Knitting Olympics

30 01 2006

This is the scarf I’m going to attempt to make for the Knitting Olympics. Except I’m making it out of cheap acrylic, but I don’t care because it’s pretty acrylic. I just realized however, that I will be away the last weekend of the knitting olympics, this should definitely make things interesting.


My Saturday on Sunday

29 01 2006

So I went shopping yesterday. I decided to do the knitting olympics and picked a scarf from scarf style to work on. It’s really pretty, and lacy, I’ll post a picture when I get around to it. I had tried this scarf once before with an expensive cotton yarn, just to find that apparently the expensive yarn didn’t do lace well. So I went to JoAnn Fabrics to find some nice acrylic, and I found it! And it was on sale to make matters even better. I didn’t spend my own money which made things really great. My boyfriend had given me a gift certificate for Christmas, so I bought my two beautiful skeins of yarn, and two magazines.

I already subscribe to Creative Knitting, and Family Circle Easy Knitting, which has now been taken over by Vogue. I was deciding whether or not to subscribe to these two. I’ve always been a big fan of Interweave Knits; however, I’ve never actually purchased one before. So I’ve thought about maybe subscribing to these two, and possibly not renewing Family Circle when my subscription expires. Then I love patterns so I want to subscribe to all of them! Maybe I will, if I look at it this way, it’s roughly $80 a year for all four subscriptions. I used to subscribe to two magazines, those “teen” magazines, and I never read the things. But I actually read the knitting ones. In fact, I re-read them over and over and over again. And you can never have too many patterns.

Yesterday I also had pep band, and sitting through two basketball games can get a tad boring so this time I took along the green scarf. This is the expensive yarn that I tried to make the lacy scarf out of. It’s gorgeous, but because it’s really bumpy, it didn’t do the whole lace thing real well. Unfortunately, I didn’t actually work on it. Pep Band got canceled, but I decided to stay for the game anyways. So me and two of my friends went and sat in the student section. We were the student section. No one showed up until the boys game started. And when people did show up, there were maybe only 25 people there. So I just couldn’t bring myself to knit. It’s such a pretty scarf though, the picture doesn’t do anything for it.

Look! I really am making progress on the baby blanket. It’s taking forever, but I keep working away hoping it will get done. The one thing I hate about blankets, is having to weave all the ends in. I love knitting, not finishing. Yup.

Well I’m going to go lock myself away and attempt to get all my homework done before church at 6, that way I can find some time to work out, and still be able to work on this blanket tonight. I have winter formal next weekend, and I’d like to be able to drop a few more pounds before I go. Hopefully working out will help.


26 01 2006

College is destroying my life. I have no time to knit and it’s really sad. There’s too much homework, and knitting at school isn’t really an option. I was under the impression that college students knitted, well apparently none of the students and my school do.


23 01 2006

Well I was fine all weekend, but woke up today and was miserably sick. So I decided to not go to class. Yes, I know I’m only a freshman in college, but so far this year I hadn’t missed one class and I was so proud of myself. After almost passing out a few times I decided it was best not to get in my little car to drive to school. It was probably a good decision, because four hours later I still feel miserable. It hasn’t gotten much better, and it’s probably all been made worse by the fact that I can’t seem to eat anything without a strong desire to get sick again. I emailed my professors to see what I missed and if they had any homework I should work on, but since no one’s emailed me back I think I’m going to go lock myself in my room, type an essay for Geometry class, and see if I can finish sewing all those little diamonds on my blanket. That’s the worst thing about knitting or crocheting, sewing things together.

Baby Blanket from Hell

21 01 2006

This is the lovely baby blanket that I started last summer, and it’s still not done. I’m starting to wonder if I’m ever going to get it finished. Of course I have many other projects started, but I’m determined to finish this one before I crank away at the others. I’m not even sure where I put my other started projects. Oh wait, I think they’re in one of the boxes under my bed. Maybe if I’m lucky I’ll get them all done by next year.


12 01 2006

This is my attempts at starting a knitting blog. Of course it will not be all about knitting due to the fact that I crochet and spin, so enjoy. I’d post something new and exciting now, but I have to go to class at 1:15, and I’m afraid I’ll get to excited about this and forget to leave.