Tangled In Yarn & Covered In Glitter

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Birthday Goodness!

So. Today was (well, still is, for another hour and a half) my 26th birthday. I spent it properly: switching off between knitting and playing video games. My hands are stiff as hell. :D

Best gift: My mom got me a $75 gift certificate to a local LYS. Most excellent. It's practically spent already.

I am rather drunk on rum, so I'm going to go work on something that doesn't require decreases.

Thursday, December 09, 2004

socks!

It took me three tries, but I finally figured out how to work DPNs! I rock!

Therefore, I am making these sexy things in wool dyed jaracanda (purple!) and lotus blossom (more purple!).


Pictures forthcoming.

Saturday, December 04, 2004

I will survive...

And I have!

I've got a week of classes and three finals to go, and then I'm done for the semester. Hooray! Even better, I'll be graduating with two AA degrees - one in Liberal Studies, the other Administration of Justice - in May.

*insert silly happy dance here*

Of course, it's really hard to do badly when you have this face staring at you and *ahem* helping.



(It's really only cute when you're not studying.)


What I'm *really* proud of, however, is the fact that I finished the basketweave scarf I started back at the end of August!




It's easily the most involved project I've made. I love it! It was supposed to be for my roommate, but... yea. I'm keeping it; he'll just have to deal.

That's all for me for now, but I'll be posting more often now that the semester is over!

Sunday, October 31, 2004

I LIVE!

...barely.

So school has been sucking my will to live, completely and totally. I've been squeezing knitting in here and there when I can (I'd like to take this moment to sing my praises for the h2o hat from chicknits.com, because I made six in two days and that pattern has kept me from feeling completely useless.) and am about 2/3 of the way done with the basketweave scarf. I'd show you pictures but, alas, my camera is still dead. I hope I don't have to replace it, because that's a whole lotta money I don't have.

As for the breast cancer walk, I raised a total of $372.00. Below my goal, but not a shabby amount in the least.

Now, I need to go finish a paper. Happy Halloween, everyone!

Monday, October 04, 2004

Help me on a good cause!

I'm doing the breast cancer walk here in Sacramento on Sunday, October 24. My goal is to raise $500 in pledges. Care to help me out?

If I get over $500, I'll raise the goal to $750; if I hit that, the goal goes up to $1000 and so on. Cancer is incredibly prevalent in my family (easily 95% of family members over 40 who've died have died of SOME form or another, including my father), so this is a cause near and dear to my heart.

Thanks for reading, and I promise when my camera is fixed you will be flooded with pictures of half finished objects and my cats being too adorable for words.

Saturday, September 25, 2004

Sweet Buttery Hell

You know how you really enjoy doing things and do them a lot but then life happens all over you and you can't do them hardly at all any more and it makes you really grumpy?

That's how I am with school affecting my knitting. ARGH!

At least it's a good cause. I'll have my first degree (Liberal Studies, English emphasis) by December, with a second (Administration of Justice) either in May or December of 2005, depending on the classes I can get next semester. But still! No excuse!

My in-between-classes project has been an absolutely lovely scarf pattern I snaked from Fidget. It has basketweave cabling and is my first cabled project. I'm about, oh, 1/5 of the way done? maybe a little more. Time consuming, but I am loving the texture. And I'm doing cabling with it! Yay! What's next, intarsia?

...nah, that's just crazy talk. :D

I am such a horrible person. I only barely sent my secret pal's box off yesterday. *head in hands*. It's been sitting on my living room floor looking at me all forlorn-like for a week, but I hadn't been able to get myself in gear until yesterday. I hope she enjoys everything inside. And it *has* been sent. So. :/ I Still feel a wee bit guilty.

SPEAKING of secret pals! I got a package from mine! *bounce* It had a little bag of pretty beaded stitch markers (one was on an earring backing, but it's so pretty I'm considering sacrificing another to the same fate!) and beautiful golden crane embroidery scissors with an attached point protector that matched the stitch markers! Lovely. Thank you so much, whoever you are, secret pal!

Time to go re-write a brief and study for my Sociology midterm. Don't you wish you spent your gorgeous, early-fall Saturdays like me? ;p

Thursday, September 09, 2004

Stupid school!

All I want to do is knit, but can I? Nooo! Too many papers to write. Feh. FEH, I say.

The new Knitty is up. Yay! I have completely and totally fallen in love with the Leaves and Waves shawl. Alas, I can see my attempt at it ending with a cuddly, big knot. Fortunately, I am a total Cute Skirt Whore, and the Skating Queen is about my speed of knitting. Hooray!

I am a Horrible Person, in that I spent my money for bills and mailing my secret pal's package on a bike. Well, okay, horrible is taking it a bit too far, especially since gas is back over $2.00 a gallon and my car is taking several tries to start every time I start *and* attempting to overheat when there is absolutely no reason for it to do so... but I still feel bad. Must scrounge change! GEH!

I started the beautiful edged camisole from Vintage Knits a few days back. No pictures, because 1) I'm a lazy, lazy girl and 2) the battery in my camera is dead, anyway. I'm only about two inches in, but I'm already thinking about frogging since winter is coming and I get way too cold way too fast. (I'd die anywhere other than California, lemme tell.) That, however, remains to be seen.

I still haven't finished that damn blanket. I'm at a mental impasse on the whole ordeal. I'd rip it out, but I have no use for the yarn and I've already done so much work on it that the process would make me all bitter. Guh.

Does anyone read this? Probably not, I'm probably just talking (typing?) to myself. Ah well, not much different than the offline world...