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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.

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 mistletoeOTHER
( ) 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/som…

A FINISHED PAIR!

I love socks.


They're so cute.


OMG, lookit thems!

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!

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!

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. ^_^

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 ^_^)

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…

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.

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 :}

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.

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.... )

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.

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&#…