Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Fair Isle, fairer than thee!

About a year and half ago, I took a class to learn how to knit fair isle. I stopped knitting this. I picked this up a couple days ago, and picked it up again, and it's looking gooooood. I think it's great. And in the process of showing this off to my brother, he commissioned me to make him a Slytherin scarf. He'll pay me for it! So he's my first scarf customer! Wow!

Red Bracelet

These are images from a bracelet I made for a friend. I have not yet seen said friend yet. But since she's a car car parts are integral to her bracelet. Also, you can click on the images to see them in a larger size. I just made them smaller so you could see them all without having to scroll down forever.

Friday, August 26, 2005


Well, my soul-searching is doing me some good...a break, a breather from things, and have been thinking about my own future. Like what I want to do. I've come to realize over the past three years that i'm both right and left-brained, and I need to nurture both sides of me. Especially since I have been more anxious lately, and it's really my right brain that calms me down, as I'm one of those overly-analytical types. So I did crack last week and was all like, I need to study art. This is what I go through every time I crack. It's not so much the art, per se, or seeing peopel who've studied art and are workign at neat jobs, but it's more about peace of mind. It's also about pushing my artistic abilities to new heights and limits, and to see what i can do. I mean, I've regretted not taking more art, not focusing on my artistry. And I think that's part of the knitting and sewing, and the anxiety and hurt. It's a sense of belonging to a community where I feel like I fit in, and I think I fit in best with creative souls. And the people I hung out with last week--they were happy. And I was like, I want to be sure I'm doing what makes me happy. Even if I do end up working in my field, but work on design and jewelry on the side, and that makes me happy, so be it. If the jewelry thing becomes a career, so be it. I just have to nurture both parts.

So my plan: take a few art classes this fall on Saturdays if I can. Take more next year, too. Perhaps find a part-time job after graduation, and take some art courses, figure out what I want, because I don't want to regret having not taken a chance.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Red purses are hot!

One of my friends requested a red purse. So I made one. I've also made a pink one, but I forgot to take a picture of it before I gave it away. Oh, well. Maybe one day, if I see my friend toting it around, i can get a pic of it with her as the model.

It's in the mail now, on its way to Pennsylvania. I just hope my friend likes it!

But here's the red purse. Next up: this fall-ish color, kind of rosy pink, and a blue one.


This is from, the stole I've been working on pretty much all summer long. It's coming along, coming along! I just want to finish the damn thing so I can wear it!

It's supposed to be something like 22 inches by 55 inches. This is something I should have read BEFORE I got half way through the project.

Make-It, Take-It

I think I'm skipping SnB tonight. Too much on my mind at the moment. But in the meantime, here are some photos.

The first is a short-row scarf, which I am knitting up, using left-over Lion's Brand wool-ease, since i'm just trying to get rid of that cheap yarn. It actually looks cool with that yarn, to tell the truth!

Friday, August 12, 2005

Need I knit myself a Hogwarts scarf?

Pirate Monkey's Harry Potter Personality Quiz

Harry Potter Personality Quiz by Pirate Monkeys Inc.

Personally, I always thought I was more of a Ron Weasley. Big chicken. Sometimes overlooked. Kinda lost sometimes, and really not always so special. But really, it's the big chicken thing, when it comes to spiders, but for me, I guess it would be really big dogs and maybe snakes or something. Ugh. Anyway. Think I'm like Albus Dumbledore? What do you think, people?

Thursday, August 11, 2005

scarf thingy.

Okay, first things first. I'm working on a short row scarf (picture coming soon) and a scarf called Clapotis. Some of the other people at SnB are going to be selling some of their scarves and stuff, and I have a couple I could get rid of (knitted, not crazy about, never worn). But I'm all like...just how much do I CHARGE for a scarf? I have no experience in selling hand-made goods. Anyhow.

Reading "Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West" and loving it so far. I bought it 'cause I've been listening to the broadway music and realized that I really don't have much of a clue when it comes to the story...but so's great. I love Elphaba. Don't like Glinda so much (so far).