Friday, June 27, 2008

Revelation

I've had a revelation. Today I looked around at the yarn on my floor, the WIPs in my drawer, and I realized something.

THERE IS NO WAY IN HELL I CAN BRING THIS MUCH YARN TO ISRAEL (in two months and five days).

I mean, I'm only allowed to bring three suitcases and clothing is kind of a neccesity. As it is, I'm trying to decided how many books I can afford to bring. But yarn? I can maybe fill a quarter of one suitcase, but I really won't have room. I'm going to have to buy yarn once I get to Israel.And I have to organize my stash and finish my WIPs. I can't let them sit and get stale for nine months. I have to pick what yarn is coming with me and what I'm leaving for my sisters. So this summer is officially "Prepare-for-Israel" summer. It shall be adventurous.

Sometime this week I'm going to document all my WIPs here in addition to the stash organization progress. Along with this whole project I'll probably be putting alot more projects that never got posted on ravelry. Like things that I finished, but didn't bother to take pictures of.
In other news, check out this awesome video (from fiveawesomeknitters). If you skip to 3:50 you will see a KNITTING RAP. I love it.



My favorite verse is:
I spend my days
Browsin' Ravelry
Lookin' at the endless projects,
Searchin' patterns that are free
Check out my FO's
Or my WIP's
Whichever you choose,
they're sure to please.

In non-knitting news, I'm starting camp on monday! I'm going to be a counselor for seven-year olds. This wouldn't be so bad except for the fact that I did 6 year olds last year so this is going to be the same exact bunk I had last year! And a good majority of the kids are sort of bratty. Than again, some of them I LOVE, and I can't wait to see again. I'll see how the first week goes before I start judging the summer.
This post was kind of picture-less and since I like my blogs to have somepictures here's a random one that was floating around on my computer:

And now i must go. If I clean the house to get I'll be treated to a pedicure (yay summer!)

toodles.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Five Awesome Knitters

I know. I know.
A month.
May 7.
That was the last time I blogged. :( I have been doing things (like finals, and secret projects...), but still I've been a bum about blogging. In fact, the only reason I'm blogging now (besides for guilt) is because I'm avoiding cleaning my room.

Anyway I have many things to write.

First off, after miles of lace (um...16.5 inches) I'm almost done with the Razor Cami. I'm just working on the straps now (which are taking forever because of their boringness) I want it finished by tonight but we'll see what happens. Also, it's been super hot here for the past few days so I don't know if I can wear it any time soon.
I also cast on for an anthropologie type of bolero but I'm not posting pictures because it currently has the potential to be frogged...
I have super exciting news. If anyone is familiar with vlogbrothers, nerdfighters, fiveawesomegirls, or other youtube projects this might make you super-excited. If you don't know what those things are than you might still be excited anyway. Short history of Vlogbrothers (Brotherhood 2.0) ripped from John Green's (yes, the author) wiki page:
John and his brother Hank Green run a video blog project called Brotherhood 2.0. The original project ran from January 1 to December 31, 2007, with the premise that the brothers would cease all text-based ("textual") communication for the year and instead converse by video blogs, made available to the public via YouTube and on their website. The vlogs have several recurring themes, including "Nerdfighters," the official name for their more dedicated viewers, based on a video game John saw at an airport; the Foundation to Decrease WorldSuck, Hank and John's paypal-oriented "foundation" that vows to "decrease worldsuck" by giving the money donated to worthy causes; the Evil Baby Orphanage, a proposal to use a time machine to kidnap historical despots in infancy and pre-habilitate them at a mountain retreat; and amusing songs posted by Hank on a regular basis. In the December 31, 2007 video, it was revealed that the brothers had decided not to stop vlogging even though the project had ended. John and Hank now continue to post vlogs, though not daily, on their Youtube account, vlogbrothers.

Anway, this project inspired many similar youtube projects where 5 or so people would get to know each other in a similar way that John and Hank did. Vlogbrothers spawned such projects as fiveawesomegirls, fiveawesomeguys, fiveawesomegays, oneawesomeworld, fiveawesometeens, fiveawesomekiwis, etc. These projects became known as "fiveawesome" spinoffs, the original being fiveawesomegirls.
Whew, that was alot of explanation.
So why am I telling you all this? Well, recently on a site known as Knitting Knerdfighters 6 people (including me) have decided to create a spinoff of our own entitled FiveAwesomeKnitters. It's official. Knitting Knerdfighters have come to Youtube. Our first vlog (video blog) will be posted on June 9, 2008. A different knitter will post a video for every day of the week except weekends (though occasionally our resident guy knitter will post on saturday). The project is going to at the very least last through the summer and we'll see where it goes from there.
Wednesday: Kayla
And our awesome friend Cameron (http://www.youtube.com/cameronkabookie), intro maker and resident male knitter will be seen around from time to time.

Find us at www.youtube.com/fiveawesomeknitters
It's going to be awesome :) Be sure to check us out and subscribe if you have a youtube account.
Also, go check out Knitting Knerdfighters if you're a Brotherhood2.0 fan (or even if you're not)
Feel free to ask me any questions if anything confused you because that was a lot of info.
Here we are:
toodles

P.s. Look what I found sitting around on my computer