Addicted Knitter

Gwen is a high school junior stranded on a not-quite-deserted island. (Manhattan.) She's obsessed with knitting and everything japanese.

Sunday, October 30, 2005


I'm sorry I'm not here much. It's not that I'm not knitting - I've been knitting more than ever lately. I finished that scarf, and a tail for Nora, and a hat for my friend Alisa, and started that blanket for Grandma. Life has just been getting in the way of actually writing.

I don't know if I've mentioned it on here or not, but my dad has had cancer for about a year and a half. He's such a big, strong man - a six foot seven police officer - that it never even occured to me that he wouldn't beat it. He's been going through his treatments like the hero he is. But he hasn't been reacting to the chemo in the way that he should. He'll stay on it anyway, but he doesn't have very long. A year at the most, a month at the least.

My family and I are trying to deal with this and keep on keeping on as best we can - I mean, I'm supposed to be looking at colleges right about now. And I have a major surgery coming up over the summer. (Like we need any more medical stuff.) So, while I'm knitting almost constantly - it's very relaxing - I might not be writing in here very often.

Blessed be.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005


I'm going to an OK Go concert on Wednesday! I'm SO EXCITED! I just found their blog about a half hour ago, and it turns out their having a concert here in NYC in a week - so I'm going to pick up tickets after school tomorrow. Standing room only, but they're only 15 bucks! OH MY GOD I AM SO EXCITED!! AAAAAHHHH!!!! ::fangirl screech::

Ahem. (aaaaahhhhh!!!)

I also got another package from my SP yesterday! Huzzah! (I love you SP!) It had this really cool tape measure that looks like a die, a sampler of Burt's Bees products (AWESOME), and three balls of beautiful kid mohair in my favorite colors - two black, one bright pink! I don't know what I'm going to do with them yet, but I am definitely excited. I'll post pictures this weekend, of everything - I've been very lax in my picture taking duties. I apologize.

I've been making progress on Wendy's scarf, but am getting bored with it - so I'm going to start work on Nora's tail tomorrow, I think. I have to have it for her by Halloween, after all.

Oh, speaking of Halloween, I saw the Knitty They were okay, but since I don't have breast cancer, or the desire for a skull scarf, or time to knit another Halloween project, I'm kind of out of luck. Oh well!

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Just a quick note to let everyone know that I have made absolutely no progress, but I have added another person to my list to make gifts for. I found out today that my friend Niall does ballet SIX HOURS A DAY - on weekdays! We're still in high school, in case you missed that. I dunno when he finds time to do any homework. He wants to get into Julliard, and I don't doubt that he will, but jeez...anyway, we never have any time to hang out any more, so I figure I'll make him a scarf instead. >_<

I also picked up yarn to make an astrodome for my friend Alisa, and a tail to match Nora's hat.

I really need to get knitting...

Monday, October 10, 2005

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Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Hello out there!

Well, I haven't been doing a whole lot of knitting in the last week. Which makes me sad. But I got a new bag, which is awesome except that it's too small to bring knitting along - bummer. No knitting on the subway. And I'd do it after school, but the world has been conspiring to kill my free time. I'm stage manager for my school - have I said that before? - and rehearsels for the musical are getting pretty intense. They also just announced the winter play, which is Dracula and will be SO FUN - excpet that rehearsels between the two will overlap and I'm not sure how I'm supposed to manage that. So confusing! Plus I have PSAT classes - which will end next week, thank god - and homework is nearly double what it was last year.

Good grief! (Can you tell all my time is spent at Charlie Brown rehearsels?)

BUT some good things, knitting-wise, have happened. Like...
-I got a package from my Secret Pal! Yay! It had three balls of really soft purply pink yarn in it. Awesomeness!
-My mom got me some very nice sock yarn (white with little spots of primary colors, plus green) so that I can start learning to knit socks with my new book.
-I found the little purple pencil case I keep all my miscellaneous knitting supplies in!
-AND the first quarter is nearly over (FINALLY, although it's hardly even been a month) so I'll be getting a yarn shopping spree soon. Assuming my grades are good. Which I think they will be.

My stash is starting to expand outside of the red bin I have for it! AAAHH! I'll have to use some of it up. And I'm due to get a dozen or thirteen balls of Rowan in any minute now - although it's been like a month since I ordered it. Rowan's shipping is crazy, I tell you.

Double robotics soon! yay!

Okay. Calm.

I'll post pictures this weekend.