Monthly Archives: April 2007

Packing

So I’m off to Chicago for a wedding tomorrow and though I have not dome much packing yet I have spent much of time thinking about what knitting I should bring. 7 hours in the car (and that’s just getting there) = a lot of knitting time and while I had 10 episodes of Lime and Violet to listen to this morning (I’m behind ok!) and even though I had a rough day and am getting down towards 8 that in no way covers the breadth of podcasts I have yet to listen to. So long story short I have lots of knitting time and knitting entertainment I don’t know what knitting to bring. I only want to bring one knitting bag (and a purse, overnight bag, and book bag… I don’t travel light) and inside I have decided to bring one large and one small project on the trip and just make them happen. Anyway I thought I’d let you decide. Here are the choices.

Big Projects:
The Weasley Sweater
I have been knitting this sweater since last January (it was put aside for the Knitting Olympics) and the goal is now to finish it for the Harry Potterness that is July. Also Tomorrow (Thursday) is half way day. That is it is day 85 of the 160 day wait from the announcement of the release date on Feb 1 and the actual release date on July 21. So it would be all kinds of cool to knit on this tomorrow, but as this is for me I would feel selfish because I have gifts to finish. This is as big as the sweater has gotten. I haven’t knit on it since then anyways.


The Tiffany Mittens
These were a gift for a friend of mine. Her birthday was in January… so I really owe her. I saw this and I knew I needed to make them for her (she loves Tiffany lamps) but it’s now almost May and we have no cold anywhere near us. Also I really dislike colorwork so sticking myself in a car with only this to do may inspire a bit of progress. Of course this is about where I am on the second Mitten right now (this is actually a picture of the first mitten).


Those are you choices… Pick One!

Small Projects:
Feather and Fan Socks
From Wendy’s pattern, I started these in November during NaNoWriMo when I couldn’t take it any more. I like the socks but I’ve had trouble making the second match the fist on a size level.

The Circley Wristwarmers
Another birthday Present, also for a friend, although her birthday was less than a month ago and I would feel bad if these were done before the Tiffany ones were.

Choose Away!

Ok off to bed, off to bed! (Or cleaning and then lab reports… ewww. school)

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Today’s blog is brought to you by Patience

Let me tell you, with the amount of time I’ll have to put in to get this written, I’ll need all the patience I can get. I’m writing this in ten minute increments over about three hours. Why? you may ask?


I have a boo boo. It’s just a strain, I joined the crew team and my wrists are not overly fond of hauling boats (imaginary so far, we’ve been on the machines, we call them ergs) through the (again imaginary) water and they were complaining a lot this morning, hence the wrap and my status as the one handed typer!

And now for some long overdue content!
Firstly, FO! FO! FO! Lookie my lacewings Shawl!!!
I took this picture during spring break, while the shawl was blocking. It looks even prettier on:Don’t’cha think?

And now to give credit where it is due I owe major apologies to Weirdlings, my LnV secret swap partner. She spoiled me rotten and I didn’t make time to blog about it until now, almost a month later (I am the worst blogger ever)

This box had the major goodness in it. Candy:A Candle (and ribbon, but ribbon is not alliterative):

(I) Can’t believe it’s a bunny (and a Cardholder)
Post-it’s and a notebook (too tired to alliterate)


And the most beautiful yarn imaginable! Seriously guys, this yarn is so amazingly perfect that I cannot think of anything better. It is destined to become my Perfect Pair of Pomatomus. Also, she somehow managed to find Miss Lime and get her to help pick out my yarn! My yarn has the Miss Lime seal of approval! It is also Cherry Tree Hill, with which I have been in love for centuries (ok, two years) they have those giant skeins hanging in my LYS and well, giant skeins of wool with glitter spun in…
Beautiful, no? You’d think after all that hard work Weirdlings would kick back, take a break… nope, not her. She sent me another package:


More ribbon, chap stick, note cards, a shopping list magnetic pad (my inner Soccer mom loves this thing beyond reason, I’ve already used it a bunch), very pretty stitch markers, and a magnetic letter E, which is not in the photo because I put it on my formerly pretty bare fridge.

The best thing about this package was that it came hours after Bev sent my prize from Scout’s Preppiness contest (I got third place, remember). She sent me note cards!
These things are amazing! They are pink and green paisley with green and pink, leopard spotted envelopes. I marvel at their glory! Of course I immediately took one out and sent it to my dear friend Nyata who is the most devout priestess of the Church of hot pink and lime green. I could really not think of any stationary more fitting to send her a letter with than this stuff.
The saddest thing about having stationary now is that I didn’t join the Kitterly Letter Swap over at Domesticat because I thought I didn’t have stationary. Of course that is because I had put away all of the pretty stuff Weirdlings gave me for my first package, which included note cards, remember? Out of sight, out of mind, right? Oh well, I have every intention of being a letter savior, or else (hopefully) there will be round 2 and I shall be in it.
Now I must close because I keep accidentally typing with my left hand and that hurts, good night ladies, good night sweet ladies, good night, good night!!!

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In which I am seriously weird.

