Tuesday, December 22, 2009

remember that time...

I turned 25?!?
It's mah birthday! And it's my best friend/roommate's birthday too! I know, weird but made of awesome, right?
wishlist...the short version cause me and my birthday twin are about to partake in some Heroes watching.
You guys, Doctor Who two part Chrimmus special in five days!

this on a t-shirt

and the chance to purchase anything from this store

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Cravats and corsets....yes, please

Yes, Northanger Abbey is my favorite.

It's Miss Austen's birthday and I shall celebrate it as I do most Wednesdays....incessant BBC watching. I may even knit whilst doing so.
However will my poor nerves withstand it?
And huzzah! Little Dorrit got GG noms!
And I finished The ABC Murders(pretty awesome) and started Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris.

Monday, December 7, 2009

1 hook, 2 scarves

See? I did what I said and finished writing out the pattern. Huzzah!

Shire Scarf:
It's on Ravelry... and Etsy

Foundation: chain 200. This is for a short scarf, you can add
more or less if you want a different length scarf.

Row 1: sc into 2nd chain from hook and every other found. chain

Row 2: chain 3, make puff stitch into 4th chain from hook,
*chain 1, skip stitch, make puff stitch into next
stitch* repeat from *

Row 3: Chain 3, make puff stitch in the stitch between the
first two puff stitches from the previous round,
*chain 1, skip stitch, make puff stitch into the next
stitch* repeat from * making sure you're puffs are
between the previous rounds puffs

Row 4-6: Repeat round 3.
You can choose to make the scarf wider by repeating the 3rd
round as many times as desired.

Final round: Chain 1, sc into every stitch. break yarn and
weave in any ends.

Yellow Brick Road Scarf:
It's also on Etsy... ...soon to be on Ravelry

Foundation: chain 200. Guage isn't important so you can add
or remove stitches for a different length scarf.

Row 1: Hdc into the 2nd chain from hook and every found. chain

Row 2: Chain 4, dc into the 5th chain from hook, *chain 1,
skip stitch, dc into the next stitch*, repeat from *
Row 3 & 4: Chain 2, Hdc into the 3rd chain from hook and every stitch

Row 5-9: Repeat Rd 2-4. This will make 3 panels of dc's and 2
repeats of hdc's. You can repeat the pattern for a wider
scarf if you want, ending with row 2
Final round: Chain 1, sc into every stitch. break yarn and
weave in any ends.

Also.....I'm offering free shipping for December at my Etsy shop. I'm also going to try adding new things every week. Yes, I'm being so ambitious in December. Maybe becuase I'll be a quarter of a century old on the 22nd...who knows.

Friday, December 4, 2009

attack of the giant yarn!

My friend Cuki's wife Rachel gave me this. Why? Cause I'm that girl in the group apparently.

It's about the size of my head and extremely overwhelming to say the least. Mayhaps be a Crimmus sweater gift in the making...

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

books books and etsy

Firstly, thinking of joining and Etsy team. Not sure which one, but it will be happening. Oh, yes, it...hopefully...probably will. Suggestions welcome.

Book update!!
Finished Fahrenheit 491, pretty great read. It's been so long since I first meant to read it that I made up in my head what would happen in it and it was a lot different(essentially I thought it was 1984 with books and better organizational skills on the revolutionaries side). But I liked it more the way it is.
Also finished Lady Susan and The Watsons by Jane Austen. Should they count as two books or one(they're in a set along with Sandition which I'm starting soon)? Only Lady Susan is actually completed(novella). We'll see.
Just Started The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie. It's been a while Ms. Christie. Classics, banned and Christie...I feel like I'm in high school all over again.

Yes, I know, I will have those patterns and new items up so soon. I promise. No more procrastinating. Well, maybe a little, but I'm setting schedules and deadlines and all sorts of other adult-like things for myself.

Also, anyone know a good way to dye cotton shoes? I'm embarking on a non-knitting/crochet craft and don't wanna frak it up.