Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Gahhh life is busy!  Have taken (and failed) one of my ARE exams and have moved on to studying for the next section.  I am sooooooo tired of contracts.  This weekend I get to see Stan Lee at the Dallas Comic Con which makes my inner Marvel comic geek squeal with joy.  Then the next weekend I fly up to Seattle for my friend Andrew's wedding.  I MUST write my speech this weekend; I refuse to be writing it on the plane there.  I am also in the process of reorganizing/cleaning/purging my apartment.  Oh and we've got a major deadline at work that is mostly falling on me to finish....

Have some socks and my finished Hitchhiker! ^_^

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Knitting did not happen this weekend despite my best intentions. Instead there was walking and good company and a whole ton of tomatoes.  And today has been spent doing laundry (got almost all of the tomato out of everything) and reading.  I'll just leave you with this, I think it describes it all:

Friday, September 7, 2012

Well crud muffins.  It looks like my camera has finally decided to give up the ghost and die on me.  I can't really blame it, the sucker is like 10 years old.  So I will get to toddle off to the store tonight and pick up a new one.  I also really need new work shoes....and pants.  Why does it always seem like this stuff happens all at once?

I would also really like NCARB to get off its lazy butt and tell me if I passed my exam or not (I'm thinking not).  It is all judged by the computer, it should not take 2-4 weeks to get results back ::grumble grumble grumble::

Saturday, August 18, 2012

The current state of affairs:

And why yes, I am in fact taking lecture notes and working on a new knitting project at the same time.  And also doing laundry... But seriously that is only so much of an AIA contract document lecture I can stand before it all starts to blur together.  And it isn't like garter stitch actually requires mental concentration at this point.

2.5 hours down, 1.5 hours to go (and I'm totally ignoring how much I've got to do tomorrow, I figure that is for the best).  The pizza person needs to get here soon.

P.S. The pattern is Hitchhiker done in my lovely new handspun,  Will be part of Kristen's Christmas present this year.  I love it when a yarn tells you who its for and what it wants to be :P 

Thursday, August 16, 2012

*blink blink* Why do I suddenly want to knit a sweater?  I'm going to blame it on the slowly growing pile of yarn for my Dad's sweater, which sadly I'm not anywhere near done spinning for and don't feel like I can really justify casting on yet.  So I will have to make do with working on making socks, which I LOVE, on yarn that I love, and not quite feeling it -_-  Bah

But in other news, I have completed some pretty spinning!

Something less than 4 oz (still damp, can't weigh yet) of Two if By Hand Exhausted on Polwarth.  439 yards of fingering to light fingering.  I was trying for a more solid fingering but I'm really very pleased with what I got.  And again, I can't make a sweater out of it...

MUST remember to finish weaving in all the ends and blocking my fair projects.  Will be dropping them off to be judged this weekend (I don't feel very confident about this year) so hopefully I will get a "Completed Fair Projects" photoshoot in here.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

A drive-by post here (maybe tomorrow I will actually post something with pictures):

I love the Olympics! :)

Friday, July 13, 2012

Months and months of the kitties have only passing interest in the spinning wheel and fiber (except of the plastic bags, Freya loves to eat those) and now I'm dealing with the fact that Maddex seems to think that the Finn smells like the best sheep toy ever -_-. Bad Kitty! Have you ever tried to spin mauled fiber?  Not my favorite thing ever. 

I have pictures of things to share!!! Which I will post sometime this weekend :)