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birdy August 28, 2008

Filed under: crafting — Ren @ 10:31 pm

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i was very sad that i couldn’t find the exact lolcat font… i tried! this is birdy, my very first sewing machine project. a few things to remember for next time:

  1. do not start with a project that is tiny and has many tight corners.
  2. read instructions carefully. then read them again.
  3. it is ok if a project doesn’t turn out exactly how you wanted it to.
  4. don’t be sad when your project gets eaten by the pets. ^^

hope everyone has a great Labor Day weekend. I know i’m excited not to have classes… !

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oh, fay! August 25, 2008

Filed under: catch-up,knitting,news,school — Ren @ 8:58 pm

ah, the things that have happened since i posted two weeks ago. i had a relaxing last few weeks of summer. mom and i made plans to get back to campus last wednesday and visit my grandparents on the way, but we got held up by tropical storm fay. then we thought maybe we could go back on friday, but fay decided to slow down to about 6mph and stall us another day. she also knocked out our power for a full day and sent us bailing standing water out of our side yard to keep it from overflowing into our house. thank God the rain let up soon after that and the water did not harm our house or belongings. i made it back to campus on saturday, but we didn’t have the time to visit my grandparents. classes started today. *sigh*

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this picture was taken from my window. it is our little cul-de-sac after the sewers overflowed. it’s pretty hard to tell how much water that is, but my neighbor is standing in at least ankle-deep water and the yards and driveways are underwater pretty far in. at least it is over now! ^^

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in other, more knitting-related news, i finished off the elbow patches that hakucho suggested way back on sweater day. i used the elbow patches in domiknitrix as a jumping-off point and worked the patches from there. i am excited that i can wear my favorite sweater again!

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i hope that everyone is having a great week and please keep missy and her family in your thoughts & prayers as they have just suffered another loss in their family.

 

“She’s lost again!” August 8, 2008

Filed under: catch-up,knitting,news — Ren @ 9:52 pm

when you don’t post for a while, you end up with quite a few things to say when you finally write. lol. probably the biggest news is that my internship is over and i got a job offer. yaaay!!! you guys will laugh, but it was a very interesting experience to have a full-time job like that. hopefully it is something that i will “like.”

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second piece of exciting news: i bought a sewing machine! it isn’t a very exciting model, but it is my first machine and i’m not sure how much i will use it or how much i will want to learn, so i wasn’t really ready to go all out. i haven’t even threaded it yet! ^^

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also, i have been knitting dishcloths (what else is new?). i made two more ballbands and one four-corners dishcloth. i think they turned out well and they were what i needed while i was working and tired. i don’t know how you guys make such pretties after long days at work.

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i have finally moved on to a pair of socks, though! it took me three tries to start, but now i’m enjoying working on them. i hope everyone is having a great summer and i hope my next post isn’t too far off! ^^