jesso: (KNITTING)
So my Grandma CJ is going through chemo, and she's lost her hair, so I decided to knit her a wig hat:


in bright orange, naturally.

I'm pretty sure she's going to LOVE it.

(It will fit her better than it fits me, because I made it a bit small to fit snugly on a head that's without the thick hair I inherited from her)

((Also, I think I need to knit one for myself now. I kind of love this thing))
jesso: (KNITTING)
So my Grandma CJ is going through chemo, and she's lost her hair, so I decided to knit her a wig hat:


in bright orange, naturally.

I'm pretty sure she's going to LOVE it.

(It will fit her better than it fits me, because I made it a bit small to fit snugly on a head that's without the thick hair I inherited from her)

((Also, I think I need to knit one for myself now. I kind of love this thing))
jesso: (PD - Olive YAY)
I need an icon that says "I AM MADE OF AWESOME", for when I win.



I finished the hat! Some bragging points:
1) I made the chart myself based on this book cover. I kept trying to do fancy things with photoshop and such, but ended up doing it in Excel.
2) I knit this hat TWICE. For someone who hates knitting the same thing twice, this is awesome.
3) This was my first time doing intarsia. I think I pretty much aced it, too.
4) You're not supposed to be able to do intarsia in the round, but I found a funny little trick to make it work, because I was determined to make it a proper round hat, with a proper intarsia logo. None of this "knitting flat and seaming" business, and no duplicate stitching the whole thing!
5) The funny little trick made an ugly sort of seam in the back, so I took the idea and improved it, because I wanted this hat to be awesome. There is no ugly seam on the back of this hat.

Basically, I'm an awesome knitting genius. And I win. Forever. I'm going to give it to Scott Sigler on Friday when he's in Dallas on his book tour (Oh wow a podcast author doing a publisher-sponsored BOOK TOUR, that is really seriously awesome) and it will be Fun Times.

Also, meet CephaloPod:


CephaloPod is my new iPod that I picked up with my crazy overtime monies. I knew there was a reason I kept showing up to work every day. And, for the record, you CAN plug in two iPods at the same time. Here is proof. iTunes just sort of went "Oh, okay then" and showed both of them and was updating both at the same time like it was nothing. And I felt incredibly dorky for having two iPods plugged in at once.
jesso: (PD - Olive YAY)
I need an icon that says "I AM MADE OF AWESOME", for when I win.



I finished the hat! Some bragging points:
1) I made the chart myself based on this book cover. I kept trying to do fancy things with photoshop and such, but ended up doing it in Excel.
2) I knit this hat TWICE. For someone who hates knitting the same thing twice, this is awesome.
3) This was my first time doing intarsia. I think I pretty much aced it, too.
4) You're not supposed to be able to do intarsia in the round, but I found a funny little trick to make it work, because I was determined to make it a proper round hat, with a proper intarsia logo. None of this "knitting flat and seaming" business, and no duplicate stitching the whole thing!
5) The funny little trick made an ugly sort of seam in the back, so I took the idea and improved it, because I wanted this hat to be awesome. There is no ugly seam on the back of this hat.

Basically, I'm an awesome knitting genius. And I win. Forever. I'm going to give it to Scott Sigler on Friday when he's in Dallas on his book tour (Oh wow a podcast author doing a publisher-sponsored BOOK TOUR, that is really seriously awesome) and it will be Fun Times.

Also, meet CephaloPod:


CephaloPod is my new iPod that I picked up with my crazy overtime monies. I knew there was a reason I kept showing up to work every day. And, for the record, you CAN plug in two iPods at the same time. Here is proof. iTunes just sort of went "Oh, okay then" and showed both of them and was updating both at the same time like it was nothing. And I felt incredibly dorky for having two iPods plugged in at once.
jesso: (Linnell WHEEE)
So I love love love PaperbackSwap.com very much right now. I've already received one George MacDonald book, I have four more on the way, and I just requested another two. Seven new George MacDonald books for my collection, in just over a week. Wonderful! I'll have the ten required for my Mission 101 list in no time. Then it's just to read them. Oh darn, I have to read George MacDonald.

