Tuesday, December 31, 2013
So I cleaned.
I cleaned up my yarn area because it has definitely gotten out of hand and it was difficult to just maneuver the area. But now it's all tidy and waiting for me to start the next big project. In the next year, I want to knit a pi shawl, ala Elizabeth Zimmermann, and a fair isle vest that is nerdy to the max. I should also probably work on some of the projects that I have laying around on various needles and cables.
Oh, like this one, mayhaps?
Since it isn't the start of the new HPKCHC term yet (shut up, I know I'm a nerd, get over it), I don't want to start anything new and I don't really want to work on the second sock that I need to finish since when they do get finished, I have to mail them and ugh, mailing things. So I pulled this bad boy out and started working on it. I've finally got some more black scraps, which is why I put it on hold for a while. One day it'll get finished. Maybe it will be my "need an easy project and don't want to work on anything else right now" project. It's great TV/Youtube/Netflix knitting.
To me, it is always nice to take a few moments before the new year and just prepare yourself. Last year was a doozy and I don't expect next year to be any better/worse, but taking a couple of moments to just face the universe and say, "I'm ready. Let's do this."
Happy New Year.
Monday, December 30, 2013
I wish I could be more eloquent and loquacious but I'm just not feeling it. I'm guessing it's the downer after coming home and not seeing my family again today. Maybe a nap would help, or probably just bedtime.
Sunday, December 29, 2013
Saturday, December 28, 2013
For those who have been following along for the past few months, you might've been curious about what the Supa Sekrit Project was. You might've also not cared at all but I'm going to talk to you about it anyway.
A few months ago, my friend Tanner retweeted an article that was talking about a WuTang Christmas sweater. Being bored and not having much else to do, I had said that if I had the money to buy the yarn, I'd knit it for him. Then my friend Sarah texts me asking if she bought the yarn, would I knit it. Yes, yes I would. So I knit it. It was one of the most frustrating things I've ever knit and had made me appreciate colorwork so much more but I never want to do it again. Or at least not for free. If someone is willing to pay me an appropriate amount then I would knit it. It was a beast and I'm so glad that it's done and that Tanner likes it.
Thursday, December 26, 2013
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
"But Leigh! Isn't it cheating, presuming that you'll be knitting on Christmas day?" Trust me, I will be. If not, I'll edit this and come clean and tell the truth.
Here is a fun tag from The Pointless Blog that I thought would be fun to do!
1). Use one noise to describe how excited you are for christmas.
2). Whats the best present you've ever been given and why?
3). What;s the worst present you've ever been given and why?
4). Sing a line from your favourite christmas song.
5). Whats your favourite Christmas film?
6). Show how good you are at wrapping a present.
7). If you could rename one of Father Christmas' reindeer, what would you name it?
8). Whats your favourite thing about christmas?
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
It might've been while I was half awake. It might've been done the day I needed to give it. It might've taken an unreasonably long time to wrap but dammit, I finished Supa Sekrit Project 2 and my brother seems to enjoy it. I'd say all in all a good Christmas Eve.
Also, tomorrow's post has the wrong day for now but that's only because I wrote it a week ago and I'm fantastically bad at counting. It will be fixed eventually but I can't figure out how to change it on the app on my phone so it'll have to wait.
Monday, December 23, 2013
Sunday, December 22, 2013
I worked on Supa Sekrit Project #2. I should've worked on one of the other project that I need to knit on the plane but I was too anxious to even attempt it. Have I mentioned that I hate flying because I really really do.
Today was a great day of just sitting and hanging out with my mom, making cookies and generally getting ready for Christmas. Dinner was with the Boyfriend's mom and step-dad and now we're just watching a movie.
Sometimes the simple things are the best things to remind us why we love our family and why we miss them. And boy did I miss my family.
Friday, December 20, 2013
In less than 12 hours, I will be on my second plane to my trip back to Indiana. I am very excited!
What Supa Sekrit Project? I have no idea what you're talking about! It's definitely not shoved in a bag, mostly done but with the knitting needles still in it...
