Wednesday, January 21, 2015

A word about knitting

Several words, actually.

I've picked knitting up again because I find great joy in creating things, and even more when those things are useful.

I am growing bored with simple stockinette patterns and garter stitches, so I've finally joined Ravelry and found my way to the Nymphalidea shawl. It's everything I want in my next project. A different shape, a little bit of lacy looking edge, and TWO COLORS. I've tried the pattern with some scrap yarn and I think I've pretty much got it down, so I'm getting ready to pull a couple skeins from my stash and get going.

But there is a roadblock. Balling the yarn. I HATE HATE HATE knitting off of a skein. It's not so bad if they're center pull, but as my luck would have it, of the colors I chose one was and the other was not. And of course being the oddball I am I have to have continuity, so I'm balling up both of these skeins. And this means that I have to unwind the one skein from the outside. I know, first world problems, right?

Anyhow, I'm going to finish winding this ball so I can go lay down, it's nearly 2 am and I have got to get back on a semi normal sleep schedule, and my back is killing me.

Link to the pattern here, since my phone is fighting me.

Feel free to add me on Ravelry, my username is Devi0894.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Arm the teachers

Read this blog post by Matt Walsh
No need for more comment

Your Family

This may quickly evolve into a mini rant, so fair warning.

To the individual that justifies talking shit about someone because "that's my brother": that is exactly why you don't talk shit about that person, you ignoramus. It's not your place to tear them down, in fact, a family is supposed to be there to back you up and stand up for you when other people do that shit.

So when I ask if you would want someone to say those things to your significant other you cannot justify it by saying "That's different, she's my wife"  because it's not, in fact, it is exactly the same thing. You wouldn't let my boyfriend talk shit to your woman about you. I will not let you talk shit to me about him. End of story.

Rant over.

Thank you

Friday, November 15, 2013

Zendala Dare!

So I decided to do something a little different today. I took a zendala challenge (#66 off of this particular website) I have been zentangling for the fun of it for a while, and I have always loved drawing and coloring mandalas. It only makes sense to combine the two.

For those of you who don't know, a ZENTANGLE is an abstract drawing that is supposed to have no proper up or down, left or right. You can look at it from any angle, and it's still a picture. That said, here are pictures of the one I did for this challenge.
Black and White, I pulled some inspiration from other people who had done the same challenge. The fish scale pattern is one of my all time favorites.

With color. Also you can see on the top of this pic - One of the Prismacolor markers I used (My favorite medium) and a Sharpie pen, and the corner of Allegiant, by Veronica Roth. New favorite series.(Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant)
So I might do some more of these, or I might not, I like them, but I typically don't share my art with the general public, because I feel like it spills just a little too much of my soul.
Oh! and here's the link to the website where YOU can find and print Zendala Dare templates and join in the fun!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Working the night shift.

So I'm tired as all hell right now.
I started working last night, and holy moly am I tired.
My shift is from 10 pm to 7 am and then I went to sleep at noon today. All this is really weird. 
That's all.

Friday, October 4, 2013

don't mind me this is just another note to self

so right now I am watching Halloween Night Frights on TV, and it's about all these seem park that has this crazy stuff going on at Halloween.
what is the talking about now is called scarywood it is up in northern northern Idaho and it's basically like a  giant zombie war.
this place is definitely on my list of places that I need to be for Halloween one year it is definitely on my road trip list.

and then there's Phantom Fright Night in Philadelphia or near Philadelphia that I want to go to.

the only problem with all these parks and their zombie things is I feel like I wouldn't be scared of the zombies I would just get a flashlight out and shine it on the zombie and be like "whoa dude that's a really cool prosthetic" and like poke at it.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013


This isn't really a real post. I'm just sitting here watching an infomercial for Insanity workouts.
I did them in phys ed class in high school, and I really liked it I lost weight pretty fast. It wasn't any like magical mystical snake oil program or anything its just a freaking work out I mean I lost about 5 pounds in 4 weeks and that's with probably 3 workouts a week. That's just one class period, a few times a week.
I really did like the program I've been thinking about getting it again. I'm super excited once I have the money freed up to get it done cause I really want to.
I mean I'm sitting here watching the infomercial and I really wish I had a hundred twenty dollars for it because I really really just want to get started I really want to do this.

So anyways, this isn't really a post, it's just kind of like a note to self.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

No flag?

I am not usually one to point fingers, but I am certaknly not above gesturing in someone's general direction! :)

I was headed home from my morning bike ride today when I discovered that an establishment near the local gas station did not have a flag flying on its pole. The poor thing did not have a stitch of fabric on it!

I know it may not necessarily be any of my business, but I have made it my personal mission to make sure that this establishment get a flag for its pole. Because I have discovered I really hate naked flagpoles.

In fact, I have decided to wage a small war against naked flagpoles: the USO will send you a free flag with a donation of $30 or more, and I, paycheck permitting, want to donate in the name of, and send a flag to any company, group, or organization who needs a new or replacement flag.

If you know of an establishment like this, send me the name and address of the company, and a photo of the state of the flag, or the naked flagpole and I will do my best to get a flag to anyone that needs it at some point.

You can send this information to me via email at:
or you can donate and order your own flag here.
I look forward to your submissions!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

There are no words.

The world is a very dark place today, indeed.
Friday the lives of many people were rudely interrupted by a loud sharp knock at the door. Reality was calling. The Good Lord called two angels home after their vehicle was hit by another driver who ran a stop sign. Some reports say that police suspect alcohol was involved.
Here's one article.
Cruel and ironic as life is, the other driver -the one who was in the wrong- survives, leaving my cousin and her four year old son dead, her two year old daughter in the hospital, and her husband -not to mention her parents and other family members- reeling.
All I can say is that I hope this woman who is responsible for the death of my family members is held responsible to the fullest extent of the law. I hope that when she gets out of the hospital she does some good hard thinking about the consequences of bad decisions. Nothing she can say or do can ever change the fact that Nickie will never again post encouraging comments on my Facebook wall, calling me her "sweet cousin" or that little Lex is gone, and it will most certainly not change the fact that Zoe now must grow up without her mother. How do you explain that to a little kid? How do you tell your baby girl that Mommy is gone and not coming back?
"Life is short, so love the one you got."
If there's someone you've been meaning to call, do it. Do it right now, wake them up, bother them at work, interrupt whatever you have to up make sure they know that you love them. Hug people as close as you can, as often as you can. There is no time like right now to start rebuilding old bridges.
Life is fragile and precious. Cherish it, because it can change or be lost in a single heartbeat.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

I am beginning to understand myself

I just read this:
And while my ambivalence hasn't reached anything near the level of the writer here, I begin to understand the things that go through my mind on my low days, when nothing makes me happy.