Saturday, August 31, 2013

Settlin' in (Day 58 KEDfaY)

Friday, August 30, 2013

Family Times (Day 57 KEDfaY)

Because of reasons that I don't quite understand, my family isn't here yet. I have been told that they are about an hour away so I figured I should get this done and over with before they get here and I become a sobbing, blubbering mess and space it completely. The posts this weekend are probably just going to be pictures and titles, fyi. 

This is my gauge swatch for my sweater I'm gonna make. I figured I should get it done and out of the way so when the term begins for HPKCHC I can just jump right in (after hours and hours of math of course). 

So. Yeah. That's about all I have right now because I'M JUST SO EXCITED! AH! 

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Ruffle butt (Day 56 KEDfaY)

I finished the edging on the sweater and I now have the opposite problem. Before I ripped it out, it curled under and gave my butt a bubble. It was frustrating so hence why it languished for years. So then I try to fix it and now it's ruffly. I went from a bubble butt to a ruffle butt. Sometimes knitting is very frustrating.

Failure (Day 55 KEDfaY)

I knew it was going to happen eventually. I knew at some point I would fail and I wouldn't get a post up. I figured it would be sometime while we were traveling or while I was home for Christmas. I didn't expect it to be a day when I literally spent 4 hours knitting with 6 other women. 

I even had a post planned yesterday. The project I'm currently working on is a sweater that has been needed to be fixed for two years now. It's just been moved from laundry to winter storage to knitting pile and back and never been fixed. The edging didn't lay right and even though hundreds of others online said the same thing, I ignored them all and didn't pay attention. So I failed there too. Yesterday though, I picked it up and went to work on it. I ripped out the old border and I'm within 4 rows and a bindoff of finishing this sweater and having it, hopefully, be wearable. 

But yesterday, after getting home, I was so distracted by food and cleaning and reading that I completely spaced writing a post. 100% didn't even cross my mind. 

Today is going to be a day full of Gettin' Shit Done. I have laundry to fold. Dishes to wash. Kitchen to clean. Bathrooms to clean. Office to finish organizing. Book to finish reading and an email to write about it. And of course knitting to do and write about. Today is going to be one of my busier days around the house but it's a good thing. I not only have something I need to do today, which is rare, but it's because that by this time tomorrow, my family will either be here or be within a few hours of here and that is really exciting.

But right now, I need coffee. 

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Kitty! (Day 54 KEDfaY)

There's a picture of a scared looking cat and my finished washcloth. That's the cat that is trying to murder me so don't let her terrified face fool you. She is an evil mastermind and is trying to off me at any chance she gets. (I don't have proof, just lots of scrapes on my feet from where she's attacked me as I've had to walk by her. She's a bitch, dude.)

But I finished my washcloth today. I was hoping to get other things done too but waking up late and then getting the great news that my family is in fact coming to visit and giving directions to them and advice to the driver (who isn't technically family but she's there at all of the family gatherings so she might as well be) on how to deal with my mom and brother. I love my family to death but my mom and my brother, when cooped up in a car and when traveling, tend to get snippy with anything and everything. Being a third party isn't fun especially if you're not related and haven't gone on a 14 hour car drive with them before. I've been there and it isn't that much fun. 

They're showing up Friday morning and going to stay the weekend. It makes me happy because, while it isn't my birthday, it's darn close enough that I won't get all weepy about it. I hope to have a great weekend with them but in the meantime I have to organize our apartment so that three more people can be here. It's not dirty so it's not really cleaning but more organizing everything. Our apartment is definitely less than organized right now. 

But I'm fighting the urge to go to sleep right now. I made a delicious meal of gluten free fried chicken and potatoes and corn and gravy and now I'm fat and sleepy. A nap sounds awesome right now. Mmm nap.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Aaahhh! (Day 52 KEDfaY)

Aaahhhhh! Almost completely forgot about this but then I didn't! Quick started a washcloth. Nothing fancy.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Whiney (Day 51 KEDfaY)

I feel like all that I do lately is whine and complain. It's too hot. I'm too bored. I'm too jobless. My ear hurts. I've found that when there isn't anything exciting going on in my life, this is what happens, I complain. A lot and about everything.

Today is no different. Woke up on the wrong side of the bed and then spent all day dealing with my ear that I can't hear out of. It's no longer a once in awhile thing but a daily thing. I can't hear out of my left ear hardly at all. I've done everything the interbuttz has told me to do and told me a doctor would tell me to do in a situation like this and it's still not better. It hurts and makes things difficult.

