Week 3 (or 4 depending on how you look at it) of the infamous TARDIS Afghan

Sorry for the late post guys, got tied up with kids stuff. Here’s my weekly knitting update:

So I didn’t get much done on my afghan. As I mentioned yesterday, I started on stockings for the girls. It didn’t look like much now, but so far, this is what my youngest’s stocking looks like:

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Poor thing, doesn’t look like much of anything….yet!

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I’m (Finally) Back!!!

Did you miss me???  That’s okay, I didn’t miss you either.

 (You’re  right, I’m lying… I totally did!  How’d you know?)

I really wish I could say I was away exploring Middle Earth or saving muggles.  Unfortunately, the closest I came to doing either was a statement about wanting to watch Hobbit movies and actually watching years 1-6 of Harry’s adventures at Hogwarts.

You would think I would have written quite a bit while not on here…  And you would be wrong.

I also didn’t get much knitting done on the TARDIS.  I did, however, manage to start a whole new project…  new Christmas stockings for the girls (will post pics tomorrow)!!!

Let’s see… what other unproductive thing did I do???

OH YEAH!!!  I went bowling with my girls and sister.   I pretty much SUCK at bowling now.  Not that I was ever all that great…  “back in the day” (I cannot use that phrase without hearing Ahmad singing in my head.)  I had high hopes of hitting 200.  Apparently, I now have to be happy (and excited) to break 100.  (It’s sad, I know!  Especially since my little sister totally kicked my butt the last game!  Embarrassing.  *Sigh*)

About the only productive thing I did manage to do while I was away was have a Guild Wars 2 day with my girls.  We made new Sylvari and leveled to 16. (Productive is a relative term, right?)  Since we’re still pretty new to GW2, I have no idea if this is a feat to actually be proud of or not… but we were pretty impressed with ourselves!

(Side note:  If you’re going to waste an entire day of your life living in an online world… I suggest being proud of ANY achievements made while in fictional form.  It will definitely help to ease and/or eliminate any guilt you may feel later about not achieving things in the less awesome, sometimes depressing real world.)

So what about you guys??  What have you been up to the last week???  What all have I missed in the world of blogs??  Send me links to check out!!!

(I’m feeling a little like I left the planet for a week instead of leaving the internet — Same difference though, I guess.)

UPDATE:  I just checked my spam…  There are a TON of comments in there.  I’m trying to go through it now and see what all I’ve missed, but I don’t reply please don’t take it personally.  It looks like most of what was sent over the last week went there.  I’m not sure why.  😦

TARDIS Afghan – Week 2

Hello all!

As I mentioned last week, I have started this Afghan over a few times. In order too avoid that this time, I cheated a little.  So far, the cheat is working for me. I’m over the part I kept messing up! Yay!!! 🙂

The cheat:  Instead of again losing my place in the beginning maze of color switches, I did 20  straight black rows. I’m going to go back over it and sew the gray triangles in later. (I hope that made sense lol) You can see in the below pics where these rows are very easily!

I have a horrible migraine today and can’t look at my computer. But, I wanted to make sure I updated my progress… so I’m using my phone to post. Which may mean this doesn’t work. Wish me luck…

Here is the TARDIS Afghan in its second week:

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Some info on this pattern:  It’s 337 stitches across. When finished, it will be (or at least it should be according to the pattern) 9’6″ x 6’4″. I’m using Knitpicks Wool of the Andes. It’s a worsted weight yarn (and one of my favorites). The pattern is available on Ravelry at Doctor Who TARDIS Afghan.

Any questions, just ask. This is a lot of fun to knit! Of course, I’m one of those knitters who enjoys having 2-4 different colors on use at a time so it may not be for everyone lol.

Current Knitting Projects (WIP)

I’ve had some requests for me to share my current knitting projects.  I’ve put this off because I’m a little embarrassed by the trouble I’ve had with these.  I’m actually a really good knitter, but these have proved quite troublesome and I’m a little aggravated by them.  Anyway, I’ve shared them below.  I warn you… I’m a horrible photographer!

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I am exactly the right age to do that, thank you very much!

Warning:  I’m about to start ranting.

I started knitting when I was in my early 20’s. I love it!  It’s relaxing and it makes me feel good to make things.  I’m now in my 30’s and I still have people tell me (often complete strangers) that I am too young to spend my time knitting.  Apparently, you must be old enough to retire and/or have a grandchild (or a great-grandchild) before it is acceptable for you to be a knitter.

I also enjoy playing video games.  This is not something that I gave up after I had my children.  In fact, I often play with them.  I personally feel that this is healthy for both myself and my girls.  I learn more about what’s going on in their world outside of our home while we’re fighting virtual monsters together than I would ever get if we weren’t.  For example, if their playing on the xbox or computer without me, I can yell directly in their ear “What do you want for dinner?” and get no response.  Unfortunately, there are a lot of people out there who feel differently.  Maybe they like it when their kids ignore them?

So basically, two of my favorite things to do are, by “normal” standards, out of my age range as acceptable hobbies.  Do I care? Not really.  But I am curious as to why it even bothers anyone else…  Who set these rules? And why do people feel the need to try to “correct” me?

Okay, I feel better now. Thanks for reading my rant.  🙂