Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Guess Who Batman?

photo from weheartit
The book-a-thon is on! Alright, so it's just me versus my bookshelf in a race to read 50 books in a year. And I can feel it in my calloused fingers that this'll be the year I win. Oh yes, I won't be foiled again!
3 down. 47 to go.
Suggestions for books are always welcome. Anyone wanna join me in this? It'll be fun...all the geeky kids are doing it, right?
photo from striped wall
Did you know...
The Police's Don't Stand So Close to Me is inspired by Lolita by Nobokov and Baobabs by Regina Spektor is about The Little Price(both of which I'll be reading this year).
photo from Romantics

Friday, January 22, 2010

Skip to the End

I'm in a crafting rut. Mainly becuase every time I attempt to start one, it quickly ends. May be my cabin fever has finally driven me insane. May be that all my yarn is in scraps and refuse to get along with one another.
Who knows.
But I do know that I'm trying to kick start some knitting/crocheting/sewing mojo...and my new found couch potato status has made me want to go at this full on.

Scarves! That aren't from Doctor Who. I narrowed my love down to a few.
Originally I had nearly every scarf Jayne wears in Wonderfalls on my shortlist, but I didn't want to appear too ambitious. So I gave Chuck some love(have yet to find a Dead Like Me Scarf I want) Oh Bryan Fuller, you secret craft lover, you.
No, these are not knitted or crocheted scarves. But yes, I do want to branch out and make these styles. And of course, there's the added pretty factor of Primeval to egg me on even more.

Now to just figure out how to jump start some projects with all the scrap yarn ever.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Agree (1)

There's numerous fundraisers happening for Haiti and I've decided to join the efforts at Ravelry.
Search 'Help for Haiti' in the tags and all the proceeds from the patterns go to relief efforts. I put two of my scarf patterns in the mix. All proceeds from them will go towards relief efforts. I'm leaving it up for at least through the end of February.
If you're on Ravelry, check out all the patterns included here.

Etsy also has a store set up where funds from items there go to Doctors Without Borders.
Hearts for Haiti

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

send in the dino squad

Came across this post with odd scarf ideas. I'm partial to the Mario Bros. pipe and crime scene ones.
Just started watching Primeval and I'm in love. Particularly with one Andrew Lee Potts.

From Alice. As Hatter. I just want to take him home with me.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

My spoon's too big!

So I didn't get to make a end of year post to wish everyone an awesome new year cause I was a getting ready for a trip to Texas.

side note: if you're going to drive the day after New Year's celebrations, probably not the best idea to stay up till 5 am with everyone. Though it was well worth it cause my friends are made of awesome-sauce.

Texas was long and cold and a bit stressful at times, but I had Ashlee and Susan with me to keep from going completely mad as a hatter. I'd have pictures but I had to sell my baby (still heartbroken over it but it has a good home with one of my friends who I know will treat Westley good...yes I named my camera, don't tell anyone) But we've been on a disposable camera kick for a while, which is pretty fun in itself, so they're all currently trapped in an ancient plastic box called Polaroid.

Non-sequitur time!
Goals. I kinda have them. I have lists at least.
Books. I read them....
I finished off 2009 with a grand total of 37 books read. Not bad. I will reach 50 this year. I pinky swear.
Crafting. I will be doing oh so much more of it. I would love to be able to put up a new item in my store every week or every two weeks, though how to achieve this without a camera is the current mystery.
I will finally finish my Doctor Who scarf. And a sweater I can wear and not feel frumpy and uncomfortable in. And socks. I know, knitters shake their head at me in shame. But no more!

Remember that writing degree? Still have it. Should probably put it to good use.
Money money money...must be funny...in a rich man's world. Yeah. Pretty self explanatory. I need to get that in order. Stat.
There's a lot more goals and things I need to take care of/do/complete/etcetera etcetera but this'll do for now. No need to overwhelm myself one week into 2010.

Anyone else? I love knowing that other people make lists in their heads too. Makes me feel less neurotic.