So… long time no blog. I’m sorry guys. I’m especially sorry to my LnV swap partner who has not had the pleasure of having me gush over her wonderfulness in a public forum. Hopefully she can forgive me for one (hopefuly not a few) more day(s), because I am B-E-A-T beat. I can prove this categorically.

Ok so I was working on my psychology lab report and the following… thing…just came out of my brain. This means it is time for a break and some English homework.

The first moose went into the store to buy me some milk and then the second moose said to me, my you are the luckiest girl in the world too have a moose to buy your milk. To which I replied, well yes, but I don;t like milk that much, so I don’t know why the moose is buying me milk. He said that it was all for the sake of alliteration and that if I should so wish the moose could get me motzaball soup and meat. I replied that I wasn’t hungry and that while m is an excellent letter to alliterate upon I would rather he chose to buy m non food items, perhaps matches, mohair, or a monocle.

I am exceedingly strange. That is all. Also thanks a bunch to everyone who commented. It’s really nice to know that people are out there reading the crazy things I say/do. Oh and my superhero is totally… River, just kidding (although my non sequitor rant definately supports that theory), Molly, because I am really an 8-year-old inside (12 is much closer to 8 than 20 is) and saying things that ease tension is a great hobby of mine, and I mean, seriously, you have amazing superstrength but once you use it you have to take a nap (which would be another of my hobbies). Also, Molly is a mutant, which menas she can totally be on the x-men if she ever stops running, and my first comic book love is for the x-men. IN additon I would like to say that my love of Molly has noting to do with the fact the Joss Whedon loves her too (really, seriously, in all honesty). Of course Molly’s out the window if The Winter Soldier ever gets a love interest, because I would want to be her sinceI love him in a crazed, fangirlish, teenagerish way. I mean he’s both hot and totally badass, what more could a girl want?

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Whoring for Comments

So I’ve been commenting on other people’s blogs and I even won (third place) in Scout’s preppiness contest:

Pictures of my uniformed Preppiness! The first one (I’m holding the thingy you use to measure the golden mean) is of me (Captain of the Math League) and the rest of the Math League (If I knew how to make the html for strike through I would have used it to put nerds with a strike through through it before Math League), then comes the knitting club (I was president) I’m the one who is actually knitting… And the last one is me on my last day of high school celebrating the fact that I no longer had to wear uniforms.

Anyhoo because I suspect that a few (ok nearly 200) people have wandered over after seeing my preppiness at Scout’s, and Pippi (Which I only just found out happened!!!) and I’ve been commenting elsewhere as well. I know from my creepy stalkerish ways that you are all here so give me a shout out! So far I have heard from Domesticat and she totally made my day be commenting. So I am now blatantly whoring for comments. Being a poor college student, I have no prizes with which to tempt you at the moment, but in the summer when jobs happen and alpacas are sheared (there are 2 alpacas, one white, one black, and one llama, brown, living in my family’s yard, and guess who’s the only spinner) I could possibly change my tune. Anyway you can just say hi or else you can answer my favorite of all the weird icebreaker questions, ‘If you could be any existing superhero, who would you be?’ (note that I may be biased to like one of the big two comic companies more than the others and that I would consider Buffy the Vampire Slayer a superhero)

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I’ll take it.

That’s my theme for the day. It’s not quite what I want, but I’ll take it.
I didn’t get to go hear the Yarn Harlot speak, but I did get to hang out with my friends and watch Calendar Girls.
I didn’t get much knitting done, but casting on and beating second mitten syndrome is well worth the work it takes to get those presious first few rows out of the way.
I didn’t write the 2,000 or so words I should have written today for NaNoWriMo 2 (as in my second attempt writing this novel, to which I am devoting April), but I did add almost 1,000, passed my first big milestone of 10,000 and with mt 9,000 word head start I am way ahead of where I should be at this point in the noveling process. And I’ll take that.
I’m still sick but I am beyond percentages better thn I was Monday or even Yesterday. And to top it off I’m tired at home, which is where I am for the Easer holidays, which happened was after only 2 days of actual class this “week”. I will not complain about the “week” although everyone else is. I’m really tired, but I’ll take it because I am never tired enough to sleep at home and a good night’s rest is the fondest desire of my heart.

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still bleaucgh, but a bit better!

today I wrote 3 words on my novel. I’ve already written more than that here today. Now I’m exhausted but I am improving quite quickly and I may just be able to function when I’m home for break! That will be nice.

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bleaucgh!

I am still really, really sick guys. Woah man, I’m facing up the viral big sister to the sinus infection I had 2 weeks ago and she is kicking my ass. I’ve spent most of today on the futon in my room because I simply do not have the energy to get off. I have 2 FO’s and I blocked lacewings AND my LnV swap big package came today but I’m in no mood to do even my usual half a$$ed picture posting.
I am here though, and for a specific reason. I have decided to finish the novel I started for NaNoWriMo, and as such I will probably be doing less knitting than usual and more writing. I’m making some progress already (about 100 words from edits I made during the reread I did today) and I’m just aiming for 50,000 words again. Only about 40,500 words left.

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