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Slacker

16 Sep

I’m a slacker. Well, I’m a busy slacker.

Work, school, sleep… when do I have time to knit? Pretty much all the time.

As the weather cools, I’ve noticed my hands getting chilly while shooting at night. The solution? I will finally knit up a pair of photog gloves.

While fingerless gloves are useful, they don’t promote optimal finger warmth. Summat like these would be goodish.

A self-made pattern shouldn’t be too difficult, considering it would just be a matter of binding off a finger early, right?

I suppose we’ll find out soon.

Until next time,
M

 

Welig

7 Jan

I did it! Yeah, yeah… it’s been two week, but cut me some slack. I was in California for 5 days & jetlag is a B.

I worked on the gloves quite a bit to and in California. Knitting on a plane? Not so good for me. I kept dropping my needles and thinking that they were lost forever. I found the needles during stops, but after a while I figured it was just time to put it all away. I also worked on the gloves the day before and the day of my sister’s wedding.


“Welig” from Knitting New Mittens & Gloves by Robin Melanson

To be honest, I’m not completely satisfied with them. Perhaps it’s because I haven’t blocked them. I really should block them. Fine. You’ve guilted me into it. I’ll start blocking them tonight.

-M

I noticed something odd…

26 Dec

Take a look at this:

Can you see what’s wrong? Color choice, maybe, but that’s not what’s REALLY wrong. The problem is that none of these items have a matching pair.

This is why we can’t have nice things that come in twos.

I’m working on a pair of gloves (ALL TWO!) right now. I have no excuse for not finishing these gloves; I’m already mostly packed for my sister’s wedding and the apartment is clean. So! Check back in a couple days. Unless I get completely distracted by a Doctor Who novel or Guild Wars: Factions & Eye of the North expansion (thank you, in-laws!) I will finally prove that I’m not that lazy.

[Segue!]

Since I made a new hat for nephew, I didn’t know what to do with the old one… other than put it on my own head.

Tah-dah! One baby’s waaayyyy-too-big hat is a Michelle’s awesome slouch hat.

-M

TARDIH: Time And Relative Dimensions In Hat (It’s bigger on the inside)

24 Dec

I tend to be a little conflicted about gifting to people with Mid- to Late December birthdays. Do I give you a gift for your birthday AND Christmas? If I only give you one, will you feel cheated?

My nephew’s birthday is on the 14th. We gave him a Cardinals teddy bear for his birthday, but I felt a little guilty not having a Christmas present for him. So, this morning, I gathered up some blue, black, and white yarn for –wait for it — a TARDIS hat. Brilliant right?

It probably would have been better if I followed a pattern intended for worsted weight yarn, but alas, I never do follow those instructions. It turned out a little big, but I’m going to line it to make it fit… or I may even make a new one.

Regardless, here it is:

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Merry Christmas, everyone!

-M

Why so scarce?

2 Nov

School and work, y’know? I never knew I could be so busy. Fortunately, I have resumed yarning in class.

So there you have it. I’m still alive and I’m still knitting and crocheting.

-M

Excitement of the Day & project(s)

9 Sep

Today I got a job after the longest hiring process of my life (thus far). I am now a photographer for the ALESTLE. While that’s got me all hyped up and stuff, it’s pretty unrelated here and I haven’t posted a knit project for some time. Here ya go:

Where's Waldo? Scarf

Waldo doesn’t actually wear a scarf, but I was asked to make it so I am. Customer’s always right. (Unless s/he is a complete idiot.)

ALSO:

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This was on Twitter about 2 weeks ago. He’s right; there was a discrepancy between the post and the poll, but, unlike smart-ass Trevor here, the basic purpose of the post and poll was comprehensive. This converstweetion [k{rfa}nv{schwa}rstwi{lm}{sh}{schwa}n] (Linguistics freaks: that [r] is GA pronunciation, not an alveolar trill.) will be of importance at a later date.

Back to School

23 Aug

I had a bit of trouble falling asleep last night and staying asleep this morning. By “a bit of trouble” I mean I didn’t actually fall asleep until around 4… then I woke up at 6:30. Probably because I’m just so darn excited about classes resuming today. I decided to make a sleeve for my laptop. Using a sewing machine at 3 o’clock in the morning is a little inconsiderate to neighbors, but I find 8 a.m. sewing fairly reasonable.

Making the sleeve was SUPER easy: two pieces cut to fit my lovely MacBook, iron on facing, sew the two pieces together, sew up the sides, and use Stitch Witchery for the binding. Why use an iron-on fabric adhesive instead of sewing it on? Because I’m LAZY. I also used Stitch Witchery to attach some Velcro to the flap.

I used leftover khaki/taupe fabric from my pencil roll and and Illinois print fabric I received in the mail from my Auntie Julie. Ryan says it’s ironic. In the standard usage of the term “irony” rather than rain-on-your-wedding-day “irony”… rhetoric’d.

-M

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