But I knit today. I caught up on the two whole podcasts I'm watching right now and knit a few rows. I need to sit down and make another magic ball for this blanket. I've gone through a lot of them already but they've all been pretty small. I just don't have much black yarn right now. I know I just have to wait because black yarn reproduces on its own. I'm sure I'll find a new ball soon. 

I've lost my mojo, guys. I blame the fact that I have to make the sweater I want to make... but September is close and then I can start it. I am excited about that. 

Friday, August 23, 2013

Surprise! (Day 50 KEDfaY)

Honestly when I started this little "knit every day and document it" thing, I didn't think it'd go very far. I figured I'd get bored and then just not do it or I'd get a job (HA!) and not have time but here I am, 50 days in and I'm still jobless and only a little bored. Tonight was just one of those nights when I didn't want to knit but I pulled out this bad boy and decided to do a couple of rows. Slowly but surely, right?

So yes, this was an honest surprise. I'm constantly afraid that I missed a day or that I skipped a number or something and that next year I'll be off by a few days or something. Call it paranoia or perfectionism or what you will. 

Thursday, August 22, 2013

In which I wish I could say I did something productive...(Day 49 KEDfaY)

But in all honesty, I didn't. Sorry.

There's some knitting for ya!

EDIT: I just finished a section of that blanket only to find out I need to redo it. Whoo. 

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Blame the weather (Day 48 KEDfaY)

Went to knitting group again today and I had a blast. It's so great to get out of the house. I didn't realize how cooped up I was getting. Who knew that going and getting the mail once a day just sometimes isn't enough?

Worked on that baby blanket I've been working on. I figured I should work on it next. My plan is to get it done sometime in September so I can count it towards HPKCHC, if I've read the rules correctly. It should be eligible for detention, I *think*. Who knew an online knitting game could be so difficult?

That's all I got for today. I'm trying to keep it lighter and happier instead of dwelling on things that make me cry. I'm not usually much of a cryer but the dumbest and littlest things have tipped me over lately. I blame the weather. 

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Adjustments (Day 47 KEDfaY)

Anyone who has talked to me knows that my adjustment to Florida living hasn't been the easiest. I didn't think that Florida and Indiana would be that different but boy was I wrong. Earlier this week, I killed my first cockroach. We live in a brand new building that has been bug proofed to the gills and yet, I killed a cockroach. I have been told that this isn't new or surprising or even out of the ordinary and actually normal. In Indiana, I would've called maintenance right away and demanded they do something and something would've been done. But since this is Florida, I've been told that not much can be done. 

I don't like the weather. Today was the first day that I walked outside to get mail and didn't immediately regret the decision but it was still like walking through a bowl of chowder to get to the mailbox. 

Compound the constantly changing weather with my already chaotic allergies and you get me with a headache every day. Sometimes ibuprofen works. Sometimes a decongestant works. Sometimes I just have to lay in bed and hope my head gets the exploding over and done with. 

And then there's the fact that I hardly know anyone. True, I am meeting people and making new acquaintances and hopefully new friends but I miss my family a lot.
My birthday is in about two weeks and while I've known that I wouldn't be able to spend it with my family like I normally do, when I said it outloud the other day, I almost cried. There's somethings you can't adjust to or take longer than a couple of months. That's one of them.  

But I'm trying to think of the positives. Some days it's just harder to make that list than others. 


Finished a washcloth today. The stringy end bits are from the fact that this yarn is from a Goodwill sweater. I just tied the ends in knots where usually I do a Russian join or try to hide the ends. I figure the knots will make good scrubber bumps or something. What to work on next is the big question. I really want to start my sweater but I have to wait for HPKCHC. I hope that this will mean that I won't get bored with it and not finish it. 

Maybe I should finish a blanket or two....

Monday, August 19, 2013

Lazy bum (Day 46 KEDfaY)

The past few days I've felt kinda sick. Not sick enough to call into work (what work? Hahahaha I made myself sad) but not well enough that I haven't felt like doing anything. Today I accomplished absolutely nothing and I feel like I could go to bed right now and be alright with that.

I knit some today. I worked on a wash cloth. I have lots of projects that I could work on but that would require me to sit with a blanket on my lap and no thanks, it's much too warm for that. So instead I decided to stick with the washcloths for now.

The hat that I finished yesterday is probably going to be frogged back and knit on for a few more rows. I *think* I have enough to add an inch which is what I want. The person I had in mind for this hat likes to wear them folded up so I need at least another inch, preferably two. We just gotta see how much yarn I have.

