August 29, 2005

ranty-rant...

My school really drives me crazy. I have to start again next Tuesday, and I still don't know which subjects I have, when I have them, with who and what I need for them. According to school, i should have gotten all this information last week. Yeah, right!

A good thing, we have a new studentmailprogram, which allows me to keep an agenda and a things-to-do-list online. I think it will help me to keep this (final!) year organised
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August 28, 2005

dreamy and floaty


I'm still a bit struggling with updating this blog regularly. If there's anyone who reads this blog regularly, please let yourself be known! It might motivate me...

So far, I had a lovely weekend, wich is good, as I have to go back to my traineeplacement tomorrow. I saw
Howl's moving castle (see pic above) by Hayao Miyazaki (he also made "Spirited away") And it was just as fluffy, floaty and endearing. Another movie to add to my list of "feel good" movies...

I was perusing the digsboards at
digsmagazine, looking for some nice, easy and quickfix recipes for the next week, as my parents will be away and I will be awfully busy. I did also stumble on some cleaning threads, wich, very odd, make me want to clean my room now. Better have to grab that spirit now!!!

August 15, 2005

knitting with cats...

(note: the thumbs link to the whole picture)



It is possible! Allthough I think I have a very daft cat, who does not even recognize a ball of yarn if you put his pawn on it. So meet Sjimmie, one of my three furry balls, the others shall probably follow soon.

Sadly I had to frog the boobholder, as I found out that it totally did not flatter my bodyshape. Next things to be knitted are birthdaygifts for friends, including a pointy elfin hat and some slippers.
As for the pic below, here are some knitted flower barrettes, a present for a friend of mine...


August 01, 2005

...Currently on the needles...

After I checked my gauge, I finally cast on the minisweater by Stefanie Japel. I decided to use some Phildar Impact #3.5 in Braise and Phildar Super Baby in Chocolat, holding 2 strands together. The Super Baby adds the benefit of:
- some wool added to the totally acrylic Braise, which makes it much nicer to knit.
- the chocolat makes the color of the Braise a bit more subdued, so it's less "in-your-face"
- It also helped me to get the right gauge.

I still have to block around 2 pairs of slippers. I'm also teaching one of my friends to knit, as she desperately wanted to be able to knit a toymouse. As I saw her fumbling with the needles, cursing along, I realized that it can be quite hard to get the knitting skills down. I'm first letting here learn how to knit and to purl, then we will step over to increasing (M1)....