wahlee: (Go me!)
I don't do this often, but I'm particularly proud of the three projects I most recently uploaded to Flickr and Ravelry, and so-- I'm showing off here, too.

Behold, my three most recent Finished Objects (click the thumbnail to see the big pictures at Flickr):

DSCN1001
Mitt Envy, fingerless mitts with a cable, knit with Koigu Painter's Palette Premium Merino, which is meant as a sock yarn. Knitted on size 1 needles, in the round. Those needles were TINY. But I was glad for the practice on the teeny tiny needles when my sister in law asked me to make these for the new baby girl who's due any day now:

DSCN0999
Saartje's Booties, made with Bristol Yarn Gallery's Lyndon Hill (a cotton/silk blend). In order to get gauge on these things I had to go down to a size 0 needle. Lucky I bought circulars in all the sock sizes from Knit Picks a few weeks ago. :P These were knit flat and then seamed. Amanda picked the yarn and the buttons, I picked the pattern. They're all ready for the new baby girl to come home in. :)

And now, my proudest moment:

DSCN0996
The Spring Break Bag, made with Cascade 220 wool. I designed this. All by my own self. I test-felted my yarn, to see how much it would shrink. I did the math. I just spent the last hour or so typing up the pattern. I made it both as a bag to take with me to Disneyland and as a good beginner's project for the knitting group I started in my neighborhood a couple of months ago. I'm going to distribute it tonight Hopefully, I'll be able to post the pattern online after my knitting group beta-knits it for me.

Look at the needle felting detail!
DSCN0998

And yes, I admit that the needle felting could be a bit more felted. I'm planning on doing that tonight, so the gals can see exactly what needle felting entails.

I'm excited.
wahlee: (Go me!)
I don't do this often, but I'm particularly proud of the three projects I most recently uploaded to Flickr and Ravelry, and so-- I'm showing off here, too.

Behold, my three most recent Finished Objects (click the thumbnail to see the big pictures at Flickr):

DSCN1001
Mitt Envy, fingerless mitts with a cable, knit with Koigu Painter's Palette Premium Merino, which is meant as a sock yarn. Knitted on size 1 needles, in the round. Those needles were TINY. But I was glad for the practice on the teeny tiny needles when my sister in law asked me to make these for the new baby girl who's due any day now:

DSCN0999
Saartje's Booties, made with Bristol Yarn Gallery's Lyndon Hill (a cotton/silk blend). In order to get gauge on these things I had to go down to a size 0 needle. Lucky I bought circulars in all the sock sizes from Knit Picks a few weeks ago. :P These were knit flat and then seamed. Amanda picked the yarn and the buttons, I picked the pattern. They're all ready for the new baby girl to come home in. :)

And now, my proudest moment:

DSCN0996
The Spring Break Bag, made with Cascade 220 wool. I designed this. All by my own self. I test-felted my yarn, to see how much it would shrink. I did the math. I just spent the last hour or so typing up the pattern. I made it both as a bag to take with me to Disneyland and as a good beginner's project for the knitting group I started in my neighborhood a couple of months ago. I'm going to distribute it tonight Hopefully, I'll be able to post the pattern online after my knitting group beta-knits it for me.

Look at the needle felting detail!
DSCN0998

And yes, I admit that the needle felting could be a bit more felted. I'm planning on doing that tonight, so the gals can see exactly what needle felting entails.

I'm excited.
wahlee: (Go me!)
I don't do this often, but I'm particularly proud of the three projects I most recently uploaded to Flickr and Ravelry, and so-- I'm showing off here, too.

Behold, my three most recent Finished Objects (click the thumbnail to see the big pictures at Flickr):

DSCN1001
Mitt Envy, fingerless mitts with a cable, knit with Koigu Painter's Palette Premium Merino, which is meant as a sock yarn. Knitted on size 1 needles, in the round. Those needles were TINY. But I was glad for the practice on the teeny tiny needles when my sister in law asked me to make these for the new baby girl who's due any day now:

DSCN0999
Saartje's Booties, made with Bristol Yarn Gallery's Lyndon Hill (a cotton/silk blend). In order to get gauge on these things I had to go down to a size 0 needle. Lucky I bought circulars in all the sock sizes from Knit Picks a few weeks ago. :P These were knit flat and then seamed. Amanda picked the yarn and the buttons, I picked the pattern. They're all ready for the new baby girl to come home in. :)

And now, my proudest moment:

DSCN0996
The Spring Break Bag, made with Cascade 220 wool. I designed this. All by my own self. I test-felted my yarn, to see how much it would shrink. I did the math. I just spent the last hour or so typing up the pattern. I made it both as a bag to take with me to Disneyland and as a good beginner's project for the knitting group I started in my neighborhood a couple of months ago. I'm going to distribute it tonight Hopefully, I'll be able to post the pattern online after my knitting group beta-knits it for me.

