Monday, March 30, 2009

Weekend At SUNY Albany

I just came back from a nice weekend with my good friend Chenelle at SUNY Albany. But of course i forgot to take pictures b/c i conveniently lost my camera in my bag 0_o. Lolz. But it was really fun and i got to go to Michaels. Wow i just love that store, i could definetly set up camp n live in it. I picked up a few skeins of yarn and the Lion Brand Speed Stix. So i have a few projects on board that im just dying to start lolz. Well ive got a whole day of classes tom, so im off to bed.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Could I Knit In My Sleep????....maybe not.....ill keep you posted

Hey there guys, im dead asleep right now but i had to start putting the tassels on this lovely shawl i knitted for my mom's birthday which is on March 30th. She has no idea about it. So im really excited to hear (since i cant see her cuz im away at school) about her reaction. Well its 1:10 in the morning and i have class tom, so im gona hit the sack. A normal day for a college knit witt ;)

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Rainbow Cowl

I finished this cowl for my friend and she loves it. It was such a nice and relaxing knit that it just flew by. I was finished with it in a day. Not to mention that the yarn was amazing to use. The pattern is called Dolores Park Cowl by Parikha Mehta

Just A Few Things

I finally received my copy of Knit Two and its really good. Kate Jacobs did a wonderful job depicting each character with their own distinctive nature and at the same time using them to create the Friday Night Knitting Club.

Just a few pics of my stash and a few of my projects.Winter Wonderland
Fiery Sort Of HatIn A Bit Of A Snake
Unorganized StashMy Knifty Knitter

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day

My campus was a sea of green today. We had special performances in the dining halls and treasure hunts going around. It was pretty crazy over here. I just finished hosting a small program for the residents with Hall Government. We bought snacks, cookies, water and a few bagels so that people can grab them before they went out for the night. It was a really good turn out, most of the food was gone and the rest we gave to the hungry RAs on duty lolz.

One thing that i dont understand about this holiday is how it turned from the celebration of a saint to an entire day of drinking??? People were drunk at 8 in the morning today! i find that unbelievable. But enough about my ranting. I hope you all have a wonderful St. Patrick's Day and as we tell the residents MAKE GOOD CHOICES!!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Adonai Knits

I am in the process of starting my own very very small business lolz. I'm knitting scarfs and hats and selling them to pay for a missions trip i am going on in December. Its part of a campus club called Campus Ambassadors. They go almost every year to different places to help build churches and schools in countries in need. I'm going to Nicaragua to help build a school or a church I'm not sure yet what we are actually building but it is going to be awesome!! Well I've been praying and thinking about what it should be called and I've come up with Adonai Knits, Adonai meaning God in Hebrew. I love the name because I'm thanking God for the gift and the opportunity he has given me to share it with others and make a different in their lives at the same time.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Relay For Life

On Friday night the American Cancer Society hosted Relay For Life at SUNY Oneonta. The event started at 7pm and ended at 7am the next day. The event is made up of different groups created by friends or team members, a beginning ceremony starts off the night with stories from cancer survivors and a few special performances. Teams come with sleeping bags, snacks, games and anything else they can bring to keep them awake through the 12 hours!! It was a crazy night but we had soo much fun. Each team must have at least one team member walking the track surrounding the event at all times. My team was from the Bluefields Cafe. We brought an espresso machine and tons delicious cookies, brownies and cake to fundraise. There was music playing the entire night provided by the campus radio station WONY and many guest bands. Every ten minutes there would be a different activity that the teams could participate in to win prizes. By the end of the night we had raised over $64,000 for cancer research!!! preetty amazing!!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Crazy Hectic Week!!!

This week has been soo crazy and hectic im amazed that i made it out alive. But it was all worth it because during the weekend i participated in a Job selection process for a Resident Advisor position. I was competing against over 100 something applicants and......I GOT THE JOB!!!! I am soo happy right now it feels like a dream. I cant wait for next semester to start and RA training. It is definitely a life changing experience to hold the position of an RA. They are in charge of the welcoming the residents and helping them through the college semester. Its going to be a challenging time for me but I am ready and excited for it!!!

