Trying again…

I wasn’t entirely happy with the way my temperature scarf was coming along, so I frogged the entire thing, and redid it.
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I’m much happier with this redo. The stitch pattern is the Rev. Slippy Garter which I found on Ravelry, and has icord edging. I really like the way it shoes off the metallic thread better.

February has been pretty boring, with just the moss colour so far. Hoping for some variation at least.

The 2.5 inch blanket.

I have always wanted to make a blanket, but the sheer amount of time you need to put into them has always put me off, and I always get bored right at the cast on. so I’ve made it my mission to try an get through as much of this blanket as possible, which actually seems to be working OK.

I have 2.5 inches done. I cast on 200 stitches.

I think I’m doing OK.

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It’s just a simple garter stitch pattern with icord edging, but I really like it.

I think it’s been easier for me to get this far, since I’m using worsted yarn held doubled, with 10mm needles. No way would I be able to do this with anything smaller. It’s a nice project to work on while watching films or game playthroughs, I usually start a really long game playlist and knit away.

I think this coupled with the Temperature scarf is a good mix, no pressure to finish quickly, and they’re both simple projects, so no memorising lace patterns (and while I like lace, it can get a bit stressful sometimes)

I do want a more complicated pattern on the side though, for when I get sick of this for a while (hopefully just for a day or two), so hopefully I won’t burn out completely.

I thought this confusion was over.

I have been so confused about…everything, recently.

For the past year, I have been comfortable with the label of biromantic asexual. I don’t feel sexual attraction, and I would be in a relationship with men, women, and anyone outside and in between. But lately I’ve been wondering whether I’ll have to change that.

I think I might be a lesbian.

The asexuality is still there. I have no confusion over that. But I’ve been thinking about relationships with men a lot recently and how much the idea does not appeal to me. Like at all. And the urge to have a girlfriend is incredibly strong, almost to the point where I would be looking for a girlfriend if I knew if I was single or not (me and my sort of ex are kind of back together. He is male. I think you realise the problem here)

I’m starting to think my sort of ex was an exception, that he is one of the only men I would be in a romantic and sexual relationship in. And I think I’m confused because there is a part of me that wants to be with him, but the part of me which is saying “You really like girls what are you doing” is shouting over it and it’s hard to understand it all.

I’m hoping I can sort this all out in my head.

Inedible Jammy Dodgers

While browsing Ravelry I found this pattern for crochet Jammy Dodgers, and I realised I needed them right now.

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You don’t know how sad I am that these aren’t real.

I used aran weight yarn with a 4.5mm hook, and they actually make pretty good coasters (they’re about 3.5″ across)

Since the maker of the pattern has given permission for people to sell these (it’s in the comments, a little ways down) I was thinking of selling these in my (hopefully) new etsy shop as coasters. Packs of 2 maybe? I’ll have to think about it.

I got my yarn

And the temperature scarf has been started. :D

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Completed January and started February. Using the beige as a separator colour. The sparkly thin yarn is when it rained or snowed, and there are two different ones for rain and snow but you can’t really tell ;_;

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It will be around 6 feet, which works out perfectly because I am 5’7″/5’8″. I was a bit scared it would be too short.

Knit in the round in 1×1 rib, and it’s super smooshy.

Colour legend

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It’s been relatively cold, and you can see the cold spell we had with a lot of snow (4 inches)

Hopefully I can keep this up, I think it would be nice to have a scarf at the end of the year which hasn’t made me want to tear my hair out.

Temperature Scarf – the one scarf that I’ll (probably) enjoy making.

I refuse to knit scarves. Or, at least, scarves with ends. Infinity scarves are fine, you can get away with making those shorter than usual because it’s already around your neck.

But normal scarves would kill me. So many rows, in such fine yarn (most of them, anyway)

I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want to try making a lace weight scarf but the chance of it happening is almost 0.

Anyway…

I found out about the KAL Temperature scarf, where you assign colours of yarn to temperature ranges, so if you assigned red to 20C – 25C, and the temperature that day was 23C, you would knit a row of red. And you continue like this everyday for a year.

I’m confident this is a scarf I can make, simply because I’m only expected to do one row a day. It can’t be that hard (unless I get bored – a possibility)

It’s been a loooong time. How have you been?

Portal references aside…

So I’ve been neglecting this blog which is a bit unfortunate. It’s nice to have somewhere to talk to and get feedback from people I don’t know and while Tumblr can do that I still have irl friends on there which probably do not care about my personal life that much.

A lot has happened. I was diagnosed with depression and social anxiety (not surprising, I’ll be honest), my boyfriend broke up with me, we (kinda) got back together, I’ve decided to open an Etsy store for generic hand knit and crochet items, the unicorn plushes just weren’t going right and I got frustrated.

Hopefully I can spend more time on here.

Update! Guild Wars 2 is awesome.

Because I pre-purchased the game I got into the 3 day headstart, and my god was it worth it. I’m too tired to go into details right now (I’ve been playing all day) but I’ll post some screenshots for you all. Sorry there’s no knitting or crochet, I’ve been having too much fun with this.

If you want to add me as a friend my ID is Ketta.2634, and I’m on the EU server Piken Square :D

FO Friday has not come around for me this week.

My wrist has never quite been the same since I crocheted an exhibition piece for work experience about 2 years ago. I had to crochet non-stop for about 4 days in order to get it done in time, and I must have done something. Needless to say I can’t knit or crochet as much as I used to be able and I do need regular breaks. Or at least I tell myself that.

I don’t want to make it worse so I’m having to take a break for a bit, hence no FOs. I have worked a bit on my jumper and am on the last decrease row, and I’ve been trying to figure out how long it takes or me to make one unicorn so I can price accordingly. I’ve run out of stuffing though so I can’t work on it until I get paid so I can buy some  more.

I might not post for a few days, because a new MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game) called Guild Wars 2 (you might have heard of it) is coming out in a few hours, and I do like my MMORPGs. I’ve been waiting for this for years as well, so my attentions will be diverted haha.

Hopefully I’ll be able to get a wrist brace and my wrist will hurt less so I can get some crochet and knitting done soon.

Progress on my not-so-little unicorn.

In order to get his mane all sorted, I tried using hairpin lace. It works pretty well, especially if you use crochet thread as the joining thread. It’s also a lot safer and you can’t pull it out anymore :D

Finally decided on a leg pattern I’m happy with, might make it a bit smaller for the front legs but who knows. Otherwise I’m very happy with this.