Meet Mei Mei, my new pet panda! (on the sidebar)

Yes, its tacky to have widgets like this, but I don't really care. I'm really tired right now and the panda was too adorable right now to resist.

By the way, "Mei Mei" means "little sister" in chinese. Oh yeah. I'm cool.


Hello hello!

I've decided that since its summer and I have much more free time on my hands, I'd return to my Ravelry account that I let languish during the school year. For anyone who doesn't know, Ravelry is essentially a social networking site geared towards knitters and crocheters. You can put in your WIPs, chat with other knitters and crocheters, and find patterns. There's also this thing where you can put in all the balls of yarn in your stash, but I tend to avoid that because it seems like too much trouble when I don't even know what half of the balls of yarn in my stash are...

In other (knitting) news, I'm almost done with a red scarf done with Lion Brand "Color Waves". The ball of yarn had been sitting on my shelf for almost a year, so I felt like I should probably get it out of the way. The only problem is, its almost 100 f***ing degrees and really humid where I live and this yarn is really warm. Not a good combination. So I tend to only do a few rows at a time. Here's a picture of the scarf:

Also, a cause for celebration: I actually organized all of my sewing stuff!! I had these two sewing boxes that I had barely even looked through (they were from yard sales) so I just dumped them and started sorting the stuff that fell out. The result is.....more mess! But that should be cleared up once I deal with all the little "leftovers" that didn't belong anywhere (seriously, how do so many pennies, screws, paperclips, and clothespins end up where they don't belong???).

Alright, I am now officially sick of writing this post. I had just finished it the first time, and clicked "Publish Post", when the stupid website said "Blogger is currently unavailable" and the post wasn't saved. This was more than a little frustrating, so excuse me if I sound a little pissy this time around.


Happy Father's Day!

A very Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there! I hope its a good one!

There's no real point to this blog post; I've got nothing really to say, but I figured it was best to get in the habit of posting regularly, and thought I should probably leave a "Happy Father's Day" message.

So, have a great day, dads!


Hello again.

So, as you can probably figure out by the huge gaps between my posts, I'm not very good at posting regularly. I get on the computer to write something, and I end up playing Mario or something. But here I am now!

School's out now, so I've got a lot more free time. Mostly spent reading, knitting, cleaning, or playing KoTOR, a Star Wars video game (that I beat yesterday!). Yes, I do know I am a nerd, I don't need reminding. For the record, I DON'T play any other Star Wars games, read Star Wars books or comics, or edit the Star Wars "Wookieepedia", so that should be a few points in my favor.

Also, I think I deserve some recognition for something. I was in Joann's the other day, and I didn't buy any yarn! I should get a round of applause for my self-restraint. I did buy a pair of needles, but they were size US17, which I didn't have already. Plus, they were on sale for like 97 cents. I couldn't afford *not* to buy them. I love Joann's because they have the most random sales. You'll look at the crochet hooks, and only one size will be on sale, not the rest. It's really strange.

I'm making practically no progress on the shirt I'm knitting from the bamboo yarn. Each row takes about 5 minutes to knit, so its slow work. I usually do projects with huge needles and bulky yarn when I can, so I'm getting a little impatient. Another cause for stress, I can't get the hang of cables. I don't have a resident knitter to talk to or to show me anything, so I'm teaching myself everything from books.

In other news, I just finished reading Lost Souls by Poppy Z. Brite. It freaked me out pretty bad, but that's a good thing because I love horror books, especially ones about vampires. I tried to write a vampire novel one time for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writer's Month, it's this thing where you have to write a 50,000 word novel in one month), but I failed. I'm also continuing to read the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series by Laurell K. Hamilton.

Okay, I'm gonna sign off now, mostly because I can't think of anything else to write about. Adios, amigos!

...And We're Back!

Hello all!

Yes, yes I know it's been ages since my last post...But it's not my fault! Really! Heres the story:

I try to log on to my blog (this was a few weeks ago), and the site won't let me. So I ignore it, thinking maybe the server is down, or they're renovating the site or something. So the next morning, I check my email, and I have one from the Blog site saying they have shut down my blog because it's a "spam blog". What?!? There is nothing "spammy" on my blog, and there was only one post... How they figure out what makes a spam blog, I don't know, but it's probably some computer program that just filtered out my site by mistake. *Sigh*

So now my blog has been reactivated, and I'm back! Just in time to vent about my end-of-course exams. Yippee. Though they are more than half over now, so the end is in sight. I have already taken English, Anatomy, and Algebra, and there wasn't one for World History, so all I have left is Genetics, Spanish, and....*shudder* Chemistry.

At least it's almost summer. I look forward to more free time for knitting! Currently i'm at a bit of a standstill. I finished two scarves a few days ago, but they were just the fun fur ones with huge needles, so its still not much of an accomplishment. I need to work more on the shirt I'm knitting from the bamboo yarn. If you knit, you have got to try the stuff, it's amazing! I'm using Bernat brand, in color "Rosehip". The pattern is here, but you have to be a member at Bernat's website to access it.

Well, technically I should be using this rare bit of free time to study for my genetics exam, so I better go.