That's it. That's all I got for now.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

It's technically not late (Day 45 KEDfaY)

I did knit today. You see that hat that's finished (even though I think I'm gonna add a couple of inches to it *hopefully*) and taken in the daylight? Yep, I did that earlier today. I even uploaded this picture so I could write the post for it...but then I got distracted. Like ya do. I'm not counting this as late since I haven't gone to bed yet and by Leigh Law, it's still Sunday.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Thunder and Lightnin' (Day 44 KEDfaY)

Today was a lazy day. Sat around, watched tv, knit some, ate delicious food.

Right now I'm listening to a huge storm outside. It's kinda nice. Most storms around here only last for like 5 minutes but this one's been around for a while. I didn't used to like storms but now I would be sad if I didn't get them.

Worked on the latest Christmas hat. I could possibly finish it tonight...or I could finish it tomorrow. I'm feeling especially lazy after a huge plate of gluten free biscuits and gravy. It was so good. Mmm. But now I want a nap. Mmm nap...

Friday, August 16, 2013

Bittersweet (Day 43 KEDfaY)

So I had this mole. I have a lot of them actually but most of them aren't that big or noticeable or annoying but I have a few that I've had pegged for removal as soon as I can afford it. (Because they're not cancerous or possibly cancerous, insurance won't pay for it because it would be a cosmetic surgery. *eye roll*)

But I had this one, in a very private area. It's one that my mom would tell all of my high school boyfriends that if they ever saw it, she would castrate them. My mom sure does know how to embarass me. 

It wasn't in the way of anything per se, it was just annoying and ugly as most moles are. It wasn't a nice accent mole like Cindy Crawford but big and ugly and hairy. 

I've removed a couple of moles before. They were small and in danger of being ripped off by various pieces of clothing so I removed them. This one though was big and because of the area, I was afraid of possible infection because sweat is not good for open wounds.

(At this point I would like to say that I'm not a medical professional and any medical professional would probably scream and yell and possibly faint at me for doing what I did but hey, at least I sterilized the scissors I used.)

But since I'm unemployed and have nothing but time right now, I decided to get rid of it. And I did. Today was its last day and now it's sitting on my desk.

I always get weirdly sentimental about these kinds of things. I mean, I don't want it, I didn't want it and I never liked it but it's a part of me that's now sitting on my desk. It's a little bittersweet to me. 

And probably a little creepy too. 

Back in the not at all too personal or creepy world of Leigh, let's talk about knitting!

I decided to make a washcloth. I'm planning on making a bunch and giving them to the Boyfriend's mom probably. She's a Doctor Who fan like most of the other people I know so I decided that this one would be perfect for her and it wouldn't be so boring that I'd want to poke my eyes out. It was a relatively simple pattern and I plan on making at least two more, possibly more. It would've gone faster if I could count but we all know that I can't count. I had to rip back a couple of times but since the whole thing is only 35 stitches wide, it wasn't that big of a deal. 

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Allergies, man (Day 42 KEDfaY)

Spent most of the day today feeling off and groggy and not great and my head was drainy and gross. I knit a little, probably about 1.5" on the latest hat. Also applied to ALL THE JOBS. But right now I'm going to lay in bed and read until I fall asleep.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Out and About (Day 41 KEDfaY)

I got out of the apartment today. I got to talk to people who don't share a living space with me. I got to drink coffee that I didn't make. Today was a good day.

I took a trip to the local knit group with a wonderful person who was generous enough to give me a ride. I don't mind not having a car most of the time except those times when I want to get out of the house and am limited to how far my legs can carry me. A wonderful lady was nice enough to give me a ride to and from the knitting circle where I got to meet many more wonderful knitters! It's awesome to meet new people and it's even better when they share an interest with you such as knitting or crafting. It was nice to talk about yarn and projects and HPKCHC and possible fair entries with people who have similar goals and mindsets. 

Today my knitting was a bit scattered. I knit some on my sock which I need to finish but ugh, I just don't want to. I made another square for a blanket that I haven't decided what to do with yet. I started another hat for a Christmas present for someone. I couldn't really decide what to take to the knitting group so I took the hat and the sock. I did the blanket square earlier today while watching my daily dose of Will and Grace. 

Yesterday was a bad day. I was in a bad mood in general and then someone who was trying to be helpful was just reminding me that I didn't have a job and I couldn't find one which put me in a SUPER shitty mood. Today though was much better. Sometimes it takes just getting out of the house for a few hours to get you out of a bad funk. And today definitely helped. 

