Sparkle Moxie

Monday, August 28, 2006

I totally broke my own edict about not casting on for anything new before I finished up my Un-fo's. But these booties are so mutha-frickin-cute I think it's ok. Made with Knitpicks Shine, they are so squishy and cute that they even reduce D to an incoherent goof. They're for a co-worker's daughter, and match the blanket I made for her.

And can I say


I am so fricking happy that fricking Angela finally got kicked off the show. Girl was absolutely crazy, and I so wish that Alison were on in her place. Well, if I'm making wishes, I wish that creepy Vincent had gotten kicked off the last three times he's been on the chopping block, but whatever.

And in fantabulous news, this blogger is the future auntie of a future niece! I'm so excited.

I had my first critique for my digital imaging class, and I think it went well. In the PR vein, I find that completing my projects for my art classes is much more bearable/less stressable when I just think of them as PR challenges. Make it work!

This weekend I should be taking a cabling course, if someone else signs up for it. My SIL said she might, if she's feeling better by Friday or so, so we'll see. And Ok Go is doing their treadmill thing-a-thing tomorrow night on the VMA's. Go forth and watch the synchronized goodness.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Lookit! Actual knitting content! (As an aside, that sentence was rife with typos -- I'm blaming the wicked bad cold I've had for the last week for those and any other mistakes that might slip by)

Anywho, this is the Noni baguette purse and camelia flower. This pattern is super easy, and really fast. So fast in fact that it was supposed to be my vacation knitting, but I got started early and that kind of didn't happen. I'm glad did it early though. I bought more yarn to make one for my mom for her birthday, intending for that to be my vacation knitting, but there was no way it would have fit in my luggage the way I packed. But I highly recommend the pattern, even if I did make the flower too big and had to felt the hell out of it.

And thanks much to my Secret Pal! Right before I left, she sent me a big box of goodies, including some Mission Falls cotton that I can't wait to get started on, even though that's going to have to wait (more on that in a bit). And when I got back I got an envelope with some old knitting magazines. I'm having fun going through them, and some of the names are particularly funny after having been on a cruise.

Anywho. I've taken stock of my Un-FO's, and decided that there are far too many of them. They include (and I knowI'm forgetting some here): my mom's Clapotis from last Christmas, D's green scarf I started a while back, the baby blanket for S & S, the Print O' The Wave Stole, not to mention the fact that I promised my brother a cover/case for his PSP. So I told myself that I wouldn't cast on for anything until those pieces were finished.

This, to say the least, should be interesting.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

I'm fucking international. As in I've been places. I can now truthfully say the phrase "I've been tubing in Belize." Woot.

D and I just got back from vacation, I've got the land legs back (seriously, for two days I felt like I was still on a boat (sorry, dad, I know you said you can't feel the boat move, but I so could)), and I've wrestled free from the hell that was a 16 hour drive in a minivan stuffed with seven people and their luggage on a drive from Houston to Port Canaveral. Never. Doing. That. Again. I don't care if it saves me money, leg room is something to be valued.

Our cruise hit Cozumel, Belize, Costa Maya, and Nassau, and D and I had a fucking amazing time. I saw, in no particular order, Mayan ruins, a barracuda!, drunk sorority girls, dolphins, a hermit crab in my cabin, and a whole bunch of other stuff.

The Noni bag is coming along; I'm in the process of sewing on handles, the flower, and then I do the lining. But for now, I'm tired, and off to play video games.