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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Lily's Hat

Free pattern!

This hat is reversible, double knit, and turns into a purse when you pull the drawstrings :)




Pattern is full of pictures and hopefully easy to understand :)

Pattern can be found HERE

Friday, May 7, 2010

Do you ever just feel like typing? Not that you have anything meaningful to say, but there is just that feeling of your fingers hitting the keys in rhythmic motion that is kinda nice. yeah, that is how I am feeling at the moment.

I got my final grades back. I passed all of my classes. This is good news. I was really worried that I'd failed my Design 2 class, but I guess not. and I did better in it than I thought that I would. I got a B-. Not bad for a class I was convinced that I failed. :) This makes me relax a little. I did not want to have to repeat that class. Ever.

My bestie will be in town this weekend!! That makes me so happy. I've missed my Allie. Goodness, when was the last time I've seen her? WOG? No, didn't I see her over Christmas? Yeah, I think so. I've slept since then and can't remember. But anyways, I get to see Allie tonight!!

It has been storming a lot the last few days. I love it when it storms. When I was growing up, Dad, Josh, and I used to sit on the front porch of the house and watch storms together. We would talk about how the God we serve is so much more powerful than any storm we would watch. So I've never been afraid of storms, because I know the maker of the storm. I love to watch storms. I miss having a porch to watch them on.

There isn't a lot going on here with me. I've not done much the last few days. I had my ED team appointments Wednesday, those went ok. It is just exhausting to have all 3 of them in one day. Dr C (my psychologist) said she is going to refer me to the psychiatrist there. That will be good. It is easier to have all of those appointments in the same place anyways. But she wants someone monitoring my meds. Understandable. But that won't be for a while now, as they don't have any new patient openings for a while.

On to things yarn related… as that is supposed to be the focus of this blog. I've finished 10 buddies this week. So I need to get them ready to post and then get them in the mail. Setting up the mailings is one of my least favorite things. But I think I've worked out a system now that helps it seem to go faster. Thing is that I'm out of printer ink right now, so I can't print everything necessary for the packages. And I don't have the cash right now to get more ink. So that is slowing things down with the RBP.

As to knitting that is un-RPB related, I'm not doing much of it lately. I still need to finish Sharayah's sweater. I'll get around to it. It's getting to warm for a sweater anyways. I guess that would be reason to finish it before it gets cold again, right? Haha. Yeah, I probably should. All I have left is one sleeve. I've been sewing in the ends as I've worked. Maybe I'll try to get that finished before I go to Texas. That could be the goal. I still have a lot to knit over the summer, like a baby blanket.

I have started reading "The Heart Mender", my book from Booksneeze.com. It so far is really good. I'm only 3 chapters into it right now, so I am not really far enough to give you a real opinion yet, other than so far it is good.

Hmm. I wanted to go out on my bike again today, as I've been doing that a lot this week, but it is looking like it is going to rain soon. So I am going to get off of here and go ride my bike for a little while before it starts to rain. I've run out of things to say anyway (can't you tell as I've just been kinda rambling?)

Talk to you all later.

Bethany

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Summer break has started!

Well I'm home from school, I've been home since Thursday.

I moved home from school Thursday. So I've been home for a few days now. So far I've not done much of anything. and, to be honest that has been so nice after a crazy few days of finals. It's been really nice to sit and relax. For the past few days all I've really done is knit, play with Bella, listen to my Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows audio book, or watch Lost (Don't tell me anything about it!! I've only just started season 3). It has been an ok couple of days. But come next week, I'm gonna start trying to be productive. I can't just let myself sit around all summer. That would be nice yes, but it would get old fast. So for one I'm gonna start walking Bella daily again I think, she could really use the exercise and attention as she has taken a liking to chewing shoes lately. That tells me that she isn't getting enough attention and has too much energy. Other than that, mom should be dropping my bike off here in the next few days and that will be nice to have around for exercise and transportation. I really love my bike.