Look at the needle felting detail!
DSCN0998

And yes, I admit that the needle felting could be a bit more felted. I'm planning on doing that tonight, so the gals can see exactly what needle felting entails.

I'm excited.

GAH.

Dec. 15th, 2007 09:46 pm
wahlee: (Noel)
Next time I decide to knit my grandmothers shawls for Christmas, I'm starting in JANUARY.

GAH.

Dec. 15th, 2007 09:46 pm
wahlee: (Noel)
Next time I decide to knit my grandmothers shawls for Christmas, I'm starting in JANUARY.

I feel ill.

Dec. 5th, 2007 08:56 pm
wahlee: (Melancholy)
Not in a ughIthinkI'mGoingToThrowUp kind of a way, but in a sick feeling in my soul kind of a way.

I lost my hat.

Not just any hat. My Irish Hiking Coronet hat. A hat made with expensive yarn, a hat that caused me a lot of trouble to make. I finished it in September, but have only been able to wear it for two weeks. I took pictures of it on Saturday. And then-- I went to dinner last night, and lost it. I checked with the restaurant and with the store we stopped by before that (to buy the Pirates DVD), but no dice.

It's all I can do not to break down in tears. The first time I splurge on expensive imported-from-Italy-superwash-merino wool, and I LOST IT. IT'S GONE FOREVER.

I hope whoever picked it up without turning it in gets good use out of it. But now all I have left of my beautiful hat is two crummy pictures.

Mourn with me, my friends, the loss of my wonderful hat )

:((

I feel ill.

Dec. 5th, 2007 08:56 pm
wahlee: (Melancholy)
Not in a ughIthinkI'mGoingToThrowUp kind of a way, but in a sick feeling in my soul kind of a way.

I lost my hat.

Not just any hat. My Irish Hiking Coronet hat. A hat made with expensive yarn, a hat that caused me a lot of trouble to make. I finished it in September, but have only been able to wear it for two weeks. I took pictures of it on Saturday. And then-- I went to dinner last night, and lost it. I checked with the restaurant and with the store we stopped by before that (to buy the Pirates DVD), but no dice.

It's all I can do not to break down in tears. The first time I splurge on expensive imported-from-Italy-superwash-merino wool, and I LOST IT. IT'S GONE FOREVER.

I hope whoever picked it up without turning it in gets good use out of it. But now all I have left of my beautiful hat is two crummy pictures.

Mourn with me, my friends, the loss of my wonderful hat )

:((

Bleh.

Sep. 20th, 2007 10:49 am
wahlee: (Nothing ever fatigues me)
So, yesterday and the day before, I ended up taking my very first sick days since I started working here. That's a pretty good track record, eh? Anyway, I woke up that morning feeling like I hadn't gotten any sleep at all (and having pulled a few all-nighters in my life, I *do* know how that feels), but I went to work anyway. Then I started feeling queasy. And then I started feeling achy.

Yup. All the signs of flu.

At about 10:15, I couldn't take it any more. If I didn't go home soon, I'd end up throwing up in the garbage can. They have quite enough of that with our patients-- they don't need it with the employees! So I called my supervisor, who was kind enough to take over for me.

Anyway. I shall spare you all the gory details. It must have been a 24-hour bug , because I was feeling much better yesterday, but not well enough to come back in. It was that stage where, while you're laying down, you feel almost completely normal, and you wonder if you're just milking it and should just suck it up and do something productive. Then you actually get up and realize that, no, there's still something seriously wrong with you. :P

Anyway, I'm back at work today, but still not feeling quite 100%. This being-vertical thing is going to take some getting used to.