On a side note i would just like to say that the weather in upstate New York is intent on driving me and half the campus crazy! It was about 40 degrees and sunny yesterday (an amazing day for upstaters) Today the temperature dropped 25 degrees and it was snowing O_0

Now For Some Knitting
I finished two of the "Robyn's Blue Hat" pattern. The first one i knitted in a Lion Brand Yarn ( I cant remember the specific type but its green lolz), i kinda messed up on it because i dint read the instructions of how big to make the body of the hat. So when i finished knitting i noticed that the body was way tooo big. Instead of freaking out and giving up on the hat, i decided to fold the seed stitch brim over the body creating a real brim. It worked out perfectly, the hat fits nice and snugg and its very warm. The second hat i followed the rules perfectly but the only downfall was that i dint like the type of yarn i used so the hat does not look as good as the first one.
Im planning to make my own buttons to sew on the sides, from this great tutorial "How to Make Dorset Buttons". They are going to be adorable!!

Random Oneonta PicturesHulbert Hall

Sunday, March 8, 2009

SNF and Something New

Yesterday night my hall hosted a program called Saturday Night Fever. Our theme for the night was "Welcome to Hawaii Come Get Leid", its a funny bit of play on words. The night included an assortment of games, karaoke, crafting, a DJ and a giant volleyball net complete with beach balls. Safe to say it was a pretty hectic but fun night.
As people entered they were given a Lei (flower necklace) and entered into the raffle for three prizes. We had 4 boxes of dip dish pizza, soda, chips cake desserts and mock tails. As the president i spent most of the night running around making sure things were going as planned, but i did enjoy seeing everyone have fun.We all had a good time!
Now For Some Knitting
I went to my local Yarn shop today called "Knitting It All Together". Its small but stocked full of yarn from ceiling to floor. I went in there just too look around but of course I left with a pair of needles and yarn. The yarn i bought is beautiful, i always wanted to knit with this type of yarn but never had the chance to get it. Today it was on sale!!! now who doesn't like bargain prices?? especially on yarn!

The yarn is called Nepal by Katia, it was made in Spain and is 72% acrylic and 28% wool. I love the different colors, it sort of looks like a cross of fall and spring. The needles are size 10 5 double pointed by Brittany. I'm thinking of buying at least a skein of different type of yarn from the yarn shop each week. I love trying out new yarn, it feels like a new adventure each time =)

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Rambles and Rambles

I'm almost done with reading The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs and it is amazing. A great novel revolving around real life situations. I dream of one day owning a knitting shop as well and Georgia is an inspiration. Of course like all humans she has her flaws but her strength and determination are admirable. I already ordered my copy of Knit Two and I cant wait to start reading it.

Im working on a pattern called Robin's Egg Blue Hat by Rachel Lufer from "I Dream Of Knitting" Blogg. Its a really cute and easy pattern to do. I am recently getting used to knitting with double pointed needles so im glad I found this pattern. Its coming along pretty good, i just hope that it will fit my smaller than average head.

I also bought a big skein of Baby Sport yarn in lilac to make my first ever blanket. I have yet to find a pattern for it, but whatever pattern I finally choose its gotta be a nice and not to easy or ill get bored kind of pattern. lolz.

I'm a Psychology major and this is my freshman year of college. I started this blogg to keep track of my knitting projects and see how i progress in them. I also just needed a place were to write down my thoughts before they suffocate me lolz. College is like a whole different universe compared to the rest of the world. It feels like i have two different lives with two completely different identities, one is with me at school while the other takes over once i get off the bus at home. Its not a shocking discovery that 30% of college freshmen feel completely stressed out during their first semester. But thank God i have knitting to keep the stress at bay! i find myself thinking about my projects and wishing the clock ahead half an hour so i can get out of there. But of course clocks never listen to you and continue at their obnoxiously annoying slow pace! lolz