Sunday, January 20, 2008

Bipolar Disorder and Creativity

It's over-rated. All I am is tired, lol! You'd think I'd churn out at least one pattern!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Still Here

Way too much crap to even think about explaining it all. I'm still crocheting and knitting, working on a variation of this sweater. I've been watching stupid Halloween shows while crocheting and attempting to not live entirely in my room.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

I'm thinking about seeing if I can work with my BIL to get a blankets for unadopted animals project started at HELP the Animals. I know they take donations for a particular type of bed for the dogs, but I didn't see anything on their website about blankets for cats or dogs, and, having volunteered there in the past, I know those cages are uncomfortable for the critters.
I've got lots of projects going, especially since it's gotten much colder. Fortunately, most of them are already mostly done. Mitered mittens, which just need a few more squares, thumbs, and an edging, and whoooole lot of ends woven in, a very-cold-weather scarf that I just started, a pair of gloves for my FIL, etc.

And for Anonymous, who left the lovely post on my last entry (now deleted because I don't like dross in my blog): if you leave another comment, which is fine, at least have the balls to leave a name I can contact you at instead of hiding behind anonymity, which is quite possibly the most cowardly thing to do if you're trying to condemn someone's medical decisions. And give a fucking reason as to *why* you feel I shouldn't take my meds, ok? I'd be more than happy to have an intelligent discussion with you (assuming you have enough brain power) pertaining to your opinions on modern psychiatric treatment for non-psychotic mental disorders, although I should warn you right now, you're not going to change my mind - I'd just like to open yours. Please excuse my annoyance - close-minded medieval approaches to mental health just get on my nerves, as do random attacks on people. What's the point? Do you really feel so low about yourself that you stalk the internet late at night searching for someone you feel is somehow "less" than you to put down? Because it doesn't work. It just makes people angry. And someday, if you ever work up the balls/ovaries to say something to somebody in person, which I highly doubt you will, you'll probably get the shit stomped out of you, and you'll deserve it.

By the way, Anonymous, you said you were from Columbus, too, which you would say only if you knew me or had been reading my blog, since I've moved. Either way you would know my mother died in August. You are a true piece of work for suggesting I go off the medications that have kept me from killing myself since my mother died. Congratulations to your parents, I'm sure they're proud of you, and truly ashamed to have given birth to such a lovely cockroach...I mean human being.

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

I have not deserted thee, fair blog!

I don't know if anyone reads this damn thing, but I'll keep updating it anyway. So proud of SIL, she started crocheting a huge afghan for herself and her husband while I was in the hospital. She was doing it using slip stitch, and she wanted it six feet wide, so when I got home, she had done seven rows, and it was and inch tall. I showed her the dc and she caught on very quickly and is progressing nicely. Good for her. I started new meds in the hospital, which seem to make me a bit dizzy when I knit or crochet, but it's wearing off, thank Goddess, and as soon as I get my Medicaid started, I will get new glasses, which should help a lot.
Working on a ton of projects which I shall list later for I am zonked off teh meds right now.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Four New Patterns

I've got four patterns I was going to submit, but I have decided instead to publish them here, and probably on The Island of Misfit Patterns. I just have to re-take pictures of the projects so you can see what you're making, if you wish to make it. I'll publish them in a day or two, possibly even later today, depending on how I feel.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Well now...

Hello, lots of knitting and crochet time! I sprained my ankle very badly, and have to keep it up. Sucks because I'm supposed to be cleaning the house, but just walking around leaves it throbbing. Last night I fell getting into bed, and it hurt all the way up the back of my leg, from my heel to my knee. I really hope it's not a stress fracture. Knowing my luck, it is. At least I've got time to craft.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

A lot has happened

My mother passed away August 3. I've been under a lot of stress since then, just dealing with her death and all the legal stuff that comes with it. We've also moved back to our hometown, along with my sister-in-law and her toddler. I started knitting my dad a sweater for Christmas a few days after Mom died. As EZ said, "Knit on, with confidence and hope, through all crises." It's true. It helps. Today is my first day alone with my nephew, as both my husband and SIL are working today. I'm rather nervous, but I expect I'll do fine. I've got a lot of projects lined up, and I got some new hooks last night. I would have loved to have bought some yarn, but we really didn't have the money, which is a shame, since it was on clearance! CLEARANCE!!
Anyway, I crocheted some more wrist warmers last night, since my original ones seem to have taken a holiday, probably with my missing socks. These are made of Homespun and are very similar to the wrist warmer pattern that I posted to this blog.

Here's the pattern:
1 skein Homespun
"J" hook

Ch 19. DC in 3rd ch from hk and in ea ch across. Ch 3, turn. Repeat for a total of 9 rows. Sew together, beginning edge to ending edge, leaving a hole for your thumb.

That's it. I'll probably post a picture in a bit.