My Camera Needs to Work More Often

Lots of things going on.

First, with the end of May approaching, I will post a few of the pictures I put on my Project Spectrum postcard sent to Misere. They’re pretty cute. The car is a taxi in Mexico City. That made me happiest.

The others were taken in my front yard (which is teeny, but cute). I love that rose bush, but it’s funny shaped, and my mom is starting to take it down. But she’s short, so she cuts off what she can reach, and gives up on the rest. XD

The second thing is My Space!

Scout is having people show off their knitting spaces. I have a trillion, but thought I’d do the one I guess fits best: my desk. The others range from my bed to my history classroom (a terribly boring picture, let me tell you), to my boyfriend’s car (also boring, even though he’s cute… “This is my seat where I sit and knit and be weird while he drives because I do not have a licence but I’m working very hard on it and curse them for skipping my lesson I could have that licence by now!!!!!” Boring picture). Anyway, I was going to post the picture, but I realized that I a) really need to clean up before I show anyone… and b) need to make myself a real knitting space for the summer so I don’t have to sit at my computer and be lame. O_o

Third! I have finally succeeded to wind, dye, and rewind and reskein my first dye job. I’m so happy! I thereby present…

Cherry Blossoms!

I love it. So happy. It looks rather purple here, because the light is weird, and I wish it weren’t night so I could take a picture outside, but it’s pink, red, and light green. I

Picspam approaching!

Eventually I will have pictures of my dying adventure up. Also, perhaps, some pictures to celebrate May (that is, GREEN!)

Other than that, knitting life boring. Working on: blanket square; socks; square for Warming Grace (knit these kids a square: they sure as hell deserve it); catnip mouse made from own happy dyed wool.

School is out soon: thank god!

I need a job.

Knitting + show

I would just love it if some of my Charm City knitting girls would come to my showwwww. It’s a damn fine bunch of actors putting on a decent play (I’m not a huge Twelfth Night fan, but that might be the bitter, tired, lighting designer in me right now). BSA quality actors. The lighting is spiffy, too, thanks very much.

It’s tomorrow at 7 PM, Friday at 8 PM, and Saturday at 2 PM and 8 PM. If anyone is interested, email me, and I’ll let you know exactly where and how to attend.

Please come!

haldir.fancier@gmail.com

Edit: Ooh! Also, now that I’ve turned both heels for my socks, I need a decent leg pattern that isn’t boring and lame, but also isn’t really hard to do in the dark while I sit and wait for my “Go Button!” cue. Anyone have ideas on random leg patterns?

Candy Socks

I’ve turned the heel on one sock, and have started the turn on the second one. I’m doing toe-up and a short-row heel, and all is going very well.

Observe!

(foot pictures are hard to do. O_o)

From Candy Socks

They’re looking like really big socks, because I apparently have giant feet. I mean, I do wear a size ten. So, there it is.

Today’s plans involve tux-shopping with J for prom (squee!), followed by a trip to Michaels to return the crap yarn I bought, and then to the SuperFresh for Kool-Aid, and perhaps a dying adventure! Pictures certainly will follow (but probably not for the tux shopping or trip to Michaels).

Twelfth Night opens in a week (Thursday), and I’m running lights. Here’s hoping I don’t need to do major program edits in the next three days except for the ones where PETER MOVED MY LIGHT. Damn director. =P

Off I go!

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School needs to be over so I can relax, not have massive amounts of work to do, and just chill out and knit, dye, and read to my heart’s content.

This summer is going to be amazing.

First prom, just after school ends. Then J’s graduation. Then a week of nothing, then a week of nothing at the family beach house, and the birthday party my mom has planned for J.

Then a month of working and making money.

Then 3+ weeks in Alaska with J and his family on a combination of cruise and road trip. It’s going to be incredible. So much free space and time to knit and knit and knit and swim and knit and read and sun and knit and canoe and see icebergs and knit and ohh. I need summer now.

No more of this school/play/paper/work/project/time crunch nonsense. Time to be done.

Oh! And I’ve nearly finished turning the heel on one of my socks! Yay!

sheep + popcorn + boyfriend + wool! =

One Happy Girl.

The Sheep and Wool was a damn good time. We went late, after I finished my term paper, and got to wander around for a few hours. I was going to babysit for Mama-E that afternoon, but didn’t need me in the end, so I got to go to the S&W after all. Yay!

Downside: I have no money.

Upside: I have Koigu.

YAY!

I found it several places, but I fondled it lots in this one little shop, and then wandered off. When I realized that really, everyone was closing up now, I ran back and fondled some more. I picked two skeins, both a lovely blue/light blue/white event, and snuggled them. J said, “I like the dark blue a lot.”

I said, “Which do you think I should get?”

J said, “Oh… well here. I’ll get this one and you can make me socks.” He handed me a third skein, in dark blue. I squeed.

Then I said, meekly, “I don’t want to push it, but two would be better for a pair of socks.”

He said, “Oh, okay,” and handed me a second one. Then he gave mum $20. O_o I gave her my money and the lady wrote it all down. Then they (J and mum) spent lots of time organizing my backpack while I wore it, trying to find just the right spot for Koigu, receipt, and camera.

Not that the backpack was particularly full, mind you.

So, good times!

From Sheep and Wool 2006