Saturday, December 29, 2007


the holiday madness is over! *dance*

and my last shift at horrible retail job is tomorrow! *double dance*

me and daddy went skiing today *triple dance*

I cast on my own sock patter *quadruple dance*

it just keeps getting better :D so, updates. mom felt left out cause she didnt get anything hand knit. but I think I'm going to try to finish the clapotis for her before they go away on their trip. a little french scarf will be perfect for their trip to europe. I balled up a bit of my stash that was taking over my room. seeing as it takes up less room in balls than it does on a hank. and I fell in love with my Celestial Merino Dream. I cast it on to my 2.25mm dpns. and i decided that I was going to make a basket weave sock with a short row garter stitch heel. it'll be fun. I also started listening to Sticks and Strings after my godmother (who has previously listened to L&V but didnt realise that I was goddess Gwen) told me about "the austrailian bloke who knits". I'm seriously falling in love with everything this week. I want a hunk of a man with an accent. honestly the accent will do. he can be butt ugly but if hge has an awesome accent I might just jump him.

In completly unrelated news, I got a thick green plaid blanket for christmas.... mmmmm warmy plaid goodness..... *drool*

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

oh dear, oh deary deary me

so I nearly broke down and cried at a lab this morning at the recording studio. first off, for the first hour I was the only person from my group to show up, and our project is due WEDNESDAY!. I was trying to transfer said project onto the mac there, and it kept getting hung up at different places. so it wassn't a corrupt file, it was technology and life hating me. well, I hadn't reformatted that drive in quite some time. like 6 months or so, so I decided to do that. I transfered all my data onto my laptop then formatted the drive on the mac, then put ONLY the project (all 3.3 gig of it) onto my 80 gig external drive. Tried again. same problem. it hated me. so after forcing a reboot (the third time of that day) and verifying disk permissions I tried again, and again, and again. the i tried transfering individual files. that worked, but there was 3.3 gig of stuff, mainly all audio files of 2 to 5 MB. so that would have taken forever. I got frustrated, so I went and sat on the leather coach in the back with my head in my hands. My lab supervisor came out of the office and asked me what the problem was. I told him and he sat down and tried some stuff. after a while, he got up, took my drive, went around the back of the console (to get to the CPU) and plugged my drive directly in there. transfered the project, and it worked. I opened the project, AND 50% OF MY FILES WERE MISSING. i was ticked, then we realised that not everything had transfered, so we did it again, and this time it was good. Everything was there and hunky dorry. this was two hours after the ordeal started. by that time two more people had shown up.

but other than my fights with technology, I've been knitting up a storm, and apparently not getting anywhere. I started excheckered from knitty. love it. with thanks to michael from the lime and violet message board I am knitting the back color holding the yarn with my left hand, and the front yarn with my right. its fun, and im about an 8th done. knitting it with cascade, white and purple. I'm still working on dad's second sock. I did turn the heel, and only have like 2 inches left before i do toe decreases. so I'm excited. I finished nanny's my so called scarf. it looks good. not as long as I like scarves, but considering my danica is like 7 feet long....I like uber long scarves. this one will be nice for her though.

I'm done wrapping all the gifts I already have, except for the bottle of rum I bought for my bro, but I can get to that later.I just need to have this term over with, and get my christmas shopping done.

oh! and I have a gig with my past music teacher! I'm excited. I did the gig before, but its been like... a year and a half since Ive even picked up an upright bass... I hope I do well!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

stand up and go squeeee

so. totally into Lime and Violet podcast, if you havent checked it out, I totally recomend you do so. limenviolet and it came out on the message boards that I was an audio engineer. and Miss Violet contacted me and proposed a job offer. Pretty much I am now editing the podcast. I'm super excited, cause this is stuff other than the repetitive stuff we do at school. and this actually melds two of my loves together: knitting and audio engineering. I'm still catching up on the back episodes, but I'm mentioned in episode 49.5....SQUEEEE

AND I died my hair today, AND I'm almost done my christmas shopping/knitting. Dark purple hair, knitting, editing podcasts, ski season soon.

Come with me people. Stand up, clear arm room all around you, and repeat after me. SSSSSSSSSSSSSQQQQQQQQQQQQQQUUUUUUUUUUUUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

one more down

I finished the "my so called scarf" in the patons merino classic for my nanny. im excited, its shorter than I would like for myself, but nanny likes shorter scarves. its got some pretty awesome pooling, kinda like a winding snake along the length of it, pictures to come soon.

I also started another project.....*guilt* its a double knit from knitty. exchequered. im doing it in cascade 220, white and a black/purple heathers. <3 it so far. interesting technique DK, I like it, and i think i may have found my rhythm and my own technique. im excited.

we're supposed to get snow tonight, and I write an exam tomorrow....pray for the snow to overpower EVERYTHING!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

update on GIR

omg! love him, so cute, I don't want to give him up, but Graham is so excited for it, and I'm excited to give it to him.


oh, and Kyle changed his mind, he doesnt want a MArvin, Im gonna make him a gir too. and Ill prolly end up making me one too, I still have more than half a skein of grey cascade 220, so I'll at least get one more, if not two.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Fourteen Ungodly Christmas Knits

figure out the acronym.

Im realising that I have alot to do for christmas before Im actually ready. Dad needs another sock. nanny needs to get her scarf finished. Claudette needs a rum bottle. Graham needs a Gir. Kyle needs a Marvin....not to mention the amount of shopping I have left to do.

Im also working on a pair of Jaywalkers from Magknits. Damn you Lime and Violet for making me a sock addict. The shadow knit Linux scarf is on the back burner, more important things on the go right now. I still haven't cast on Whit's other mitt.

I think I need to find a knitting group just so I can sit down and not have people make fun of me (damn rents), or feel guilty cause I take up two seats on the bus.

BUT I finished two toques. One was just plain ribbing for a friend of Rich's. and the other was a cable toqu in cascade 220 quatro for me. <3 it.

oh well, cest la vie. btw, SNOW *SQWEEEEEEEE*