I did use the horizontal time semi-productively, though-- I got about halfway through Mansfield Park (which is the only Austen novel I don't tend to pick up and read at least once a year-- I think I've only read it 4 times, tops, and two of those readings were for classes-- and is therefore the one I'm least familiar with), and found another good quote from it! So, if you want to swipe this new icon, it's also available. Perhaps I should edit my previous post.

In the meantime, my 4-year Dell Complete Care/Warranty has now paid for itself. My USB ports on Ginevra suddenly stopped working a few weeks ago. I thought at first that it was just my laptop mouse that had died, but then my camera wouldn't connect either. I finally got on Dell's support chat, and after going through several pointless driver updates and diagnostics, they agreed with me that they were simply fried and agreed to send a tech out to replace my motherboard. Which he did, on Saturday. And they worked again! For about an hour. I'd reconnected my mouse and left the room for a moment, only to come in and find my laptop turned off. When I got it booted up again, the USB ports were not working. AGAIN. My dad realized that there must be a short in my laptop mouse that was causing the USB power supply to overheat. In any case, they were fried again. This time I sent Dell an e-mail, and they called back, and I managed to make my needs understood through the language barrier (I'm sure the rep on the other end was very intelligent, but his accent was quite thick), and he agreed to replace the motherboard again. The Dell tech came again last night, and I refrained from using my mouse (I'm going to buy a new one), and aside from a slight scare that probably can be blamed on my camera's battery being low, it seems all is right with Ginevra. Now I can back her up and reinstall XP, which I've been wanting to do for months.

But, yeah. Two new motherboards in 5 days. The warranty is definitely worth it. :P

Wanna see my pretty 100% alpaca yarn that I splurged on at the Great Basin Fiber Arts Fair on Saturday? No? Oh, well. I'm linking it anyway. :P

Bleh.

Sep. 20th, 2007 10:49 am
wahlee: (Nothing ever fatigues me)
So, yesterday and the day before, I ended up taking my very first sick days since I started working here. That's a pretty good track record, eh? Anyway, I woke up that morning feeling like I hadn't gotten any sleep at all (and having pulled a few all-nighters in my life, I *do* know how that feels), but I went to work anyway. Then I started feeling queasy. And then I started feeling achy.

Yup. All the signs of flu.

At about 10:15, I couldn't take it any more. If I didn't go home soon, I'd end up throwing up in the garbage can. They have quite enough of that with our patients-- they don't need it with the employees! So I called my supervisor, who was kind enough to take over for me.

Anyway. I shall spare you all the gory details. It must have been a 24-hour bug , because I was feeling much better yesterday, but not well enough to come back in. It was that stage where, while you're laying down, you feel almost completely normal, and you wonder if you're just milking it and should just suck it up and do something productive. Then you actually get up and realize that, no, there's still something seriously wrong with you. :P

Anyway, I'm back at work today, but still not feeling quite 100%. This being-vertical thing is going to take some getting used to.

I did use the horizontal time semi-productively, though-- I got about halfway through Mansfield Park (which is the only Austen novel I don't tend to pick up and read at least once a year-- I think I've only read it 4 times, tops, and two of those readings were for classes-- and is therefore the one I'm least familiar with), and found another good quote from it! So, if you want to swipe this new icon, it's also available. Perhaps I should edit my previous post.

In the meantime, my 4-year Dell Complete Care/Warranty has now paid for itself. My USB ports on Ginevra suddenly stopped working a few weeks ago. I thought at first that it was just my laptop mouse that had died, but then my camera wouldn't connect either. I finally got on Dell's support chat, and after going through several pointless driver updates and diagnostics, they agreed with me that they were simply fried and agreed to send a tech out to replace my motherboard. Which he did, on Saturday. And they worked again! For about an hour. I'd reconnected my mouse and left the room for a moment, only to come in and find my laptop turned off. When I got it booted up again, the USB ports were not working. AGAIN. My dad realized that there must be a short in my laptop mouse that was causing the USB power supply to overheat. In any case, they were fried again. This time I sent Dell an e-mail, and they called back, and I managed to make my needs understood through the language barrier (I'm sure the rep on the other end was very intelligent, but his accent was quite thick), and he agreed to replace the motherboard again. The Dell tech came again last night, and I refrained from using my mouse (I'm going to buy a new one), and aside from a slight scare that probably can be blamed on my camera's battery being low, it seems all is right with Ginevra. Now I can back her up and reinstall XP, which I've been wanting to do for months.

