Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Happiness came to me in a box.

I got my yarn!!  YAY!!!  Sierra may not get hers, its so soft and squishy and 100% Baby Alpaca.  I may just have to steal it from her.  Hee heee heee, my yarn came, my yarn came.... *trails off gleefully*

Um, I'm really not that crazy, but it is SO soft.  I'll put some piccies in too!

The yarn package:

The lace-weight I'll use for the Mystic Meadows KAL:

The yarn I'll use for my summer vacation project, Coachella:

And, the Fountain Hat fit Kierstyn!!  YAY!!  She took it home with her ^.^  More pictures(!):

Here is the detail for the hat (kinda):

Sierra is hiding behind Kierstyn's shoulder:

What you can't see here is
Sierra facing Kierstyn and flicking her hands in front of Kierstyn's face:


Monday, May 26, 2008

Guess what I joined!

Woohoo, it's my first KAL!!!

So, the Fountain Hat is done (technically not bound off).  I'm giving the graduation afghan to my cousin in July.  And I'm using my KnitWars gold as a maximum that I can spend at the Fabulous Fiber Fest in Santa Monica (more info here).  I need some serious stash enhancement.  I'm going to Jo-Ann's tomorrow for some sock needles because I'm going to try to make socks!  (Scary...)  Night all, mum's telling me to get off the comp.


Monday, May 19, 2008

Six Days. O.O

As I type this, I have less than 6 days to knit an afghan.  My cousin is graduating from college in 6 days, and I decided to make her a graduation present.  At least this afghan is knit in squares.  There has to be 20.  I'm on the fourth.  =D

However....  I learned cables!!!  YAY!!  This afghan is my first project with them, and it's way cool to think "Hey, I frikkin' made this!"

Haven't worked on my other projects, but I will after I finish the afghan.  Besides, it's a three hour drive from here to San Diego (my cousin goes to USD), and I'll need something to entertain me on the way back.

I think I'll be able to finish it in time.  I brought it to school today and worked on the square that I was knitting during lunch and chem class.  

It has been way too hot here lately.  Summer should NOT be here yet.  Somebody please take away Mother Nature's crack, mmk?

I've been trying to get more active lately.  I'll see if I can get up tomorrow and continue being active.  *snort*  I doubt I'll be able to.  Also.... homework.  I spent almost 4 hours today with Sierra (there was free food involved!), so no homework got done.

Oh gosh, I'm gonna fall asleep on the keyboard.
Night, all!

P.S.  I bought YARN!!!!!

Thursday, May 15, 2008


April's fingerless gloves (they're done!!!):

My On the Fringes Scarf, modeled by my best friend and sister, Sierra:

My Lotus Purse, which is still a WIP:


Tuesday, May 13, 2008


Wooo, I finished the scarf!!  I'll get pictures up after school.  Speaking of school, I'm only there for 2 hours today.  Yay for STAR Testing.

Oh, I'm planning to buy hand painted yarns from Scout's Swag.  This means that I'll have to wait 'till next month to buy the things in my Knit Picks cart, but that's okay.  I want the Zephyr lace that Scout is selling.  I'm planning to use it for the Mystic Meadows KAL.  Wooo, I'm excited.


Sunday, May 11, 2008


The entire purpose of this post is YARN PORN!  

Omigod, Miss Violet and Carin want me to be in pain apparently.  Episode 47.

Look here: Wollmeise.  And here, and here, and here.  OH MY GOD.  YARNGASM!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Brain go BOOM!

Wow.  My brain has officially gone splodey.  So has Sierra's brain.  Big boom.

And why has your brain gone splodey, you may ask.  Well, it's because of THIS:

I broke up with my boyfriend of 29.5 months.

I think it was time for it to end.  I felt like I was in the relationship because it was safe and comfortable.  And then I realized the night before that I wasn't in love with him anymore.  I love him, but I'm not in love with him.  My only regret is that I hurt him.