Also, I have half an inch of Rogue. Tonight is a productive night indeed. Tomorrow I'm stopping by Hobby Lobby for Size 8 DPNs and black acrylic for my Secret Project of Doom, then Best Buy for my Digital TV Converter Box Thingy Do-Bob, then [SUPER SECRET SURPRISE PURCHASE HERE], then groceries. Including cat food. I've told my cats to ration what's in their bowl, because that's all there is until I bring home more tomorrow. They just gave me looks that indicated they would be rolling their eyes at me if they knew how.

Finally, because I am lazy, click here and pretend I posted my Project 365 pictures here in this post, behind a lovely cut. Some of the pictures are better than others, but I try to give each one a short paragraph telling the story behind the picture. And yanno, that would be *work* to reproduce here, and we can't have any of that nonsense.
jesso: (Linnell WHEEE)
So I love love love PaperbackSwap.com very much right now. I've already received one George MacDonald book, I have four more on the way, and I just requested another two. Seven new George MacDonald books for my collection, in just over a week. Wonderful! I'll have the ten required for my Mission 101 list in no time. Then it's just to read them. Oh darn, I have to read George MacDonald.

Also, I have half an inch of Rogue. Tonight is a productive night indeed. Tomorrow I'm stopping by Hobby Lobby for Size 8 DPNs and black acrylic for my Secret Project of Doom, then Best Buy for my Digital TV Converter Box Thingy Do-Bob, then [SUPER SECRET SURPRISE PURCHASE HERE], then groceries. Including cat food. I've told my cats to ration what's in their bowl, because that's all there is until I bring home more tomorrow. They just gave me looks that indicated they would be rolling their eyes at me if they knew how.

Finally, because I am lazy, click here and pretend I posted my Project 365 pictures here in this post, behind a lovely cut. Some of the pictures are better than others, but I try to give each one a short paragraph telling the story behind the picture. And yanno, that would be *work* to reproduce here, and we can't have any of that nonsense.
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I cleaned today. I went on a mad cleaning frenzy. I vacuumed, I rearranges, I made three trips to the dumpster with loads of junk, I rearranged my bookshelf, I reclaimed my closet*, I cleaned my kitchen, and I just generally tidied things up. Dang it looks nice in here. Now I just need a light bulb for the main light in my living room and I'm set.



I also knit my flat swatch for Rogue. I love these colors together. I'm doing the sweater in the heathery brown color, and the cables in the red, green, and blue. I need to sit down with the pattern and color in my charts or something so I can figure out which colors are going where. I'm thinking about doing something pretty with the pocket, but I can't decide what. I've got intarsia down pat now, so maybe I'll make a design on the front or something. I just need to figure out what it will be.

I knit the swatch while watching Indiana Jones. I have never seen these movies before, and when I told this to a coworker she brought me all three of them the very next day. I watched the first two tonight, and they are very much fun. I'm going to watch the third tomorrow while I knit the round swatch, and I'm looking forward to it :D

Of course, while I was watching them, any time they played the theme song I could only hear these lyrics, which was interesting.

*A while ago I had the bright idea to stick my cats' litter box in my closet, since I don't use it for clothes and stuff. That was not a bright idea after all. It didn't work out. This is why I later bought the golden dome litter box and just closed the closet door until I felt like tossing the old litter box. Which I did today. And then I vacuumed and went to town with the Febreeze.
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I cleaned today. I went on a mad cleaning frenzy. I vacuumed, I rearranges, I made three trips to the dumpster with loads of junk, I rearranged my bookshelf, I reclaimed my closet*, I cleaned my kitchen, and I just generally tidied things up. Dang it looks nice in here. Now I just need a light bulb for the main light in my living room and I'm set.



I also knit my flat swatch for Rogue. I love these colors together. I'm doing the sweater in the heathery brown color, and the cables in the red, green, and blue. I need to sit down with the pattern and color in my charts or something so I can figure out which colors are going where. I'm thinking about doing something pretty with the pocket, but I can't decide what. I've got intarsia down pat now, so maybe I'll make a design on the front or something. I just need to figure out what it will be.

