Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Knitting Badges!

So a friend of mine had these linked in her blog. I figured I'd go check it out for myself lol. You can find these here

The “Proselytize Knitting” Badge - A requirement for all Knitting Scouts, the recipient must do his or her bit to present knitting in a positive light, whilst at the same time avoiding all references to “hipness”, grandmothers, and yoga.
Uhm, I talk about knitting, with muggles and knitters alike, I blog about it, I've attempted to teach basic knitting... counts, right?

The “MacGyver” Badge (Level One) - The recipient must demonstrate clever use of a non-knitting tool in a knitting-related scenario. For instance, recipient has used paper clips as stitch markers, or successfully whittled and then utilized bamboo skewers as dpns.
Uhm, I used a Popsicle stick for a cable needle a few times

The “MacGyver” Badge (Level Two) - The recipient must demonstrate clever use of a knitting tool in a non-knitting-related scenario. For instance, recipient has used a strand of Regia Bamboo to slice cheese, or repaired a small appliance with a metal knitting needle.
I used to use a knitting needle to check if my cakes were done. I've also used the tips of small knitting needles to press tiny buttons (like on watches?)

The “Knitting Whilst Under the Influence” Badge - This applies to both actual knitting under the influence, as well as achieving moments of stunning intellectual clarity about ones knitting under the influence. Presumes talking about knitting whilst under the influence a given.
Yep, guilty of knitting under the influence. Just a glass of wine, or beer, not actually whilst being drunk lol.

The “Knitting Has Forced Me to Seek Medical Attention” Badge (Level One) – In which the recipient has been forced to seek the advice of a medical doctor, nurse, or alternative healthcare professional for injuries sustained as a result of knitting.
My upper back's been adjusted for hunching. I've had "tennis elbow" and carpal tunnel symptoms that required medical attention.

The “Knitting Got Me Through My Divorce” Badge - Better for you than wine, easier to care for than a houseful of cats, knitting probably kept you busy, and definitely kept you sane, while you navigated your way back to single life. You’re better off without him/her, honey.
Going through my parent's divorce counts, right? And though I wasn't married to my first boyfriend, I did knit my way through the post-break up phase.

That's all the badges I've got so far lol.

Oh, a challenge for all you knitters out there! The Yarn Harlot is coming out with a new book soon, and will be hosting a huge book launch to do in New York. Go check out her blog and mark your calenders for March 22nd 2008! If you're able to get there, be there or be square ^_~. I wish I could go, but eh, not in the charts for lil' ol' me. But if you can, do! There'll be lots of things going on, and this will show people just how strong the knitting community actually is ^_~.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

More F.O.'s, Ravelry and ranting, too

I'm slowly getting my projects up on Ravelry. I've been cleaning house and finding some laying around where I'd forgotten them. Oops! Also finished a few this past month. So here's two, one of each afore mentioned category ^_~.

First up, Treanna's clapotis, which she'll be getting today for her birthday (which was earlier this week).

The other FO is Trina's clapotis, which will be one of her Christmas presents this year. So shh, no one say anything :P.

I'm enjoying Ravelry a lot. I've been slowly adding stuff to my project list, as I said before. It's interesting to go over all of them again now, see how far I've come. I'm still far from finished with it, but I don't always feel like messing with it lol. So now and again there'll be many updates in a row, and then a long time nothing. Ah well, my prerogative, right?

I'm having issues with several projects at the moment. They're actually really beginning to piss me off, because they're all supposed to be relatively easy things to make. And I just can not figure them out. I hate it.