After a long while, I have found my knitted accessories to be of some use. On top of that, I am knitting again! I have yarn that I want to use up! YAY. For the first time in years, we had a wave of heavy snow. Now, just in case you live in Canada or… Continue reading Handmade Winter Knits
(Featuring sheet masks and insta-crafting.) Mock exams are a roller-coaster of emotions. Psychology was fine other than that I didn't write enough, and didn't know my arguments well enough to write more. I know full well I am capable of at least two sides of writing for topics I definitely get, but for now I'm… Continue reading Reflection: Mock My Week.
Okay, so when I started writing 'weekly thoughts' it was because the things that happened in my life were far too momentous to put into their own posts. Then all of my personal writing became the weekly thoughts so now I'm trying to switch it back a bit. I guess I am still finding my feet with… Continue reading Must Knit to Quell the Urge to Eat during GBBO…
So over the last week I've been helping out at the Nail Salon again. I removed the polish from last time, and my nails began to hurt. This is normal, apparently, especially when I have had polish on my nails all year without a break. The pain only lasts a day or two so as… Continue reading New Nails and Charity Shop Buys!
I properly started those fingerless mitts eventually. By 'properly' I mean 'without ripping it out after a row'. Is it just me that detests First Rows? Mine are usually much tighter than the following rows (even though it doesn't affect my end products at all). I'm not usually into DPNs either, so doing a First Row… Continue reading The Dreaded First Row
Last night Mom suggested that the entire family come to work with her tomorrow, and I leapt at the opportunity. All I thought about was restocking on ~yarn~! Thus, two skeins each of Stylecraft Life Chunky and Sirdar Click Chunky has found their way into the house without so much as a glance from my… Continue reading Sudden Yarn Store Trip, and Madoka. Feelings. Enough Said. (Not quite a review)
I finished the hat. It's improvised, and made so that folding the brim makes it a close-fitting beanie, but not folding gives it a slightly relaxed slouch. To be honest, I started decreasing too early, but it fits well nevertheless - I'll just make a mental note for next time. And now I'm back to… Continue reading Reading Tastes Funny
It was Friday, the end of a Free Study Period (we are forbidden from calling them frees, but nobody ever calls them study periods) and I was returning a giant Gross (name of the dude, not an adjective) Psychology textbook when something caught my eye. It was a book. Not just any book - there… Continue reading Tank Tops and Trouble
Since I started knitting about two years ago, I've amassed a small yarn stash, or Yarnstache, as I like to call it (in one of the two storage boxes in my wardrobe. The other is my notebook collection stash). I've also gathered up a bunch of knitting needles, cheaply bought at LYS's or charity shops… Continue reading Covering All Bases
I dug up a scarf from my 'not-quite-finished-but-so-so-close' collection, weaved in one measly tail (that was all?) and viola. The most artsy-fartsy scarf ever (when it's knotted around my neck, that is). Forgive the unflattering photo. Pattern: Oh, Helen! (Link to Ravelry page) Yarn: Patons Classic cotton 4 ply (discontinued). Yardage unspecified. Patons current cotton… Continue reading Artistic Scarf-ing