But, yeah. Two new motherboards in 5 days. The warranty is definitely worth it. :P

Wanna see my pretty 100% alpaca yarn that I splurged on at the Great Basin Fiber Arts Fair on Saturday? No? Oh, well. I'm linking it anyway. :P
wahlee: (BYU Football)
Okay, so. This week has been so slow. And today has been slower. There are several reasons for this.

The first is that I haven't been sleeping well (for reasons unknown), so I am dead tired. Going to see Hairspray at 9:30 PM on Wednesday night did not help this situation. (It was worth it, though.)

The second is that it's Friday, and Fridays by definition go slowly.

The third is that it's the Friday before a long weekend, and therefore must go twice as slowly as a normal Friday.

The fourth is that the phones have been pretty quiet today, so I haven't had as much to do.

The fifth is that I'm at a place on my current knitting project (the shawl that I did as "practice" for [livejournal.com profile] susy_gwen's and that I'm finally getting around to finishing) where I need to look at the instructions again, and I forgot them. So I haven't been able to knit to pass the time.

The sixth is that my allergies are acting up a bit, so I'm drowsy from Zyrtec and wearing my glasses instead of my contacts, which is giving me a bit of a headache.

The seventh is that TOMORROW IS THE FIRST BYU HOME FOOTBALL GAME AND I CANNOT WAIT.

Hearing "One More Night" by Phil Collins, followed immediately by "How to Save a Life" by Fray for the SECOND time today hasn't helped matters AT ALL.

Although I did just get a slight lift. I'm sitting here typing this entry and I get a call from our Recreational Therapist. It went like this (I swear, this is nearly verbatim):

Phone: *double rings to show it's an internal call*
Me: *sees caller ID* Hi, Jaime.
Jaime: Hi. Goblet of Fire is the third one, right?
Me: Nope. It's the fourth.
Jaime: Oh. What's the third?
Me: Prisoner of Azkaban.
Jaime: Oh. Oh, yeah! Right there. Okay. Thanks! Bye.
Me: Bye. *hangs up* *giggles*


Now if only the next 20 minutes could be as enjoyable as that 20 seconds. . .
wahlee: (BYU Football)
Okay, so. This week has been so slow. And today has been slower. There are several reasons for this.

The first is that I haven't been sleeping well (for reasons unknown), so I am dead tired. Going to see Hairspray at 9:30 PM on Wednesday night did not help this situation. (It was worth it, though.)

The second is that it's Friday, and Fridays by definition go slowly.

The third is that it's the Friday before a long weekend, and therefore must go twice as slowly as a normal Friday.

The fourth is that the phones have been pretty quiet today, so I haven't had as much to do.

The fifth is that I'm at a place on my current knitting project (the shawl that I did as "practice" for [livejournal.com profile] susy_gwen's and that I'm finally getting around to finishing) where I need to look at the instructions again, and I forgot them. So I haven't been able to knit to pass the time.

The sixth is that my allergies are acting up a bit, so I'm drowsy from Zyrtec and wearing my glasses instead of my contacts, which is giving me a bit of a headache.

The seventh is that TOMORROW IS THE FIRST BYU HOME FOOTBALL GAME AND I CANNOT WAIT.

Hearing "One More Night" by Phil Collins, followed immediately by "How to Save a Life" by Fray for the SECOND time today hasn't helped matters AT ALL.

Although I did just get a slight lift. I'm sitting here typing this entry and I get a call from our Recreational Therapist. It went like this (I swear, this is nearly verbatim):

Phone: *double rings to show it's an internal call*
Me: *sees caller ID* Hi, Jaime.
Jaime: Hi. Goblet of Fire is the third one, right?
Me: Nope. It's the fourth.
Jaime: Oh. What's the third?
Me: Prisoner of Azkaban.
Jaime: Oh. Oh, yeah! Right there. Okay. Thanks! Bye.
Me: Bye. *hangs up* *giggles*


Now if only the next 20 minutes could be as enjoyable as that 20 seconds. . .
wahlee: (BYU Football)
Okay, so. This week has been so slow. And today has been slower. There are several reasons for this.

