Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Just a Little Update to Make You Jealous

That's right! I made a first try at Intarsia, and this is what happened! A Super Mario villains purse!!!!!!! It took me two days of work, which isn't bad given that I've never done intarsia before, and both of these had three colors each.

Be jealous of the awesomeness that is Blooper the Squid and...Cloud Man! (if you happen to know his name let me know!)

The purse itself was a made up pattern of my own, but the Mario character charts were found here. I love this so so so much!

I lined it with one of my old t-shirts so that my keys wouldn't poke through it since it's just acrylic Red-Heart Super Saver.

I've just been informed that Cloud Man is called Lakitu!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Some Completed Stuff, New Blog Look, and a VW BEETLE

I've finished a couple of projects! Finally! I feel accomplished. I finished both my Namaste socks, which marks the first pair of socks I've ever made a finished a PAIR of for myself! They're pretty much awesome. I wore them all day with my flip-flops.

This is an adorable key-chain purse I made myself! It's so cute and tiny I love it! It's made from Premier Serenity Sock Weight yarn in Saffron (which is so amusing to any Firefly fan!). The blue from the back side is actually the only color because of how the yarn pattered. I thought it was kinda funny how one side is a solid color, and the straps and other side don't have that color at all! Sock yarn is funny that way.

I mentioned last time that I was in the car market. Well, I have a car! Apparently Mom went ahead and bought the VW Beetle that she told me the car dealer "wouldn't come down in price" on, without telling me she'd bought it (with my money. I bought my car, for the record)! The next thing I know, she's in my parking lot (from Illinois, to Arkansas!) with my little convertible VW Beetle!!!! I freaked out! I still can't believe I own the car I've wanted since I cared about cars! I love this car soo much! She's a 2004 silver convertible with a black ragtop. I named her Kaylee (again a Firefly reference) because "Ain't no force in the 'verse as can stop Kaylee bein' cheerful." And it's so true! It rides so well, has an awesome sound system, and is actually roomier than one would think it is. I drive all the time now. For no reason. I just randomly go to Wal-Mart so I can drive my car.

When I take a picture of her I'll post it!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Not All Changes are Bad, but Mots of them still Suck

Summer I has begun, and I already know it won't be any kind of fun. I'm taking Spanish this month, and I really don't want to. I'm not enjoying it, and I won't enjoy it no matter how much the professor tries. There are three of us, and I'm the only girl. I don't enjoy the Spanish language. I don't think it's very pretty. I'm sorry. It's just my opinion. I still may drop, but I'm afraid that if I do I might get kicked out of my room, though that doesn't seem likely. I don't know. I'm just tired I guess.
My new suitmate is really awesome though. I spent about 5 hours just talking and hanging out with her. She's from a town on the opposite side of my state, but a little bitty town too, so we connected well. We talked about everything. It was really really fun.
I'm in the market for a new car! I've always wanted a VW Bug, but I'm open to other cars too. I'm looking at Mustangs, Seabrings, and numerous others. I like a lot of cars, and I'm just basically trying to get a good college car, but within a little budget of 5-8,000. This is a very exciting! My poor little '94 Grand Prix can't really handle the long drive home well anymore. My wonderful boy is going to probably be buying my car, or maybe just taking it, but I really need the money it's we'll see what happens. When I get a car I'll post pictures!

I'm working on a pair of Namaste socks with the same yarn I made my gloves out of! For those who don't know what those are, here's a link to the free pattern I'm using!
And here's some pictures of my gloves!
I actually took that bottom picture with my knee! These took me about a day each of lazy TV watching work. The pattern is really simple and is a great sock-yarn stash buster! It has awesome instructions for when you have a little or a lot of sock yarn to play with! And it's free here! Enjoy!

My next goal is a pair of Tabi socks. Again, for my non-Japanese educated friends, here's a pattern that explains everything.

If you can't use Ravelry, (firstly I recommend signing up! It's wonderful!) here is a pdf version! I hope you like them!

An interesting start to what seems to be an exhausting "semester".