I knit the swatch while watching Indiana Jones. I have never seen these movies before, and when I told this to a coworker she brought me all three of them the very next day. I watched the first two tonight, and they are very much fun. I'm going to watch the third tomorrow while I knit the round swatch, and I'm looking forward to it :D

Of course, while I was watching them, any time they played the theme song I could only hear these lyrics, which was interesting.

*A while ago I had the bright idea to stick my cats' litter box in my closet, since I don't use it for clothes and stuff. That was not a bright idea after all. It didn't work out. This is why I later bought the golden dome litter box and just closed the closet door until I felt like tossing the old litter box. Which I did today. And then I vacuumed and went to town with the Febreeze.
jesso: (Yay!)
We have the day off! No, we have the WEEKEND off! This was completely unexpected. BossLady said she was trying to get us a weekend off yesterday, and we were hoping, but we didn't really know for sure until she didn't call us in this morning. Woo!

I have Big Plans for this weekend. Cooking, cleaning, knitting, reading, Animal Crossing, and lots of SLEEP. Oh, and lots of cuddling my cats. They aren't quite sure what to do with me home all day. I think they missed me. Hawking slept on/with me all night, which she usually doesn't do, and now Tesla refuses to leave my lap for anything.

Let's make a list!
- Open windows!
- Clean kitchen & run dishwasher
- Clean catbox
- Clean bedroom
- Clean closet
- Go through all the junk that's accumulated and trash it.
- Hopefully find coupon for the converter box so my TV will work after they switch to digital
- Take out trash
- Make nontraditional feijoada in my crockpot with venison
- Make rice in my new rice maker (that Brandy gave me last night) (*glee*)
- Consume delicious feijoada & rice
- Watch Indiana Jones movies lent to me by coworker
- Knit swatches!
- Begin knitting Rogue with awesome colored cables
- Read new George MacDonald book I got from paperbackswap.com
- Play Animal Crossing
- Upload last two days' pictures for Project 365

This list makes me happy. I will probably do most of it today, and spend tomorrow being wonderfully lazy. I am going to revel in this weekend off.

PS: I LOVE PAPERBACKSWAP.COM SO MUCH. I'm mailing off books that are just collecting dust on my shelf, and getting GEORGE MACDONALD in return! I got my first book last night, and I have another already winging it's way to me. My fangirly heart is very pleased by this.

PPS: Tesla is laying on my left arm, from elbow to wrist. I think she's trying to tell me something.
jesso: (Yay!)
We have the day off! No, we have the WEEKEND off! This was completely unexpected. BossLady said she was trying to get us a weekend off yesterday, and we were hoping, but we didn't really know for sure until she didn't call us in this morning. Woo!

I have Big Plans for this weekend. Cooking, cleaning, knitting, reading, Animal Crossing, and lots of SLEEP. Oh, and lots of cuddling my cats. They aren't quite sure what to do with me home all day. I think they missed me. Hawking slept on/with me all night, which she usually doesn't do, and now Tesla refuses to leave my lap for anything.

Let's make a list!
- Open windows!
- Clean kitchen & run dishwasher
- Clean catbox
- Clean bedroom
- Clean closet
- Go through all the junk that's accumulated and trash it.
- Hopefully find coupon for the converter box so my TV will work after they switch to digital
- Take out trash
- Make nontraditional feijoada in my crockpot with venison
- Make rice in my new rice maker (that Brandy gave me last night) (*glee*)
- Consume delicious feijoada & rice
- Watch Indiana Jones movies lent to me by coworker
- Knit swatches!
- Begin knitting Rogue with awesome colored cables
- Read new George MacDonald book I got from paperbackswap.com
- Play Animal Crossing
- Upload last two days' pictures for Project 365

This list makes me happy. I will probably do most of it today, and spend tomorrow being wonderfully lazy. I am going to revel in this weekend off.

PS: I LOVE PAPERBACKSWAP.COM SO MUCH. I'm mailing off books that are just collecting dust on my shelf, and getting GEORGE MACDONALD in return! I got my first book last night, and I have another already winging it's way to me. My fangirly heart is very pleased by this.

PPS: Tesla is laying on my left arm, from elbow to wrist. I think she's trying to tell me something.

