Oh Decisions…

30 04 2008

I got my cap and gown today. *bows* I am most pleased. Yet now I must find out whether or not I can paint my cap. I know places like Morehead let it slide, and I didn’t get any flat-out “thou shalt not” in my nifty package in the mail the other day… I will have to call and find out.

If I DO get to, I wonder what I will put on it? See, in high school, my dad didn’t let me paint mine and I was the only (literally, the only) one without a painted hat. I wanted “Dude, you’re gettin’ a Dell” on it. I thought about putting that on it, but Larry doesn’t think people will get it… or find it that funny.

So here I sit, wondering what I will do. I found this picture while doing a casual “hmmm, what’s out there” search on Yahoo:

Not entirely accurate, but still amusing. ^_^

So my very creative and artistic friends, what would be a Jan-like statement to put upon my motarboard? Keep in mind, my painting skillz aren’t that great, so something simple-to-do please. Any linkage would be awesome. 🙂 Thanks much!

Back to my half-done-and-due-tomorrow research paper!





The Perfect Scarf

27 04 2008

I finished my scarf last night. It’s the perfect scarf ever made… probably because I made it especially to my liking, lol. It’s loooooooooong and much wider than I will ever need, but it’s so I can hide my face behind it when the wind gets nasty. It’s also wide enough to cover my ears/head if I choose to wrap it around (i.e. I lost my hat again) and STILL have enough left for a sufficient scarf.

I lovels it. I wore it around the house last night since it won’t be scarf weather until November at the earliest. 😦

Now I’m wanting to make a shawl. I’ve been looking at patterns… they’re very difficult. It will be a while before I make one, I’m afraid. Oh well, someday I will.

Today I’ve been designing my own invitations for graduation. They look awesome. On the back, I put clipart of two kittens nuzzeling with the logo below it “Purr-fect Designs.” I’m so clever… or not, lol.

Yay for the creative muses!





Result of Stress

26 04 2008

While being utterly stressed out, I have started a scarf (which is more than halfway done) and, of course, new baby’s blanket (halfway done). I just uploaded pictures so… go lookie!

I’ll probably finish the scarf tonight or tomorrow. The blanket is on hold until my yarn gets here. I ran out of my superwash… *blush* I dunno if it’s because I’m making it bigger than the pattern calls for (though it’s not even as big as the pattern says it should be by now) or because I only used 2 skeins instead of 3 like it said (most likely), but my yarn should be here one day next week. It’s still on sale, so I feel like I’m getting a good deal.

My scarf is out of two entirely different types of yarn (Vanna’s Choics and Carron Soft Heather). They’re just barely a shade different, but I think the contrast makes it really lovely and soft. Messa likes it!

I love my Q-hook.





Stress Crocheting

24 04 2008

Yesterday I was a nervous wreck because my 16 month old nephew was placed in the hospital. My only class was canceled, so I had nothing demanding to do (nothing that couldn’t be put off) and just sitting at the computer made me an even bigger train wreck. So I went out and bought my Q-hook and a bunch of groceries… we were seriously almost out of everything.

I started on New Baby’s Blanket and now it’s about halfway done. It’s beautiful, really. I’ll take pictures after my next class and post them either here or on Ravelry. I’m really pleased with how it looks.

The best part is that it keeps me busy. I worry so much, but there’s nothing I can do for him at this point. By making this blanket, I feel like I’m doing something worthwhile. I plan on making him one, too, eventually. I’ll need to get more yarn, though. I don’t have enough to make him one in a not-purple color.

So yes, I am pleased with it. I just wish I was doing it under better circumstances.





Stress Crocheting

24 04 2008

Yesterday I was a nervous wreck because my 16 month old nephew was placed in the hospital. My only class was canceled, so I had nothing demanding to do (nothing that couldn’t be put off) and just sitting at the computer made me an even bigger train wreck. So I went out and bought my Q-hook and a bunch of groceries… we were seriously almost out of everything.

I started on New Baby’s Blanket and now it’s about halfway done. It’s beautiful, really. I’ll take pictures after my next class and post them either here or on Ravelry. I’m really pleased with how it looks.

The best part is that it keeps me busy. I worry so much, but there’s nothing I can do for him at this point. By making this blanket, I feel like I’m doing something worthwhile. I plan on making him one, too, eventually. I’ll need to get more yarn, though. I don’t have enough to make him one in a not-purple color.

So yes, I am pleased with it. I just wish I was doing it under better circumstances.





Yay For Yarn!

21 04 2008

My yarn for new baby’s blanket came in today! *happy dance* It is so soft and sooooo pretty! It’s a BRIGHT shade of pastel green and softer than I could have imagined. I thought superwash wool would be like my wool yarn, just washable. This yarn isn’t like that, though. It’s soft like a pillow.

I want superwash wool pillows… in abundance. I want them in a rainbow of colors, all over the place. Especially on that chair-and-a-half we keep calling a loveseat. Our living room is done in tan/beige and chocolate brown, but I want to cover that poor chair in a rainbow of soft pillows. ❤

That is my yarn fantasy of the moment, at least.

As soon as Larry gets home, we MUST make a Wal-Mart run for a Q-hook. I thought my yarn wouldn’t be in until later this week, so I was putting it off. I’d go right now, but long story short, Larry had to take my car to work this morning and I don’t have a key to the Firebird’s ignition. *pouts*

Is it 3:40 yet?





Yay For Yarn!

21 04 2008

My yarn for new baby’s blanket came in today! *happy dance* It is so soft and sooooo pretty! It’s a BRIGHT shade of pastel green and softer than I could have imagined. I thought superwash wool would be like my wool yarn, just washable. This yarn isn’t like that, though. It’s soft like a pillow.

I want superwash wool pillows… in abundance. I want them in a rainbow of colors, all over the place. Especially on that chair-and-a-half we keep calling a loveseat. Our living room is done in tan/beige and chocolate brown, but I want to cover that poor chair in a rainbow of soft pillows. ❤

That is my yarn fantasy of the moment, at least.

As soon as Larry gets home, we MUST make a Wal-Mart run for a Q-hook. I thought my yarn wouldn’t be in until later this week, so I was putting it off. I’d go right now, but long story short, Larry had to take my car to work this morning and I don’t have a key to the Firebird’s ignition. *pouts*

Is it 3:40 yet?