February 28, 2014

A New Knitting Adventure

As I marathon old episodes of Supernatural, I casually run the yarn through my fingers and over the needles, pulling out loops again and again and again. Soon, a form takes shape, stretching longer and longer until it is recognizable as some sort of outerwear, hanging limply off plastic needles and metal tips.
It is far from perfect. The stitches are irregularly sized and the color changes are sloppy. And yet, it is mine. Each imperfection is mine. And i will proudly wear my creation down the street, so all to see; it is mine.
You may think it costs the same as just buying a sweater, but it's far more expensive. The price of yarn may match that of a department store, but who can put a price on the hours you've pored into its creation, the sweat, tear, and anxiety you've knit into the pattern? By the end of the process, it's the most expensive piece of clothing you'll ever own.

Wear it proudly.

February 2, 2014

No Updates? no Problem!

Hi everyone,

I'm very sorry that I have not been keeping up with this blog lately, but it's mainly that I've been just too busy to sit down and write anything. It's a question of trying to make time where I have none. It's quite annoying.

Anyway, I've moved into the city, so now I can finally have a social life after all this time. I fear I may have stunted my growth by removing myself from society entirely, but I believe I have yet an opportunity to make up for that (I say, as I sit in on superbowl sunday). I've taken more hours at work and enjoy that much more than I had anticipated. It's lovely.

All is going well at the moment, so there isn't much to say. I can now work the space shuttle toilet, which is something. I'm also going to be able to volunteer at the planetary studies department, so i'm going to get a whole lot of experience from that.

And that's all I have to say about that. Hopefully, I'll be back to posting DIYs and so on within the next few weeks.