Monday, February 7, 2011

Productive? Maybe?

Alright, I've got all those scarfs, hats and other stuff dropped off for that auction coming up.

Yay me! I was stressing out about getting those done! (considering the fact that we were all sick for about 2 weeks before we felt somewhat human. ~end whining~)

Anyway, I can't wait for the auction, it's fun every year, and all of the proceeds go to good causes.

African jewelry- here I COME!!!

On a side note: I wish I could get my crap together faster and in a much more organized manner. *angry leprechaun voice*

Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New- wait...

Whoa. It's definitely been awhile.

I need to start blogging again. I really DO want to start up again.

Anyway, I'll start off this post by saying that I finally accomplished the oh-so threatening cables I've been avoiding so long. Victory! Yay! It's just a really simple hat, and it only took me about 6 hours of knitting. Not bad.

I'm trying to knit as fast as I can for this next auction at my grandma's church, and I desperately need to make more HATS! So I'm going to try and do this Megaman hat. (Love MM) The only thing that makes me squeamish about the whole pattern is that it has short rows.

Short rows are scary to me. I have avoided those things more than the stupid cables.

So I'm going to put my big girl panties on and try* these short rows.

Well that's all the time I have for now, kiddos... see you next year!

*does not necessarily mean I'll be successful. Although that'd be pretty swell.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Sweater. Seriously.

That's right. Totally. Yup.

So it's official. I'm knitting a sweater; but don't let me fool you, I'm not doing what I did about a year and a half ago and just talk about it. I'm knitting it. 12 inches of it!!

Freakin' sweet.

I feel I've almost exited the realm of "the crazy chick who only knits them scarves and hats" with this sweater. I kinda feel like a "classic" knitter almost. I even have the rocking chair, all I need is a cat...

Yeah, ok, weird, creepy inside thoughts/feelings over.

We've been hit with the another round of this cold stuff, and since there's not much to do when your sick, knitting is the only thing I can think of doing besides sleeping. (Yes, there is reading also, but the words on the pages start swirling around like a yo-yo which then causes a crappy headache.)

I think that's all for now unless you want to hear about my crazy banjo finger pickin' adventure.
Yeah. Me neither.

Oh, and here's a comic just for your crazy entertainment and my morbid weirdness, that can somewhat-not really-sorta relate to my sweater blab. The only difference is that I'm not knitting for a guy and I'm not quite as cracked. (BS)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Legacy Camp

It's the third day of the Legacy Camp; I finally had some time to sit down and tell you
people all about it...

first off....


Working with these kids is such an awesome experience - I am seriously enjoying every minute of it. The knitting classes are going very well and the kids are doing great. It's such a reward, to be able to see the expressions on their faces brighten when they see that they can, indeed, knit!
It's also very sad to see the long, strained and worn look in these kid's eyes that make you want to do more than just teach them how to knit; so Mom and I are putting together little knitting gift bags for them to take home.

On the last day, I'm going to knit up some scarves for the girls, and Mom's going to knit wrist warmers for the boys. (yes, we have boys; and they're very enthusiastic - for boys, anyway!)

I'll give more updates as soon as I can, but lemme tell ya, I get pretty worn out teaching and usually end up going to bed one or two hours earlier than normal!

P.S. Yesterday while we were loading up the truck, my project's yarn ball slipped out of the top of a bag (right before Mom shut the truck door, apparently without seeing it fall out) and so we ended up driving off with this long strand of orange yarn flying behind us; (gosh, that was probably pretty stupid looking.) I never found the rest of the ball, but I'll upload pictures of the pathetic, muddy tail-end later. Mom was VERY upset at herself, but I thought it was hysterically funny and couldn't quit laughing about it.

Monday, June 15, 2009

A late status report...

Well, I'm back after 3 months, and all I can say is "busy busy busy!"

I honestly can't remember what happened the whole time; except we were running here and running there.

Anyways, I'm loving this hot weather we're having, it makes me want to go outside and actually do something besides sitting on the computer like I'm doing right now.
Funny. Why am I still here boring you? Because I've got a little piece of excitement to share with you! (Yeah right.)

I'm going to be a knitting teacher for a whole bunch of juvi kids!!


Yeah, ok, so it's not that exhilarating but I'm pretty pumped about it. Like I mentioned in one of my earlier posts, my grandma's church had a fund raiser for this thing called the Legacy Camp; it's a organization that helps kids who've been abused or neglected have some fun and encouragement through creativity. This is my first time volunteering, and even though I'm pumped... I'm also a bit nervous. I really don't want to come back from this camp and feel I've taught these kids nothing, or feel like I've poorly communicated with them. I have had a whole bunch of encouragement from everyone - which really gave me a big confidence boost, but as everyone knows, I'm a big chicken; so mucho encouragement is mucho good.

That's what has been on my mind for the last month, just pray that I don't screw up something or do something that will cause the world to end.


Friday, March 27, 2009

I am seriously not dead.

Hey! It's me! Do you remember me?

Ok, I just got over some serious sick stuff about a week ago and have now just gotten the chance to start blogging again. (It's been a looong 3 weeks...)

Anyway, been doing some crocheting...

Too extreme? Nah. My guitar teacher actually said he thought they were pretty cool- so I'm going to make him one just for the heck of it. XD Other than that my brain is fried, and I can't remember what the heck else happened this week. :P

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Knit 'o' Rama

Well, it's been quite busy these last coupla' weeks,
I've been doing a lot of drawing, guitaring,
and of course, knitting! I don't think I've ever knitted so much in such a
short time, (7 or 8 scarves and 1 and 1.5 hats in 2 weeks!)
I'm doing it for fundraiser for the Legacy Camp at my grandma's church.
I'm really excited about doing it, all the proceeds will go to directly
to the Legacy Camp to help support the kids there. I would really love to start
a charity project to donate knitted scarves, hats or something of the sort.
These kids have hardly anything, and I think it would be really cool to
be able to give something to them. Anyway, I can't wait, and I plan on making
more scarves this week.

Other than that, I am now actually trying to get myself on a schedule,
where I can (attempt to) plan my day out and write down little
reminders on what to do. My poor guitar teacher has been trying to tell
me this for SOOOOO long now; I think I'm now starting to get the picture!