I got to meet a great bunch of gals and I am really excited to actually find a knitting group that seems to be just as wacky and crazy and out there as I am! 

Monday, August 12, 2013

Best laid plans... (Day 39 KEDfaY)

I never used to be a fan of knitting swatches. I always thought that they were a waste of time and if something didn't work out right, I'd just rip the whole thing out. 

In recent knitting adventures though, I've thought that I might as well should at least see what it would look like. I'm glad that I've started doing this. 

The sweater that I talked about the other day was going to get another swatch today. I had already finished up the washcloth that is pictured above (and is currently sitting in my Christmas Present box to be gifted to someone random) and thought that I should take a crack at reversing that pattern so I can do what I wanted to do with it (top down raglan with the lace panel). Well that didn't work. Unfortunately the lace pattern that I chose and have my heart set on cannot be reversed, at least not easily so therefore not by me. My knowledge of how lace works is very minimal. It's a lot like baking to me. It's very precise and a science almost and if you are off a little then the whole thing could be a mess and I have no idea how any of it works. I know the basics of both but beyond that, I have to follow a pattern/recipe. This metaphor is getting a bit convoluted and not well described.

I wanted to knit it top down so I could make it long enough and then still have enough yarn for sleeves and not worry too much about running out but now that I have to knit it bottom up to get the lace panel I want, I'm going to worry about running out of yarn. It isn't a rare yarn, Loops & Threads Impeccable worsted, but I don't have money to buy more yarn if I need it. Being broke sucks, don't it?

Now I just have to be more conscious of how much yarn I use. Luckily I have some of that yarn in a different color that I used to knit the swatch out of (the swatch is grey where the sweater is going to be red). It's not going to be cast on for a little while though. I joined the HPKCHC so that I could feel more accomplished when I finished something and I'd like to make the sweater for the first term. I'm also hoping to finish up some other stuff laying around here before start of term so that I don't have as many WIPs just sitting around. Since a lot of them are blankets though, I think my goal is just to get some work done on a few of them. Maybe sort my scraps I have sitting on my desk. Maybe make a washcloth or two for presents. 

We'll see.  

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Owwie (Day 38 KEDfaY)

My sore arm hasn't gotten less sore. In fact, it's gotten more sore. It's sorer. It hurts. I didn't do much today besides read. 

I just did one row today so I could take a picture and say I did it. Go me! Now back to doing nothing.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Jealousy (Day 37 KEDfaY)

I hate it when I find a blogger that's funnier than me and wittier and makes me laugh out loud and then makes me want to be their real best friend and jealous of how awesome they are. I hate it because that's what I strive to be. I strive to be that person that's funny and witty and makes the readers laugh out loud and makes people want to be my best friend (internet best friend will suffice unless you give me pizza, then we'll talk). But it's hard to be funny every day. It's hard to be funny at all especially when you don't have anything interesting to say or do.

My daily routine:

  • Wake up
  • Check Twitter (for the news, you know)
  • Check my daily webcomics (the Funnies part of the internet newspaper)
  • Tell myself that I need to stop being a lazy bum and go work out, c'mon it isn't going to kill you! It's not like you have anything better to do! 
  • Work out
  • Shower
  • Watch 2 hours of Will and Grace
  • Dick around on the computer and internet, wishing I had something more productive to do
  • Maybe clean something?
  • Maybe make dinner?
  • Knit some
The worst part is when my daily routine doesn't change much from a weekday to the weekend. I just have more dicking around time on the internet and for some reason I have decided that it's the weekend so therefore I don't need to workout because what sane person works out on a Saturday? (Saturday also appears to be the day that I break the blender while attempting to make fancy coffee. Ugh.)

I enjoy writing, that's why I started this blog, was so I could write about knitting and do two things I love. But I'm a non-fiction writer. I enjoy writing about the silly hijinx I get into and talk about the crazy but true stories from my childhood. It's hard to write creatively about your boring ass life when the highlight of the day is that no one else is in the workout center when you are because really, who enjoys working out with other people around?

So that's why I've been phoning in my posts. Just writing a bit about what I knit that day and what I'm planning on doing with it because that's all I got going right now which is really sad now that I've made that realization.



There's my knitting so far for today. I did a little past the heel on this sock that has been staring at me to finish for a while now. I do just need to sit and finish it and then possibly maybe even write up the pattern for it. 

I might knit more later but my hand is sore and the Boyfriend is back from his trip so I actually have someone to talk to that isn't a cat and who will actually respond to me with something other than pissed off meows. 

