It’s been such a long time I think I forgot what I used to do here 🙁 Though my blogging life was paused for nearly a month the real life continued and lots of things have happened in these few weeks. The most important one was January 21st, my first-ever and first-missed bloggiversary (lol). So these past few days and weeks I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about myself, the blog and what it’s turned out to be, and even, what it might become in the coming years.
For as long as I remember I’ve had trouble organizing my hobbies, and never actually saw them as hobbies since it had no goal or purpose on its own. I loved to draw and make up stories but I couldn’t actually draw what I saw in my head so I gradually lost interest. Now I’m older I’ve somehow managed to grow some patience and its getting better already.
One of the best new changes is that I’ll be getting a new studio 🙂 It’s a very small room, which is currently used as, since we don’t have one, a basement or attic. It used to be a room at some point but it’s upstairs and it’s a bit stupid to use the room when the house is empty, but for sewing it’s fantastic! The thing about sewing is that it creates a lot of temporary mess. While working on something there’s always the stuff you need like the sewing machine, the iron, the fabric and all the stuff around it. It just needs a lot of space and I noticed that the moment I put everything away it takes a lot of mental butt-kicking to get me to start sewing again. Aahh I totally can’t wait for it to be done 😀 It’s also a great place to store yarnstuff since the house is now nearly bursting with yarn and BF is not happy hihi.
So yea, back to knitting, what happened right? After the felting fiasco I was totally bummed out, you see the day before I started knitting them I also saw a changed pattern for the same slippers but without the felting. The ‘No sew french press slippers’, they looked great and I wanted to knit them but in the end decided not to. The thing is as you know, student life is not cheap and since I don’t own something to lay golden eggs for me I have to save money to buy expensive yarn. Obviously Drops is not expensive but for me it really is. While I had a job I could afford me some Malabrigo sockyarn but yarn is some expensive sh*t that does not (or does it?) fall under the basic needs. So yea partially bummed because I killed some expensive yarn, but mostly because I killed yarn I really love since it’s so soft and the yarn comes from cute alpaca’s :(.
Anyways, I had started the pink one before felting so I’ll either change the no sew pattern to work with the parts I’ve already knit, or I’ll find something else, but I’m not going to make another pair untill I’ve done some more felting tests in later life.
Funny story btw, do you still remember Commelina? It was a present for my moms friend Wafa, she herself is a great artist who makes a large scale of different types of art. As a thank you present she sent me needle felted broche flowers. I would like to ask you to please go and visit her website because she’s made some very beautiful art! Click Here
Aren’t they pretty?? 😀 I just love the color 🙂
I’ve said it a few times and I’ve really tried but I can’t seem to finish things on command. I need some diversion- / sanityknit to keep me going every once in a while. So I started one a few days ago. I just fell in love with the pattern when I saw it, and remembered the 1000+ yards of brown sockyarn I had left for this 🙂 The pattern is called Tree of Light.
It started out as a cute little thing, and grew out to become a monster 😐
I’m working on the finishing now and should be done after 3 or 4 rounds 🙂 Can’t wait to block this one! 😀
And while I’m at it let me give you another update on the unnamed which should grow a name any day now.. I frogged and reknit the right sleeve so many times I got sick of it. My biggest fear is that once washed it’ll become all poofy and that’s not what I intended, so it took a lot of patience to get where it is now. It’s a bit shorter than I had intended it but I just want to see how it looks when washed since it’ll probably grow larger because of the pattern. But if it’s still too short I can always help it grow 😀
Anyway, though I’ve only been ‘gone’ for 2 weeks it felt like way too long, hope to have some nice FO’s soon and to have some better pictures 🙂