I'm (im)patiently awaiting to hear what my final grades are. I'm so nervous that I've failed my Design 2 (3D design) class. I don't feel like I did very well in the class overall. It doesn't help that the professor never gave us a real syllabus or grading rubric though, that makes things more difficult. I know that I passed my World Changers class (FINALLY!!) with an A, and General Psychology 2 with a B. This makes me happy! I'm still waiting to hear my final grade for the drawing class too.

My first book from Booksneeze.com arrived today! The book is "The Heart Mender" by Andy Andrews. I do not know that much about the book yet, but I look forward to reading it. I will be posting a review of the book here once I finish reading it.

I'll be going to Texas in a few weeks to spend some time with some dear friends of mine :). I'm really excited about this! I'll be sure to post about when I'm leaving when I figure that out for sure.

As for what is on my knitting needles lately, well, a lot of things. And there are a few things I've been meaning to start.

I'm of course knitting Recovery Buddies. In the last 3 days I've made 4 of them, and have another on the needles. I really need to try to get a handle on the waiting list. But sometimes that just feels like an impossible task, as I'm getting requests for buddies faster than I can knit them. I really wish I could get more people involved in knitting them, Allison and I just can't keep up on our own it seems. But there hasn't been a lot of interest in helping knit them. I was trying to organize a knit-a-long, but I didn't get much of a response to it. Any ideas on how to get more knitting support anyone?

Other than buddies (because I can't knit just buddies or I'll get burnt out) I've been working on a sweater for my sister. I'm using the pattern and construction of "$5 in Paris" and modifying it a bit to have an "S" on the front of it to make it a Weasely sweater. It's been a bit of a challenge for me. I have discovered that I really am not a fan of colorwork. It just is more work than I really care to do. I can do it, I just don't enjoy it that much. I frogged the "S" about 10+ times before I got it to look the way that I wanted. The sweater is nearly complete though, I just have to finish the second sleeve.

Thinking of sweaters, I've been meaning to start a "Brobee Sweater" for my niece, Arianna. I just don't have the yarn I need for it yet. I wanted to get it done for her birthday party, but that just didn't happen. Her birthday party is tomorrow (well, today by the time this gets posted). She turned one on Friday the 30th of April. I can't believe that she is a year old! That is just amazing to me. I can't wait for her party, it should be a lot of fun. That reminds me that I need to charge the battery for my camera before the party!

I also need to start another baby blanket soon! I won't say who for yet here, but some of you already know. The gender of the baby is still unknown, and that is why I've waited to cast on, as that will determine my choice of pattern and color(s). So I am still waiting to hear from the parents of the baby as to what the gender is. I also might knit a toy for the baby too. We'll see.

This week has been long, stressful, and I'm glad that it is over. So glad. There is a lot that is going on that I'm just not comfortable posting here.

Wednesday I have 3 ED team appointments. I'm not exactly looking forward to this as it is sure to be a long, draining day. I have my Dr, Psych, and Dietitian all in one day. Urf. This is good though because it saves us drives down to Indianapolis.

I think that is all that I want to talk about on the blog right now.

Take care everyone!

Bethany.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Well, school is going to be ending in a week and a half! that is an interesting thought. It went by so fast.

So now that summer is coming I will have more reading and knitting time! yay!! That makes me really happy. there are a few books I've been meaning to read or reread, and a few Knitting projects I want to do. So you will probably start hearing about both :).

But as for me, it is time for me to get some sleep. I know this was a short post. I just wanted to let anyone who reads this blog know that I am going to be posting more once school is out.

Bethany

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Back at School!

So I've made it! I'm back at IWU for school. I'm so excited to be back.

Classes started today for me at 9:25. tomorrow they start at 7:50. funnnnn. I hate being awake that early, but I'll get through it.

The lovely Anne S gave me some free sock yarn last night. It's so pretty. Now I just need to find the time to knit. ha. I loooooove getting new yarn. I have put myself on a yarn diet for a while. I have enough stash to last me a while, so there is no real need to get new yarn. Unless it's to finish a project, I'm not going to be buying new yarn. But if it is given to me... haha not going to turn that down :P. And I love sock yarn. Seriously, they should just call it crack, it can be addicting. Now I just need to find time to knit, and find some new fun sock patterns to try. I could just knit up plain socks, or jaywalkers. But it is more fun to try something new.

