Category Archives: sewing

it’s exams week

this means i am procrastinating.

on wednesday i decided that for christmas, i would knit alex a scarf. so i packed myself up and went out and bought some yarn and needles and sat down. i had to re-start after two days because, well, my first try was emm…unsuccessful. it was supposed to be a surprise, until one of my roommates ruined christmas. the upside of this is that i can now knit in front of alex and don’t have to hide things from him anymore. but i really was looking forward to the surprise. BUT, he does like it.

on thursday or friday, i don’t remember, i decided that i needed a break from all the knitting and that i wanted a project to do with more immediate results. something i could finish in under an hour. so i took some of my (meager. donations accepted!) fabric stash over to the costume shop, tore a bunch of strips of my fabric and of scraps from around the shop, and made myself a braided necklace like this one. i broke two needles in the process of sewing the ends together (woops) and i will probably try again with different fabrics/colors/hand stitching, but i like it. it goes well with the two new solid v-neck tshirts i got this week at aerie.

last night alex and i were with our friends jon and suz and we made wonderful mac ‘n’ cheese from the pioneer woman and a pot roast with onions. the onions essentially melted in the ovens. oh my heavens, it was a good meal. tonight the two of us decided to make another roast (as did jonsuz. awesome). delicious. happy tummy: yes.

i woke up feeling a little sick this morning and rested almost the entire day, except for the cooking portion. it’s been a great weekend but um…i still have three finals this week. three of which i am unprepared for. woops. tomorrow i will be getting my butt into gear (and also gorging myself on carrots! and potatoes! and onions! and pot roast! and probably tea with honey!)

let me leave you with something that should be taken off the shelves immediately:

ludens, we need to have a talk. i have been mostly faithful to your cherry and honey-lemon flavors my entire life, through the flu, many bouts of strep, about a million and a half ear infections, and sometimes just as candy. i am very disappointed. while i do appreciate your keen ability to trick my boyfriend into thinking you were the right flavor because of the word “honey,” i do not appreciate being without my honeylemon today. wipe that smug “great tasting” off your label! you aren’t fooling anyone. repent of your evil (dare i say the word?)–licorice ways. honey lemon and cherry forever!