Tuesday, February 26, 2013

I'm still here, really, honestly!

Okay, so my dad came back on Sunday! Yay! And I some family's here in Cancun (extra yay!) And I have finished Gemmy Bear (did I already say that) and am soooo close to finishing Evelyn's Doily that I can just taste it. It's like literally, two inches away--and oooh how I wish Chemistry was done, but I'm close!!

I will post soon. Triple super duper (dooper?) promise =D With lots of pictures!!!


Tuesday, February 19, 2013


So, I've had a bit of a busy time. I can't tell you exactly what I've done this past week, or two--because I'm not really sure... I just know that there hasn't been much tatting, but there's been a lot of school, and errands and Inkscape. 

I do know that I've finished the pattern for Minty and have made some more progress on Gemmy Bear (look at the bottom of those posts)... and I think I've made some progress on Evelyn's Doily--but since I"m almost done with round 4, I'm still not going to show anything =P

Oh! And I'm almost done unwinding that last batch of thread that I dyed. I've been doing so much other stuff that I only just really got to it on like... Saturday. 

I think I might be coming down with a cold, so I'm not sure how much stuff I'll get done--school included, since my brain decides to keel over whenever I get even just a little congested =/

Oh well, life goes on and I need to focus on trying to ignore the five mosquito bites I've gotten in the past couple days. 

Oh! My dad's coming back from the States on Sunday! He's gotten a lot better since September, so thank God for that =D 


Wednesday, February 13, 2013


Okay, so give me a minute to figure out what I was going to post. 
I had a list... in my head... but I forgot it >_<


Okay, so first, check it out: 

Look familiar? If not, might I direct you to the Etsy tab near the top of a certain sidebar? 
Anywho, I whipped up the first four rounds of my own self-designed, super totally awesome doily so I could upload it onto my extraordinarily cool fantastically marvelous listing on my incredibly amazing, stupendously mind blowing Etsy shop.

And look! I dyed more thread! 
Pretty, isn't it? And it only got just an itsy bit tangled =D 

I basically haven't done any significant tatting in the past few days, so this is all I've done since sometime during the weekend... I think --> I haven't even untangled that thread yet! 
I have finished Day 10 of the TIAS (a little late, I know), but I'm working on it!
The good thing is that my chemistry class didn't know what hit it. 


Tuesday, February 12, 2013


I just had my first sale! 
Yep, that's right, I'M IN BUSINESS!!!
I am not ashamed to say that I jumped up and down and keep dancing around like some kind of nutball--which I am, so it's all good. 
Woooooooooooooooo Hooooooooooo!!!! 
Thanks to the awesome person who bought the first four rounds of Anna's Doily!!! 
(You know who you are =D )

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Saturday, February 9, 2013


First of all, I would like to point out that I need to work on my time management. 
Second, I have finished some projects, and am close to finishing another... two, I think... but Chemistry's still being pretty work intensive, so we'll see how often I can get to my little ol' blog over here =D 

As you can see, I finally had enough scraps for the second round of Scrappy!! The difference in colors make it look different, but I like it =D 

Next, I'd like to announce: SUCCEESSSSS!!!!

Remember how I tried to get an aqua color, and it kind of didn't really work and I changed it to a funky green variegate instead?
*** (thirty seconds later)*** 
Okay, so I just read my post and realized that I didn't mention trying for an aqua... but it was supposed to be an aqua--it really was.

Back to my point, I was trying for an aqua blue-green, aaaaand: 

It's a little lighter than I wanted it to be--but it's an aqua. I'm telling you, it's an aqua (you can't really see the green in it, but it's there).

I'm happy =D 

Also, I realized that I'm not exactly aware of all the colors I've died, so I decided to find out. 

I love the pretty colors =D 

At this time, I'd like to give a shout out to Rebecca's tutorials over at: Chemknits, they are totally cool and really easy to follow. I didn't dye wool, though, so I used a dye for cotton, but it's the same basic process =D

Also, regrettably, I have fallen behind on the TIAS.  I have yet to begin Day 10, but I will ASAP.
Oogh, I've got a lot of work to do >_<


Sunday, February 3, 2013

Day 8 and more thread!

For the record, pink and I have a precarious relationship. Normally, I just simplify it by saying: 
I hate pink. 
However, I have recently matured, and while I don't write it off completely, it's still not my favorite color. 
There will be, however, one shade of pink that I will despise until the end of my days. I know this because every time I look at it I feel an incredible urge to vomit. 
The pink in question is none other than Bubblegum pink. 
Also known as: Pepto Bismol Pink. 
You can now understand my horror when, upon lifting the lid on my stewing thread, I see nothing but 
Pepto Bismol pink. 
Why? I asked myself: Why did this happen? How could such a horrible thing come to pass? 
So, in a last minute rush to save the thread, I squirted more red dye, and some purple directly onto the thread and even though you can't really see it that well, I experienced the sweet savoring of 

I have yet to completely unwind it, and since I threw a whole ball into the batch (as I will do from now on), it may take a while... =D 


Okay, I have now decided to go with a baby basket... thing like everyone's been saying. 
It really does look like it.
Either that, or some type of squashed hot air balloon.  


Friday, February 1, 2013

1000 page views!!!!


Thanks to everyone who's taken the time to look at my blog!!!!! 
Happy lace-making !!!!!
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