If anything though, right now I need to finish the baby blanket that I'm making for my cousin's baby. The baby is due in less than a week! ha. I had to get more yarn for the blanket, and didn't get to do so till this past Saturday. So I'm a little behind schedule. But, it's OK, I knit fast (if I have time.) So it will get done, if not before the baby is born, then slightly after.

Well, I'm gonna get back to studying.

Bethany

Monday, December 7, 2009

Thoughts

I just feel like typing. I love the way that it feels to type. I love the rhythmic motion, and the sound. I could type all day and love it.

I have some things on my mind. And I feel like trying to get them off my chest. If I piss some people off that is just to bad. I really don't care. This is my blog and I'll say what I want. Don't like that? Don't read it.

people are interesting to me. I was gone 10 months, without a word from some people. and now, I'm home and people want to act like they missed me?

It's weird to go to church. I heard nothing from anyone at my church when I was away. I never got card, letter, call, email, anything. I really felt like they forgot me. How hard is it to send someone a card? or leave a facebook message? SOMETHING. I heard nothing from these people. I actually felt like... like I should look for a church that cares if I go missing. I felt like no one cared.

So I go to church this morning and people are quick to tell me how much they missed me and its nice to have me back. And I kinda feel like... well, you knew how to reach me. I know you did because I gave you the address. You could have sent a card. I honestly felt like saying to some people "Really? you missed me? Cause you had my address, you could have wrote me. I figured you forgot about me... ". But I'm to nice and sweet to do that.

This morning in church I did mention to someone that I kinda felt like no one noticed I was gone. And she dared to say "Well when you're not a very active part of the church..". Seriously? really? I've been going to this church since I was a freshman in high school, every sunday unless I was ill. Beyond just going, I was helping start a puppet ministry, and knitting prayer shawls. How is that not being active?

It would just be nice to have people that care enough to notice that I'm not there for 10 months, and then care enough to contact me, just say "Hi, we haven't forgotten about you!"

I don't know. I'm just tired of people being fake I guess. And I guess I don't feel bad about saying most of this because the people I'm talking about will probably never read this blog. And if they do, meh, oh well. At least they will know how I feel.

I have a hard week ahead of me. I have a lot of things going on this week that are going to be far from easy to face. Some of my friends know what these things are. Some don't. I don't feel like posting about it here. But its not going to be a fun week.

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On to knitting things... The doll outfit is coming along. About to start decreases. It will be nice to move on to something that isn't just straight knit. Cause I'm getting a little bored with it.

I'm aching to start another sweater as I've not done one for a while. I think I might do $5 in Paris. It looks like it would be a lot of fun :). And it's one I might have the yarn laying around for. If not, its not an expensive one, and that makes me happy.

I've been up early these past few days. Hmm. Not something I really want to do, but not an awful habit I guess.

Kinda have nothing else to say..

Bethany.

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Sunday, December 6, 2009

Welllll.....



Do I even need to repeat myself here? I suck at blogging. Seriously. No matter how hard I try it seems that I can't keep up with one. Ha. That's ok, I don't think anyone really reads this blog anyways.

So things with me are... Well, I'm finally home from Michigan. I've been home for almost a month now. Wow it's hard to believe that I've been home that long. It doesn't feel that long. But I'm home, so we are going to give this blogging thing another go. Ha. I doubt I'll keep up but we'll see. Maybe I can get into a habit of it.

So as for knitting projects, as that is what the blog is mainly for, I've got quite a few things going.

I'm working on a baby blanket for Baby Caden. He is due to be born early January. Its coming along well, except that I've run out of yarn for it and haven't taken a trip to the store yet. But I have no doubts that it will get done. It's about 75% of the way done now.

