Thursday, May 22, 2008

Have Needles, Will Conquer.

So, Yesterday the mother figure and I went out to Michael's. We bought yarn. 10 skeins of yarn. $30 in yarn.

I know I took I vow of class, against all that was acrylic, but we needed a lot of yarn. And I'm going to be a college student soon. Thirty Dollars is quite a bit.

Why, you may ask, did I need such a cyclopean amount of yarn? Well, internet, I plan on knitting a sweater.

That's right, a SWEATER. Not a robe, not a vest. Bona fide, cardigan, button sweater.

Perhaps Vanna's choice wasn't the greatest choice for yarn, but it was what I could afford. . . so let's hope it all turns out for the best.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Photograph Your Day Day!

Okay, so. . . the point of this post is to recap my day in photos. There are a lot of pictures, so, be
happy I didn't do anything more.

I woke up this morning at my sweetie's house. We hung out for a while. He checked his email. I knitted and watched TV.

The knitting, btw, is a surprise.
Anyway, He had to go to work. . . so off we went.

We stopped and got Burger King.

But eventually we had to drop him off.

And we drove. . . .

And drove.

There was a bit of driving, but eventually I made it to my mom's house.

I posted on this blog, and swooned over new alpaca yarn. <3>

I waited for my dad to come pick me up, I played Xbox . . . . with my cat.

Then I went home and did some crafty work.

Like cutting doll parts

And watching Indie and chatting.

Then, I made a breakthrough A. Break. Through.

I called Sweetie and told him of the finish-ness that is the back of his kimono. He was pleased.

I also finished something cute to be stocked in the shops later.

And now I'm too tired to take any more pictures. So I'm going to curl up on my couch and sleep.

I'm going to rest on the laurel of this milestone.

Pie Pie! Oh, and Photograph Your Day Day (Intro)

To start, Today is "Photograph Your Day Day." Expect a post tomorrow about how I photographed my day. Um, other than that, I need to tell you an amazing secret.

It's called "Pie Pie." It's from the anticraft. Cook it and be amazed, mortals! I think that maybe the gods ran out of ambrosia, and thus invented this wonder. It took FOREVER to make, but I believe it was well received by everyone involved, and thus I deem it a success.

So, yeah, check it out!

This pie went to sweetie's with me, I'm particularly proud of the chocolate design. I ate it last night :3

This pie stayed at my mom's, to be eaten today.Actually we're going to be cutting it any minute now! Hullah!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Baby's First Art Installation

Okay, so once again, nothing to do with knit amigurumi, everything to do with me! I had my first art show last Thursday! Super exciting, right? I know, you're all on baited breath. Anyway, here's a bunch of pictures! Huzzah!
The display was a freestanding board that people could walk on either side of. Most of my works were photos, which I'm really proud of. They were in the paper, too! (Local section um, of course. . . )
Any first place too! Hooray!
Oh, did I mention my display was interactive!? Well, it was. There was writing on it encouraging people to write whatever they wanted. I was hoping for drawings, quotes, you know, artsy things. I got some really cool stuff, but most of them were really nice notes about the display and about me! It was really cool!
I caught these girls signing their names on the board, along with some flowers and a snail. Another little boy wrote the alphabet. Adults sort of thought my installation was wacky, and teens put a lot of words (which I still liked, but I liked what the little kids put the best!)

The only thing that I didn't really finish was this chair for art class. It's based on "Riding Couple," a barely known painting by the well known Kandinsky. (I really love Kandinsky. If I could collect every work from any artist and put it in one gallery, it'd be Kandinsky. That's a good question. Feel free to discuss.)

Anyway, I promise something more interesting will come later, okay?

Friday, May 2, 2008

Another Notch on the Knitting Belt

I finished my Mom's Fetchings today! I'm so excited :3 I can't wait to see the look on her face when she wears them. There're a great color, too.
I love the yarn. Really, I'm gaga over it. I've been working with acrylics for a long time, and I keep telling myself that I'll stop buying cheap Caron and Red Heart. This project was jsut a step in the right direction for me- away from acrylics that make me quiver. I'm starting to be a Yarn Ho. . . *shiver*

Working the pattern I can definitely see why it's so popular. It worked up quickly and easily, and didn't use a lot of yarn. I still needed 2 skeins of yarn, though. I'm still uber proud of what I've done. . . I hope Mom is, too!

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