On Hiatus

As you can probably tell from my absence these last past months that I’ve taken a huge break from blogging. My last attempt (Craft-a-Day) obviously failed before it even started. So much for New Year’s resolutions and crafting…

Here’s the short version:

– I was caught up in school, which is thankfully behind me for now.

– I hadn’t been the mood to knit until yesterday, (if you care to know, I knit like I drink coffee: powering through for a period of time before I stop cold).

– I’m back in my knitting mood and in the mood to inspire myself (Is self-inspiration a thing?).

– As for my plans at the moment, I’ll continue going on hiatus from blogging (maybe until fall 2015). The reason? I want to improve myself before I share what I’ve got with the world. A little dramatic? Perhaps. Will I continue to knit? Heck, yes!

So to any readers out there who have stumbled upon this or have continued to follow me, thank you for sticking around!


Spring-Green Infinity Scarf

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I made this a while back right after I made my sweater-inspired scarf. The pattern was altered slightly and made into an infinity scarf because I just can’t get enough of those apparently.

The color was called “Pistachio,” which I can kind of understand but at the same time not really. See, if I had my own line of yarn, I would name this color in particular “Springsteen Green” because the color reminds me of spring and as a tribute to Bruce Springsteen, who sang one of my favorite songs of all time: “Hungry Heart.” In fact, I would name all my colors as tributes to bands, singers, and songwriters. “Coldplay Blue” or “Nirvana Yellow” are colors I can visualize and describe to people rather than just “Pistachio” (No, I’m not picking on the person who named this particular yarn color because choosing a name for a color can be a very daunting task). I really have no idea why I’m getting worked up on my yarn colors because I’m practically color-ignorance, as in yellow is yellow and red is red and that there are shades of yellow and shades of red. And together they make orange (Look! I learned something in my elementary school art class!).DSC_0372

Anyway, being a knitter and having all these names as yarn colors will be the death of me because I can’t take these names seriously. I wish I could accept them for what they are, but I’ve never been one to accept things as they are given. It’s a problem really. I’m going to get off the topic of colors and my problems as of now…

I don’t have the pattern written up properly though I want to share it, so think of this as a preview for the present moment. This scarf was actually very simple to make because the pattern is short and repeats, but for some reason, I’m not very good at writing out patterns. That and the fact that I love to procrastinate.

I’m also in the middle of exam week, but after this week blows over, I’ll have a lot of downtime to work on projects! And by that I mean I have a LOT of downtime because I accidentally (lazily) never got around to applying for a real job. So I’m going to be lying around the house knitting and watching cop/mystery/murder shows, or as I like to call it: a well-deserved break. I actually got into cop/mystery/murder shows about a month ago! In high school, I started watching Veronica Mars because all my favorite afterschool programs were canceled or moved to very inconvenient times. Now shows like Rookie Blue, Cold Case, and recently Castle are taking over my life. Anyway, what are your favorite TV shows? I’m aiming to be very obsessed and emotionally-torn this winter break, which is by far my greatest plan to date.


Winter Frolicking Photo Shoot

DSC_0318Every year, my sister and I have this tradition where we take to our neighborhood streets and run in the snow. Of course, it’s better when it’s snowing, which happened roughly a week ago when we went back home for Thanksgiving break. No warnings or weather alerts from anyone. And guess where I was? Still in bed.

Okay, I did get a warning from my sister, and thankfully it was still snowing by the time we bundled up and headed out.DSC_0119


DSC_0219Looks familiar? This lovely hat is making another appearance because it was the only knitwear I brought back (shock!). I want to put up a similar version of this hat on Etsy, but I’m not so sure because I made it from heather yarn, the kind that unfortunately leaves a part of it on you because it’s so attached to you. The color is really nice though. Maybe I’ll make another one with yarn that sheds less than a cat after finals blow over. Of course, I’ll have to survive finals…


Running away from finals!