Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The pics of knitted glory...

Or not knitted glory. But there are pictures, nonetheless.

Friday, September 18, 2009

What Knitting's Taught Me Thus Far...

I finished my first knitting project last night, and I'm so excited!

I've crocheted forever, but knitting is something quite new to me, and quite hard actually. I had tried to learn several times before, but it wasn't until my trip to Denver that I finally got someone (Kristen) who understood me well enough to get how to teach me.

I'm still terribly excited that I completed a project without having a breakdown or throwing the needles. The only thing I've ever managed to knit before this is a swatch, and even that usually resulted in the needles being thrown across the room.

I'll be posting some pictures in a few days, but in the meantime, in honor of learning a few things along the way with this piece, I'd like to share those things, in hopes that they might help others.

  • Unlike crochet, the number of starting stitches you cast on does not directly relate to the width of your piece.
  • Related to the above point, casting on 40 on 15s is *way* too wide for a scarf
  • Watching television while knitting can sometimes lead to disaster, and the forced repeat of several rows due to error.
  • A russian join is a good way to connect two balls of yarn together, but it doesn't work very well when you're doing something open, or using 15s. Or when you aren't really good at it.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Denver Wanderings

I can't believe I waited an entire month before I blogged any about Denver! I had such an awesome experience out there with Man and Kristen, and I blogged on the Owls Blog about some of our crafty adventures. It involves whore cups and penguin stamps, and is definitely a worthy read.

Rather than repeat that all here, I'd like to put up a few different photos. You can see my entire album on Facebook.

I really enjoyed the scenic vistas out at Red Rocks and of course took a bunch of pictures out there. They were getting ready for a concert, so we couldn't actually see the ampitheatre itself, but we still got very close, closer than this actually but I just love this picture.

Downtown Denver. I just love buildings, and isn't this a beautiful sky??

Me playing with black and white photos and angle. This was a really cool street near where Man lives. It's got lots of cute little shops on it.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

My Geek Dream's Coming True...

What is my geek dream, you might ask?

Let's just say it has something to do with Hogwarts. And by 'something to do with', I mean GO. Love. Hug daily.

And now...Universal Studios is going to bring that dream to life for so very many of us, coming to a theme park near you Spring 2010.

I Gotta Get Back to Hogwarts.

Must...Go...Hogwarts. I just like the idea of the whole little section of the park being devoted to Harry Potterdom. The article above says that all of the restaurants and everything in that area are going to be Potter themed, it's very exciting.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Something Every Day...

It's going to be something every single day, guaranteed, going forward. Starting...


It might not be exciting, but it's something. Isn't it funny?

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

And Now I Present Yee...

Beware, the fandom's weakening...
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