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Friday, June 24, 2011

Dishwasher!

The other day I was so fed up with the dishes in my house that I decided to order a dang counter top dishwasher!My mom found a website having a 24 hour sail of 20% off plus FREE SHIPPING! Incase you didn't know, shipping on huge appliances is not cheap. And also that my keyboard buttons are sticking...
Well last night I popped off this counter piece that was (hot)glued to the counter, it was just a raised piece right next to the sink, that was very much in the way. I checked under the counter and there was no cut-out under it so I couldn't figure out WHY they would put it there. I now know. There is a huge huge huge burned area under where this raised counter used to be. Very ugly. Know how I fixed that? The other day I picked up some dish towels that matched my aqua blue kitchen counter and just simply placed it right over the charred area. Perfect! Now I do the waiting game for my dishwasher :) By roommates were even nice enough to leave some dirty dishes for me to clean! Now the new dilemma: I need dishwasher soap but I can't leave the house until it gets here!!
Also Tangled Happy posted this tutorial on how to crochet rag rugs from t-yarn. I never thought about using bed sheets! I was just thinking about tossing some too so this works out great.
I signed up for some classes next semester and one of them I have to go to the campus (scarey) AND do 15 hours of internship! Last night I was getting nervous about it but today I'm kinda excited. I think I'm just in a good mood because I have all A's, passed both my midterms, and I am a little ahead on my home work already. Oh and I'm getting a friggen dishwasher!
Well, I need to call and make an appointment to talk to a guidance counselor pronto though. Toodles!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Hey Zoo Day!


So I got my new spindle and it is beautiful! I haven't had a chance to use it yet though. I also got this month's fiber from the monthly club and I'm having a good time spinning it on my Tibetan. It's not that hard, just starting it was kind of annoying (you should have seen how frustrated I was trying to start my Turkish not knowing I had to make a hitch-stitch). I also just tried to get this month's Phat Fiber fluff box; the theme was Sci-Fi and pretty much sold out in 4 minutes. Super upset !

I was inspired by this season's Spin-Off magazine to learn to felt! They did this cute thing where they made little felted tomatoes and ran the fiber through the middle and spun them on some green yarn. It looks like a cute little tomato vine. Something tells me they got their inspiration from some art yarn done by Insubordiknit. This is some of their stuff:



And I think they got the idea from this:



I bought this. Also I got some different colors of green to make my own vine themed felted yarn. I'm thinking pumpkins, ladybugs, and maybe some little red grapes. Any suggestions of fruits or veggies that grow on vines? I'm also looking for any suggestions on felting! Well today is my trip to the zoo and this week is going to start getting hectic as soon as I get out of the shower this morning. I got zoo today, homework all day tomorrow, work Monday, work Tuesday, and two mid-terms Wednesday plus I got a million questions for the adviser at the campus. I mapped out that I have to either get all B's this semester or 2 B's and 1 A, depending on which GPA (I have two, I don't get it either). Either way I am shooting for all A's of course! But hopefully the pressure will lighten when they tell me that my higher GPA is the one that is being counted (I really hope this is the case). I'll try to post pictures of the zoo sometime this week (any time after Wednesday sounds good!).


 

Talk at you later 

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

ALRIGHT!

I just ran around and took pictures to get you up to date! I couldn't wait till Tuesday :) Then halfway through my shoot I noticed I had a HUGE fingerprint on my lens. Great.
Lets start with my new spindle(s)
This is the newest, my tiny tiny new Turkish Spindle from Threads Thru Time.

It weighs all of .7 OZ and has really cute colors (that you can not see due to me having a 12 megapixel camera and bad lighting).
Next up is my Tilt-A-Whorl lemon garnish :)
I love it. It weighs about 1 OZ and right now I'm spinning that smooth stuff on it. It spins really really well and for the price this guy charges at his shop it is worth it 100%. Not to mention he does custom orders (like my lemon) and is very quick. In fact I love this one so much as I went to get the link for his store I saw this:

and I just bought it. Like just now. It weighs .98 OZ. I was thinking of buying one of his other ones for the longest time, cause it's pink and only $25, but I'm glad I waited because this one looks AMAZING! Why did no one else buy this already?! Anyways, moving on.
This is the smooth stuff from my roving of the month club. I'm chain plying it (that's a 2.75 mm hook on there). i have no idea what I'm going to do with it but it's really smooth and soft.

