September 02 2014

I made the cell phone cozy for my sister (the one you have seen on this blog) and this morning around 00.30 I get a viber message from my sister, my sister’s friend likes it and wants to pay me to make one for her

so I send ‘how much is she willing to pay’

my sister answers ‘well, logically, she doesn’t want to pay if she doesn’t have to’

so I answer ‘well, logically, I don’t want to work my ass off for two days for nothing’

sister: ‘well it is your call to set the price’

me ‘700-1000din depending on who is buying the yarn’

and that was the end of it

……

currently one dollar is 90 dinars, so it would have cost her 7,7 bucks for a cell phone cozy if she gave me the yarn, and more if I had to buy it myself

I am so fucking unreasonable!

And, you know, if I were idle and had nothing better to do I would have gone lower because why not, but I am WRITING MY THESIS and I don’t have time to just give up two days to make a spoiled brat a cozy because my sister wants to be nice to her, Jesus

she can buy one in a dollar store!

and I am just curious what my sister is going to get from this: whether she will realize she was given a very precious handmade item she should cherish, or that I am a bitch who won’t work at ‘reasonable price’

September 02 2014
mrseviltedi:

JUST off the needles … Hermione Granger

mrseviltedi:

JUST off the needles … Hermione Granger

September 01 2014

scitchetknits:

This is a stranded knitting scarf for no one in particular (I would say it is for me, but I have PLENTY of scarves.  I live in New Mexico, you don’t need that many).  I ran across some old filet crochet pattern collections and downloaded a bunch.  I’m using those patterns since stranded knitting stitches are roughly square.  There is a little motif at the bottom and I’m half way through a rose pattern.

I’m using one ball of Aade in greens and yellows and one ball of Kauni in browns.  So there with be some long striping.

This is just something fun for me.  I always like having a stranded project going.  I’ve put it aside for the moment to focus on Christmas knitting, but I’ll pick it up when I have a handle on that and/or need a stranding fix.

The ravelry.com page for this project is:  http://ravel.me/scitchet/u2n1o

August 31 2014
I am actually ridiculously proud of this one, not because I think it is lovely - that is a matter of taste, and tastes differ, but because I successfully improvised a design as I went along, learned a new bind off while I was at it and managed to knit the lace at the top without using a pattern.
It shows that my skills are growing and that I will do even better things in future.
I used a chart for the heart but in the end abandoned it and went my own way.

I am actually ridiculously proud of this one, not because I think it is lovely - that is a matter of taste, and tastes differ, but because I successfully improvised a design as I went along, learned a new bind off while I was at it and managed to knit the lace at the top without using a pattern.

It shows that my skills are growing and that I will do even better things in future.

I used a chart for the heart but in the end abandoned it and went my own way.

August 30 2014
crojocreates:

yarnhousestudio:

Miscellaneous Monday
I love adding ruffles to things, but sometimes I have a hard time telling what the ruffle might look like when I’m done. The Tricksy Knitter can help demystify ruffles with their round up of ruffle techniques found on their blog here.  I think this post is awesome because it can inspire you as a knitter to slap a ruffle on something and take a little designer’s risk. Try some out! It’s bound to be good fun. 

Oooooh….

crojocreates:

yarnhousestudio:

Miscellaneous Monday

I love adding ruffles to things, but sometimes I have a hard time telling what the ruffle might look like when I’m done. The Tricksy Knitter can help demystify ruffles with their round up of ruffle techniques found on their blog here.  I think this post is awesome because it can inspire you as a knitter to slap a ruffle on something and take a little designer’s risk. Try some out! It’s bound to be good fun. 

Oooooh….

August 29 2014

I am going to use a counter app on my phone to click on every shitty thing people did or say to me during the day

and offset that count by knitting a row on my shawl for each and every one

what others chose to do is beyond my control, what I do in response is not

I’ll turn that negativeness into self care

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