Monday, October 27, 2008
I have started a new project though, a Doctor Who scarf. One of the Livejournal communities is doing a knit along and so I've joined. The scarf is coming along nicely I'll put some pictures and a progress bar up soon, after I do some of my homework.
actually I should be good and do my work now and then blog, so I promise, once I get all my note cards written out I'll come back and do a proper update.
Ok I'm back I'm actually going to cheat and just add what I wrote on LJ:
I feel like I don't ever stop moving, I've actually had a few days lately where I've come home from class and gone straight to bed!
But anyway, most of the stress is coming from class, well really only two classes: Math and Telecomm I. Math is just math. Telecomm is just one of those classes that the professor delights in making the tests impossible to do. My other classes are not to bad (although one of them is the most pointless thing ever!)
I've found a very nice knitting group that meets at my local library, they are mostly kids who are just learning how to knit and crochet and some adults too, it's nice to be one of the advanced knitters for once and I enjoy helping them learn. The adults have all seen doctor who (at least classic who) so they at least knew what my scarf was from. It was funny though I think the kids misunderstood They tell people that I'm making the scarf for Doctor Who. When I showed them a picture of Tom Baker, one of them said Is that who you are making it for? So cute!
Speaking of the Doctor my mom is now offically where my geekness comes from. I mentioned before that we are doing a Sherlock Holmes theme for Halloween, well one day she asked me if the Doctor ever met Sherlock Holmes, I told her kinda and she said " We should make a TARDIS and put in on the other side of the driveway and we can make ait a running theme each year." I love my mother! We've been trying to find a refregerator box to make it out of but no luck yet. We did find some scrap wood that i think we are going to use unless something else is found soon. Luthienpotter will be visiting for Halloween so hopefully we'll have pictures since she has a digital camera. Mom will be Holmes, I'll be Watson, Scott's a Policeman and Luthienpotter will be Irene Adler (or at least a women in period dress) Squee!
Is anyone else watching the Sarah Jane Adventures? This past episode was creepy but great I'm not to sure about the new girl though she seems like she's trying to hard, hopefully she'll get better as the episodes go on, Clyde was like that too at first and now he's one of the strongest actors. Lis of course is just made of awesome. If you want to watch series two someone has been putting them up on youtube they are labeled SJA but you can find them if you type in "Sarah Jane Adventures" and change the search to "today" or "this week" . You can pretty much figure out what's going on without having seen the episodes although I recommend see them anyway just because they are very good!
Ok that's all for me for now, I'm off to bed
Thursday, September 18, 2008
I got very pretty hand made stitch markers in lovely vampire colors.
An adorable bag which i will be using lots on the bus to and from the city for my sock projects
Noro Sock yarn which I've always wanted to try (I confess to doing a happy dance when I saw it)
Jaywalker sock pattern! squee so nice!
Vanilla Chai Tea
Kissables (Just ignore the open package :)) a Note book with a sweet message from My Wolfie Buddy)
Small charms for a cell phone in the shape of dinner.... I mean cute animals :)
a Sticky pad in the shape of My vampire first name.
And a really cute to do list that I know I'll use a lot!
Thank you Kai! I love my Package! I hope yours arrives soon!
Monday, September 15, 2008
Hmmm not much else to post except I was dumb and left my student ID so I can't check books out of the library ;( sad face.
Alright off I go to find ways to avoid doing my work :)
Friday, September 12, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
Wow I don’t think I quite realized how close Dragon Con was until I sawbelluthien’s flight plans. I’ve got lots of work to do if I want to have stuff to wear. My mother has twice this week shown her coolness in the costume department. Most mothers would freak out if there daughters where once again planning on dressing up in male costumes. When I told mom my plans for my
She is also helping me start a diet (and doing it with me) to help me slim into a few of my costumes and to help motivate me make the new ones. She also said she’d help me figure out a budget so that I don’t feel horribly guilty spending money on fabric and costumes. I love her, it so nice to have support for the odd things I do.
