Saturday, April 23, 2011

New term starts soon!!!!!!!

I can't wait for May to start!!!  I have so many projects that I want to do.  I just want to cast on right now and I am impatiently trying to finish up some WIPs to give my hands something to do.  I just bought a bunch of yarn that I shouldn't have :)  I have plans for it all but I feel bad because I have so much yarn already.  I figure I will just have to knit/crochet a lot and use it all up!  I'm planning a CoMC OWL this term composed of 3 sweaters and a small pouch.  I'm really excited for the sweaters.  I'm also an OWL examiner this coming term and I'm really excited about that.  I can't wait to see everyone's proposals :)

There is a Butterfly Spin-Along in Ravenclaw Tower.  I bought the Butterfly kit but I also bought a bigger spindle and plain fiber to practice on because I don't want to ruin the pretties.  I'm doing pretty good so far.  I have one single done and balled up ready to ply with the second single once I get it spun.  It is a bit uneven but not too bad for my first try :)

The Ravenclaws (and anyone else that wants to stop by) are also doing a Steampunk-Along.  I had no idea what steampunk was until they started the thread and now that I know I love it!!  We even chose steampunk names, I am Lady Estella Storey Wheelingham V!  I ordered my yarn and will be knitting Transatlantic by Stephen West.  I really like his patterns and it makes me want to move back to Europe.  Who knows, if things keep going the way they are now I just may move there :(

One of the girls at work wants me to make her some baby hats to use for her photography business.  She has a few friends that would probably be interested in some crafty stuff as well so hopefully I can make some extra money.

I have some many projects I want to work on this term and I am so tempted to go in the class threads in the Staff room to see the prompts but I love being surprised on the 1st of the month so I am resisting the urge :)  I have so many things that I want to make that I know I will be able to fit things in no matter what the prompts.  I will be able to start with my OWL and Transatlantic too so it isn't like I won't have anything to do :)