Author: stargrace

BulletJournal Excitement

The image above is taken from Reddit, where I have fallen into the rabbit hole of BulletJournals once again. I absolutely love to have everything written and scheduled out, even if I don’t follow the directions, they’re simply nice to have. There have been a ton of covid-19 themed layouts, as well as (of course) Animal Crossing. So cute!


Working Order

I’ve slowly been cleaning and putting together my sock knitting machine. It requires oil to run smooth, and mineral oil is the one I was told to go with. The needles have all been inserted and they seem to move properly, but it was suggested that I replace them all anyway, it makes a huge difference in the knitting. I’m hoping I can take it for a test spin any day now! Here’s hoping I don’t have too many dropped stitches… I’ll be sure to post my results!


Free Patterns Galore

There have been so many amazing free patterns to pick up from Ravelry lately, I have no idea what I’ll knit next! I’m thinking of this shawl for my handspun, alternating white and colours that I’ve spun up. Shawls are nice for projects like this because gauge isn’t essential.


Never Too Old

My husband is one of the most supportive people I’ve ever had in my life. He bought me a brand new guitar so I could learn, because it has always been one of my dreams. He never questions when I want to pick up a new hobby, but always supports me and goes all in. I most certainly will dedicate my first country song to him, hehe.


So Much Animal Crossing…

I am not a fan of the Easter event, but that hasn’t stopped me from trying to collect absolutely everything I can. Unfortunately a lot of the events run during times of the day when I can’t play, but that’s alright. I’m still having loads of fun. My home has three rooms and this week I should be able to pay off the 3rd so I can afford a 4th. I’m not sure what I’m going to do with them all yet, but I do love my sewing / fiber room!


Growing

Dill, basil, and mint are up next in my aerogarden, along with two tomato plants and a lettuce. I’m hoping to get some potting soil so I can get the strawberries going and also transplant the mint and dill when it comes time. We’ll see how it goes. The tomato plants were supposed to be done but they just sprouted new fruit, so I’m letting them continue on.


Bracers? I have just a Few..

I crafted 1900 (or so) bracers so that I could flip them for a profit. I sell the greens to vendor, then I DE the blues and either craft enchants with them to sell, or sell the raw materials depending on which are going for more. So far it has worked out very well.


All done Up! Yarn Completed

It’s hard to tell all of the awesome colours I have here, but it’s all spun up, I’ve plied it into a 3ply and it’s pretty lovely. It will rest like this for a day and then I’ll give it a good bath and a thwack to even out the twist and set it.

I’m not sure what I’ll knit with it yet, but I’m sure it will come to me in time. For now it can just join the collection of pretty yarn I have.


It’s time to ply!

It’s just the beginning stages but so far this merino tencel is plying up just nicely. I know I don’t have enough on each bobbin to make it all 3ply, but a good chunk should be, then I’ll 2ply the rest. It’s not my most even spin due to circumstance (we moved and I took a month long break) but I’m still glad I finished spinning it.


Have you Seen my Lemur?

Anyone seen my lemur around here some place? It escaped from the zoo and is apparently now wandering through the crowds….