That being said I know I’ll make the Spellbinder Costume, which will only take a day or two. I’ll also work on polishing Young Snape I need a new sweater for it and I need to order a patch. This time I will remember to bring my Potions for Dummies book :) those are for sure. Then of course I have the ones from years past. I may try to get in a simplified version of
I’m looking forward to seeing my con friends!
Friday, July 25, 2008
Not much new going on with me I've had yesterday and today off so it's been nice, mostly I cleaned yesterday and today will be laundry (yuck!) But I need to do it and to hang it all up. (work in a store where rehanging cloths is part of your job for 6 hours out of the day and you'd hate it even more too) Last night I did try putting my twilight costume together. I'm not sure what I think of it yet, part of me says not bad considering I'm a) a girl b) a brunette and c) chubby. The other half thinks I look more like the albino in The Princess Bride.
While I had the make-up on I thought it would be fun to see if I'd make a good Esme (my hair was on it's last leg though so it doesn't look great. would you like to see? This was just a test run so no decisions have been made yet But I'd love to know what you (honestly) think.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Mostly for my swap partner in case she's trying to learn more about me, or or those cool cats who find this from Raverly ;)
I really should update more often, but at least nobody else really is either. I've just been doing the same old same old. My mom's had this last week off from work so it's been nice to have someone around the house. She's mostly been trying to clean up the downstairs which has been a mess from taking everything out of the upstairs for the new carpet. I financial aid got my room back to being a bit more "me". I've got more pictures and posters up. I really need to clean again it's gotten cluttered with laundry and coke cans (no I don't have a drinking problem why do you ask? *shoves empty cans under desk*) I’ve also got everything in for my financial aid. I can't believe the summer is almost up. Squee this time next year I'll be a free women! Probably the most exciting thing going on for me right now is a Knitting Swap I signed up for. It’s kind of like a secret Santa except with yarn. This one is a Twilight themed swap. I've just gotten my partners name and details and I've started making her stuff. (We have to make them stitch markers, a bag, and give them yarn and a pattern and any other goodies we might want to throw in as well as email them) It's been a lot of fun so far. (Ya I know you guys probably think it sounds boring) I've made her stitch markers and they turned out really nice.
Sigh to be honest this post is really just to distract me from the cupcakes downstairs, and it's not working. I went to the store with the intent to get stamps so that I can finally mail the letter I wrote to Ruthanne (last week) but I went to the store and came out without stamps but with 3 one liter bottles of diet coke and pre-sliced cupcakes *hangs head in shame*
Oh I almost forgot until I chose my icon :) I've now got all of the Vicar Of Dibley episodes! Hee anyone want to have a marathon?
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Other then that I haven't done much today, it was nice :) I went shopping with my mom , I was very tempted by a very inexpensive set of Are you Being served? I may yet cave and go and buy it, I don't think I'll see it that cheap again.
I'm really looking forward to the Twilight swap I'm dying to start buying things for it. I hope who ever I get doesn't mind if I sew their bag, i think I would do a better job with a sewn one then trying to knit. (I don't think I could get a knit one finished in time!)
Anyway I'm going to go get a bit of ginger bread and a shower, i may update some more after, although i don't know what about. Maybe a meme of some sort.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
I did get into the Swap! And on the Coven side! Squee I can't wait I had great plans if I had ended up on the pack side but thats ok I'll just make that stuff for me and equally cool stuff for my swap buddy! Squeee I can't wait to get started! might go shopping later to gather little things .
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Friday, June 27, 2008
I'm trying to make it a habit to update more often on this blog. Although I've been pretty silent on my main one as well. I had thought about simply making the knitting posts on my LIvejournal open for everyone to see and keeping the rest of the journal Friends Only, But if I do that then my FO banner doesn't stay at the top, besides I like having this journal as well. I will endever to make it more personal though so it's not just pictures of knitting but so that you can get to know me as well.
So in the grand tradition of blogs I've got a meme to help you know me.
1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?
