera not only the computer (like hundred and hundreds of others were >.<) but anyway... SHEEP... and WOOL! Glory in my half a million pictures and drool over the delicious looking yarn.

I LOVE YARN.

Monday, August 31, 2009

What's New and Happening.

I start school in about 30 hours, so I've been a tad bit on the distracted side when it comes to knitting and posting. I have been up to things though. PLUS, I just bought a new camera, so I don't have to wait to use one of my roommate's cameras to post!

The progress of the Garden Gate socks are slow and tedious. I find myself carting it around and doing a row or two at a time, then forgetting about it and starting something new, then coming back to it for another row or two. It's currently my default project if I get bored with another project. At this rate I should be done... maybe Christmas of 2010? Maybe. Here's how "far" I've gotten:


At least there's a heel now, right? (which, I might add, I did wrong because the pattern directions were worded very weird and I had to guess at what she was trying to say. Hence the little holes up the side of the heel. *shrug*)

They are looking rather cute though. I just know, even if I do finish this one... who's to say the curse of the one sock won't take over and I'll never get to the other one? I can feel these things.

In other knit news, I made up a hat pattern (much like pretty much every other cabled hat I've knit) and just finished that project this morning. I'm calling it my Autumn Tweed Hat. I'm thinking I need ear flaps.

Yay or nay to ear flaps, folks?


*Apologies for the clear lack of make-up :P I had just gotten back from the doctor, and come on now, who wears make-up to the doctor?*

And then there's this little guy, who I made for Rachel's birthday gift. His name is apparently Posie, which is a girl's name, so apparently he's a girl.

And there you have it. What I've been up to the past month or so. More to come soon when I make the inevitable ear flaps for my autumn tweed hat and matching fingerless mitts. (!)