Monday, March 22, 2010

Under the Black Light Socks ^_^

In between numerous projects I popped these socks out in 3 days. Yes, 3 Day Socks. The pattern is supper simple, so it knit up fast, and now with this new job I can knit at work. It is truly splendid.

I "stole" these from a pattern where I just saw the picture and said, "I know exactly how that's made," and then knit it myself. Is that wrong? I don't think so. They were originally called Elizabeth socks and although I didn't purchase the pattern or book, I did use Knit Picks yarn, so... Yeah. I'm going to call them "Under the Black Light" Socks (after a favorite CD/Song of mine).

Friday, March 5, 2010

A Bad Day and A Birthday

I had a pretty rough week. My older sister passed away and it was my birthday. Those weren't a great combination, but I got through it. My sister had a hard life and I know she is at peace now. She had two children 7 and 11, and that was the hardest part for me. Her son is already in his father's custody and her daughter will be placed with my mother. It's a horrible thing for anyone to go though, but I'm trying to stay as strong as I can.

Despite the badness that was Monday, March 1st, my birthday was very pleasant this Wednesday. I went out to eat at my favorite sushi place with all my friends and they really cheered me up.

My friend Mary left a present for me in my room while I was away that included candy, a signed copy of one of my favorite books "Invisible Monsters" by Chuck Palahniuk (author of Fight Club and also known as my writing-idol), as well as a HUGE pot of curry (my fave) left in my fridge. I was so pleased with her gifts that I gave her my "Blue Moon" shrug that was to small for anyone else. It fit her perfectly, and that made me happy.

So Cute ^_^
And the corset didn't quite "felt" all the way, but it definitely shrunk and got firmer. Any smaller and I wouldn't have been able to wear it, so it stays like it is :P.

Here are the pictures as well as an image of the beautiful flowers my friend Ashe and my roommate Amy got me.