The first is that I haven't been sleeping well (for reasons unknown), so I am dead tired. Going to see Hairspray at 9:30 PM on Wednesday night did not help this situation. (It was worth it, though.)

The second is that it's Friday, and Fridays by definition go slowly.

The third is that it's the Friday before a long weekend, and therefore must go twice as slowly as a normal Friday.

The fourth is that the phones have been pretty quiet today, so I haven't had as much to do.

The fifth is that I'm at a place on my current knitting project (the shawl that I did as "practice" for [livejournal.com profile] susy_gwen's and that I'm finally getting around to finishing) where I need to look at the instructions again, and I forgot them. So I haven't been able to knit to pass the time.

The sixth is that my allergies are acting up a bit, so I'm drowsy from Zyrtec and wearing my glasses instead of my contacts, which is giving me a bit of a headache.

The seventh is that TOMORROW IS THE FIRST BYU HOME FOOTBALL GAME AND I CANNOT WAIT.

Hearing "One More Night" by Phil Collins, followed immediately by "How to Save a Life" by Fray for the SECOND time today hasn't helped matters AT ALL.

Although I did just get a slight lift. I'm sitting here typing this entry and I get a call from our Recreational Therapist. It went like this (I swear, this is nearly verbatim):

Phone: *double rings to show it's an internal call*
Me: *sees caller ID* Hi, Jaime.
Jaime: Hi. Goblet of Fire is the third one, right?
Me: Nope. It's the fourth.
Jaime: Oh. What's the third?
Me: Prisoner of Azkaban.
Jaime: Oh. Oh, yeah! Right there. Okay. Thanks! Bye.
Me: Bye. *hangs up* *giggles*


Now if only the next 20 minutes could be as enjoyable as that 20 seconds. . .
wahlee: (Yzma)
I've decided who my Most Hated Artist Played By KOSY is. This was not an easy decision. Even the groups/artists I like get played too much (I hear at least four Carpenters songs a day, and they only play about 8 different ones, so it gets old). But there are several artists that I just do. not. like. And these are the ones they seem to play the most. Elton John is one. Rod Stewart is another. Celine Dion I like sometimes, but most of the songs they play are the ones I really DON'T like. But there's one who irritates me more than any of the above.

Phil Collins.

Seriously, why did this guy do so many cover songs? And his original songs are even worse! I've been here since 8. It is now 11:15. And I've heard Phil Collins three times already.

GAH.

Anyway. Sorry to those of you who were fooled by my autopost yesterday. I thought it was really amusing, so I didn't delete it.

A couple of weeks ago, our IT guy at work came and stole my fax machine/printer. The nurses station needed it. He said I'd get it back after the weekend, but I didn't. This was highly inconvenient. But then, last Friday, I got a brand-new HP OfficeJet Pro L7680 all-in-one printer/copier/scanner/fax. 'Tis very pretty, and it works SO much better than my old one. I was really giddy about it until I realized how lame it was to be giddy over office equipment. Then I was just mildly pleased. ;)

I'm much more than mildly pleased over something else, though. I mentioned Ravelry in my last (real) post. Well, one of the cool things on Ravelry is the ability to search by knitting pattern, and see who else has done that pattern and how it turned out. Each pattern has a page with a featured photo. A couple of days ago, I got a message that two of my projects had been selected to be the featured photo for that pattern! It made me very happy. Of course, it helped that only two other people had made Snaps and only one had made Flaps (I actually had to add the pattern to the site; someone else then said they'd made it, but that person hadn't posted a picture at all), but hey, a featured photo is a featured photo. I was quite chuffed about it.

I get Labor Day off! Thank heaven. I'm dearly in need of a break. BYU's semester officially starts on Tuesday, but I'm not taking any classes, which feels odd. I am registered for two thesis hours, though, which is the minimum hours required for the semester you graduate. Yes, I'm still hoping against hope that I can finish my thesis in time for December graduation. It may take a miracle. But miracles do happen sometimes.

