Sunday, February 26, 2012

Oscar Night

Watching the show, even though I am ready to go to sleep. I just want to find out it "The Help" gets any of the Oscars.
Octavia for supporting Actress
received her first Oscar.

While I am watching the show, I will work on another crocheted square.

These squares are my latest ones.
You can tell that I have tried to be creative every day.

That Octagon motif is supposed to be a start for a blanket. Well, like many other starts, it might end up being a start only.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


The delivery person brought a package from today.

Two movies: Paranormal Activity 3,

I have seen Paranormal Activity 1, which was scary, because I did not realize it was a movie,
until after. I did not care for number 2, and certainly hope this number 3 is better than 2,
as I've heard it should be. Sometimes I don't agree with critics, though, so I will find out if I like it or not.

I have seen every Twilight movie this far, and can't wait to get home to see this Breaking Dawn, There is part 2 coming to theaters in March. I might even go and see it in the theater.

There was also a book in the package, "The Principles of Knitting" by June Hemmons Hiatt.
The book weighs a lot, at least 4 lbs, and has over 700 pages (including index and the other stuff).

My plan for tonight was to clear some of the stuff in the closet, but I might not have time, since two movies are tempting me to sit and watch.


Let's see what is going on. That Tea-Cozy is lurking from my bag, and wants to get done. The other Sugar 'n Cream yarn, that I posted the other day, was a bit lighter in weight than the other yarns, so I selected the one that shows in the picture. This yarn is slightly heavier than the greens, but it has to do, not changing again, and I don't have fun colors in Lily yarns, other than solid ones.

I have this much already, and now I need to make another piece. It's like "second sock syndrome", when there is one sock done, and then MUST make another.

My recently started socks are now done two at a time. Only a few sock pairs are done one by one, and usually those don't get finished, at least very quickly. I have only two at a time socks on needles, but that will be another story. Right now I am in Crochet cycle, and have not done any knitting for days.

My Crovontuli shawl has been waiting for its turn patiently. Every time I look at it I want to
crochet a few more rows. This way it might get done by next year.
If you want the pattern it's in Ravelry, here.

I don't wear shawls as a rule, but I do like making them. Most of the shawls I have made have been given as gifts. I do keep some for myself, like this Damselfly shawl, designed
It's precious and I will keep it forever, even if I don't wear it.

Let's see what else is going on. That Tea-Cozy is lurking from my bag, and wants to get done. I have this much already, and now I need to make another piece. It's like "second sock syndrome", when there is one sock done, and then MUST make another.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

New Project

Are we surprised? This tea-cozy interests me. I am not a tea drinker, I drink coffee, but have several different size tea pots. I like my little red one, which I use when the wind blows that way.
Yes, I do drink tea, sometimes, but not as a rule. Tea gives me heart burn, except some herbal teas, which don't give me the same satisfaction as caffeine in tea and coffee does.

The yarns I am going to us are Lily Elite Cotton in Moss and Spearmint, Bernat Love Bug Baby Cotton in Doodle Bug Daisy, and Sugar 'n Cream in variegated turquoise, yellow, white, pink colors.

I am planning to work on this cozy a little bit at lunch, and then a little bit on a square for a teddy bear ghan, for HeartMade Blessings. The squares are 6" and pretty quick to make. I have tons of yarn that is suitable for a nice blankie for a little one.

I am very grateful for my gift of creativity.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Continuing my creativity tale

More squares done, this one is the latest. Also for Heartmade Blessings org.

I am really excited about a blog I found, its Homemade Obsessions
and there are many, many exciting patterns. The above link directs you to
Coraline, the doll from the movie. I love how Sharon Ojala has created her. She also has a pattern for the cat, and Wybie doll, too. Many Amigurumi patterns as well. I cannot wait to make that Coraline doll. The best part is that I have the yarns to make her. I have yarns everywhere.

My own creativity has been constant. Clearing stash mess, making more mess. I now walk around boxes and piles of "what am I going to do with this". I thought that my organization skills would be better (was I ever wrong) but I stand at the door of my stash room (my second bedroom, and there is a futon bed somewhere) and pray that everything would clear by magic.
I cannot find the wand, it's covered by all my hoarded yarns. Hoarding is now a word for nightmares. I don't like to think that I have a problem, but looks like I do. I am in denial, and as soon as I admit this obsession being a problem, then it's the beginning to ... what? buying more yarn?

Creativity comes with this mess, I find yarns I forgot I had, I find started forgotten projects, and my inspiration is running wild. However, I cannot do everything at once. I decided to make blankets, just to use all the wonderfully colorful yarns that are also mixed with some plain yarns.
Oh, this mess is sometimes like therapy. Getting depressed, and then excited, what else is there to find?

I have some new projects started, and perhaps will be able to finish some in the near future. Hopefully Coraline will be among the new ones I will be starting soon. I am sure of new projects, since I have Startitis Syndrome, which is another obsession that I should clearly look into fixing it. My startitis isn't only knitting, it also includes crocheting and sometimes even drawing.
I think I might read a book tonight.

Thursday, February 09, 2012

CED February 9

I have been creative every day, honest! I just forgot to come here and tell you all about my days.
It's been hectic for a few days. I have decided to clear my stash room, sort the yarns and put them in proper bins, instead of plastic bags, and grocery shopping bags (the ones you pay 99 cents for, plus tax, hah). I have a huge pile of them now, since I dumped the yarns from those bags on the living room floor. I bought several jumbo size plastic tubs that are now too big for the room that does not have any extra space. My organizing skills are very limited and that is one of the reasons why I feel overwhelmed, frustrated and somewhat depressed. What have I been thinking of buying all this yarn?

My creativity has been sorting yarns in type of yarn piles, color sorting will come after. I have also sorted yarns that will go to my friend, who knits for a hospital gift store. My HeartMade Blessings yarns are in two different tubs. One is for red, white, blue and amethyst colors, the other is for other colours, but also for that same organization. They collect squares for comfort afghans that can be any color but black.

The picture shows three latest ones, going in the mail either today or tomorrow. I have one more square almost finished, and perhaps I'll wait for that one and then get all four out for mailing.

I also made a drawing! Yippee. It was so relaxing to do after my frustrating yarn sorting. I might even plan to do drawing as soon as I feel depressed about my stash.

Friday, February 03, 2012

CED February 3

I knitted the socks for my boss. She liked them. I used Patons Grace yarn, and the pattern is "Spindle Socks" by Anna Bell.

This square is for Marsha. She collects squares and assembles them to a nice blanket. Project Heartmade Blessings.

I might even draw something today.
My plans for tonight:
Finish one square that I started this morning
Work on Crovontuli Shawl, at least a few rows
Watch telly
dump more yarn on the living room floor
sort some of the yarn that is on that floor.

Enough for one night. Tomorrow is another day.

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Creative February 1st, 2012

The theme for February in Creative Every Day Challenge is "Night". Of course it's optional, and
I have already opted mine to "morning" haha. I finished a 12" crocheted square this morning,
and sorted some yarns to take with me when we go out and he is driving. The white one was finished last night, and it goes to January challenge. All these are for HeartMade Blessings Charity.