Tuesday, April 28, 2015

College page 19 done, and WOAH, life... woah

I don't know what got into me but I managed to stitch about 400 stitches per night, thus finishing Page 19 of College!



Getting closer and closer each day! 4 whole and 1 partial page left, and I'm excited to be done!

I feel like life has exploded recently. H³ got into grad school and received an offer to be a TA. He also got two job offers besides the TA offer. He declined one that wasn't in his field and accepted a geology position. First day of work was yesterday, so good changes are in the works. The commute is kind of rough but we're taking it one step at a time.

I also have a job interview today, so if you have any positive vibes to spare, I would very much appreciate them. Life would get significantly better if we were both working, so if I were to get this job (which is a rather good job) that would be a really big step in our lives. We'd be able to move out, get a dog, etc. So please, cross your fingers, send a prayer, positive energy, whatever you can spare!

Thank you, and happy stitching, everyone!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

College #73

I'm getting so excited about possibly finishing College this year that it has been hard to stitch on anything else. Each stitch I put in has a sort of finality to it. I get extra excited to stitch on it and extra motivated and I feel like my needle has just been flying. I find myself putting two or three hundred stitches in each night, which is not my usual stitching speed (usually I get about 150).



I might have a page finish the next time I post!

Not a single person was interested in the sock yarn, so I added a "free yarn" tab to the top of the page and I'll just post it there, and any future yarn there may be.

Besides working on College I have been knitting a baby blanket for a friend (due in July) and crocheting a blanket for H³. Some of you may know that H³ is really, really tall.

Photo for reference:

I'm 5'6" and wearing flat shoes in that photo. So there you go. He is tall. (6'3"-6'4"). This is inconvenient only in the sense that people who were previously tall to me are no longer tall. I've had men try to impress me with their height, verbally bringing my attention to it, and they are just not tall to me. I guess it's a matter of perspective.

Anyway, the throw blanket we have for him basically doesn't cover him. If his feet are covered, the rest of him isn't. If the rest of him is covered, his feet stick out. Sadness happens. So I'm making him a gigantic blanket so he can snuggle up like a giant burrito and stay warm. Yes, summer is coming, but we've had some cool weather lately, especially in the evenings, so it's fine. I crochet really fast so I anticipate having it finished in a week or two, at my current pace.

On top of all that I have started reading the Outlander books. I finished the first one a few days ago and got my hands on the second one yesterday. I'm surprised I can get anything done!

That's all I've got for now. I've been pretty down lately, but hopefully my spirits will lift soon. We'll see.

Happy stitching, everyone!