I was named after Ashley Wilks (sp?) in Gone with the Wind. My mothers best friend could not have children and she asked my mom to name me after her favorite character. So I was stuck with Ashley no matter what sex I was. My first Name is Elizabeth which my mother thought sounded nice with Ashley (I think it sounds like a clothing company) It is also the christen name I was baptized with.
2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
Tuesday when i had read that a friends Husband had died.
3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?
Pretty much yes, I can chnage it so that it looks very diffrent. What I don't like is my inablity to spell.
4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT?
I like ham
5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS?
No. two cats and a bird though
6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
Yes, I think I'm a nice person, i'd drive myself a bit crazy, but yes i'd be friends with me.
7. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT?
I do, but mostly in an attempt to make others laugh
8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS---IF NO, WHEN DID YOU LOSE THEM?
I still have my tonsils. Also my adenoids, appendix, gall bladder, and all the other original parts.
9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
No, I don't even like rollercoasters
10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?
Hmm i don't know, I don't really care for the healthy ones though, i'm sucj a kid.
11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF?
mostly yes, because I tie them so tight they can't can't come off other wise
12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG?
13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM?
hmmm don't know, I love lots of them.
14. WHAT DO YOU NOTICE FIRST WHEN YOU MEET SOMEONE?
Eyes, voice, movement
15. RED OR PINK?
I wrok at astore that requires me to wear red so i'll go with a light pink
16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF?
um, right now my weight, I'd like to be at a heathly weight again, I wish I could disapline myself better for goals
17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST?
My cat Beauty
18. WHO DID YOU PICK THIS MEME UP FROM?
I did a search on yahoo
19. WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING?
I've got on blue jeans and blue tennis shoes
20. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE?
An ice cream cookie sandwhich (told you I was bad at the diet thing)
21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
22. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?
23. FAVORITE SMELLS?
fresh mowed grass, rain, clean laundry, Bread, lavender,
24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?
25. DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU?
doesn't really apply
26. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH?
Soccar/ football to the rest of the world
27. HAIR COLOR?
Brown (although it's so dark that most people say I have black hair
28. EYE COLOR?
29. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS?
Yes I loath my glasses and I have horrible vision
30. FAVORITE FOOD?
Oh gosh I don't know, I love so many foods.
31. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS?
Definitely happy endings.
32. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED?
I just went through Kingdom of Heaven because I was trying to get in so sketches of King Baldwin's costumes.
33. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING?
34. SUMMER, WINTER, SPRING OR AUTUMN?
35. HUGS OR KISSES?
36. FAVORITE DESSERT?
I usually go for whatever has the most chocolate in it.
37. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW?
I've just Stared Twilight
38. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?
David Tennant as Doctor Who
39. WHAT DID YOU LAST WATCH ON TV?
Doctor Who: Turn Left
40. FAVORITE SOUND?
41. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES?
The Beatles I guess
42. WHAT IS THE FURTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME?
43. A TALENT YOU HAVE?
I can mimic accesents: French Welsh, Brittish, Irish, Russain, Austrailian
44. WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
45. IF YOU COULD BE DOING ANYTHING YOU WANTED TO RIGHT NOW, WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING?
Traveling the world
46. WHAT POSITION DO YOU LAY IN TO SLEEP?
On my right side
47. WHO DO YOU TAG TO DO THIS NEXT?
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Alright sorry about the long time between posts, not that anyone reads this blog, but you never know. The new carpet is in and my room is slowly getting back to normal.
I've since started on yet another pair of socks and I love them so far. I've also bought more sock yarn (I can't be stopped!) I've just got to finish decreasing on the toe and then sew the ends....and then start on the next one. And of course me being me I'll try and make them match :) Sorry about the bad pictures. I sware that one day I'll get a real camera
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Sunday, June 8, 2008
I'm getting new carpet very soon so I'll have to unplug the computer. I took the opportunity to paint the walls in my bedroom and clean the room out, now I just need the carpet in to complete it and things can get back to normal.
Oh and the Euro 2008 Started this Weekend so I have to say: Allez les bleus Allez!
