Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Well, school has begun again. I've only had 2 classes so far.
-I've probably seen most of the things in person that we're going to be learning about in my Northern Renaissance Art class.
-I have to take Intro to Philosophy and it's going to be a loooooong semester. It was only the first day and I was hit with a whole lot of stupid. An extreme amount from one particular person. He even made the teacher exasperated. That takes skill. One of the things that bothered me was his remark about how "The only reason people believe in God is because they're afraid of dying and it makes them feel better to think there's something after death" and that people shouldn't believe in miracles because it's all about science. I nearly turned around and called him stupid to his face. He's lucky I wasn't sitting closer. I don't care if that's what you think, just don't act all righteous about your beliefs and tell me that that's the only reason why I believe what I believe. We've experienced a miracle or two in my family. The fact that my sister's boyfriend is still alive and able to walk is a miracle. (He was in a car accident that smashed some of his vertebrae.) I just really wish I didn't have to take this damn class. I have a feeling that I won't be talking much in the class for fear of exploding at someone. I have pretty good self-control but sometimes....Yeah.....
-I'm also taking Jewelry, Watercolor, Entrepreneurial Illustration, Fairy Tales and Illustration Styles and Concepts.
-In other news, knitting news to be exact, my Time Traveler socks are going well, if slow. I can't knit on them without looking, so I have to knit my Doctor Who scarf during class instead of the socks. I should finish my sister's cowl. I'm just not looking forward to grafting three 33" pieces into tubes. I should have just knit them in the round like I had thought of. Oh well.
-I should have knit Christmas presents, but I don't want to spend any more money on yarn right now.
-I really need to start on the knitwear that I'm going to be selling. I'm just really lazy right now. I haven't even unpacked from coming back from break.
-I'm going to go sleep.

Friday, January 7, 2011


I updated my blog. Meaning, I changed the title, since I disliked the other one. Nocturnal Knitter is more what this blog is. Is it weird that I could see myself doing knitting things for the rest of my life next to illustration. Hmm...

Well, I bought a bunch of yarn yesterday for items to sell at my school's artist sale thing. I'm excited to start them. I also started my Jaywalker socks with the Time Traveler yarn from KnitPicks. It's exciting.

I wish I had a million bucks (or a job at a yarn store) so I could get a bunch of yummy yarn. I think I'm going to ask if the local yarn store has any positions open. It couldn't hurt to ask.

School starts back in a week or so. *sigh*

P.S. I knit this.  Isn't it cute? I think I'm going to make other animals from this pattern. It's quick and fun to knit. Wheeee! Also, I need a camera. I don't have one and it's frustrating.

Monday, January 3, 2011


What a terrible way to start off the new year. I managed to get the flu on New Year's Eve, which resulted in me just being miserable and puking all day. I managed to stay up to watch the ball drop at midnight, but it wasn't a joyous occasion for me. I missed an amazing concert with my sisters and I couldn't eat all day. *sigh* New Year's Day, I felt like someone had seriously beaten me up. Managed to choke down some applesauce and mac & cheese. And then yesterday, I still felt crappy, but not as much as the day before. I found that I couldn't stand up for long periods of time without feeling dizzy and nauseous. The dogs made sure I didn't overtax myself, constantly keeping watch as I walked around, did some laundry, etc. They are the best nurses. And here we are today. I don't feel all that sick. I need to eat something before my stomach eats itself.

The bad part about being sick like that is that you can't knit. I mean, I turned a heel yesterday, but I had to stop when looking at my needles made me feel sick. Which was every time I picked them up after that. AWESOME.

Well, hope you had a better new year than me! Off to feed my starving stomach!

Thursday, December 30, 2010


Wow, it's already been 4 months since my last post! That's TERRIBLE! I'm bad at this game. But I do have a very good explanation as to why I haven't posted! I was in school! I don't know if I've mentioned before, but I'm in art school and well, all of my "free time" is devoted to sleep, watching mindless tv, and other relaxing things (knitting or reading). A girl sometimes forgets that she has a blog...Whatevs.

It's past Christmas, almost New Years. It's weird how fast this year's gone. This semester of school, in fact. It felt like it was dragging on forever and suddenly it's done! There was a final race to the finish, furiously getting things done and suddenly I have nothing to do (art school related). I have plenty of knitting to do.

I am embarking on the Doctor Who Season 12 scarf journey. It's going to be epic. Incredibly long, but epic. So many color changes, such a long length, all garter stitch. Amazing.

I also have many pairs of socks I want to knit. I've got some new yarn to use. I'm excited.

I'm also going to be selling some knitted items at the art fair at school this coming semester. I could use the extra cash and I'm got a big enough stash of yarn that I can do it. I was thinking coasters, maybe some small bags, a few fingerless mitts, and some hats. I'll also be taking commissions if someone can't find something in a color that they want. I'm actually pretty excited, because everything that I'm going to (hopefully) knit won't be an undertaking, so I should have a bunch of things to sell. I just hope people buy them. Otherwise, I'm left with a bunch of random things that I can't do anything with. We'll see. :]

There are so many things I want to do this vacation, but it's already almost half over! So sad.

In other news, we have to put my grandma into a nursing home. She's lived with us for about 15 years, and her health has been slowly declining. The other morning, she collapsed, but thankfully my sister was right there to catch her (It was most certainly God's work that she was right there. If no one had been there, my grandma would have hit her head or something worse). We called the ambulance and she seemed to recover while we waited for it, but they took her in anyways. She doesn't remember the even at all. Her balance is way off and she's very weak. There's really no way that we can take care of her by ourselves, so my mom and uncle (who is visiting) found a lovely nursing home. I just hope everything works out well. Please keep us in your prayers (if you do that sort of thing). It's a tough time for all of us, especially my mom. It's her mother.

