Friday, April 23, 2010

Spring Fever

The beautiful weather and cheerful flowers that have appeared everywhere really have inspired me.

Now I not only have nature on my mind but on my head as well! It's all croched with beads for sparkle. I feel like a woodland fairy or elf when I wear it - maybe I need wings. Hmmmm...

Monday, April 12, 2010

Not Much Kindness After All

I've been in the Random Acts Of Kindness group on ravelry since I've been on ravelry - and I always try to get at least one package sent out every month, even if it's a scrape to pay the postage. Most of the time I don't get anything from anyone. It's been two months since I've gotten the last RAK, so I posted my list on the thread that I thought was a reminder to other members that my list hasn't gotten any bites. Well, apparently that's not how it works anymore. Someone in the group got crabby with me about reposting my list. You know, I don't ask for Malabrigo and Wollmeise. I usually only ask for a pattern or two and maybe some tea. Well, screw it. I'll send the package to New Zealand tomorrow and that will be it - I'll leave the group and not ask for another thing. You can't imagine how pissed I am.
I was already upset at Lime and Violet - they spent the last episode badmouthing stay at home moms, people who live in trailers, men who buy beer....all sorts of people in my life and me as well. I spent two days talking myself out of leaving a very bad review on itunes - does anyone else get sick of hearing about Violet's plague and how "busy" she is or how much smarter Lime is than anyone else in town? I'd calmed myself down from their attack on my life and loved ones - and now a ravelry group starts in on me.
At least spring break is over and I can have some privacy again.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

I Found a New Skill - Sorta

So, you know that I knit, crochet, sew a bit, all kinds of other things - but until recently I've never felted. It's kind of fun! Of course, I did something incredibly easy but still it was neat. Yes - it's a purple top hat. I made it in homor of Order of the Phoenix member Dedalus Diggle. For now it's got the pins on it for decoration, but I'm planning on making some interchangeable bands and pins - I have a great idea for ostrich plumes, tulle, and lily petals. As soon as it was pulled out of the washer, though, the weather got very springlike and warm so I won't be wearing it for awhile. That's okay. I think the girl child wants one, too.

I've been knitting on the Evenstar shawl. It's turning out great. I've finished clue one and am starting clue two - but it's on hold for a couple of days while I knit on a pair of mitts for Cylon War with my Battlestar Galactica group. The pattern came out today and a couple of people are already done with the first one. I need to get myself in gear or I'll get toasted by a toaster! It's a great pattern - I'm glad I'll be getting a pair! They'll have to wait until cooler weather, too, though.

This week the kids are on spring break. I hope the weather stays nice so they can play outside and I can work in the yard a bit. It will be a very long vacation if we're stuck inside together!