Saturday, February 7, 2015

Crochet on!

This, my friends, I am happy to say, is my first garment made with my own crochet hooks. After all these tiny ornaments, doilies and such, I finally took a deep breath and made myself a short sleeved pullover. I love it very much, although I wish it was somewhat longer. I used a different yarn than recommended, it is a wool from Drops Design, so the measurements are not what I expected, but I am still happy with the outcome. I chose this yarn because I fell in love with the colour, and it matches my hair dye, which is a nice touch. I even bought a lipstick in this shade, because girls just wanna have colour coordinated fun. And now on to the next project.

Friday, January 30, 2015

O Tannenbaum

I just remembered! I have shown you the wonderful crochet snowflakes I made last year for my holiday decorations, but I was too busy to share photos of my Christmas tree. So better late than never, here are some photos of my usual (plastic) tree with the new ornaments. 

Lights off - sets the mood
Lights on - behold my magnificent crafting skills!

Monday, January 19, 2015

One by one

I'm still trying to pick up the pieces of my life. 2014 had been a very strange year, both taxing and rewarding. It required a lot of compromises, took all the energy I had, but it made me grow in unprecedented measures and in unexpected directions.
I learned about myself that

  • yes, I want to do some form of crafting every day
  • I want that to be my job. It's my true calling
  • I'm not like everyone else around me and that is okay
  • I still suck at saying no
  • my aversion to conflict is at a very unhealthy level
  • I have great girl friends, and I even made a few new ones
  • television is still better than movies
  • I need working out more than I previously thought
  • I came across the definition of demigirl and realized I might be one
  • I came across the definition of demisexual and realized I am one
  • I feel less of a freak now that I know the thing I am has a name and is not a deviation but a variant
  • I need to improve my skills
  • I am still the opposite of confident but I am getting better at pretending 
  • I really hate fruit. Every fruit
  • it is theoretically possible to have a merry christmas
  • I am ISTP
  • I still suck at self motivating
  • I really love my customers at the needlework shop. All of them.
  • I need to use more tools the internet provides me. I got into Tumblr and Instagram and Craftsy, just learning the tricks of Ravelry right now
So here's hoping that 2015 will be less of a bumpy ride and will let me lie back for a minute every now and then!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Do or do not

Sorry for the strong language in advance, but can I just quickly call BS on Master Yoda and that famous saying of his?

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Further conflicts

I want to look pretty but I don't want anyone to notice.

I want to be attractive but not attract people.

I want to listen to people but I don't want to talk to them.

I want to start new project but I don't want any new WIPs.

I want to know everything that happened to me but I don't want to remember.

I want to know how the story ends but I want no spoilers.

I want to travel but I don't want to leave the comfort of my home.

I'm hungry but I don't wanna have to eat.

I want to be more womanly but I prefer being seen as a person.

I want to discuss ideas but I don't want to argue.

I want to learn new things but I want to practice the old things.

I want to buy stash but hate spending money on stash.

I want opinions but I don't want criticism.

I want to hide but I want to shout.

I love my job but I hate to go to work.

I hate smoking but I love cigarettes.

I hate being depressed but I no longer know who I am without it.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Snowflakes

This is what the first batch of my crochet blizzard looks like after getting soaked in fabric stiffener (if that's what it's called), pinned and dried.