Friday, August 9, 2013

I seee youuu (Day 36 KEDfaY)

I'm really bad about being a monogamous knitter. I have numerous projects right now in varying states of finished-ness. Most of these are blankets but those are hard to work on in the summer when you're sweating sitting still let alone with a blanket sitting on your lap. 

I had thought that I might've lost my knitting mojo and it has definitely decided to go on vacation and leave me behind. I've wanted to start a sweater for a couple of days now but the sweater I had planned for this yarn no longer appealed to me so I went down the pattern hole on Ravelry trying to find something new and exciting that caught my eye. The pattern that did it is Ginny's Cardigan from the new Unofficial Harry Potter Knits magazine that I want so much holy crap it's hard to describe how much I want it. I like the idea of the lace panel down the back but I wanted a sweater not a cardigan so I started looking through one of my knitting treasuries and sure enough, in the lace section was the same (or incredibly similar) lace pattern. I now know what I want to do and I even swatched for it, even if I did miss a yarn over and it's pretty obvious now but I was just trying to see how it would work up. I also want to do it top down which would mean how the pattern is written right now, the owls would be upside down. I'm going to try just reversing it and see how that goes. 

I started watching Once Upon a Time. I did it because I was bored and everyone who watched it says it's so great. I'm almost done with season two. It gets a hardy "meh" from me. The plots are a bit ridiculous and some of the characters have no motivation to their actions but it's fun and it does poke fun at itself every once in a while and I like that in a show. 

The Boyfriend comes back from his trip tomorrow so I'll finally have someone to talk to besides the cat who I believe thinks that I am the reason the Boyfriend is gone. I might be wrong but this cat is crazy so we'll never know. 

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Ladies Night (Day 35 KEDfaY)

The Boyfriend is still out of town on business and so I'm at home, by myself, left to my own devices. Last night I had fried chicken and mashed potatoes and corn all covered in gravy and it was delicious. Today I had leftovers and now I'm enjoying some wine and ice cream as I knit on this sock. I told myself I needed to get at least to the heel before I start working on more swatches for a different pattern. I'm just so bored with this pattern though. This is the third one I've made and while I like how it turns out, it's just a bit repetitive making the same one over and over again.

I kinda lost my mojo I think. I went to try to find a project to work on while watching TV today and I couldn't find anything that interested me. I even looked at my yarn to try to find something that might spark an interest and I came up short. I'm in a bit of a slump but much like writer's block, knitter's block just needs to be plowed through. And that's what I'm doin', a whole lot of plowin'. 

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Some days you just wanna (Day 34 KEDfaY)

My arm has been hurting again. I don't have enough variety in my daily routine so my arm stays in a similar position all day. That can obviously cause problems.

I'm also trying this new thing where I write more on the random ideas have flying around in my head. I went to the pool and wrote some at there. I made myself finish the first chapter today and I'm slowly working out the second chapter. Maybe I can get that done tomorrow.

I realize that this is all very exciting for you.

But there's my knitting. That's seriously all I've knit today which is weird for me. I honestly just didn't want to today but to continue my challenge, I made myself. Just a few stitches on a washcloth because there's no such thing as too many washcloths.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Inspirational and shit (Day 33 KEDfaY)

I always hope that when I sit down to write my daily posts that I'll have some sort of inspiration and then talk about something insightful. Sometimes I have an idea of what to write about but more often than not it's just, "Here's what I knit today. Yup." 

Maybe one day I'll tap into that power that some writers seem to have, where they can sit down to write a post and write something amazing and thought-provoking. Until I get bit by a radioactive typewriter though (because that's how you get that super power) I'll just hope for the best.

Thinking of knitting a sweater next. I don't really know why since I now live in Florida where the head index today was over 100* but I figure it will give me something to do. I have a couple sweaters worth of yarn, I just have to find patterns that can use this yarn. Hmm. Maybe I'll go looking on Ravelry. 

Monday, August 5, 2013

Monday Monday (Day 32 KEDfaY)

I feel like I have a lot of "those days" where it's a bad day for no real reason in particular or how something small can ruin the whole day.

This morning I woke up from a dream that put me in that mood. I know it's a ridiculous dream and I know it wouldn't happen but it still made me basically relive situations I didn't want to remember for a while or ever and now I'm in a crappy mood because of it. I've tried to get out of this mood. I worked out, I showered, I knit, I watched bad daytime TV, I watched goofy Youtube videos and yet, I am still ready to yell at whoever I talk to next. I probably won't because the Boyfriend will be the next one I talk to most likely and I'd feel really shitty about yelling at him for no reason.