I'm really not doing any Christmas knitting this year. I thought about doing some, and kinda decided that I'd rather focus on staying sane this holiday season. I don't need the stress of trying to get a million holiday knitting projects done. I might take on a few, But nothing huge that is going to stress me out. I have enough going on right now to do that without throwing in holiday knitting.

I started knitting up some clothes for a friend's Canadian Girl Doll today. That is easy and fun. :) I'm working from this pattern. I might modify it a bit though, and I don't have the wool to felt the slippers. So I might do something different for that. But so far it is knitting up well and very easy.

What else...

I don't know really what else to say right now.

I really didn't plan on being awake this early, But my Isabella had other plans. She decided to wake me up with kisses at 5:30 this morning. I figured that she needed outside to potty. So I got up and started to get her to go downstairs with me and she just curled back up in the blankets and went back to sleep. Seriously Bella, momma loves you and all... and I love getting kisses from you, but why at 5:30 in the morning?


Yeah I really don't have much to say.

But now that I'm awake... I'm gonna go get ready for church.

Bethany

Friday, January 2, 2009

Funny break from knitting for a moment....

Dear Allie,

I don't really know how to tell you this but, Your nostrils are insulting. I think I realized it when I tripped on peanut butter outside of your office and I saw you sit on your ‘My Little Pony’ collection. I'm sure you're Middle-classenough to understand that I get turned on only by garbage men. I'm returning the cut toenails to you, but I'll keep my virginity as a memory. You should also know that I told in my confession today about the moose poaching and, you should stop picking your nose


You make me sick,
Bethany




Fill it in with these!

1) What's the color of your shirt?
Blue - I'm in love with your cat
Red - Our affair is over
White - I’m joining the Convent
Black -Our romance is over
Green- Our socks don't match
Grey - You're a leprechaun
Yellow - I'm selling myself for candy
Pink - Your nostrils are insulting
Brown - The mafia wants you
No shirt - You're mean
Other -I dislike your eyelashes

2) Which is your birth month?
January - That night you picked your nose
February -When I quoted Forest Gump
March - When your dwarf bit me
April - When I tripped on peanut butter
May - When I threw up in your sock drawer
June - When you put cuffs on me
July – When you smacked my ass
August - When I saw the purple monkey
September - Last year when you peed your pants
October - When we skinny dipped in the bathtub
November - When your dog humped my leg
December - When I finally changed my underwear

3) Which food do you prefer?
Tacos - In your apartment
Lasagna- In your car
Pasta - Outside of your office
Hamburgers - Under the bus
Salad – As you were eating Kraft Dinner
Chicken - In your closet
Kebab - With Jean Chr├ętien
Fish - In a clown suit
Sandwiches - In ur bathtub
Pizza - At the mental hospital
Hot dog - Under a street light
Annat- With George Bush and Stephen Harper

4) What's the color of your socks?
Yellow - Ignore
Red - Put whipped cream on
Black - Hit on
Blue - Knock out
Purple - Pour syrup on
White - Carve your initials into
Grey - Pull the clothes off
Brown - bit of
Orange - Castrate
Pink - Pull the pants off of
Barefoot - Sit on
Other - Drive over

5) What's the color of your underwear?
Black - My boyfriend
White - My father
Grey – The Catholic Priest
Brown – The Montreal Canadian’s goalie
Purple - My corned beef hash
Red – My knee caps
Blue - My salt-beef bucket
Yellow - My illegitimate child in Ghana
Orange - My Blink 182 cd
Pink – Your ‘My Little Pony’ collection
None – My prized statue of Michael Jackson in the nude
Other --The elephant in the corner

6) What do you prefer to watch on TV?
One Tree Hill - Senile
Heroes- Frostbitten
Lost - High
Simpsons- Cowardly
The news - Scarred
Fuse - Masochistic
Family Guy - Open
Top Model - Middle-class
Annat -shamed