WELL! On that not-so-happy note, I will be updating more frequently (hopefully). I have many projects to do, and I'm excited to show people. Have a Happy New Year's Eve and Day! We're going to see the Cleveland Orchestra on New Year's Ever. I'm excited! :]

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Guess what I got todaaaaaaay!
Oh yes, my VERY FIRST Knit Picks package!! I've been waiting for it and now I can't stop staring at what I got. Wanna see it? Of course you do.

Firstly, here's all of the yarn together:
Yum! Now, for individual pictures.

Lovely, aren't they? They're Imagination Mermaid Lagoon (Left) and Evil Stepmother. Both are sock yarn, but I'm probably going to make wristers out of them! Hm, they're a lot more vibrant in real life...Anyways! Moving on!

These are my new sock yarns! They're both for the Owl Socks pattern I bought. Unfortunately for myself, I didn't read the pattern very well, and I realize now that I need 2 skeins of each color for the socks. *sigh* Oh well. I'll knit as much of the socks as I can and then buy more when the time comes. It's seriously soooo soft. I can't wait to start! The blue and light gray are the main ones I'm going to make, and then the green and dark gray are the second pair. Hopefully.

I also got some black, to use as the background for the Imagination yarn. Though, now that I see the Evil Stepmother, black is too dark...Oh well!

While all of that is terribly exciting, the main reason I bought the stuff was to get these! It's actually a trial pack of their Options Interchangeable needles. From left to right: Harmony Wood, Acrylic, Nickel-Plated. It's so that instead of buying a giant, expensive pack and finding out you don't like them, you can try them out to see which ones grab your heart. Oh, and of course they came with 2 cables and cable caps. Exciting, yeah?

In other news, I finished one of my socks, and have moved onto the other one. I should probably try to finish this one before I start anything else...

P.S. If you ever want to comment, feel free. Don't be scared! Then again, you might not care about anything I do, so whatever. :)

Friday, August 13, 2010


This post is full of pictures, so prepare to be amazed!

Lacey Eyelet Rib (aka. Lydia's scarf)
Finally. It's been done for awhile, but I'm just now getting around to pictures. Oops! The picture on the left is more accurate as far as colors go. I hope she likes it. Or else. :P

Catnip Socks
I'm getting close to finishing this sock! And I mean sock. Not socks. Sock. This is still just the first one. I still have a ways to go up the leg, but it's going well! It's for my left foot since it's smaller than the right one. I have to remember to knit a few more rounds before the heel on the other sock so it'll be big enough. The yarn is very lovely. It's actually self-striping, but it's not that noticeable, since the pattern is so complex on the front. You can see it better on the sole since it's just regular knitting.

I hope I don't lose steam with these and can do the other one in a timely fashion. I really want to show them off!

Celtic Cable Scarf
This is my first time doing cables and it's actually really easy. All you need to do is follow the instructions! I'm using this amazing 100% Alpaca yarn. It's so soft and supposedly hypoallergenic, which is really amazing. The color is completely natural, with no dyes or anything. It has an interesting look because it's not a solid color, with lights and darks mixed in with the medium color. I'm excited to finish and wear it when it starts to get cooler. This is definitely a cool weather scarf. It's a close knit so the wind will (hopefully) stay out. It's supposed to be around 5 feet in length. Weeell...I have almost a foot, which is fine! I've been busy! The right picture is a close up of the pattern. Looks complicated, but it really isn't!

Ravenclaw Scarf
Yes, another Ravenclaw scarf. This time, this one's for ME! I hope to have it done by the time Deathly Hallows Part I is out. I'm pretty sure I can do it. I'm also trying to do jogless stripes. That means you can't see where one stripe ends and the other one starts. It's going....interestingly. I've found 3 different ways to do it, and the first 2 didn't work as well as I hoped, so I'm going to try the third way when I come to another set of stripes. Hopefully it works. I'm excited to get it done. It's going to be the same length as the other one, so 12 full stripes. The other one goes down to my knees, so it'll be perfect. :)

Adventures In Things Besides Knitting
Well, this past weekend was the Dublin Irish Festival! It was so much fun. We went every single day (3 days). It's such an amazing festival. Good food, amazing music, perfect weather. We saw a bunch of bands from Ireland. They were amazing.
I also bought this ring from a place called Sean's Celtic Creations. He designs all of the items (rings, necklaces, earrings, etc.) himself. This one is called the Elemental Knot. It's a little bigger, since I have bigger hands, but it looks really cool. It's kind of heavy, but I don't mind. :)

School starts on August 30th. I'm excited, but at the same time nervous. Yippee.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

2 weeks!?

Why has it been 2 weeks? Terrible.

Well, in that time, I finished Lydia's scarf, cast on my Celtic Cable scarf, got past the heel of my sock, cast on owl fingerless gloves, tore those out, and started another Ravenclaw scarf. Oh, and I printed out all of my patterns, since having to carry around my computer is inconvenient. I'll take some pictures tomorrow (maybe) and post them. And actually do some explaining. Or something...

Also, this past weekend was the Dublin Irish Festival. We went every single day and it was amazing.

I'll make a new post about this stuff with pictures, but right now, I need sleep.