Knitter-in-Chief


Sandwich rolls

This is one of the first bentos I’ve made. I love my bento box and now that it is summer it’s easier for me to make myself a bento box to take to work.

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I made sandwich rolls with tortilla spread with cream cheese and cucumber and carrot.

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I also included rice and chips and guacamole which I didn’t bother photographing.

This is the pretty bag it comes in.

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I would really like to collect some more bento boxes and some fun accessories.

I’d like to get a soup bento because I love soup with noodles.

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And of course I need accessories like cookie cutters and molds.

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These three pictures are from cookingcute.com my favorite bento site. It hasn’t been updated in a while but it has a lot of content.


Finished socks

So I actually did finish some socks. Unfortunately my camera is poop so I don’t have any pictures to show. I’ll try to take some this week at school. At WalMart I was looking at some digital cameras. I’m considering getting a new one maybe next paycheck.


Rohlf Ball is the devil

My right wrist is hurting because in gym we played rohlf ball which is a dumb game similar to volleyball that you play with a kick ball. I tried to serve it and injured my wrist (because you really shouldn’t be trying to serve a kick ball anyway!). The beginning of gym wasn’t bad though. We did 6 laps (1.5 miles) walking the curved part of the track and running the straight parts.

I got yet another book in the mail today. It is Self Magazine’s 15 Minutes to a Better You. I love Self Magazine and my favorite part is the 15 minutes section so this book is perfect for me. It has little things that help you out. My favorite part is the fitness section. It has little workouts and such. I think I need to work on my upper-body strength. I want to have strong arms so I won’t be a total weakling.

I had layout for Newspaper tonight. I got my pages mostly done. I just have to put a little blurb about the cover pictures on the Table of Contents page and place a picture and a story on another page. Also there was this ad listed in our Ad Budget but it was called the name of a staff member. I don’t even know what the ad is or what it’s supposed to me. It just says her name there. It doesn’t make sense to me. Anyways, I’m rambling. the point is I am pretty much ready to print my pages except for minor little details and the people at layout tonight seemed to have their shit together. Hopefully the other people will be ready.

School is almost out. Sweet, sweet relief.


Knitting content! Finally!

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Top Down Cardigan in chunky acrylic yarn

It’s soft and I like it. It hasn’t been getting much attention with warmer weather and all plus it takes up a lot of room in my bag and I don’t have the room to spare.

Second Blueberry Waffle sock in Wool Ease
Colorway: Blue Heather

I made the first sock and successfully completed an afterthought heel. This sock is knitting up quickly as socks tend to do. I’m ready to knit that heel and wear them. I have yet to make my own pair of handknit socks. I just make them for my boyfriend and mom.

Baby Surprise Amoeba Jacket

I started this with some extra yarn and I ran out quickly. I will have to get some more. It is in Vanna’s Choice by Lionbrand. I really am fond of Wool Ease but Vanna’s Choice has very little stretch and it hurts my hands after a bit of knitting.

I really would like to knit myself a fair isle cardigan. I’m considering Bridget by Martin Storey from the book Vintage Knits. Casualattitude on Ravelry has a very pretty version in white and red. It can be admired here. My boyfriend bought me this book for Christmas and I really want to make something from it when I get a chance. I feel like I have no time at all these days.


Bad blogger.

I have been knitting but I’m super bad about taking pictures. Anyways, I have been reading. I’ve been reading this:

Me reading Friday Night Knitting Club

Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs

An okay book. Not enough knitting too many whiney women. I can though relate to some of the characters. Like Georgia, I find it hard to build friendships with other women (girls in my case). I definately can relate to her loneliness. But I don’t think I could ever repair my relationship with a certain someone like Georgia rebuilds hers with Cat. My favorite character so far is Lucie.

I’ve also been reading this:

Me and my high school yearbook

This is my High School yearbook. I am a Junior this year. Every year the yearbook has a theme and this years theme is Passion. An acquaintance of mine drew the cover graphic. What you can’t see is that all that crap is on top of someone’s head. It’s pretty cool. My picture isn’t very good but here are some pictures of Andrew (super fun journalism buddy) and me messing around in the Journalism Lab not working!

Me and Andrew’s creeper hand (his words, not mine).

Hopefully I will have some knitting pictures soon. I hate bloggers like me.

Next year in Newspaper a blog is going to be mandatory so maybe my content will be better.

Also I’ve learned of a knitting group at a local bookstore in my town. Hopefully I can man-up and just try and join. Do I walk up to them and say “Hey! You’re knitting. I knit too. I’m going to knit with you,”? Social things like that are so hard for me. I guess I’ll have to channel my inner Anita (another character from The Friday Night Knitting Club) and be friendly and hopefully all will be fine. I’ve rarely seen mean knitter.


