Saturday, January 29, 2011

new look...

hope you like the new look of the blog...it is dreary and drippy wet out and it seemed pretty appropriate for the day and the pacific northwest in general.  i like the rainy drops and the mountain in the background.  although when you see mount rainier here, it is actually a pretty clear, sunny day!

so i know i have not been very comunicative in the new year, but looking back over the old year, i have been really abusing youtube.  it seems like my blog had deteriorated into falling back on mostly posting youtubes of stuff instead of actually writing about anything in particular.  also, i have been going through some stuff that i don't really want to put into words, but i am trying to get things sorted out.

the new things i can write about are that i finally joined ravelry, since i decided that i will finally make this the year i teach myself to knit and actually make some wearable stuff.  i can make something long and rectangular, but even so, i drop stitches a lot still, so i want to learn to fix that, and also the increase/decrease thing, and changing/adding colors.  i have quite a list of favorites now on ravelry, and a short queue of projects started.  oh yeah, the other thing i need to learn...reading and following the pattern!  stuff i have made so far, i kinda ditched the pattern every time and made something up! 


i have chosen a new project, a sweater that seems fairly easy with only a little shaping.  and it has a skull on each of the sleeves!  maybe if i get it started soon, i may even have it finished before summer gets here and it is too hot to wear! heheh!  i like that it is kinda loose and comfy looking.  i am trying to decide on colors, and then i will get the yarn for it and get started!  i am thinking green will definately be one of the colors, and then maybe a black or grey.  knitting is a great project, i am finding, to keep the watching of tv in the evenings from being such a time waster.  i was trying to do some sewing, but in doing that, it meant i sewed all day for work, and then if i sewed in front of the telly, it felt like i was still working. bleah.

so, i know there were one or two people that loved muppet monday...i was having trouble finding muppets i liked that i had not already posted, but i will prolly still post some every so often, when i find a cute one.  but i am REALLY gonna try hard not to rely on youtube to say what i want (or don't want to) say.

4 comments:

The Blue Faerie said...

It's going to be good to hear more of your voice. :) How's your world of bellydancing been going?

cinderelly said...

it has been going well, thanks for asking! we are trying to come up with some new stuff in costumes and choreography for the duet. and in costuming to sew i have been very busy. i will try to take more pictures and post of costumes that i am sewing!

ceodraiocht said...

You are ambitious! I've mostly given up on the sweaters as far as knits go - just takes me too long. This one looks great.

cinderelly said...

the comments on ravelry keep saying it is easy, so we shall see! i still have to buy the yarn for it! lol!