Miscellany

Dec. 7th, 2008 11:28 pm
jesso: (Doctor Who - TLS#5- Jiggery-pokery)
So, as a permanent account holder, I now can have up to 195 icons. Guh. I had previously hit my limit of 145, after thinking that surely I would never get that many EVER, and now I seem to be working my way up to 195. This is one of my new ones. It amuses me.

I'm knitting! I am working on my super secret project that I can't mention publicly, and it is WORKING. Intarsia in the round, which everyone says is all impossible? Yeah, I'm totally doing it. And it looks awesome. Because I'm an awesome knitting ninja. I really might have to knit two, so I can keep one for myself.

I also got yarn on Saturday for Rogue. I've decided that with my new intarsia superpowers I'm going to do colored cables. I cannot wait to start. No, wait, I can't wait to finish because it will look amazing.

I haven't been knitting very much lately. I don't think I've knit a single stitch since the Olympics. I'd forgotten how exciting it is to start a new project, and how amazing it is to learn a new technique. It's such a rush. It sounds funny to say that about knitting, which has a reputation for being a hobby of old ladies, but seriously it is so much fun.

My chemistry final is tomorrow. I should probably finish reviewing. My notebook is open in front of me. I am, in fact, typing around it right now. I should stop typing and work one of these problems to make sure I still remember how. I haven't done these since October, and my memory is pretty sieve-like. Yes, this is what I will do. And I will stop typing now.

Miscellany

Dec. 7th, 2008 11:28 pm
jesso: (Doctor Who - TLS#5- Jiggery-pokery)
So, as a permanent account holder, I now can have up to 195 icons. Guh. I had previously hit my limit of 145, after thinking that surely I would never get that many EVER, and now I seem to be working my way up to 195. This is one of my new ones. It amuses me.

I'm knitting! I am working on my super secret project that I can't mention publicly, and it is WORKING. Intarsia in the round, which everyone says is all impossible? Yeah, I'm totally doing it. And it looks awesome. Because I'm an awesome knitting ninja. I really might have to knit two, so I can keep one for myself.

I also got yarn on Saturday for Rogue. I've decided that with my new intarsia superpowers I'm going to do colored cables. I cannot wait to start. No, wait, I can't wait to finish because it will look amazing.

I haven't been knitting very much lately. I don't think I've knit a single stitch since the Olympics. I'd forgotten how exciting it is to start a new project, and how amazing it is to learn a new technique. It's such a rush. It sounds funny to say that about knitting, which has a reputation for being a hobby of old ladies, but seriously it is so much fun.

My chemistry final is tomorrow. I should probably finish reviewing. My notebook is open in front of me. I am, in fact, typing around it right now. I should stop typing and work one of these problems to make sure I still remember how. I haven't done these since October, and my memory is pretty sieve-like. Yes, this is what I will do. And I will stop typing now.
jesso: (W00t!)


YES.

Note: It took me five hours to untangle the mess Hawking made. She owes me her soul.
jesso: (W00t!)


YES.

Note: It took me five hours to untangle the mess Hawking made. She owes me her soul.
jesso: (Default)
The results are in!


The poll Made my decision for me. Really, I had no choice.

Especially when [livejournal.com profile] aishy posted this:


My arm was thoroughly twisted. )
jesso: (Default)
The results are in!


The poll Made my decision for me. Really, I had no choice.

Especially when [livejournal.com profile] aishy posted this:


My arm was thoroughly twisted. )

WOOT.

Aug. 17th, 2008 10:07 pm
jesso: (W00t!)


I HAVE A SOCK.

I kind of screwed up on the toe, but it fits well enough that I'm not worried. It only looks funny if you look really closely. And I know what I messed up so I can get it right next time.

Also: I have a week to knit another sock. Yeeep.

WOOT.

Aug. 17th, 2008 10:07 pm
jesso: (W00t!)


I HAVE A SOCK.

I kind of screwed up on the toe, but it fits well enough that I'm not worried. It only looks funny if you look really closely. And I know what I messed up so I can get it right next time.

Also: I have a week to knit another sock. Yeeep.

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