Sorry for the “late” post for the early risers. I fell asleep watching tv last night and woke up around 4a. So I guess I’m up for the day or something. hahaah. who knows.
This week’s bag is a CUTE one!! 🙂
how cute is this??? it’s so cute i just want to squish it and LOVE IT!!! I got it on Saturday when I was at A-Kon walking around and shopping the dealer’s rooms. I wanted to buy so much more from that dealer, but the stupid hag didn’t take credit cards and silly me…i didn’t have THAT much cash on me. bah!!
I haven’t been doing much the last week. I did finish knitting the Slytherin bag, but i still need to do the interfacing and the lining. I’ve been lazy and I really do need to finish this up soon….
I’m very unhappy w/ how i did the fairisle this time. It’s too tight and it’s a bit cinchy! GRRRR. I was half tempted to rip it out and start over. What am I? crazy? a little I guess. The bag passed the pre-teen test. A pre-teen looked at it and claimed that it was awesome. So ok…maybe I won’t rip it out. 😉 I tried to HDC on the sides to bulk it up so it didn’t look like it had the wah-wahs. hahaha. We’ll see what happens once I add the lining.
So like I said above…i went to A-Kon 20 on Saturday. My plans were to go on Fri, Sat and Sun. But Fri I got stuck at work for freaking forever, so I didn’t make it. Saturday i was there from 10a – midnight. I was way too tired to go on Sunday. While i was waiting in line to get my badge on Saturday, I started a gauge swatch w/ some sparkly sweet-a$$ disco-esque yarn for a sock for myself. The swatch turned into a baby sock. I started this when I got in line on Saturday. By the time i got to the end of the line, I had already finished half of the foot. Granted, it’s not a huge sock or anything, but I felt a bit of a sense of accomplishment. Did I take a picture of me knitting in line? nope. I’ll tell you this…i’m SO glad I had that knitting w/ me in line b/c i would have murdered the people around me they were being so annoying. oh but anyway, i think i’m going to make myself some short sock w/ the remaining yarn.
So I got to geek it out a bit on Saturday. I went with a friend that is into the whole cosplay thing. No, friends, I did not dress up. 🙂 I went as just me. 🙂 I basically served as his press secretary and photographer. I had a good time actually. Just walking around and people watching…it was fun. I have to admit, I did feel a bit like the odd man out by being dressed in normal clothes. how odd is that?
I’m not into Anime. I’ve only seen a couple of movies and such, but I wouldn’t call myself a fan. i was kind of surprised at the things that go on at these cons. and I know I shouldn’t have been shocked at the amount of teenagers I saw running around like chickens w/ their heads cut off…but I was. hahaah. Alot of people had some fantastic costumes. I wish I got to shop around more. There were some fantastic crafty things around. Actually, I regret not taking more pics of the crafty vendors. What was I thinking? I did get myself a new hair barrette. 😀
Isn’t this cute? The lady that made it said that the fabric was from recycled kimonos. sweeeeeet! I wonder if she has an etsy shop. dang it. i didn’t even think to ask until right now. duhhh…
I didn’t get that many pics w/ my own camera, mainly b/c i forgot to switch out the lens and sometimes using a 50mm in these situations aren’t ideal. I’ll probably post some of the pics I took on Flickr later on this week when I get a chance if you guys really want to see.
I haven’t made any progress on my new sweater. I would like to have that done soon before it gets TOO hot here. So just refer back to last week’s photo to see my progress with it. 😛 hahahaha.
And I have decided I want to make another leafy shawl, but out of green/brown sock yarn I have and i want to add some beads for some blingity-bling. 🙂 I made one square and was happy w/ how it came out. My only debaucle right now is how to do the beads….load ’em up before hand or put them in as I go. Well, I tried both ways and I like how the beads sit better when I add them as I go rather than loading them up. The beads just don’t sit right when i slid them into place. Now I just need to get motivated to do it all over again. Doing the beads in this manner really slows down how fast you do the squares.
Sassy’s still doing fine. Still eating, drinking and snuggling. Thanks to all who continue to ask about her. 🙂
Have a great week, everyone!