Very busy day

I went to the Nelson Atkins museum of art, Eden’s Alley and a yarn store I had never been to before!

Because of all this and going to work afterwards I am incredibly tired right now.

But here’s a taste of what’s to come:

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Boo. I hate blurry pictures.


Taking Bets

My mom and I went to Lowe’s today to buy some plants for some early spring gardening. The selection was poor so I came up with the idea of going to a nursery near Longview Community College. The selection was great. My mom’s main concern was finding plants to make the front of the house look nicer. I was more interested in vegetables.

For the front yard we got Spikes (Dracaena) Indivisa, Red Spike and Chicken Gizzard Plant (haha I didn’t know the name until I just read it to blog about it). The Spikes are tall and green and will be up against the deck. The Red Spikes will be in front of the green spikes and are shorter than the green spikes so we’ll have some depth. The Chicken Gizzard Plants will be in front of the Red Spikes and are even shorter. I picked out the Chicken Gizzard Plants, because I thought the pink in them would accent the maroon color of the Red Spikes.

I got Everbearing Strawberries. They are supposed to be very delicious and can withstand heat over 90°F. I also got Jet Star tomatoes. They were recommended by the nursery. I do not have pictures of my plants though because there is still the threat of frost so my plants are in the garage because their pots are too large to go inside the house.

We also got herbs. We got Cillantro, Purple Sage, Spice Island Rosemary, Lemon Thyme and Bay Leaf. My family is actually pretty good at keeping herbs alive. Other plants? Not so much. My dad started betting how long our plants would live until the died, hence the name of this post.

I really feel good about this year though! I think we can really do it!

All the plants except the ones in the garage are in our study. Here are some photos. The light was sort of dim coming in through the windows but you get the basic idea (I’m no yarnstorm).

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The second pair of socks for my boyfriend are going well. I am nearly to the toe on the second sock. After finishing the second sock and ensuring a good fit, I will unravel the toe of the first one and knit the foot longer because the sock is a little short.

After running out of yarn for the socks, I put the second sock on waste yarn and began knitting a new sock. I’ve knit about half the cuff so far. I didn’t anticipate getting more yarn for the boyfriend’s socks so quickly but I ended up getting them the very next day (today). So the blue cuff will be put on waste yarn and the Mushroom sock will be back on the needles (I only have one set!) and the blue sock will have to wait. I didn’t even get to the stitch pattern! More information about blue socks later.

The Mushroom socks are a generic top down sock pattern. I didn’t think I’d ever give up my toe up construction but I’m really liking top down socks now. One of the reasons is that I think the toe looks nicer. It also seems to go quicker for me.

On to knitting pictures!

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TKGA

I’ve been knitting for 4 years or so. I know it’s ambitious, but I think I am going to try the Masters Program offered by The Knitters Guild Association. I need a project that I would find fun and challenging.

I started knitting squares for an afghan from Knitty Gritty. I have yet to set up my lightbox though so I cannot show you the one I have completed. It has a simple rope cable pattern. I am now working on the Braid Panel square.

I feel like an isolated knitter. I need to find some knitters nearby. I read about a group that meets at Java Internet Cafe today on the Lionbrand website. It meets while I’m at school though. Maybe I could go in the summer.


Christmas is come and gone.

I finished the socks for my mom, but I didn’t get any pictures yet. I’m such a bad blogger. I also knit some slipper socks for my brother and guess what! I don’t have pictures.

What I do have pictures of is the yalmuka that my boyfriend crocheted. I taught him to crochet and he started with this project. I’m so impressed.

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 Right now I have some headwear and footwear on the needles.


Child’s First Sock

I knit a modified version of the Child’s First Sock from Vintage Socks. I made it in a larger gauge using a spare ball of Vanna’s Choice from Lionbrand yarn.

I really wanted to knit this sock in a mustard yellow. Instead it is in purple.

I’m not really happy with it. I gave the rest of the  ball and two DPNS away to a friend of mine who wanted to learn to knit spontaneously.

 A lot of girls at my school are learning to knit. I wish I were happy, but it frustrates me that they take it so lightly. Knitting is my life! I eat, breath and sleep knitting. I guess I’m also not happy, because they’re starting a knitting group, and I, the most experience was not invited. ;_;

 Well, this whiney baby got a new job today so that’s good. I got a job at First National Bank in Lee’s Summit. I’m really looking forward to it.

Pictures later.

This is the cruddiest blog ever but I at least want to keep it alive…


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