I finished my first knitting project - a hat - tonite :)

ta da! )

Next project - a shawl.

I really need to find some time to write...
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alasse_fae: (Capt Jack Contemplative)
( May. 7th, 2009 09:25 pm)
Today I finished making a "one hour" shoulder bag to carry my knitting stuff. I'm improving. This time, one hour only took me two days. Would have been quicker but the machine refused to sew on the pocket properly and kept breaking the thread. On the plus side, i can now thread the machine without looking at the book.

I screwed up putting the lining in, did not follow the instructions properly, and so had to find a different way to get the edges to look decent. But all in all not too bad for a first attempt. And the strap is nice and long. Might even stay on my shoulder!

piccies )
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alasse_fae: (cup and book)
( Apr. 30th, 2009 10:19 pm)
I had a light day patient-wise, so I went out to find the nearest Wal-Mart in Nassau County. It was actually on the way to Trader Joe's, and has apparently been there all along.

Anywho, I am now in possession of Fusible Interfacing, which I now need to figure out what to do with, two more skeins (hehe - did you notice that? skein? I'm gettin' this knitting language down.) of camo yarn for to attempt a shawl, and some brown yarn to make a scarf for TehJerry.

Then I came back and crashed for two hours, for some strange reason, and woke up just in time to get to whistle class. Now I'm tired again *shrug*

So will make some hot choc and read book till bedtime. Also should clear pile of SkillzMaterials off the bed...
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alasse_fae: (Adam orly)
( Apr. 3rd, 2009 08:51 pm)
Needles, check
yarn, check
two movies on tivo, and pouring rain outside, check

We are ready for take three!

my able assistant )

Oh and I also went to Chiro and got back cracked after work, and then came home and cleaned out file cabinet. The one that hasn't been cleaned out since we moved here. I found old typewritten manuscript of my (still unfinished) start trek novel from college, my old Sharp Wizard organizer with one whole megabyte of memory, and a real antiquity: floppy disks!

So far a productive start to the weekend :)

And the Mets are in their first rain delay at Citifield, at the train stop "formerly known as Shea" Go them.
Minutes spent knitting: 90
Minutes spent unraveling bird's nest from previous attempt: 60
Minutes spent unraveling attempt of last nite and tonite because once again 87 stitches became more than 130: 2

Ronon Bear is holding the yarn for the next attempt... *yawn* which won't be tonite.
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alasse_fae: (Ianto)
( Mar. 29th, 2009 10:50 pm)
About the only thing I've not done this weekend is spam LJ. So here we go :)

Yesterday afternoon I picked up my new bike and took it for a spin. Spent an hour in the park learning how to get my feet in and out of the cages, which were tighter than the old ones, and learning to shift. The seat will, erm, take some adjusting too, but otherwise, wheeeee :) I didn't realize how hard my brother's bike was to ride until yesterday.

Meet Ianto teh Bike. Red is his colour. )

I also attempted to make a baby blanket for a friend of mine who just gave birth. The corners are a bit messy, the binding bunched in some spots, and I'm still having issues with stitches being straight. But, babies tend to throw up on these things anyway, right? And the rate people around here seem to be spawning I'll be getting more practice...

blankie )

Spent a couple hours at Panera today - a few more weekends of this and they should know me there - and got 1000 words written. And I have borrowed knitting needles of the correct size to continue my project - perhaps the hat will be ready by next winter!
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