My rants on fiber arts, my family, school, my cat, and everything inbetween.

My rants on fiber arts, my family, school, my cat, and everything inbetween.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Apology Time

Wow, I'm such a failure.  I have failed to post anything, kinda like starving a baby bird after helping it pop out of its egg.  How awful and cruel of me.  So, I've decided that Sundays shall be posting days, with plenty and plenty of suprise posts.  However, because of my huge and blatant failure, every day from now until Sunday there will be a post, to get all the half-written posts out of the saved folder and onto the interwebs.
So I've found that knitting has really helped me destress, so I knit after school as a bit of a study break.  I just sit there watching bad Disney Channel shows (think Suite Life on Deck and Wizards of Waverly Place-don't judge!) and I'm magically transported off into a warm universe of cables and ribbing.  There, I forget all the trouble that's been popping up in my life lately.  I've even started dreaming in this magical yarny land.  Yesterday was almost completely stress-free, as I knitted for 3 out of 6 class periods.
What exactly was I knitting yesterday?  Well, that's a post for Sunday!  All I'll say is that it was my first attempt at cables, and it is turning out beautifully!  Stay tuned!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Let's Get This Started!

In the real world, I would be considered quite talented in the fiber arts, but let's be real, these days, real talent isn't all that necessary.  So in the knitting, sewing, and crocheting circles, I'm quite inept.  I am, for lack of a better term, an apprenctice to those great knitting goddesses, Purlia and Castoffa.  I'm trying to please them, because, well, the alternative, of spending hours on an ugly or ill-fitting project is just horrifying.
Right now, the only fun class I am taking is Fiber Arts.  That class is my life, and it's where I got back into sewing.  Sure, I sewed a bit as a child, but those 'samplers' on the stiff cross-stitch fabric that ended up jumbled messes hardly count.  Now, I can feel semi-proud of what I'm making.  We started with samplers, which I sadly don't have a picture of.  I do however, have a picture of my current project for the class.

We were supposed to create a square inspired by our school.  The pencil lines I drew a couple of weeks ago are starting to rub away, so I need to redraw them.  What you see now is the crest of my school.  Eventually, there will be a greyish cross behind it with the word 'Sisterhood' written across the bottom.  The white edging is all in french knots, suggested by a fellow classmate.  Bad idea, people, bad idea!  No one should have that much time to kill!
So anyways, what makes me an apprentice?  I've been knitting for about 5 years now, and crocheting for a little less than that.  Crocheting, actually, I can do pretty well.  It's the knitting that worries me.  Blocking terrifies me, and don't get me started on cable and double-pointed needles!  But, I am willing to try, to spread my glorious fiber wings!
Let's see, what other projects do I have going on right now?  Well, I'm working on a pair of 'Frothy Gothy Wristwarmers' (link to come later), a pair of MIA striped socks, and a crochet Harry Potter Scarf.  If you want to hear more about those, and other projects, stick around....