In my knitting life, I finally started on April's second glove.  I'm on my second repeat.  The Lotus Purse is looking pretty.  I still haven't worked on the Fountain Hat, but that's okay, because Kierstyn doesn't know that I'm making it for her.

I got booooks.  Three of them.  I love them.  I can't wait to have yarn so I can knit patterns from them.

Quick Knits: Cool Projects by Jeanne Stauffer

Knit Tricks! by Rebecca Wat

101 Designer One-Skein Wonders edited by Judith Durant


Sunday, May 4, 2008

Don't Stop the Music

Diana's party was a lot of fun.  She actually managed to get Sierra and I to dance.  Diana decided to have a bit of a dance off.  Sierra and I partnered up (we are sisters).  As we watched the people dance, we realized that we really didn't want to dance in front of everyone because we had no clue what to do.  Plus, dancing would mean dancing in front of my boyfriend.  And he's never really seen me dance.  Sierra would have to dance in front of her crush, who happens to be her ex-boyfriend.  Dancing sounded scary.

Sierra and I ran outside and planned a very basic thing out.  We went inside and danced to "Don't Stop the Music" by Rhianna.  By the end of the song, a lot of people had gotten up and were dancing with us(thanks goodness.  I don't know what we would have done if they hadn't.)

After the party, I came home and danced in front of the mirror, realizing that I couldn't have looked totally idiotic at the party (to my greatest relief).  And it's a really fun workout.  =D

I realized, also, why I haven't been knitting that much.  It's not because I'm getting tired of it (though some may think that).  It was because it felt like I wasn't making anything for myself.  Yeah, the scarf is for me, but that's just something I work on if I've got nothing else to do.  And the other projects are for others, and I feel like I have a deadline, which I pointedly ignore.

But, last night, I cast on the Lotus Purse in One-Skein Wonders.  I LOVE that book.  Since my stash is pretty much a baby, I really only have single skeins of a type of yarn.  The Lotus Purse was the first thing I saw in the book and the one that I really wanted to make.  A few weeks ago, I got a skein of  Jo-Ann Debbie Mumm Souvenirs in a green color.  Last night it occurred to me that the yarn would look beautiful as a Lotus Purse.  So now I have a Just For Me & No Stress Project.  Yay.


Saturday, May 3, 2008


Wow.  My sister bought a hamster last Sunday after her previous hamster, Toffee, died.  When we first got Toffee, we didn't know that she was pregnant.  But she was.  Two weeks later, there were 6 pink things in her bedding.  Hamsters are born furless, deaf, and blind, but not mute.  All they can do is ask mommy to feed them.  Another two weeks, they're runnin' around the cage.  Looking very cute.

Anywhoos, this hamster, Winkie, is girl.  And sometime in the middle of the night, she gave birth to (we think) eight little hamster pups (that's what they're called).  So that's been this morning's excitement.

I'm also trying to clean my sterling silver ring using baking soda, hot water, salt, and aluminum foil.  It works, just not as fast as I'd like.

Last night was CVD, a local fair that happens once a year.  It was so much fun.  My boyfriend got kind of sick but he didn't throw up or anything.  But it was wayyy fun.

Knitting has been a bit slow recently.  I think I have a variation of Second Sock Syndrome.  I cannot seem to bring myself to cast on April's second glove.  Er, I have cast on, but I've yet to join in a round O:-).

My scarf is now 52" long.  Woo!!  Only 12 inches to go =].  And then the fringe.  And then I'll put up pictures!  Yay, pictures!

Later today is my friend's birthday party.  Diana turned 15 a week ago and today she's having a rave-type party, without all the illegal crap.  I made her some cute fingerless gloves.  I'll take a picture of them on her and put them up on Ravelry and on here.

I'm gonna go now.

Edit:  Oh, I bought the Sahara pattern the other day.  Can't wait to make to it!