Sunday, May 26, 2013

Wool Eater Blanket 2

I'm half way done...and still not happy. I should have just stuck with browns and dark purple. As soon as I added the light purple I hated it. Oh well this whole thing was about using up my yarn. I wouldn't have had enough if I used only browns. As it is I'll probably need to buy a skein or two.

Friday, May 17, 2013

African Flower: Total 33

I'm still finding ticks. I also calculated I'll need somewhere around 200-300 of these things. Phufff.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

African Flowers: Total 27

I'm thinking, for picking colors, maybe I can pull them out of the art books I picked up in Charleston.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Wool Eater Blanket

So last time I talked about finals but this time I would like to talk about where I have been for a little bit and what is happening with some of my posts. I do have a good few things I would like to post but they haven't been done enough so I had only one post set up on auto post. Seriously auto post would be brilliant if I was more dedicated to setting it up. As for where I was I took a mini vacation down to Charleston, South Carolina. I can see why it is such a highly rated tourist destination. The first day my father and I where out of the city. That is one of the few things we have in common, our love of just going out and walking. I enjoyed the walk but not so much the day. The family spent a ton of time arguing and just generally being unpleasant. We had meant to pick up some tea flavored Vodka for my stepbrother and see the famous Angel Oak. Sadly we didn't get the Vodka because we could not find any sign's for the distillery and do to how long we tried to find it we missed the closing of the gate for the oak tree by 17 minutes. Also the whole wile we where driving to find these places my father and I where picking off ticks. I'm not fully sure I got them all off ether. I have one spot on my leg that could be a tiny baby. Ew. That night I didn't sleep well, my family kept the light on in the hotel. I don't get it. I wasn't to happy about this trip to start with. I mean I do love the idea of getting out after all those finals but I was told last minute when we would leave. On top of that I had slept in till 3-4 the day they went for mothers day lunch and they left without me. Missing out on one of the few times we eat out and then told we are leaving early early the next morning is rubbish. They didn't even have the decency to tell me a time till way later. I should be grateful they told me a time at all, normally they don't. When they say early it could be anywhere from 3am till 11am. Like I said, rubbish.

The second day was much better. We went to the Charleston Museum to start with. It was pretty nice. I was most interested in the gun collection, their medical section, as well as their taxidermy section. I had to force my dad to stick around for the last one. I was having none of that rushing through like with the Smithsonian. Next it was down to the Old Exchange building on top of the Battery. The Battery is the wall that kept Charleston safe during its early years seeing as it was such a hard area to start a colony at. The Exchange is the only place the wall can still be seen from seeing as Charleston has artificially raised the ground several feet. I enjoyed the tour they gave. Normally I'm not too keen on the idea but at the same time with a good guide I find everything much more interesting. Finally the last of the day was spent in art galleries. By far my favorite was the RLS gallery. The hostess was very friendly and completely willing to share any information you wanted to know. She shared stories even if you didn't ask. Ok so many she was annoyingly friendly but I still couldn't find fault with her as she was so nice. My favorite artist was Nathan Durfee. Never before could I see myself wanting to buy a painting of a sheep farting into a tuba but I did. Really really didn't see that coming. K.C. Collins was also very inspirational. Anyone who uses an underwater aquarium camera to find references is ok in my book. Same could be said for Erik Johnson's goldfish. Fish are just cool ok?!

Now on to my own art. I really need to paint after all those lovely galleries but for now I'll share more yarn creations. This one again is from a pattern. I'm not a big blanket person so it is kinda the same as with my scarfs, just practice with patterns as a guide. This time it is the Wool Eater by Sarah London. It is a beautiful, and fairly simple, pattern. I'm hoping this will use up a large bit of spare yarn. I say that then buy three skeins so I can have a nice color transition, one I'm not even that happy about. I would call it beautiful up until that last row. There wasn't much I could do about it though. I didn't want to spend much so I wasn't going to buy an extra color and even with checking two stores I couldn't find a very good transition color that wouldn't cost me $20-30 by the time I was done. Oh well I'm sure it will be fine in the end. Though the picture makes me feel better about the real product because I hate it that much.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

African Flower

Long time no see. I'm done and threw with finals, yey. I worked much harder this semester then I did any other and it payed off. I got straight A's for the first time in my life. I'm super excited. I did a lot of crochet during this time trying to work off the stress. In fact I started two blankets which is new for me. I've never worked on something this big because my attention span is awful. I figured they would be good for me though. I still have a ton of yarn I need to go through and these will help. The first I would like to share is not the first project I started during finals. I have a lot of things started that I just haven't gotten around to posting. I don't like talking about wip because of how often I don't finish them. Why make myself and others excited for something that may never happen?

This lovely pattern can be found here: Craft Passion
I will admit it took me a bit to understand the pattern but after that they are easy to do.

Any color suggestions?