Sunday, April 18, 2010

The knitting club

Well we're all moved in now! [for the most part anyway] It definitely feels like home to me. I finished the cat bed but am not supposed to get the cat until tomorrow in printmaking lab. I'll post pictures of it as soon as i get time to take them. :] In the meantime knitting club was Thursday, and we decided we wanted to spend it sitting in the sun. No one actually knit anything though. Brittany worked on an anklet.

Katie made some real progress on her cross stitching.

Here is my old roommate Laura crocheting.

And trying to teach me to crochet. [I'm terrible at it]

She can be a little creepy sometimes :p

Thursday, April 15, 2010


I have not fallen off of the face of the earth. I have just been working very very hard to get things in order before move-in day [tomorrow]. All of my blogging time has been spent knitting, trying to finish the catbed before the kitten gets here. I would hate for him not to have any thing cozy to sleep in. Soooo until I finish it, here is my crazy knitting face:

Friday, April 9, 2010

SUCESS! [sortof]

Okay, so this is not my kitty, and the catbed is far from finished. BUT I will be living with this kitty. [he belongs to my future roomate] I was just sitting on the couch and had my pile of finished catbed bits next to me while I was knitting. Nibbler came right up and layed down on top of it! So, at least I know someone will be enjoying it when it's finished. The only problem is that Nibbler is stil a kitten, and is already almost to big for it! [He's going to be massive.] Oh well. Hopefully my kitten will like it this much too. We move in Friday! We went today just to look around again, and the ladies were already there cleaning everything out for us. I still can't quite believe it's happening. My own place with my own cat. [+1boy and 2not quite mine cats] I like it. A lot.

In other news: I would really like to be able to make it to the top of the stairs in the cultural center without feeling half dead. Maybe it would help if I ate something besides cookies and tacos.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Rupert's Cat Bed.

I am supposed to be getting a new kitty on the sixteenth! I decided to use some of my tiny tiny stash to make a cat bed for him. The pattern is adapted yet again from Stitch n' Bitch The knitters handbook. I'm pretty excited about it. This is my first project using proper decreases, and my first project knitting with two yarns at once. This picture is of the beginning of the bottom section. [a large circle] The pink part is made from Lion Brand Homespun and some eyelash yarn I bought a few years ago. I had planned to make a scarf as a Christmas gift with it, but plans change :] I'm knitting it on double pointed needles but only because I didn't have the size I wanted in a regular set of needles. I thought that a chunkier knit would make for a more cushy bed. If he doesn't want to sleep in this when it is finished I will probably be very very sad.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Cricket's Technicolor Technocozy

This is another old project of mine. I'd just gotten a new phone and was having problems with buttons getting pressed while it was in my bag. So I looked at the pattern for "Cricket's technicolor technocozy" in Stitch n' Bitch the knitters handbook and modified it a little bit to fit my own phone [and my own lazyness- this version is all one piece sewn together on the sides]. I made it a little bit wide so that the sides could be folded in for extra cushioning, to prevent button pressing. The yarn is just some cheap variegated leftover acrylic from Walmart. It was a good learning piece for me. It was the first piece I tried that involved sewing and the first pattern that I modified to fit my own needs. I also learned to make a button hole. :] I will probably do more of these at some point for various things. My Nintendo DS and my ipod need covers. Art majors can always use more pencil cases as well. In fact, the phone that I bought eventually stopped working, so my crayons now have a cozy little place to stay when the bottom of the box starts to fall out. :p

Monday, April 5, 2010

Garter Stitch Ravenclaw Scarf

I created this blog a long time ago and honestly just haven't been able to find the time or the motivation to get it started. Thinking of something to put into your first post on a blog turns out to be nearly impossible. Since I've come to school I've started knitting obsessively to keep my stress levels down, and I've even started a knitting club. Though no one has actually made anything substantial yet I thought this would be a nice place to document it when they do. And a place to brag about all of my gimpily finished projects.

I don't want to run out of things to post about too quickly, so I'm going to start off with a scarf that I finished this winter. I worked on this scarf on and off for about a year before I finally finished it. I started it with Ravenclaw's house colors in mind, thinking that it would be neat to have my very own Ravenclaw scarf. By the time I finished it I was a freshmen in college and the colors on the scarf turned out to be my actual school colors as well. I wasn't a very strong knitter when I started off, and I think the stripe sizes might have changed a few times along the way, but By the time I finished I was a master of the garter stitch had learned to change colors to make stripes, and had even learned to make my own tassles!