Wednesday, March 30, 2005

My Books

Bottlecap Books - 2005 Made as final project in Beginning Letterpress, Edition of 50, various designs available for purchase.

German Style Springback Book - May 2005

Mahogany Link Stitch - 2002


Clamshell Box - 2002


Indian Coptic - 2005


Starting Over Sucks...

So I was working on the brown shoulder shrug I started last week (see pic from pattern below), but I just wasn't happy with it. I was almost half way done, but I ripped it out and started over. I'm happier about how it's looking but not about all the time I wasted. The pattern is in garter stitch, it was originally for Lion Brand Fancy Fur yarn which wouldn't show, but I don't paticularly like wearing fuzzy things, so I am using a worsted weight brown wool and changed the pattern so that I purl every odd row, instead of knit as the pattern calls for. It looks a lot better now and I should be done pretty quickly (considering the amount of time I spend watching Felicity each night). I hope it looks cute when it's done. I'm still not sure what I'm going to be able to wear a brown shoulder shrug over but I think it will be a good "sweater" for summer.


Speaking of summer, I was cruely tricked by the weather this weekend. It was beautiful, warm and sunny all weekend and then today I wake up and there are about 6 inches of snow covering everything including my car! It's the end of March people... what's up with THAT? Hopefully it will melt very soon and we can get back to it being Spring!

Brown Shoulder Shrug - see above
Green Scarf - done and I guess it's not too late
Started another iPod cover - I'm trying to perfect the pattern. Maybe I'll put it up when I do!
Finished sewing Springback text block
Planning accordian book in japanese chitsu box
Starting sewing for roundspine text block (raised cords)

Monday, March 28, 2005

Felicity Anyone?


So my roommates and I are officially addicted! We've been watching the show Felicity non-stop now for the past few weeks and last night I just finished the first season. See, it all started when our new roommate SB moved in and brought her collection of DVD's which included all four seasons of Felicity. It's so "drama", which isn't me in real life, but I love it. We usually get a Felicity "fix" every night. I feel like if I can just get through all four seasons I might be able to get back to a normal life, so we watch it a lot.

Anyway, I had a fun Easter Weekend with my family. I love big dinners. We had ham, potatoes with white sauce and peas, asparagus and yummy rolls! Plus cheesecake for dessert... mmmmm.... I just love good food. I also finished two iPod covers (one for my sister) and got lots of pictures scanned and music downloaded. Fun stuff.

Friday, March 25, 2005

Check out the Sweet All-In-One

originally uploaded by carlyw24.
This is the printer, scanner, copier I got from Wal-Mart. I can't wait to hook it up and start scanning!

Mini Me

Pink Mini iPod
I'm having too much fun with my new Mac Mini and iPod Mini. All I need to complete the collection is the Mini Cooper I've been coveting! People are going to have to start calling me the Mini Queen! The only thing is, I'm finding I want to keep buying more and more accessoires to go with my fun little new toys. Like yesterday, I bought an all in one Printer-Scanner-Copier by HP from Wal-Mart (I got a great deal, by the way, check it out here). But when I got it home to hook it up I found out it didn't come with a USB cable. What printer doesn't come with a USB cable? I guess one's you get great deals on. I think I also need to get a USB hub since the Mini Mac only has two and one is already being used for keyboard and mouse. I'm also planning on knitting a cute little iPod cover, so I want to go find some funky matching yarn. It will still be cheaper than buying one from the store that's just like everybody else. So I have plenty to keep me occupied this weekend. I don't even have half my music collection on my computer yet and I'm going to start scanning all my photos and stuff when I get my printer hooked up. That's another thing I need, well, it's the next thing on my purchase list: a Digital Camera. Any suggestions on a good but cheap one?

Here's the Mac Mini. Isn't it cute?
Mac Mini

This is some yarn I found online,
I think I want to use something like this:
Pink Yarn

Other Projects
Started a brown wool Shoulder Shrug
Finishing Green Ribbed Scarf (kinda late now)
Tons of other unfinished projects
Starting the sewing for the Springback book
Start sewing 2nd round spine
I'll upload some photos soon.

And have a HAPPY EASTER!

Thursday, March 24, 2005

The Start of Something New

With the recent purchase of my new computer (the new mac mini) I've decided to start this blog as a way to record my daily/weekly activities and share it with my fam. Hope you all enjoy it. I will try to get all the different links and things up and running asap. I think this is gonna be fun!