Round 2… FIGHT!

January 6th, 2011

Firstly, I’d like to apologize for the WAY TOO LONG hiatus. I’d like to say life got in the way, but really, I don’t have any excuse for going without posting for so long. I have a terrible habit of getting too many ideas all at once of how I want things to be, or how I want for things to work out, and more often than not I get stuck. Paralyzed. I have so many things going on in my head that I don’t even know where to start. If I do manage to get something going and it doesn’t turn out the way I envision it, I get discouraged and give up… which doesn’t get me anywhere.

I really feel like this blog/website/shop endeavor can work, and I really want it to. So, in the spirit of the New Year, I’m going into it again, starting anew, with a new attitude. This is something that I enjoy, and I want it to stay that way. If something doesn’t turn out exactly like I want it to, who cares? Everything doesn’t have to be perfect. What really matters is that I created all of this by myself (with some help from my resident code slave, of course), and that’s pretty cool. People have shown an interest in it, and that’s REALLY cool. And that should be good enough! There’s no reason to stress myself out to the point of giving up on the things I want to do.

Secondly, I got two new pairs of glasses a while back. One Coach and one D&G (and both authentic!!!). They make me feel all fashiony. :)

Thirdly, I’ve just taken lots and lots o’ pictures of pretty new knitted things! I’ve officially jumped on the Noro Striped Scarf and Bella’s Mittens bandwagons, and soon, I will show you them.

Lastly, I’m almost certain that coffee is a gift from the heavens. *je bois*

Danke Schön!

July 28th, 2010

I’d like to give a great big fat THANK YOU to The Daily Knitter for featuring my Cabley Baby Legwarmers as their free knitting pattern of the day on July 26.  How cool!  The pattern was my very first published one, and it feels awesome to have it so well received.  So thanks again Daily Knitter, and thanks to everyone else who likes the pattern!


July 22nd, 2010

A while back, I posted about my zinnia seedlings and how I hoped I could keep them alive.  So far, they’ve been doing great (!!!) and now they’re about 3″ tall.  I’m painting them some pretty flower pots, and once those are done I’ll transplant them and set them outside on the porch in the sunshine.  Hopefully nothing goes catastrophically wrong!

On the yarny front, I’m still working on the pictures for the Noro striped DS sock.  I don’t know what it is about the combination of Noro and my camera, but the two just don’t seem to get along very well.  I can’t get the colors to come out not looking washed out.  I will probably just have to settle on working a little Photoshop magic (as a site note, I have CS5 downloading, and I CANNOT WAIT to try it out :D).  Traveling Woman is coming along quite nicely… I’ve got 9 rows of chart B left before I bind off…  I’m hoping to get that done tonight so I can get it blocking and take pretty pictures over the weekend.  We shall see!

In addition to taking pictures of pretty yarn things, I have declared this weekend Etsy Weekend.  I have ideas for two new bags to make, as well as a few other things I need to photograph and post.  Looking forward to getting that done this weekend!

Still Alive, I Promise

July 16th, 2010

Sorry for the lack of updates the past few days!  I didn’t fall off the planet.  Things have been pretty stressful around Chez Lindsaypai lately.  Boo!

I have lots of pretty new things to share, including a cute Nintendo DS Lite sleeve (made out of stripey Noro goodness!) and a matching knitting needle roll and boxy bag set made from cute green embroidered linen.  I’ll get them all up very soon!

I’m also working on a pattern for a hat I worked out last winter.  More things to look forward to!

Not Crafty, But…

July 7th, 2010

I have zinnia seedlings!! I’m super excited about them:

Here’s hoping me and my brown thumbs can keep them alive…  They’d look most lovely in my gnome garden :D