A Little Bug in a Big World

Projects: 2010
December 29, 2010, 9:12 pm
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Okay, so first, I’m going to completely ignore the fact that I haven’t posted here in over a year.  Just shuddup.

For 2010, I took on a few personal projects, with variable success.

I attempted project 365 (the original, 365 self-portraits).  Total fail.  I made it several months in, so I actually did really well FOR ME…but yeah, fail.  There were some bright spots…

365 Collage

365 Collage

RIP Project 365.  April 28, 2010.

It wasn’t all bad though!  I started working with a group of Ravelers to complete 10 shawls in 2010 – and that one I DID manage to complete!

10 Shawls Collage

10 Shawls Collage

So…I have a few things planned for 2011…and wanted to resurrect the blog as part of that.  Maybe…just maybe I can get through the year successfully again!


Happee Birfday to me
February 4, 2009, 9:45 pm
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Yup!  Just like I said.

For my birfday, a present to me.  I’ve attempted the 365 project before, but I’ve never managed to stick with it more than a few days.  I think it’s something I really want to do, so I’m going to enlist Logan to help me stick with it this time.  We’ll see.  I won’t be joining one of the 365 groups on flickr, because the liklihood of actually being able to upload my picture daily is pretty slim – this is what always got me before.  But since I’m doing it for me, I think I’ll be able to get the pictures taken, even if I only manage to get them uploaded once a week.  We’ll see, I think it will be fun.

In other news, I’ve been knitting my butt off.  I’m half way through my 25 skein challenge.  I don’t know if I’ll make it, but I think I’ll be close.

I also finished my second Lady Eleanor today!  She’s gorgeous.  Well, she’s not really done – I have to weave in the ends and decide if we’re doing fringe or tassels, but whatever, the bulk of the knitting is done, so YAY!

October 3, 2008, 10:45 am
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So, I’ve issued myself a challenge.  It’s a stash bust…but with meaning.  I don’t honestly know if I can even do it…but I’m going to try.

I’ve challenged myself to use 25 skeins/balls/hanks/cakes from my stash by April.  That’s 4 balls a month, and then a little more.  Doesn’t sound like much…but there’sa catch.  Well, there’s two catches actually.

Catch 1 – the 11 skeins of my lady eleanor and the 16ish skeins of Logan’s Lizard Ridge blanket DO NOT COUNT, but must still be completed by the April 1 deadline.  Why?  Because I just bought the yarns for these and they will not be considered stash.

Catch 2 – I refuse to make things I don’t like just to use up yarn.  My stash yarn is yarn that I LOOOVE, whether for me or for family members. I won’t just be using it to use it.  So, I suppose it’s a stash bust with meaning.

I don’t think it’s going to be easy.  4 skeins a month doesn’t sound bad…but my yarn is about half lace weight.  I skein could take months on it’s own.  We’ll see.  I’m hoping I can do it.  It will make me feel better about my stash and it’s already helping me get to some projects that I’ve wanted to do for a long time, but never seem to get to.

Wish me luck!

Nothing to report
August 20, 2008, 12:09 pm
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It just been quiet around here. So I’ve been quiet too.

I don’t know what happened on my Phoenix. Grr. Aside from being bored stiff when working the body repeat, I’ve had absolutely no trouble with this pattern at all. Until last week. Problem 1 was not of my doing. The dogs knocked a bunch of stitches out. I took a couple of days to drop and reknit the section, with limited but acceptable success. I don’t know what happened on the last pattern row I did though. Lots of mistakes…so I’ve kinda been avoiding it.

Other than that, there’s really nothing. I’m boring, I know.

I did go through and download a bunch of random pics from my camera the other day though. This is my favorite. He’s so cute! It’s from his first trip out to the woods.

Logan and I had a good day that day. We played in the creek. Bubba made friends with a pack of rabid labs. It was fun.

What else can I hunt up?

The sunflowers finally bloomed – I love the fringy ones.

And then of course there’s a mammoth one…they’re not kidding. The think has a stem the size of a tree trunk and the flower is bigger than my head!

And I think that’s all I know right now 🙂

No excuses
August 2, 2008, 10:24 pm
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I don’t have any.  I just haven’t had anything to write about.

Life’s been a little rough.  Logan and I have both been working a lot of hours and that makes us both touchy and we overreact to each other’s grumpiness.

Life in WoW world is good, but gameplay has slowed down significantly.  The new has worn off and I’m not feeling the need to play all the time anymore.  This is good progress.

Life in the knitting world has picked up again.  I have been working on my phoenix shawl again.  I’m over halfway through the last body repeat….AND THANK GOD FOR THAT!  I still have a lot of knitting to do – but progress is progress and I’ll be happy to be out of the body repeats for good.  I also finished clue 3 of my Goddess Knits anniversary shawl.

It looks like all of that is going to be on hold for a while though.  Eileen is going to a super fancy wedding in California and may need me to do some emergency shawl knitting for her.  I’ve already picked the yarn and the pattern, I’m just waiting for her to buy her outfit so that I can confirm that she still needs it and the colors.  Should be fun!

a small absence
July 14, 2008, 10:11 pm
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I know it’s been a bit since I posted…and since I accidentally left my glasses in the bedroom (where Logan is currently sleeping) this is going to be a short entry.

The week(end) of the 4th was a little insane.  Bec’s mom decided to come visit last minute – which was fantastic.  But 6 days of 4 people and 5 dogs in this house was a little harrowing.  Surprisingly, or maybe not, I was okay with the number of dogs.  I just decided after Amelia moved out that we would never have 4 people in the house for any length of time LOL.  I love visitors though, so I cope 🙂  (Wendy, if you’re reading this expel the thoughts from your mind!  I’m looking forward to you and Marty being here!)

Anyway, 4th was good.  We did a big BBQ with family and friends.  It was good…crazy…but good.

Other than that…I dunno.  Things have just been…meh.  I dunno.  I’m stressed about work…which means I’m in avoidance mode and I managed to find a way to not work last weekend even though I really needed to.  I dunno.  I’m feeling lost right now and I don’t know why.  Poor Logan is getting it taken out on him.

I’ll get better – I always do.

Sometimes I wonder…
July 3, 2008, 1:02 pm
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I think the fact that my two current obsessions are melding in my subconscious is a sign of a HUGE problem.

I had interesting dreams last night. Very interesting.

My characters from WoW – Nerisa, an undead warrior (Horde), Kasadya, a Blood Elf Hunter (Horde), Minnini, a Gnome Warrior (Alliance) and Iradyl, a Night Elf Druid (Alliance) decided it would be good to put aside their differences and start a knitting club. Yup, WoW stitch and bitch.

So, it’s really far more intricate than that…Nerisa, being undead with ridiculously long finger nails, was just completely frustrated because she couldn’t manage needs and her nails. Minnini, who’s voice sounds like a completely attitude ridden valley girl, is laughing her ass off going “Not enough talent” a la her normal “Not enough rage.” All the while Kasadya is sitting there looking completely bored at all the going’s on. I guess I haven’t played with Iradyl enough yet (she’s only a level 8 ) to know her personality, because although she was there, she didn’t really say much.

So, Logan now thinks I’ve gone off the deep-end completely….and maybe I have…