Gah. They just played Elton John. Maybe it's a tie after all. . .
wahlee: (Yzma)
I've decided who my Most Hated Artist Played By KOSY is. This was not an easy decision. Even the groups/artists I like get played too much (I hear at least four Carpenters songs a day, and they only play about 8 different ones, so it gets old). But there are several artists that I just do. not. like. And these are the ones they seem to play the most. Elton John is one. Rod Stewart is another. Celine Dion I like sometimes, but most of the songs they play are the ones I really DON'T like. But there's one who irritates me more than any of the above.

Phil Collins.

Seriously, why did this guy do so many cover songs? And his original songs are even worse! I've been here since 8. It is now 11:15. And I've heard Phil Collins three times already.

GAH.

Anyway. Sorry to those of you who were fooled by my autopost yesterday. I thought it was really amusing, so I didn't delete it.

A couple of weeks ago, our IT guy at work came and stole my fax machine/printer. The nurses station needed it. He said I'd get it back after the weekend, but I didn't. This was highly inconvenient. But then, last Friday, I got a brand-new HP OfficeJet Pro L7680 all-in-one printer/copier/scanner/fax. 'Tis very pretty, and it works SO much better than my old one. I was really giddy about it until I realized how lame it was to be giddy over office equipment. Then I was just mildly pleased. ;)

I'm much more than mildly pleased over something else, though. I mentioned Ravelry in my last (real) post. Well, one of the cool things on Ravelry is the ability to search by knitting pattern, and see who else has done that pattern and how it turned out. Each pattern has a page with a featured photo. A couple of days ago, I got a message that two of my projects had been selected to be the featured photo for that pattern! It made me very happy. Of course, it helped that only two other people had made Snaps and only one had made Flaps (I actually had to add the pattern to the site; someone else then said they'd made it, but that person hadn't posted a picture at all), but hey, a featured photo is a featured photo. I was quite chuffed about it.

I get Labor Day off! Thank heaven. I'm dearly in need of a break. BYU's semester officially starts on Tuesday, but I'm not taking any classes, which feels odd. I am registered for two thesis hours, though, which is the minimum hours required for the semester you graduate. Yes, I'm still hoping against hope that I can finish my thesis in time for December graduation. It may take a miracle. But miracles do happen sometimes.

Gah. They just played Elton John. Maybe it's a tie after all. . .
wahlee: (Yzma)
I've decided who my Most Hated Artist Played By KOSY is. This was not an easy decision. Even the groups/artists I like get played too much (I hear at least four Carpenters songs a day, and they only play about 8 different ones, so it gets old). But there are several artists that I just do. not. like. And these are the ones they seem to play the most. Elton John is one. Rod Stewart is another. Celine Dion I like sometimes, but most of the songs they play are the ones I really DON'T like. But there's one who irritates me more than any of the above.

Phil Collins.

Seriously, why did this guy do so many cover songs? And his original songs are even worse! I've been here since 8. It is now 11:15. And I've heard Phil Collins three times already.

GAH.

Anyway. Sorry to those of you who were fooled by my autopost yesterday. I thought it was really amusing, so I didn't delete it.

A couple of weeks ago, our IT guy at work came and stole my fax machine/printer. The nurses station needed it. He said I'd get it back after the weekend, but I didn't. This was highly inconvenient. But then, last Friday, I got a brand-new HP OfficeJet Pro L7680 all-in-one printer/copier/scanner/fax. 'Tis very pretty, and it works SO much better than my old one. I was really giddy about it until I realized how lame it was to be giddy over office equipment. Then I was just mildly pleased. ;)

I'm much more than mildly pleased over something else, though. I mentioned Ravelry in my last (real) post. Well, one of the cool things on Ravelry is the ability to search by knitting pattern, and see who else has done that pattern and how it turned out. Each pattern has a page with a featured photo. A couple of days ago, I got a message that two of my projects had been selected to be the featured photo for that pattern! It made me very happy. Of course, it helped that only two other people had made Snaps and only one had made Flaps (I actually had to add the pattern to the site; someone else then said they'd made it, but that person hadn't posted a picture at all), but hey, a featured photo is a featured photo. I was quite chuffed about it.

I get Labor Day off! Thank heaven. I'm dearly in need of a break. BYU's semester officially starts on Tuesday, but I'm not taking any classes, which feels odd. I am registered for two thesis hours, though, which is the minimum hours required for the semester you graduate. Yes, I'm still hoping against hope that I can finish my thesis in time for December graduation. It may take a miracle. But miracles do happen sometimes.

