Sunday, September 21, 2008

A hat! A hat!

Look what I won! Isn't it a great medal? It was bestowed upon me by the eminent Bobicus Maximus, the ultimate Ravelympics mascot, during the August 2008 Ravelympics. This is a project - the only project, in fact - I completed for the Ravelympics Hat Dash over on Ravelry. If you ever get bored, you can cruise on over to the Ravelry Ravelympics group and ogle over all the finished objects, unfinished objects, and, um, frogged objects. I had a blast. Though I entered approximately six events and only finished one, I take pride in my accomplishment. It was worth the blood, sweat, and broken fingernails I invested in this project. The hat was completed during my move from Texas to South Carolina, where I am now attending school. Not an incredible car ride take-along project for a beginning cabler - there were a few very tense moments during the process of knitting this hat. But it was all totally worth it.

It was my first real adult-sized hat, and my first real cable project, and I'm in love with this hat. Need I say more? The yarn, Cascade Pima Silk, was from a Ravelry swap earlier this summer, and it was absolutely perfect for this project. Soft and luxurious, but cool enough (hopefully) to wear during the mild South Carolina autumn and winter. I. Love. This. Hat.

I've already worn it to school once, even though it's really too warm to be wearing hats yet. I got lots of compliments. I love this hat. Maybe too much.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Custom Jewels!

Check out my friend's new Etsy shop, The Jewel Co. Ronda does totally awesome jewelry - custom jewelry. Chances are, anything you want, she can make. She has some awesome stuff. (I know. I've been on the receiving end of some of that wonderful stuff. :D) So drop by, wave, smile, and tell her that Erin sent you. You'll be glad you did.

: : : this is the end of my shameless friend-advertising. we'll now return to our regularly unscheduled programming. : : :

Sunday, September 14, 2008

I'm still alive!!!

I'm still alive. I'm in Greenville! I started school. You haven't heard from me because I'm alive, I'm in Greenville, and I have started school. Classes at BJU began on Wednesday, September 3rd, and I have yet to come up for a breath. I'm taking a conservative 16 hour courseload - conservative, because I wanted to take 20 hours - and my classes are back-to-back every morning so I can work afternoons.

Knitting? Yeah, I'm still knitting. It's the little piece of sanity that I'm hanging onto when I should be doing homework or sleeping. I finished my Groovy! socks, and several other projects, including my Ravelympics hat project which I finished on time but didn't ever get around to posting. They will be coming up soon, I promise. I've been blessed with multiple Random Acts of Kindness from the sweet souls over on Ravelry this month, and they are helping me settle into my new apartment quite nicely. Nice handmade dishcloths for my bathroom, coasters for my little kitchen, and scarves to liven up my closet - they'll soon be livening up my fall wardrobe, as well.

I'm currently working on another batch of hat's for Coveted Yarn's Newborn Hat Contest - pics will come when I finish and get a final count. I wanted to do one hundred this quarter, but classes have severely limited that goal - 40 is probably a more realistic number right now - so we'll just have to see what happens.