Jes Everafter

A little bit of everything.


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Ep 3: Today’s slow and lethargic video brought to you by Daryl Dixon and howling coyotes

I forgot to mention but I watched Vikings and loved it. It makes me want to grow my hair back out simply so I can braid it like Lagertha’s. I also find it funny that yesterday’s viking hairdos are today’s white trash ‘dos. :3

  • Daryl’s Arrows on RedBubble (I didn’t get mine here, I forget where. Search around, there’s usually cheaper sources than RB for shirts. Their upside is you pick your own shirt color.)

Also, whilst editing, this convo went on between Yumi and I, which amused me greatly:
Jes: I filmed a blog tonight but it’s boring.
Bob: Do you squeeze lotsa yarn happily?
Jes: No. S’why it’s boring.
Bob: Slyff: “This yarn is so soft *squeeze* like the warm pelt of a large viking man.” It’d be funny if you was saying normal stuff but there was subtitles like that under you while you talking.
Jes: I almost wanna turn the file over to you n let you put subtitles like that next time.

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My lovely old strawberry curtain that served as a buffer
between the glass desk and all the glass jars.

 


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Ep 1: The Beginning of Knitting

    First of all, I love this thing. It’s pretty, a tiny bit retro looking (though the older one is more so), and smells good because HEY. I like the smell of leather. Who doesn’t?? I have to thank my loverly boyfriend for buying me this awesome, slightly overpriced Namaste ‘Better Buddy Case’.  Unfortunately, my crochet needles are just a TINY bit too long to stick in it diagonally. Oh well! The zombie bookmark is from  him too. Turnip and radish are by me, made with polyclay. ^^

I just started teaching myself knitting. It is SO HARD. I’m used to being able to pick up.. well… pretty much any type of craft and do it reasonably well. I’ve done woodworking. I’ve done welding. I can crochet like a madman. I have so much trouble knitting. I’m getting better but this shouldn’t be this damn hard. lol I kept trying, failing, pulling my work apart, trying again. Rinse, repeat. I work English style. I tried Continental. I really did. I still occasionally try it, because it’d make switching needles a little less awkward, but I can’t get the hang of it. I still never hold the yarn the same way twice.

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I started doing a leaved (is that a word? or leafed..whatever) scarf for my mom. This one to be precise. If you don’t have a Ravelry account, it’s here* as well.

After four or five, maybe six, false starts, I finally got going and it’s looking.. decent. I keep thinking maybe I’m reading the pattern in the wrong direction, but it’s looking like the pattern in the picture so maybe I’m not. Who knows. It still takes me 8 or 900% more time to knit than it does to crochet at the moment. It’s a little easier on my wrist, at least.

I’m currently using straight needles longer than my arm. I have a circular metal pair but they were a size too big (and my knitting hasn’t been any better on them). Both are aluminum and the tips scrape my skin uncomfortably when I’m casting on, so I have a 16 piece set of carbonized bamboo circulars in the mail.

*  I’d just like to take the time to say I love, love, love, Evernote Clearly and Evernote Web Clipper. They’re Firefox (and probably other browser) addons that, obviously, pair with Evernote. I use them to quick save knit and crochet patterns that aren’t in PDF form so I can view them on my computer, old ipad, or phone whenever I need. (http://evernote.com/)


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Hmm..

This is still a work in progress, and I’m not sure how much I like the title. I’ve used Leeksoup the most out of any username, but I’m trying to come up with a slightly more serious one with my name in it. We’ll see. I tend to not stick with blogs for very long anyway. 😦

Oh. Also, each header will be a photo I’ve taken, I think. Only two up so far. I’m tired.