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Friday, May 9, 2008
Ok I'm just taking a small moment to do a yarn Squee!
I've gotten sick of the Rose gloves, they've got mistakes in them I'll need to rip out a good portion (my mother says I'm a bit picky but if we don't have standeres then what's left?) So the gloves are going to be on hold for awhile (long enough for me not to want to puncture my eyes with DPN's.)
So I've started This: http://www.knitty.com/issuespring05/PATTbranchingout.html
My first Lace project. IT IS SO COOL! I feel smart, I feel like Knitter and just a knitter. I'm using this yarn
in a color called lavender. I've had it in the stash forever and when I saw that it was the right type and weight for this pattern I had to make it.
After a few miss steps and a very handy life line I've completed the first pattern repeat and, i have to say it again, It is SO COOL!
Sorry , but the cats were not excited enough when i showed them so You all have to pick up the slack by hearing me talk about it :)
I'll post some bad web cam pictures soon!
Thursday, May 8, 2008
hmmm Still need to think about it
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
I'm being very good and still only working on one knitting project, The Rose gloves. Go me! I'm almost to the thumb gusset and both excited and worried about it. the first attempt i made at doing them (almost a year ago) is were I went wrong last time, so I'm hoping it'll be better this time. After the rose gloves I've got to bring something with me to Media West con, maybe two somethings, one for the car and one for the SnB at the con. or it may just be one project. Who knows?
Anyway I'm mostly posting just to keep this blog updated a bit my more personal blog is over on LJ, which is friends locked because I'm avoiding someone who has me as a friend on there, maybe it doesn't matter now, but the journal will stay that way. But anyway you're only here for the pretty yarn right?
Saturday, May 3, 2008
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
For my birthday I went and bought myself yarn as a present: Two balls of Lion brand Wool ease Worsted weight in 139 dark rose heather which will be used to make The Rose Doomsday Gloves from Doctor Who. Pattern Here. And Two balls of Patons Decor First Spring Varg for purposes not yet decided on, mostly I just loved the color way. I've cast on for the Rose gloves a few times but I seem to have a mental block with them as I keep making mistakes early on. the thing is though Is I've made one of the gloves before in a different yarn (caron simply soft) and while the color was perfect the yarn drove me nuts with all it's splitting. (that and I didn't do the thumb gusset very well) But I will get through them I am determined that I make these gloves!
Oh also for my birthday I bought myself dpn's sizes 6, 7, and 8 yay!
Saturday, April 26, 2008
I did in fact finish the quilt in time and I got one of those disposable digital cameras to take pictures with so as soon as I take the camera to be developed I'll post the better pictures until then I give you the bad picture from my web cam, please ignore the mess in my room It wasabout 2am after I had gotten home from work and I really didn't feel like cleaning up to take the picture.
Saturday, April 12, 2008
I'm currently making a Quilt, which I should be working on now instead of blogging. The Quilt is for a baby boy, the shower is on the 20th of April I hope I make it in time! I need to add another row of three blocks the boarder and of course the back. Those will be in blue 9the same blue on the front. Once again note that the colors captured on my web cam are not very close to what they are in reality. The colors are all bright primary colors The green has vines in the pattern, the blue kind of splochy and wavey, the yellow has , well almost a chicken foot pattern in it and the red has dotted circles. Originaly I was going for earthly elements sun, fire, water, earth, but it's been pointed out that i also managed to pick the four Hogwarts houses. Anyway, since I have to keep the project under raps until the 20th I've been limited on who I can show it to hence the desire to post it here with the knitting (none of my friends know about this journal, this just for those who happen to wonder by)
I hadn't meant to abandon this blog, I haven't been writing in my LJ much either since life at school and work has been busy. I have finished my Irish Hiking scarf though, mostly because I worked on it tons when I went to see the Yarn Harlots book signing. I've posted pictures in the knit along blog but I'll post them again here just because. Oh and my web cam really doesn't take very good pictures the colors are all washed out and you can't see any detail, I'll post some better ones if my friend lets me use her camera.