I worked some more on that blanket for charity. I'm liking how it's turning out. It's fun and colorful. I hope someone likes it eventually!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

In cyberspace, no one can hear you report to the proper authorities (Day 31 KEDfaY)

This post is going to be a little ranty so if that isn't your thing, probably best to ignore everything and just take to heart that I did knit today (ONE WHOLE MONTH! WOAH!)

Today, for those who might not know, is a silent protest that is happening on Twitter. Lately there have been a quite a few incidents where people have been threatened and there is no way, currently, on Twitter to report these people so they just continue to tell women to "get fucked to death" and various other threats. These abusive tweets have landed at least two men in the UK in prison. How wonderful would it be if we could get something like that in the US, huh? But that is a different rant for a different day.

The problem that is happening with #twittersilence is that many people think it is just making the victims of the situation shut up and not fight back. That's not what the purpose is.

You get bullied. You stay quiet. You try to fight back. You report to the proper authorities, except, for those following along at home, there is no proper authority to report to. This day of #twittersilence is a way to get the people who run and control Twitter to realize that there is a problem and they need to fix it.

"How does half a million people if not more not tweeting for a day make Twitter realize there is a problem?" you might ask. Half a million, this is just a rough number estimate, is a LOT of people, a lot of people YOU CAN'T ADVERTISE TO. Those who might use the Twitter website might be frustrated with "promoted tweets" or "sponsored tweets." If your customers aren't getting as many clicks and page views as you promised, you are in trouble. If something like this continued, they might lose their advertisers and that would be a bigger problem.

The easiest way to get a corporation to realize how something as seemingly harmless as trolls could affect them is to tell them how they're going to lose money. Having as many people as you can not use a website, a VERY popular website, for a day, will lose the company money.

So no, it isn't about getting victims to be quiet about the abuse they've gotten, it's about getting a multimillion dollar company to realize it needs to keep its users safe and happy if only so they can advertise to them.


I went through my WIPs to try to find something that needed worked on or finished up and this blanket for charity fits the bill perfectly! I think I'm about halfway done! Whoo! I might run out of yarn, which seems to be a running theme for me and making blankets, but I'm sure I'll figure something out. I usually do!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Better late than never! (Day 30 KEDfaY)

Almost forgot but then remembered when the Boyfriend and I were on our way back from our anniversary dinner (4 years! Woah!)

Friday, August 2, 2013

It's not easy being green (Day 29 KEDfaY)

The title doesn't really have much to do with today's post except that the square I'm working on is green and who doesn't love Kermit? I did that teal square yesterday while watching Netflix past my bedtime and drinking too much wine. Good times.

I'm still debating on what to do with this blanket. I have a few people I could give it to if I got it done in time for Christmas. I don't know. Hmm.

A friend suggested to me that I join the MFA program she's in. It sounds like a great program and something that I'm really interested in and could definitely put me in the direction I want to go but I hate being rejected. She's going to send me more info tonight about the program and then I'll go from there. I'd like to apply I just don't know if I can afford it financially or mentally. It's something that I'm going to have to think about and talk to the Boyfriend about. 

In the meantime, I'm just going to keep doing what I'm doing, hoping to find a freelance writing job of some sort and knit. I'm good at knitting but not so much with the finding a freelance writing job. 

Thursday, August 1, 2013


The boyfriend is on his first official business trip for the night so I'm by myself. It is both exciting and terrifying because I tend to be paranoid in the best of situations. He had to wake up this morning at 4 am to make his flight in time and after he left I of course went back to sleep but only after making sure the front door was locked, the bedroom door was locked and that I had my baseball bat next to the bed. It might be ridiculous but I'd rather be safe than sorry.

After I woke up and became a bit more sane, I actually knit some before going into a writing marathon. I finished up Hat #2 of 6 for Christmas presents today so that was a bit exciting. It didn't end up as long as I wanted it to be but I was running low on yarn and didn't want to run out and rip back so instead I just made it a bit shorter. Someone will like it, I'm sure. 

I don't really have anything in my knitting queue right now. I have a blanket (or four) that I might work on some or I could continue making hats or I could start washcloths for Christmas presents too. We'll see what I feel like working on tomorrow. 

In the meantime, I'm going to eat dinner that I know the Boyfriend wouldn't like (bbq pork YUM) and watch some bad TV. I might even have myself a glass of wine and then start singing show tunes at the top of my lungs