Sunday, October 18, 2009

fairytales, time travel....and pumpkins

Last of my "old new" things. And finally gonna start unraveling old sweaters and things for yarn and resewing old clothes. I'm pretty excited about it.

Snow White Scarf

Time Traveler Scarf
Calling it that cause it was my first attempt to crochet a vertical stripe scarf and I made it 10 feet long by accident. I blame my sister, she said I couldn't use myself as a guide for length since I'm short, so I made it longer than it really needed to be. I think the Doctor would approve though.

I'm going to a pumpkin carving party today! I know, complete non-sequitur, but I've only ever carved a, yes singular, pumpkin and it was a sort of fail pumpkin. It's BOYP. Pumpkins, knives and drinking. The makings of an awesome Sunday afternoon.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

it's not technically stealing....

...if it all belongs to me.
I had to condo sit for my mom the past few days, though there's nothing there that needs "sitting" like a pet or plants or anything. But I'm taking the chance to take the rest of my things to the new apartment. Well, there's still some straggling things like books I want to sell and a coat that won't fit in my bag. But other than that, it's all mine!

Also, it makes me feel very productive. I've paid rent and credit cards and am looking for tutorials on reconstructing clothes(I need new ones but can't afford any)
Slightly stressful but otherwise a pretty successful two days.

Tiny steps towards getting my life into something resembling sanity.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

There are books?!?

So I'm a little more than halfway(I think the count is up to 30) through my goal of 50 books in a year and I need more! I thought I had enough to last me since I always feel like there's a ton of books on my shelf that I haven't gotten to. But sadly I think I've lost enthusiasm for most of them....and I have a lot less of them since selling a few large man sized amounts of them to make was a sad sad day.
Putting off reading the second in the Discworld series since I know I'll want to read the rest and I can't afford to buy them.
And I still haven't learned from the horror that was Doctor Who and the Invisible Enemy that old skool DW books are kinda....well let's just say I'm glad they're only a hundred or so pages. Love the Doctor...still haven't found a good companion book.

On the waiting list:
Fahrenheit 451
Sandition/The Watsons
The Magician's Nephew(I'm reading it last cause I don't like Eustace and everyone says this is the best one and I want to leave the series on a happy note)

Yes, I'm procrastinating...again

I have a crazy long list of things to do, including test knitting hat I need to get cracking on, but I'm posting more past projects here while checking on my Farmville thank you very much.

Yellow Brick Road Scarf(pattern coming soon-ish)

Wicked Scarf...needs no pattern since it's just a double stranded basic knitted scarf.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

I went all the way to Mordor and all I got was this scarf

I made up some crocheted patterns. One more reason why I love can just make it up as you go along (usually). Though with this new discovery, I just might become addicted to making crocheted scarves.

Lothlorian Scarf (pattern available at Ravley!) and I'm thinking of making a shawl version too.

Shire Scarf (haven't written up the pattern yet, but will!) may make a hat too.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Three of a Kind...Hats

I made these a while back but the blog is new, so I had to share!

Let's Be Bad Guys

Tiny secret? I learned to knit so I could make geeky things from geeky shows and movies. I tried to knit years before, but...I sort of fail at directions and tried to follow knitting instructions with a crochet hook in hand....what? I was ten and kinda spacey.

My lovely roommate Ashlee understands my craziness.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

An Informal Introduction

I knit. Play music. Read. And repeat. I'm essentially a perfect candidate for a Jane Austen novel.
Oh! And I really (seriously, really!) love sci-fi/Fantasy too! One day the two will meet....