Tangled In Yarn & Covered In Glitter

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...