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.
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