Not to forget, that's Midna. "Oh, are you doing something? Let me just get right in the middle of that." kinda cat. Forget crocheting or playing GameBoy while laying down. She comes and sleeps on your chest. It's cute, but then you get a mouth full of Midna hair.
This is my latest project, but the one I've had the longest. I just knew it would take a while to finish so I took even longer to start.
But before I started I obtained this AMAZING ball winder. If you don't have one I strongly suggest getting this cheap little like $20 one. It has saved me hours of frustration. I love it. What I'm doing with this is I am splitting all of the six colors in half, spinning half (kinda in a from light to dark order) making a ball, spinning the other half, then 2-plying it. I plan on making another shawl like that fan one I did. Not to mention I still have another bag of grays and blacks that I'll be doing the same thing for to make another shawl. One for me and one for my Mom. Not sure who's getting the blue or black one yet. :)


This is a long skinny scarf I'm trying to crochet. I think it's a H hook and I am crocheting 15 a row until I run out. This is about half way through and it's about 3 feet long. And I think that is about it. I should be getting my latest roving soon (along with a bathing suit top, *sigh* I miss the ocean)
I wish I could put a picture of my convertible cowl that I made with last month's roving but it's getting cloudy and I'm still in my pajamas. Maybe next time.

Toodles!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Summer Burning

So my next month of fiber (which should be any day now) will be spun completely on my Tibetan! No matter how frustrated I get I will do it! Can you ply on a Tibetan? If so I will! I'm still not even a quarter into last month's silky slippery month's fiber of tinsel and shininess but I'm chain plying it and that is my excuse! Along with school and other things >:) Midterm's next week and I got to read like 246456 more pages for my Old Testament class and another chapter in my computer class, which should be sauce because I know how to work on computer real goodly and stuff.

But summer time is here and the Everglades are already on fire! On my way to work Thursday we passed a little grass fire. People need to mind their cigarettes!! But I think some rain (that lasted all of an hour maybe) doused the fires in the Everglades.

This post needs more pictures. I'll get right on that, after I go to the Zoo Tuesday (hopefully!!)


 

TOODLES!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

<3Animal Crossing <3 Miss You <3


So! I've finished plying some home dyed merino and now I am trying to crochet a long skinny scarf. Hopefully it will be done by, oh I don't know, next next winter! It's only about 300 yards otherwise I would have made another shawl.

I'm still working on my second month of my fiber subscription. It's a wool and tinsel mix. It's super slippery and I'm having a blast spinning it on my Tilt-A-Whorl custom spindle. Which looks like a super cute lemon slice! I also just ordered a Turkish (my first!) spindle. I can't wait to try it out!! I was really inspired by the seasonal lychee fruit. My mom was eating some and the shell from inside is this bright fuchsia color and on the outside it flows between crimson to bright red. You just have to see it.

Right now I think I have 2 things spinning (one being 150 grams, the other 4 oz!) and both I've hardly made a dent in due to summer semester school, work, and me being really lazy! Not to mention the Casey Anthony trial taking up half of my day. I'm also trying out a cardboard loom I made to make a really long purse out of my bight green and hot pink silk hankie yarn. One day I'll take pictures!

Any one super excited about the new Wii U? Just me? Aw L I just found out that on the Japanese E3 website they have a video of 3DS version of Animal Crossing! I loooooooooooooove Animal Crossing and watching the preview makes me want to get a 3DS just for that (even though Danny has one). It makes me want to start playing on the Wii again but I really can't I really don't have the time of day. Maybe for my "summer break" after this semester I can play again! 




Me without my handspun long skinny scarf! Burr!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

NO WAI

You can post on your blog from Microsoft Word. Why did no one tell me this?!