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.