7) Your mood right now?
Happy - How awful you are
Sad - How boring you are
Bored - That I get turned on only by garbage men
Angry - That your smell makes me vomit
Depressed – That we’re related
Excited - That I may pee my pants
Nervous - The middle-east is planning their revenge on you
Worried - That your Ford sucks
Apathetic - That you need a sex-change
Ashamed - That I'm allergic to your earlobes
Cuddly - That Santa doesn't exist
Silly - That there is no solution to you being a dumb kid
Other - That your driving sucks

8) What's the color of your walls in your bedroom?
White - Your toe ring
Yellow - The cut toenails
Red - The pictures from Vegas
Black - Your pet rock
Blue - The couch
Green - Your car
Orange - Your false teeth
Brown - Your nose hair clippers
Grey - Our matching snoopy underwear
Purple - Your old New Kids on the Block blanket
Pink - Your love letters to me
Other - Your Hannah Montanna underwear

9) The first letter of your first name?
A/B - My virginity
C/D - Your photo with the moustache drawn on it
E/F - Your neighbour’s dog
G/H - The oil tank from your car
I/J - Your left ear
K/L - The results of that blood-sample
M/N - Your glass eye
O/P - My common sense
Q/R - Your mom
S/T - Your collection of butterflies
U/V - Your criminal record
W/X – Your sucide note
Y/Z - Your credit cards

10) The last letter in your last name?
A/B - Haven’t showered in a month
C/D - Always will remember the pep talks
E/F -Never will forget that night
G/H – Hate your cooking
I/J – Mocked you behind your back constantly
K/L - Will tell the authorities that you did not steal that whale in the back yard
M/N - Told in my confession today about the moose poaching
O/P - Was interviewed about the car you stole
Q/R - Always wanted to break your legs
S/T - Get sick when I think of your feet
U/V - Will try to forget that you broke my heart
W/X - Told my psychiatrist about the bruises
Y/Z – am better off without you

11) What do you prefer to drink?
Wine- Our friendship is ruined
Soft drink – I’m off to lead a new life as a lemon
Soda – I will haunt you when I’m reincarnated as an Eskimo
Milk - The apartment building is on fire
Water – You should get that embarrassing rash checked
Cider– I have a passionate interest for mice
Juice – You ruined my attempts at another world war
Mineral water – I'm scratching my ass as you read this
Hot chocolate – Your Cucumber-fetishism is weird
Whiskey - I love Oprah Winfrey
Beer – Thanks for the Cocaine
Other – you should stop picking your nose

12) To which country would you prefer to go on a vacation?
Italy - Warm tingly sensations
Australia - Best of luck on the sex change
France - Love always
Spain - With tears of sadness
China – You make me sick
Germany – Please don’t hurt me
Japan - Go milk a cow
Greece - Your everlasting enemy
USA - Greetings to your frog Leonard
Egypt – Kiss my butt
England - Go drown yourself

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Have I mentioned that i fail at blogging?

Cause i do. Epically.

Well my brother and his wife found out they are having a baby girl. I'm excited. I had a feeling it was going to be a girl so i had this lovely thing already going.


I really love this lace pattern. its not to hard. actually i have it memorized now and could do it in my sleep.

Its bad tho i'm scared to venture out and try new lace...ha

Bethany

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Well I got a call today from the doctor's office telling me that my blood tests are back. about time! so i'll send those into Mercy with my doctor's note about my meds. That is all that I have left to do. I'm praying that I get into Mercy soon.

Flynn and I have been having a lot of fun with the Recovery Buddies. The keep my needles busy for sure.

I'm scared to be blogging because it seems that everytime i do i end up upseting someone. urf.

Feeling a little sick today. I think its just allergies. but my nose is all stuffy. its been this way for two weeks now and getting worse. So today I caved and took some meds for it. Hoping they help.

Other than feeling sick today isn't so bad. Slept in till 10, ate some dry toast (120 cals) and and drank a bottle of water.

haha i've started a new knitting project... that i think i'll not tell anyone what it is untill its done. but Lindz, its something i joked about with you :P.

i have really nothing important to say so i'm gonna shut up. love you all Bethany

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