Wednesday, February 27, 2008

agh, stress, stabbystabstab


okay, now thats out of my system.

Things have been just going wrong and wrong here at the studio. but beyond that. kitting goes, but the sewing is more intense, and awesome.

I've been sewing all of my patches and crests and old badge scarves onto my new camp blanket. I need to get a picture. It's a big purple plaid poncho with a nice big hood. I hadn't thought I had that many badges but apparently my blanket is pretty much filled. I guess 14 years of guiding means a whole lot of badges. lol.

I dyed last week too. oh dear. I had the light copworth, so i knew the colors would be sort of muted. I tried to do some handpainted stuff, but it didnt work. it's still pretty cool. as i was taking the first skein out of the microwave i hit the glass that i had the purple mix in. purple! could it have been any worse? it went everywhere, I had to unplug the microwave and take it off of the counter too. Mom and dad didnt notice though, and hopefully they never will. I can't wait to make something out of it, but i have no idea what to do with it.

Still working on the Clap, basic rib socks and uncle argyle. pictures coming soon of everything.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

i swear, iz not obsesed

I did that one. :D vote for it!
funny pictures
moar funny pictures

ah yeeeees.

so I got a spindle a couple weeks back. its awesome. I spin up a top knot right away and instantly fell in love. its very slubby but its still awesome. theres only 45 yards so I dont know what I'm going to make with it. I might take the skein and try to re-spin it? i dont know. ive been doing some light copworth stuff I got from the loop and it has been doing great things. Ive got two skeins of 65 yards each of a heavy worsted weight. im going to try my hand at kool-aid dyeing. Ill probably go grab some today on my break. I also ordered me some rocket roving from etsy. im excited to get spinning with some merino. the copworth is kinda rough, spins up nice and drafts well, but I just want something smooth and cheap-ish.

I finished the vinlands. im working on an argyle scarf thats double knit (uncle argyle from sons of stitch n bitch)im also doing a sock in monkeypal, its the firestarters from the loopy ewe blog. but i changed where the pattern is. im also trying to finish up the clpoohtee that i started A MILLION YEARS AGOOOOOO.

I need some form of caffiene. and perhaps food. maybe Ill grab a caesar while im at the grocery store getting kool aid. mmmmm garlicy goodness. :)

Friday, February 1, 2008

oh sigh

it's been a while, and its been tiring. I'm working on a website for school...we're just using iweb on the macs at school, but still. eugh. give me a set code, and let me edit it. I much prefer it, even though I dont really understand all of the html. but still. iweb makes my brain melt. so does photoshop. and illustrator. but on a more geekery note ProTools 7.4.1 is effing amazing. they have this elastic audio thing, and im totally going way overboard with even that. but seriously. omg *drool* who will lend me fifteen thousand so that I can get me a rig of my own? come on. any takers? no? damn.

second vinnland is almost done, just under one repeat left then bind off. I'm not sure if I'm going to do the standard bind off again or if I'll try to find something stretchier. wow, that word didnt come up as wrong under spell check. wow.

I've been watching alot of Las Vegas as I knit up in my room (so the rents dont make fun of me too much) and I found a poker set I was given a couple xmas's ago, and I've been playing with the dealer, big blind and small blind buttons for like two hours now. just holding them in one hand and moving them around and around. I kinda surprised myself with my dexterity, but then I look at the freaking sock and heck yes. I am a goddess.

I also just noticed that the imacs at school seem to come up as comming from PEI cause the last couple visits were from me on them. I set the widgit (yes I AM using the term widgit, just don't get me talking about dongles) to not record visits from my laptop, but still. the imacs are in Hali, not Charlottetown. oh IP addresses. how I heart thee.

OH! I finished the second Gir and I made three cupcakes. Two of them (one blue icing and one red) will be given with the Gir's as a "I'm sorry its a late christmas present, but still love me?" thing. the third (white icing) I'm not sure what I'll do with. It may go to Shawn and Crystal's baby along with the uggs. but I'm not sure. I might make another one and get a rattle or something and put inside it so it makes noise. actually, I think thats what I'll do and I wont put a cherry ontop I'll just close the top off. sweet! baby gifts are awesome.