Link’s exasperation


I’m nearly done with the hat, perhaps between fifteen and twenty rounds to go. And I have to tell you, I’m incredibly exasperated. It doesn’t look like it’ll fit my boyfriend. And not by a little, perhaps by a lot. Instead of ripping it back and starting over and I’m determined to finish this hat. I don’t know what I plan to do with it, but I know I’m going to finish it. I’m considering what to do for the future attempt, perhaps thicker yarn? Maybe make it with the loom? I have no idea.


But I am so upset about this. I’ve slowed down on the working on it, because…I don’t know. I guess I’m feeling kind of blah as of late. I’ve started drawing again, but I’m not terribly motivated. I’ve gotten a lot of books on drawing and improving photography, and I’ve gotten prepared to attend University in the fall. But, I’m still feeling kind of flat. You may see more than just crafts, you may start seeing some writing or digital drawings or even photographs, so I can feel like I’m contributing to the blog.

Really- of all trades, could mean literally all I do. And I’m pretty sure, it’s up to me to decide.However, if you have an opinion feel free to comment it below. I plan to finish this hat this weekend while I’m at work [all alone for like a cumulative 16 hours. Yikes!]. Gotta tell you folks, I am not looking forward to this weekend.

On a different note, I’m not being invisible because I’m stressed. On the contrary, they gave me medicine that’s helping with my extreme anxiety and depressive phases. So, yay! Perhaps I’ll post again this evening. :3


Current WIP?



Yes, yes, I have the knitting bug. My yarn addiction is even worse and this project is annoying and confusing. I started this about  3 weeks ago, and frogged it. I didn’t like how it looked. But I started it, got into two repeats and then waited. Gravity worked its magic on it and I started to like how it looks.

 Honestly though the yarn overs concern me, because I lose count I’m afraid I’ll screw the whole thing. I keep counting the stitches and some of the occurrences of K6 feel like k5 or more. But so far so good numerically. Started at 26 stitches and I still have 26 stitches. Thankfully.

I think I’ll like it, but I might end up selling it. I’m not entirely sure. I’ll probably try to make it really long. But I have no idea. What do you think I do with it? Make it rally really long or a modest 4 feet or so? I’m considering knitting until my yarn’s depleted but I have absolutely NO idea.

This is me, double dipping. [pictures to come]

I my knitting is going a bit slowly, but that’s to be expected, since it’s knitting. So, cool. I’m a bit impatient, to be honest. But I’ve come too far to back down now, I will have a kitty scarf so help me god. Maybe by Christmas, which is a sharp extension on wanting to finish it with in a month, but I was woefully unaware of how long this takes. I’m still trucking, though trust me. In the midst of working on study guides, practicing making train noises on my flute [which I just found I’ve been doing totally wrong, it’s the edge closest to you you puff at, it’s the furthest edge of the hole. I was making noise though, I thought there was something off with it], and a crochet project that I hope to have done by the 4th. Oh, right, progress report on my knitting. 3 feet 6 inches or so.

I doubt you remember, but that awesome gryffindor yarn that my good friend over at Strawberry Crafts sent me is going to make a terribly long and painful infinity scarf. I chained I don’t know HOW MANY. Probably a couple hundred, if I had to guess [how wrong, chaining without counting. But that’s the beauty of a DC scarf]. I’m working it entirely in DC, and it’ll possibly have 5 rows. When I stitch the ends together, it’ll make a formidable toasty machine.

As usual, I have a lot on my plate. Since I recently ordered some knitting looms and decided to retire most of my interests for the time being [Polymer, beading/jewelry design and stamping. Save for the really fast projects I can do with jewelry, I’m not touching that too much] and crack  down on yarn and sewing, which I refuse to retire since I spent 200 bucks on a sewing machine.

On the flute front, I don’t think I updated. I have two flutes, which is normally the kind of luck I have. “I’m going to get into this new thing,” then someone goes “oh! that thing! I have a thing for that in my house. Do you want it?” Of course, my answer is “HELLS YEAH”. I swear, I could take up dwarf tossing and someone would just so happen to have a dwarf handy. But, I went of topic. My boyfriend’s grandmother happened to have a Gemeinhardt flute just around, which someone left in one of the trailers she rents out. When I dated the serial number, I found it’s a 1985-1987 model and it’s silver. Pretty much full silver, judging by the sound. It’s pretty, a bit tarnished and the thing is a bit rusted around the headjoint where it connects to the body, since I don’t know the first thing about flute care [let alone flute care for a flute that’s been sitting for over a decade!] I’m going to ask for expert opinions from a [kind of] local music shop.

The one I ordered was a used Hisonic flute, it has a nice sound and a slightly tarnished and worn finish. Most noticeably on one or two of the keys [I don’t know WHICH keys, because I haven’t progressed that far in my studies of the flute], and it has a very minute dent near the bottom of the headjoint. But, ah well. It doesn’t affect the sound, the sound is all on me [choo choo!]. The case is shoddily constructed, since the bolts/nails/whatever holding the hinges on the back of it are already working themselves loose. But it’s pretty, so it has that going for it? It’s a faux leather case…Obviously rather cheap, it won’t cost too much to replace that.

Might start learning to write music and such once I take a refresher course and remind myself of the Musical Staff and the notes and the argggh. Probably going to hunt for books to learn from. If you guys know of any workbook style books that would scoot me along in that respect, leave them in the comments if you’re feeling generous! 😀

Buying this domain is becoming really tempting

I’ve been bouncing around buying my domain for a while now, and it’s becoming very tempting. It would be great incentive to continue on, even when I don’t feel like it. And, it comes with an email at my domain and everything. Not to mention I can make subdomains. When I buy this domain it’ll be a test. I’m looking for a place to hose my photography blog and I found Zenfolio, they seem cool and rather simplistic [which I like] and the hosting is only 60 bucks a year. Not bad. But, I’m frugal and worried and I don’t like to host my stuff all over the place. 

So I’m just giving you a heads up that you’ll be seeing a nice “” up there soon enough.

However, I do have a question:

Do you think I should change my blog name before I latch onto a domain? Is typing it in awkward for anyone? I’m just trying to make sure it’s as accessible as possible.