Monday, November 24, 2008


Ok, so after a bit of a hiatus I've decided to move my knitting journal over to my new domain. I believe I'll keep this one for other craftiness, since there's a fair bit of that as well.

I'll also be re-structuring my photobucket so that may break some links to photos here in the older posts. I'd rather that not happen but it's simply unavoidable because I can't find a darn thing in my photobucket now because of my haphazard (or lack of) use of albums. :P

All of this probably stems from some naive urge to once again attempt get organized. It would make sense to get all of my knitting stuff organized under one heading... one email address even. We won't even go into how many of those I actually have. It's absurd really. But the one I've been mainly using for years long ago became so cluttered with this 'n that, that I miss everything important now. All my knitting stuff, all my school stuff, anything with any validity or usefullness falls through the cracks. All the crap is readily accessable though, I assure you.

Of course, always one to get a little overzealous, I have delusions of registering my domain name again and tinkering in doing my own web design and such. Then it struck me how much I hated doing web design... enough that I quit and started going to school for accounting. Yeah, that much. So, it's probably a lost cause. But I still want the domain name. I'm not the most rational person in the world, occasionally. Lol.

So yeah, I can't even organize this simple posting but I'm gonna "get organized" dagnabbit and it's starting here. Or there. Whatever...
Lol ;P

Monday, May 12, 2008

Back in the saddle again

Well, I've finally been knitting again. Finally finished my Lady Eleanor last week but haven't gotten any pictures yet because my camera is dead and I can't find the battery changer. :(
Sock Wars III is underway. Been working on that the past couple days. I'm sure I'm behind but what the hell. I'd really love to at least finish my pair myself to send to my target, even if I'm killed immediately thereafter.
Tofutsies is a nifty yarn. I just happened to have a skein around that I picked up for another project that never got off the ground (and I don't think it was right for that project anyway), so I'm actually using the recommended yarn this year. *gasp*

Was hoping to have my mom's Knucks ready by Mother's Day but that didn't quite happen. All I have left is sewing up a few finger gaps but I got frustrated after I accidentally started sewing up one gap with the wrong tail the other night and had to put it down for a minute. Then Sock Wars started so it'll hafta wait 'til next week.

Hopefully I'll have some new pics soon. If I could just figure out what I did with that darn camera bag... :P

Sunday, April 27, 2008


Hooray for Sock Wars! I just signed up for the third round. Participated in the original but somehow missed the second war so I'm thrilled to have caught this one.

Sadly I have not been knitting much lately. Well, until the past couple days. One thing or another seems to come up or I keep misplacing all my WIPs. *sigh*
Kinda stressin' finishing up classes this weekend and have managed to sneak in a little super basic knitting and crocheting time. Once I get better organized (hopefully over the next few weeks) I hope to wrap up a couple *almost* finished projects and get crackin' or froggin' on my other WIPs.

Disaster struck the first sweater project... It seems one of the cats got ahold of the all but cast-off back and tore a nice hole so now I must frog back, splice, and re-knit. Discouraging. As is the fact that I was using a patter I printed from MagKnits so if I can't locate my original print-out, I guess I'll need to find a whole new pattern anyway. :(

and now I think I shall go eject my snoring dad from the recliner and get some knitting or crocheting done before I turn in. :) Tomorrow will likely be nothing but schoolwork so I should wind down and relax beforehand, I think.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Long time, no update...

Well the reason behind that is actually long time, no craft. :(
I haven't gotten back in full swing since my accident. It was hard to do much over the summer due to the broken hand and then my super stressful course load. Just after Fall semester started, my Season Affective Disorder started kicking in along with some other life stress (end of a relationship, death in the family, my mom having cararact surgery, money stress, etc). I ended up dropping my classes and taking some time off. You'd think that would allow me to craft again but alas, I just couldn't find the motivation. Or my tools. All my stuff is in complete disarray because that's just what happens when I get depressed and anxious. So I've been spending time getting all of that out of my system which involved me not being home much and sleeping most of the time when I was.
I also hurt my back on the world's most evil fold out couch a few weeks ago. I thought that being bed-bound for a week might allow me to start crafting again. I tried but apparently whenever I have another injury, my hand decides to act up again too. Luckily it seems to be the only time I have problems with it.

Anyway, today I'm starting the reorganizing of my room and my craft stuff in particular. Then tomorrow I'll be making my first trip to the LYS in months!! I'm so excited, even though I have to take my little bro with me again and he's not too keen on those trips. I haven't told him we're making that stop on our shopping trip yet, actually. Heh. I'll just take him to the bookstore first so he can get something to entertain himself with.

Since I'm so terribly behind and all my WIPs seem to be in varried states of distress, I'm not doing a lot of holiday crafting this year. It's just too late in the game for that.
Having said that, the one thing I have made prigress on is my dad's Gamecock socks (despide the shitty second half of the season... I'm a long time loyal fan so I've been through much worse :P) and I'd like to have those ready for Christmas. Also, my mom lost one of her Knucks so I'll be whipping up another pair of those for her. That's not so much of a Christmas present but I'd like to set that deadline for them.
I had really hoped to have John's socks done for him by now but they're not even started yet and they're fair isle (I've never done a whole fair isle project before) so that's not in the cards. We're not together anymore but we're still close friends and planning to do a Christmas exchange and I do already have the materials so the socks will come to be eventually. (What the hell else am I going to do with that hideous orange yarn? Lol. ;P)

I'll try to get a pic of the socks soon and I'm sure I'll have some pics after my shopping trip tomorrow. I'm so excited!!
I also reorganized the stash into big Ziploc bags so maybe I'll get a shot of that too.

Well, I better get busy. Much to be done and little time to do it in because I have an eye doc appt in a couple hours.

Oh! I almost forgot. The one big craft advance I made on my break! I'm now doing crosstitch as well. I'm almost done with one of the Subversive Crosstitch designs for my mom. Now I just have to find that WIP so I can finish it. And her pinking shears before she kills me.

Friday, July 27, 2007


I just bound off the back of my first sweater!
It ended up about an inch longer than I intended but hopefully everything'll turn out ok. I'll just have to make the front the same length and still try to get my short rows in the right place. :P

Sunday, July 22, 2007

It's done!!

I finished the extra large SSS clapotis! :D Still about 2/3 of the ends left to weave in but other than that's it's done and ready to go. Woohoo!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

I just finished the 5th repeat of Budding Lace 2. :) I'm also nearly through the regular straigt reps on the SSS clap.