Tuesday, July 17, 2007

I haven't been up to much crafting lately. I've been bogged down by work on weekends. During the week, I haven't really been doing much, but I've still been busy, if that makes any sense. I'm working on the boogie vest from knitty, using some of the fishermans wool my mom picked up at a thrift store. I didn't think I had enough for a sweater, so I decided on a vest. I finished the back, and am about 1/3 of the way done on the front, and it looks like i'll have plenty of yarn left over. my mom wants me to make a second one in a smaller size for a christmas gift for her friend. I agreed, because theres nothing else i can think of for that yarn, and it works up really quickly. I just hate doing cables.
I doubt I will have much time to work on my crafting in the near future. I was looking through the course catalog for school today, and that mind boggling. If I actually take school seriously and work towards my degree, I might have to go to school 5 days a week. working on weekends, that leaves me with no time to myself. not cool. I realize that in this day and age, college really isn't for everyone, and I know that its definitely not for me, but I am stubborn and am going to finish my degree. Even if its just an AS, its better than nothing. I always had goals to go all the way in school, stopping with a doctorate. That is not going to happen, but I'm not giving up completely, I am going to stay in school. I have no skills for a full time job. Taxes are only part time and seasonal, and this photography gig is weekends only. My new career goal is to get a degree in photography, and then learn animal grooming. then I want to open my own grooming salon/pet photography studio. Working with animals all day, doing two things I love, and owning my own business. and the studio gives it a different edge. Sudsy Snapshots. I don't know. something cute. its a dream. my dreams may shift and change frequently, but I have learned that I still need to follow them, I can't give up on them, or I will have nothing.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Harry Potter

last night i went and saw the newest harry potter movie at midnight. First of all, let me say that I am not a big Harry Potter fan. I did not like that book at all, and I am not a fan of the movies in general. As usual, a lot was missing from the movie, but for once, it was okay. The book was filled with whiny drama and politics. The movie was better because much of that nonsense was cut out, making the story progress more smoothly. But why am I posting about that movie on my knitting blog? simple. The whole time I was watching the movie, sitting in the very front row where you can only focus on a small part of the screen at a time, my eyes were generally focused on the knit and crocheted garments worn by the cast, and thinking about trying to recreate some of them. As horrid as Dolores Umbridge is, she wears some cute jackets and such, and they are all pink. what's worse than just examining the construction of the garments was that i was also trying to identify the various yarns used in each one. I might be a bit crazy.