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I'm feeling vaguely guilty for just saying "Thanks!" and nothing else on the knitting suggestions but really, that post's for Toby. I just wanted y'all to know I was reading it and appreciated the suggestions. :)

I have also notified Toby of the existence of Meow Yarn, yarn dyed to resemble cat fur colors, and told him when he gets good enough I want something knitted from one of those. Notifying my mother, a weaver, of its existence has not produced anything yet so I am now dependent on my husband. XD

Knitters!

Feb. 23rd, 2017 05:00 am
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Suggestions for someone's second-ever knitting project?

Not me: Toby. He wanted something productive/creative to do with his hands while watching TV so he picked knitting. After watching a lot of YouTube videos he has knitted a skein of yarn into a somewhat lumpy scarf that I shall wear with pride, but he now is looking for the next thing to do.

The scarf was entirely the knit stitch. He is cautiously open to learning the purl. XD (He claims it was because he wanted to make sure he had the knit stitch down but whatever.)
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1. Toby's going out of town for the weekend to meet up and game with friends. I have the choice of driving all the way across town to watch a bunch of AMVs with my friends for judging for the AMV contest for an upcoming con, or staying home, eating popcorn and Tuna Helper, and watching HGTV until my eyeballs fall out.

This is a surprisingly difficult choice.

2. Toby and I have been watching Samurai Champloo via streaming on Netflix. We've just finished the episode where Mugen ends up fighting that guy who went to China and learned a deadly technique, then came back to Japan and got ticked off that nobody thought he was totes awesome.

This is my second time through SC and Toby's first. I've got a question about it, since it's been about six years or so since I watched it the first time, but I'll put it in another post so Toby can easily skip it. Feel free to squee non-spoilery in the comments here.

Next anime to watch after this (and to watch as we're on the bikes, once we get the TV set up in the bedroom): Fullmetal Alchemist, which Toby has not seen, and which I want to rewatch before starting on Brotherhood.

3. So, knitters on my f-list, if I choose option B in the first item in this post, and sit at home watching HGTV and using YouTube to teach myself simple knitting to make plant pockets (we've got an aloe named Stumpy that's serious outgrown its pot and needs to be broken up and repotted, and this seems like a nifty way to do it), what sort of yarn and needles am I looking for? Special snowflake details: the yarn needs to be acrylic or possibly wool (see comment in that post re: wool) so it doesn't rot and retains some moisture, and I need to be able to obtain them at a Michael's or Hobby Lobby, because I am not driving all the way over to the specialized knitting store in Arlington this weekend.

4. Failed to take my meds yesterday, and though I've taken them today, I'm still dealing with withdrawal symptoms now and for a while until they kick in. You know that way your head gets when you're really sleepy and trying to stay up and there's a kind of wave that goes through your head every so often? (Or is that just me? Don't know how else to describe it.) That's what I've got right now. Cannot wait for it to stop.

Will stop this post right now and go make the Champloo one I promised earlier.
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Posting this link here so I don't have to keep marking it as unread in my feedreader:

Urban knitting movement: knitted plant pockets.
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[livejournal.com profile] oyceter, why the hell did you have to go and link to that cherry blossom yarn sale in your LJ? Now I've managed to find the first knitted thing that I would actually wear, and I don't bloody have the time to learn to knit! Phooey on you! Steven Fry admonishes you! and how totally awesome would that be in this color?

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