Summer WIP Frogging

Apparently, I’m driven to eliminate languishing WIPs and destash my hoard of yarn. Why, I don’t know but it appears to be happening and I’m being quite cut throat, where before I was quite sentimental about my Works In Progress.

 

My listing:

 

Blodeuwedd The Hat for me
Little Boy Blue Blanket (Loading…45%)
Cosmos Doily Madness: Doily Three (Loading…95%)
Child-bearer’s Cardigan (Frogged)
Boba Fett Amigurumi Doll
Rose Doily #804
Bigger on the Inside Shawl
Gloves for myself
Villimarjatar Shawl (Frogged)
Large Pineapple Doily (Loading…50%)
Monster Slippers for Valerie
Volunteer Scarves
Volunteer Baby Hats (Loading…5%)
Cardigan of the Progenitor (Loading…16%)
1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Hobbes – Yay! (Loading…53%)

 

If you’re wondering why I’m making five Hobbes dolls, it is due to the fact of a promissory backlog. I promised four people Hobbes dolls as gifts and figured there was no time like the present when, on hearing that the Pharmacy Delivery Driver’s birthday was upcoming, the Maternal Parental begged me to make him a Hobbes doll in appreciation. She actually pleaded with me to put aside the work I was doing on her cardigan and get working on the Hobbes doll as soon as possible.

 

So, knowing that I had this backlog growing, I figured I’d eliminate them all at once. I’m currently 53% completed with this task. At this point, I can do this pattern in my sleep, which is good because I have been falling asleep at the desk while working.

 

Onto Villimarjatar. I initially tried to make this shawl in a sock yarn. Until I saw an episode of Fruity Knitting where Romi Hill was interviewed, I was fully prepared to knit eight hundred yards into my shawl using said yarn despite being unhappy with the look of my progress. Let’s hope that the new yarn I’ll be using works more effectively.

 

The reclaimed sock yarn will be going into two projects. One cake will go into the Syncopation socks. The other cake will join my first attempt at Doublefun socks. I’ve been looking forward to making the Doublefun pattern for some time now. Some of the remainder may go into my take on the Find Your Fade shawl. We’ll see.

 

Into the destashing, one of my relatives has decided to rekindle her knitting skills and was fully prepared to go up to Joann’s to buy supplies with which to do so. I just couldn’t allow that seeing as I’ve got all this yarn and all these needles that hardly get use. So, I made her up a box that will, hopefully, make her happy.

 

What made me happy was, on seeing the depth and breadth of the box, the Maternal Parental decided that she wanted a batch of yarn as well. I really hope she means it this time. If they both keep at it, I’ll give them the more expensive yarns once I’ve fully divested of the less costly product. More people need to be knitting, crocheting, and weaving. That’s my philosophy.

 

My other philosophy is that, shock and awe, I’m moving away from acrylic. The more I work with wool and other natural fibers, the more I want to. Also, there is the environment to consider. Wool and natural fibers are…natural and biodegradable. As much as I like being the Empress of Economy, acrylic costs the environment in the long run even if it saves me money in the short term. So, in future, if I do buy acrylic yarn, it’ll most likely be a colorful wig project someone commissioned me for. Which is to say…not very likely.

 

About the only other thing on my RADAR is a story idea creeping on the periphery of my conscious thoughts. I dream it just fine but when I wake, the dream is gone from my mind like someone erased it. I’m determined to bang something out on this keyboard over the next few days. So, one way or another, something is getting into my OO.o Writer.

 

Until the next time, have a safe and fantastic journey around the Sun. Take care, my friends. Rolling on the floor laughingRed heartRainbow

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Holy Crap, I’m Ahead For a Change

Imagine my shock when, on opening my AtMP e-mail, I find a snippet of a review for a book I checked out of the Library weeks back. It’s called One Big Happy Family and discusses the widely divergent experiences of people in non-traditional familial and romantic relationships. It’s a short summary but it’s my summary damn it. Either way, I highly recommend the book. I found myself nodding along to more than a few things written in there in a way I haven’t been able to in quite a while.

I was just shocked when a few books came up when I did my random search for things to read based on keywords.

Man, I feel strange. I’m supposed to be an oddball. I can’t have all this newfangled similarity with others gosh darn it.

Come to think of it, they’re due in a few days. The books, not the similarities.

The Philosophy of Spam

Mosquitoes…or something are killing me. Since I’d like to keep my hands occupied on something other than scratching, I bring to you more Spam.

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Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Walk beside me and just be my friend.AlbertCamusAlbert Camus

And another.

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Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect every one who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined.PatrickHenryPatrick Henry

Some in the here and now might learn a lesson or two from these, but there’s more.

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Pure love produces pure nonsense.JonathanKlingerJonathan Klinger

Your guess is as good as mine…

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Whenever I climb I am followed by a dog called ‘Ego.’FriedrichWilhelmNietzscheFriedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

For so many, this is the reality.

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I’ve never let my school interfere with my education.MarkTwainMark Twain

This one probably makes the most sense out of any I’ve ever read.

Ten to one, I’ll get more Enlightened Spam in my filter just for having posted these. When I get them, and if they’re good, I’ll be sure to post them.

New Found Militancy

I’ve no idea where it’s coming from but I seem to have grown a militant bone. Or at least, a spot of militancy. I guess it could have been as a result of the pseudo-converter from the other day.

He saw fit to initiate a coversation on MySpace as a seemingly barely literate newbie before blossoming into a walking Bible Tract. Thankfully, I ended it before the whole nonsense got out of hand but since then I’ve been waaaaaay more into LGBT politics, social issues, and even economics than before. Prior to this, I floated through it all with no shame in who I am while at the same time being too lazy? aloof? introverted? to be more active in community events.

I see this chain of events as a good thing and, if I were really evil minded, I’d go back and thank the guy for doing just the opposite of what he most probably intended.

Now I away to an appointment.

A Quote Of My Own…Dang

A Question Mark is the best friend of a free society and the worst enemy of a closed society. ~KaliTime Camaralzman~

I’m not sure if this is good or bad that I’m coming up with my own quotes. Personally, I like it.

Shania

“The main purpose of life is: To have a job in whose purpose you can believe; To have friends whose immediate purposes you can trust; To have some spot on earth to which you can return as home; To be at the same time a citizen of a larger world.”
James A. Michener

This one makes a lot of sense. My long term aim is to acheive as much of it as possible.

Will Help You Get Your Zeds…

I am so friggin’ boring…I’ve made a thing regarding my recent experiences involving familial relationships. It should serve better than an overdose of Nyquil.

At least I can write it out even if I am Zzzzzz…

I go now for knitting, tea and popcorn. Yay!