Monday, July 30, 2007

Crafty Schmafty

Having loads of "extra" time (I'm still in awe of how much of my life grad school took over), I'm on crafting overload. Additionally, my job is one of those "feast or famine" kind of things - I'm either so busy I don't get to go to lunch, or I have nothing to do. So, I've been spending a lot of time trolling the internet for new and exciting projects. Oh, Etsy, how I love you so!

I saw these on etsy a few weeks ago, and thought to myself, "I could do that!" I do feel a little guilty stealing someone else's idea, but since I'm not planning on selling these, just using them myself, I don't think its unethical. I mean, if you see a sweater in a store, then knit your own version, that's not really stealing, right? It's inspiration.


Also, I have succumbed to the awesomeness that is Ravelry. Every knitting pattern and everyone's version of it laid out for you to see?? It's genius, I tell you, genius. I finally got around to starting something I've been wanting to for a while: Orangina. I've had some bad starts with lace in the past, but this seems to be going OK. I've memorized the pattern, but for some reason I can't knit more than 4 rows a day. I'll finish it, I'm sure . . . eventually.


Since my office doesn't have a break room, I have to find creative places to eat my lunch (going home just seems like a waste of gas.) Frequently I visit the library, and now that I actually have time to read more than one book a month, I tend to go a little crazy. I always check out more books than I can read before they're due, but I need to have options. You know how sometimes you just feel like reading a certain book?


Maybe I should slow down. I've even forgot to feed the cat once. Oh, she'll never let me live that one down.

6 comments:

reluctantMANGO said...

Oh, Orangina... i can't wait to see how yours turns out! It's on my 'to do' list, and has been since it was released :) Sounds like you're settling into your post-school life very well!

V said...

I'm still waiting for my Ravelry invite and wondering if it's really worth it. Most of the time I think it will be. And I too am reawakening my love for reading books that I actually want to read, and so I'll be spending some time in the library today....

Yarn Mama... said...

Right now I'm reading 4 books: Dry by Augusten Burroughs, Lisey's Story by Stephen King, the first Harry Potter Book and Panic by Jeff Abbott. So I can relate to having a certain book for a certain mood. I can't put "Dry" down, which is probably because I'm addicted to Ravelry. :)

Veronica said...

Hey, I'm a dork and moved my blog.

http://golden-iris.blogspot.com/

Maybe once I quit tinkering with it I'll go read, or knit... not sure which!

:)SmileCreator said...

CUTE cat!

I just got my Ravelry invite.. yippee!! I think I'll use it only for personal knitting, but it still promises to be fun.

And I can totally relate to the "book by mood" thing. I have a big bin of paperbacks that people have given me, and I have to search it every time I want to read.... you know, to match my mood to the book. :)

hramay said...

Hey Sarah,
Have been thinking of writing an email but thought to go through your blog to know how are you doing? Congratulations on your new job. Your sweing room looks nice and welcoming. I will write you in detail later. take care .. hassna

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