freestyle craft
wambamashleyanne:

I have no idea what’s going on, but I’m absolutely thrilled about it.

It’s Apparatjik - members of Mew, A-ha, and Coldplay. (Although I don’t think that’s actually all/any of them in the picture - it was put out by them)

wambamashleyanne:

I have no idea what’s going on, but I’m absolutely thrilled about it.

It’s Apparatjik - members of Mew, A-ha, and Coldplay. (Although I don’t think that’s actually all/any of them in the picture - it was put out by them)

(Source: letmehearyousay10)

I’m almost done with the first half of a knitting experiment: faux bois fingerless gloves!

I improvised the pattern so the second one should look quite different. I did at least remember to write down things like when and how I made the thumb part so they’ll match in terms of structure but each glove will have a different texture.

hateyourjob:

College Debt

I’m honestly fed up with people whinging about student loan debts. My loan debt is well into the five figures. When I started college, and when I decided to go to grad school, I was well aware of the debt I would be incurring and I ploughed on happily. The education I got was well worth the hefty price tag.  If you don’t want the loan debt, go get a job, save up some money and then go to college when you feel you can afford it.
If, like me, you don’t want to wait, then be prepared for the massive loan repayments you will face upon graduation. Just remember that whatever you’re doing, you’re in school to learn, regardless of the money you hope to earn after graduation.

hateyourjob:

College Debt

I’m honestly fed up with people whinging about student loan debts. My loan debt is well into the five figures. When I started college, and when I decided to go to grad school, I was well aware of the debt I would be incurring and I ploughed on happily. The education I got was well worth the hefty price tag.  If you don’t want the loan debt, go get a job, save up some money and then go to college when you feel you can afford it.

If, like me, you don’t want to wait, then be prepared for the massive loan repayments you will face upon graduation. Just remember that whatever you’re doing, you’re in school to learn, regardless of the money you hope to earn after graduation.

OMG! It’s actually finished!

OMG! It’s actually finished!

I get up for 2 seconds…

I get up for 2 seconds…

Check out this quilt!

Check out this quilt!

Here’s what’s currently on my needles. 
On the left is a sweater I’m making myself out of yarn rescued from a cardigan I made last spring that never looked right.
On the right is the back of the child’s sweater that feels like it will never be finished! I’ve been working on it for six long months now. Double-knitting English-style on tiny needles is slow and it also gets pretty painful after a few rows. As I learned continental about a month ago, when I get to the sleeves I’ll probably do the mixed methods version of double-knitting. Hopefully that will be faster and easier on the wrists.

Here’s what’s currently on my needles. 

On the left is a sweater I’m making myself out of yarn rescued from a cardigan I made last spring that never looked right.

On the right is the back of the child’s sweater that feels like it will never be finished! I’ve been working on it for six long months now. Double-knitting English-style on tiny needles is slow and it also gets pretty painful after a few rows. As I learned continental about a month ago, when I get to the sleeves I’ll probably do the mixed methods version of double-knitting. Hopefully that will be faster and easier on the wrists.

While avoiding both work and “work” I made lots of improvements to my knitting color chart maker. It includes quite a few changes - you can set gauge, there is a paintbrush option, an eraser, and an undo button. I think that’s it for version 1.x. Version 2 will likely make it possible to add stitch symbols (increase, decrease, etc) to the printable chart. There might also be a non-Flash/iPhone/iPad-friendly version in the works.

I just uploaded my first ever pattern to Ravelry!

I just uploaded my first ever pattern to Ravelry!

Finished these yesterday. They’re a Christmas present for a friend. I’m thinking about putting the pattern up on Ravelry.

Finished these yesterday. They’re a Christmas present for a friend. I’m thinking about putting the pattern up on Ravelry.