Thursday, December 19, 2013
And in more exciting news, I packed my clothes and presents. Only things left are things that have to wait until right before I leave.
Aaaand finally, I think I'm getting a cold. Calling it early tonight.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Tomorrow I've decided I'm going start packing so that Friday can be a day of packing stuff I forgot and repacking to make more things fit. I'm not checking a bag because it would be my luck that my checked bag would get lost or something. So I have to pack 9 days worth of clothes, any necessities and all of the gifts I've knit and knitting into my carry on. SHOULD BE FUN!
But right now I'm going to try to finish this section before midnight so I can get some sleep. Mmm, sleep.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Monday, December 16, 2013
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Friday, December 13, 2013
My mom's Christmas present is going to be a pair of felted slippers. They're going to be pink bunnies and they're going to be awesome. I just have to figure out how I'm going to felt them. I know that I have options the problem is that I just don't know which one I want to use. Do I want to hand felt them so I know they won't felt too much or do I want to chuck them in the wash and hope for the best? This is where I'm at because I honestly don't know. All of the bits are knit for the slippers, I just need to felt it so I can then put them together and mark one more thing off of my to-do list before I leave Florida for Indiana in about a week and a few hours. I am very excited about this trip. Excited and anxious because it will be the first time ever that I'm flying alone and I hate flying when I know someone so flying by myself will truly be a terrifying experience, I'm sure.
- Finish Supa Sekrit Project #2
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Today was one of those days where my progress is negative. I have less done today than I did yesterday because of me deciding thatt I didn't like how the Supa Sekrit Project #2 was coming out.
In other news, I washed SSP#1 and it is fine. Whoo!
Tomorrow I will finish the stocking and hopefully a good portion of SSP#2. Hopefully.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Monday, December 9, 2013
- A fuck ton of laundry
- Finished test knit
- Ripped back to my mistake on the commission stocking.
It doesn't sound like a lot but I am exhausted. I did spend a good portion of the day picking at my face, which still seems to be getting better (yay) but could be so slow to heal because of the water and the fact that the chlorine levels in our water match the local pool. SO THAT'S GREAT.
Right now, I'm going to go finish my beer and then go to bed.
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Friday, December 6, 2013
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
I've honestly been knitting on my brother's Christmas present, Supa Sekrit Project #2, so I can't show pictures because I know he's a nosy little shit who would go looking for hints and clues and has at least once. His is a big project that I don't know if I'll get done before Christmas or before I leave for Christmas so he might get a very fantastically wrapped IOU.
Every year for Christmas, we wrap each other's present in the most ridiculous way possible. Last year his present was wrapped in tamper resistant tape. That's the level we get to with that. I already have a plan for this year, I just need a present to wrap. It's going to be awesome.
In other news, I'm waiting to hear back from someone I'm doing a commission for. I'm knitting a stocking for her daughter which should go quickly, I just need to get her preferences before I start. The last thing I want is to knit something for someone that they hate, you know? I'm also going to be doing a stocking for her boyfriend but she said it could wait until after the new year.
The Boyfriend and I have met our future cat. A friend of mine in the local knit group helps run a cat rescue and she found our future cat and heard that we were wanting a second one and figured the new cat would be a perfect match. We did a house visit where he came and chilled at our place for about an hour and he is going to be a perfect companion to Pebble, our current cat, and us. He was friendly and cuddly and ready to move in that day. The only reason why we didn't is because we don't want to get a new cat and then go away for a week, which we're getting ready to do.
I'm very excited about Christmas. I've been wanting to go back to Indiana to visit for months now and I am so looking forward to this trip. Not the whole flying alone thing, but the trip home is going to be good. I'm very much looking forward to it!
Now to just finish all these darn presents! (In all actuality, I only have 3 that I need to finish they're just all time consuming really.)
Monday, December 2, 2013
Sunday, December 1, 2013
I wish I could show you something. I did work on a gauge swatch today but it was knit in white yarn and no matter how exciting you try to make it, a white knit gauge swatch is boring.
Supa Sekrit Project #2 is going well and by well I mean I probably won't finish it before Christmas. Such fun.