Monday, March 24, 2008

BABY ALPACA GOODNESS...

Hat and Scarf Set-
Le Slouch (Knit and Tonic)= beret
Heart (Knitty)= scarf

More details on my Ravelry
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/eatmoreplants




Life.

It's been awhile. Various life changing events. I really am going to update on Friday's from now on. I need to make more stuff. I'm learning thaty I haven't really been living my life in a while. I'm going to start doing what I love again. I love making things!!! I am also going to Europe this summer for sure and probably Africa as well :) I can't wait.

I got a new dog. It's been awhile. She's been living with us since right after xmas. Her name is LuLu. She's a longhaired Chihuahua and she is excellent. She and Willow are going to be best friends. I'm pretty sure.



Also, I got a new tattoo. I got it at Blue Byrd in Middletown, Ohio. It's a great place. My tattoo is the lotus flower from the cover of the Thich Nhat Hanh book _True Love_. It symbolized many things in my life and I absolutely love it, even though it's peeling and scabbing right now and is really itchy.



My house is being painted today. The half bath downstairs was painted this really pretty clay color. So anyhow, I'm thinking I need a little rug for the room so I think I'm going to spin some earthy orange colors super bulky singles and ply it with the sari silk yarn I got a ton of from ebay and knit a rug. Then I am going to get some earthy looking towels and stitch around the edges with sari silk, perhaps even embroider a design.I am going to have fun decorating my bathroom.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

New Tradition...

I hardly ever update this blog. I always forget about it. I've decided to do my own 'fiber friday'. I'm going to update every week with the things I am working on and what not.

I started at my new school and it is going really well, but it is a lot of work. It's a great deal more than my old school. I'm really enjoying it and learning a lot though. I am starting my field observation in the classroom this semester and I can't wait!

I haven't really crafted at all since I started school, but a few days ago I finished a baby alpaca scarf I started in December. I haven't taken any pictures since I finished it, but here's one of me trying it on while it was still in progress.


Tuesday, December 4, 2007

WINTER BREAK!

I am officially done with school for over a month! I am so excited about my break and I am totally done at my old college and I will be starting at a brand new school when I return.

I am going to craft my brains out this month! I got invited to earlier this week and I absolutely love it! It is a really great place. I am going to get so much inspiration there. I also got a new drive band for old wheeley. I haven't been able to spin since my demo at the alpaca farm when some kid broke it.

I need to do some xmas knitting. I am not making things for too many people this year. I think I need to spend more time knitting for me. I am going to make my boyfriend the argyle scarf and one of the hats from Son of Stich and Bitch. I'll probably knit some small items for my niece and nephews. I am giving myself a gift this year. I am spending my precious knitting time on myself and I am making a central park hoodie!

Oh- I almost forgot the most exciting news! I got offered a really big scholarship to my new college for 'academic excellence'- my parents are so proud of me that they are going to give me all of the money they are saving from the scholarship. So I have alot of money now! I am going to buy myself so much great stuff. I know I want a drum carder and a really nice knitting machine!!!

There have been some major haircuts this week. Me and Willow. I cut off/brushed out my 3 year old dreadlocks. It took so-oooo long. They will be missed but I am really excited about being able to style my new hair in all sorts of ways. I think I lost about 10 lbs of hair. I filled up a 2 gallon freezer bag with the dreads and another with hair that came out in the brushing process.
Before and After Pictures-



Ryan gave willow a haircut. It looks so silly!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Learn to Knit. Arrrrrgh!!!!

I need to vent here. I am making a wishpot list for christmas (I know I haven't made a christmas list since I was a kid- its SO fun!!) But anyhow, I am asking for a bunch of knitting books and I have been browsing through them at the bookstore and on amazon.com. Something is really starting to annoy me about all of these knitting books. Why must they all devote so many pages to teaching the reader to knit. I mean come on seriously. Is it too much to ask for people to buy a knitting instructional book seperately so they could squeeze more patterns in or lower the price. Sorry, but it jusy erks me.

In other news, I really want to write a bunch of knitting pattern books in life. I've decided my first book is going to be a dog pattern book. I better start learning to design patterns. I have the cutest idea for the name! By the end of 2008 I want to have 20 patterns and then I can start figuring out how to get a book published.

Speaking of adorable dogs in clothes- here are some pictures of willow's halloween costume.



Continental hats :)

I don't think I will be knitting english style ever again. I have been wanting to learn continental style for quite some time now because it looks much faster and I finally forced myself to complete two hats using it. I normally start trying to learn but give up after a few rows because it is akward and I grow impatient. This time I did it and I LOVE it. I am already knitting faster than I was before and I think I will continue to get quicker and quicker. These hats are Banana Republic knock offs. I found the pattern on craftster it was a really fast and easy knit and I would recommend it to anyone. I still need to find some pretty buttons to put on it :)







Pattern- Banana Republic knock-off (FREE)
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=197572.0
Yarn- Moda Dea Tweedle Dea- in Thunder (#8903) and Surf & Turf (#8919)

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Litterbox Cake and Revelations <3

I went to a halloween party last night and I made a litterbox cake. It was SO realistic. It was a huge hit and everyone got a kick out of it- but no one wanted to eat it. They were too grossed out by the way it looked. I guess its like green ketchup. I am not complaining though- I brought it home and Ryan and I are really enjoying the leftovers. It was german chocolate cake and white cake with vanilla pudding and topped with vanilla oreos. YUM! I found the recipe online and modfied it to be a little healthier.


1 spice or German chocolate cake mix
1 white cake mix
1 box premade sugarfree vanilla pudding packs- 1 lb
1 large pkg vanilla oreos
Green food coloring
Tootsie Rolls
Eggs
Apple Sauce


1 new kitty litter pan
1 new pooper scooper

1. Bake both cakes seperately according to directions. Substitude the apple sauce for the oil called for on the box.
2. Crush the oreo bits up in food processor.
3. Take 1/2 cup of crumbs and add some green food coloring and run it through the food processor.
4 Now mix all of the crumbs together.
5. take the cakes and crumble them into the litterbox together.
6. spread pudding over cake crumbles
7. sprinkle with crumbs
8. put tootsie rolls in the microwave for 10 seconds or so. take them out and use your hand to shape them like cat poop. then place them in litterbox.

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Last night I had an incident with some drunk guy who kept calling me 'bitch' and 'cunt' and rubbing me and stuff because I didn't want to share my beer. He ended up getting a drink in his face and then he freaked out and tried to fight all of the males at the party. It was really bad but it made me realize something. I don't like partying. I don't like the kind of people I meet for the most part. I don't like the scene. I like to be creative and make things. I am not going to go out to parties anymore just because I am 20 and that is what I am 'supposed' to be doing or because that is what my friends are doing. I am going to start doing activities that are actually GOOD for me. Like learning new crafts and skills. I am really excited!!!!