Gah. They just played Elton John. Maybe it's a tie after all. . .
wahlee: (Lizzy)
([livejournal.com profile] divinemum nudged me. So, here I am. :P)

Anyway. A tangled mess. That is what I have managed to make out of my 100% hemp yarn. That's what I get for thinking that I could wind it into a ball without the aid of a swift or even a chair back. It will probably take an hour to untangle. Joy. It's a pretty color, though. A very nice blue. And the gray skein looks really nice with it. Will make some nice dishcloths.

If I ever get it untangled, that is. :P

My title also feels like a good metaphor for how I feel about my life at the moment, but I don't want to go into that.

cut because I've just realized how long this is )

In much, much happier news-- BYU Football officially begins a week from Saturday. I've been haunting fanboards. I've been eagerly gobbling up practice reports. I attended the Women's Football Clinic and the Big Blue Bash. I nearly kissed our season tickets. I've changed my cell ringtone to "Rise and Shout," and I get giddy every time I hear it. I ADORE football.
wahlee: (Lizzy)
([livejournal.com profile] divinemum nudged me. So, here I am. :P)

Anyway. A tangled mess. That is what I have managed to make out of my 100% hemp yarn. That's what I get for thinking that I could wind it into a ball without the aid of a swift or even a chair back. It will probably take an hour to untangle. Joy. It's a pretty color, though. A very nice blue. And the gray skein looks really nice with it. Will make some nice dishcloths.

If I ever get it untangled, that is. :P

My title also feels like a good metaphor for how I feel about my life at the moment, but I don't want to go into that.

cut because I've just realized how long this is )

In much, much happier news-- BYU Football officially begins a week from Saturday. I've been haunting fanboards. I've been eagerly gobbling up practice reports. I attended the Women's Football Clinic and the Big Blue Bash. I nearly kissed our season tickets. I've changed my cell ringtone to "Rise and Shout," and I get giddy every time I hear it. I ADORE football.
wahlee: (Lizzy)
([livejournal.com profile] divinemum nudged me. So, here I am. :P)

Anyway. A tangled mess. That is what I have managed to make out of my 100% hemp yarn. That's what I get for thinking that I could wind it into a ball without the aid of a swift or even a chair back. It will probably take an hour to untangle. Joy. It's a pretty color, though. A very nice blue. And the gray skein looks really nice with it. Will make some nice dishcloths.

If I ever get it untangled, that is. :P

My title also feels like a good metaphor for how I feel about my life at the moment, but I don't want to go into that.

cut because I've just realized how long this is )

In much, much happier news-- BYU Football officially begins a week from Saturday. I've been haunting fanboards. I've been eagerly gobbling up practice reports. I attended the Women's Football Clinic and the Big Blue Bash. I nearly kissed our season tickets. I've changed my cell ringtone to "Rise and Shout," and I get giddy every time I hear it. I ADORE football.
wahlee: (Go me!)
I finally got around to blocking [livejournal.com profile] susy_gwen's wedding present, and I gave it to her on Harry Potter Eve. With all that went on immediately thereafter, I haven't been able to think much about it. But I just uploaded a few photos, and I can't resist sharing.

Project: Shoulder Shawl in Cherry Leaf Pattern from Victorian Lace Today
Yarn: Handspun 1-ply 100% silk purchased on eBay from silkindian. Unsure how many yards were used.
Needles: Knitpicks Options size 7 and INOX DPNs size 6, size F Susan Bates crochet hook for picot edging

pictures under the cut! )

I think she liked it. :) Now I have to make me one. . .
wahlee: (Go me!)
I finally got around to blocking [livejournal.com profile] susy_gwen's wedding present, and I gave it to her on Harry Potter Eve. With all that went on immediately thereafter, I haven't been able to think much about it. But I just uploaded a few photos, and I can't resist sharing.

Project: Shoulder Shawl in Cherry Leaf Pattern from Victorian Lace Today
Yarn: Handspun 1-ply 100% silk purchased on eBay from silkindian. Unsure how many yards were used.
Needles: Knitpicks Options size 7 and INOX DPNs size 6, size F Susan Bates crochet hook for picot edging

pictures under the cut! )

I think she liked it. :) Now I have to make me one. . .

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