Monday, July 30, 2007

The Grand Prize

I would prefer to win a million donkeys over a million dollars. Then I could sell the donkeys.
Maybe to a third-world nation? Good karma, plus I'd be frigging rich.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

So I went shopping last night. . .

Just for fun - I don't shop for myself all that often (read: ever) and I thought "Hey! Why not?!"
Plus I was foolishly under the impression that Hot Fuzz was released the day before yesterday and was merrilly on my way to purchase the slice of fried gold. (damn you you banshee at Blockbuster! WTF?! You gave me the wrong date!).
But I ended up dropping about 60 bucks in undergarments instead.
Which I never do.
It felt pretty good - and I managed to find a few bras that actually fit me (which I never ever do). I've been to Sears, I've been to the myriad of small bra boutiques, I've even looked into custom fitted things. All anyone as been able to tell me is that I'm not a normal size. You want too much information? Not that I'm normally quiet about this sort of thing - anyone who knows me knows this. I have one boob bigger than the other. Most girls do. But mine are odd sized to begin with - not fitting in the conventional cup sizes. So normally whilst bra-shopping I cry.
Not last night!
Who knew Walmart could fill a void in my life?

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

I Found that Pattern, By the Way

I tried drawing again tonight. I did one small five minute sketch of a photograph of myself, and was reasonably pleased with the results.

It's not perfect by any means, but I was encouraged by the outcome. I haven't really drawn anything lately, and was happy to be holding a pencil.

Yeah - for a minute, anyways.

I tried again - I thought "damn - ok - I should practice more!" and went to sketch a second subject. I actually balled the frigging paper up it came out so badly. I'm really hoping that school will enable me to draw anything other than faces. 'Cause. . . .bodies are good too. . .

Friday, July 20, 2007

Starting to Panic. . . .

So, after years of fawning over the Urban Aran Pullover from Patons, I have decided to make it.
I was going to post a picture but, just click on the links below - You'll get the idea.
Inspired by CosmicPlutoKnits and Jared at BrooklynTweed, I will be crafting this glorious once-pullover, training it in the ways of a zip-up. I bought the yarn and everything at my yarn-buying binge on the day of Lewiscraft's demise. I seem to have enough Shetland Chunky to make it in either a soft steel blue (which is what Knitter's Bazaar made it up in - It was gorgeous) or a subtle heathery charcoal. The charcoal might be badass. I have always loved the fact that this aran reminds me strongly of a leather jacket. . . . charcoal might not be a bad move!
Only problem is: I can't find the pattern. I have lost the freaking pattern! It's here somewhere. It has to be. I know this because I started a test run on the Urban Aran in some cheapo acrylic crap that squeaked when I knit with it. I was using the pattern then. I put it all in my knitting basket and left it for two months or so. And today, I panic.
I'm sure I'll find it. It has to be around here somewhere, right? I guess I am panicking a little more because I really don't want to have to buy the pattern again. I want to start knitting this sucker today without having to first tear my room apart. That would be preferable.
On another note, last night I spoke with a boy whom I hadn't seen since grade 11. It was really neat, to be perfectly honest. We had been pretty good friends in highschool, but hadn't stayed in touch after I left. I recapped my last four years in small and precise paragraphs. It was like the back-blurb for some romantic comedy. Because you know damned well that I would get something as lame as a romantic comedy if a movie were ever made about my life. Yech.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Feeling so inspired!

I have fallen in love with a grotesque purse:

It is incredible. It's fantastic. It's a knit brain bag!

I will be keeping my eyes open for doctor's-bag-type-purses at second-hand shops. And for brain-coloured yarn. I'm not looking forward to basically knitting either a big grey stockingnette tube or a big grey stockingnette strip and then seaming the sucker afterwards, but I think it would be well worth it. It is totally and honestly my favourite purse. . . that I have ever seen.


P.S. Its the Brain-bag from Undercover by Jun Takahashi

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

An Update

I know it's been a long time since I've posted anything new. I've been working on my crafts a lot lately. It's aaaaaall in preparation for school in the fall, I promise.
I've been accepted to college for an art program, and I'll be starting in September. It doesn't seem very far off anymore which is both scary and exciting. More exciting that scary.
I have been pretty active on Craftster, and completed my first swap not too long ago. It was Firefly/Serenity themed and a lot of fun! I am currently working on a package for a girl who's partner flaked out on her in another swap. I'm working on something that is really cool, and I'll be sure to post pictures of it later.
For now here are some projects that I have finished up and are now happily in use:
I stencilled these T shirts -
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I knit Tim this sweater for Father's Day (Bruins colours) -
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I knit myself this shrug -
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And this is what I recieved from Rain in my Craftster Firefly Swap :)
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I'll have more posted soon!