Saturday, July 31, 2010

Busy Busy Bee

So I finally got all my classes done for my summer courses. Hopefully I pull out with a good grade, I am not worried in one, but the other I am a little iffy on.

My friend Oliva came over and I got to bleach and die her hair a pretty color. It is sort of strange but I love dying hair. To me it is sort of like painting, and there is always a surprise at the end of exactly how it is going to turn out. It is great.

and Because I am still angry with my purple hat for not turning out right the first time around I started on an improvise project. First, it was going to be a neat little Lacey hat, but it was starting to look like a Kofi, which just isnt really my taste. So now it is going to be a bag and I am happy with how it is shapping up. Especially since I had no pattern what so ever. I think I might do some lining that way I can put smaller items in it. But who knows? I also finally made a yarn ball out of the hand dyed yarn I bought, I love the colors but hand dyed yarn is so hard to actually work with in those little twists.

This week is going to be fun. I have an uncle from Louisiana coming up, and he is going to camp at the lake, and the family reunion comes up this weekend so there is probably going to be a lot of hugs, good food, and domino playing. This uncle is who taught me how to play dominoes and he is always a blast to play with.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


So I was lying in bed, on the computer and I hear some rustling in my room. Since my cat was in the room I just figured it was her snooping around. I move my feet and lay them on top of her, wait its not her so what is it. I move my computer screen looking around for the noise, thinking that it would be a mouse or something. Heck no it is a BIG AS GODZILLA FREAKING SPIDER!!!! So I picked up my green tea bottle and hit and and it RAN AWAY. I had to carefully search for it to crush it again...

So I am throughly creeped out, and I am so cleaning this room up, if I can even get up the courage to touch anything in it ever again. I feel like there are spiders crawling on me, it is seriously freaking me out... :(

I really really don't like spiders, if you can't tell.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Thistle Yarn

I have yet to buy any fiber, because I am broke and waiting for money to come in, but we have a lot of these thistle plants that are dried out and have this cotton like seeds. So I had the smart idea to try to spin it. I went out and collected some of the fiber but haven't really tried to spin it yet. I can't figure out how to clean it there are a lot of little seeds, and other things. :\ didn't really think that far.

CD Drop Spindle and First attempt at spinning

I have been researching spinning for a few days, and I finally couldn't stand it any long and made a drop spindle out of a chop stick, silly putty and a small cd. (It is a very crappy spindle and I can't wait to replace it with something better.) Anyway I found an old string of yarn and took it apart and then spun it.

Here is my yarn. I think I can call it yarn though it is a pretty big stretch. It may be terrible but I am still proud of it.

Here is a sad sad picture of my sad little spindle. I can't find the rubber band that I used in place of a hook...

Even though my spindle was terrible I still enjoyed it. So I think I will invest in a good one, and some actual roving. I know I should spend more time on crocheting... but it all ties together right?

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Yarn Gnomes

Yes, Yarn Gnomes. What are they you ask? They are the sneaky little devils that crawl up in a skein of yarn and tangle the yarn so I can't crochet. I am enough of a procrastinator I don't need help. I am a pretty good knot undoer but sometimes the only thing you can do is salvage it, which is what I had to do. Luckily it didn't have to cut off a lot, though I am still bummed about the waste of yarn.

On another note, I found my camera charger and my camera is working again. So I can post a B-E-A-utiful picture of my newest hat. I got the pattern from SimpleBeans

and here are the photos

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

First Post and All that Jazz

So while looking for patterns and advice I noticed I was stumbling upon a lot of crochet/knitting blogs. So I decided to make one to track my projects and hopefully keep me from being sidetracked. I am pretty excited about this blog, and I hope that I can help beginners really get hooked on their needlework.