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19 April 2007 @ 09:45 pm
I'm not sure if anyone remembers me here, I haven't used LJ in so long! I have a new blog now, I was hoping some of you would come check it out!   http://www.stringbeanknits.blogspot.com
Thanks guys!
08 May 2006 @ 02:38 am
Lelah is done! I just need to buy a strapless bra now....!!! I'm pumped. I think it'll look really good when I get a better tan, blush pink and white skin don't mix well. Hopefully I can have photos up within the week, I should be getting my camera back Tuesday.

I also started some baby booties for our newest new neighbors. They had a girl last week, and I thought as a formal introduction/welcome to the neighborhood I'd pass on some cutie booties. I started them in white before they had the baby, but I have buttloads of pink left from stuff I've made for Mikayla.... kinda wish I would have waited.

My birthday is coming up (holy crap I'll be 20)... I really want a ball winder. I have so much damn yarn and I want it in NEAT center pull balls. I'd feel so much more professional! Plus it'd help with my next topic...

...I am well on my way to moving out. School starts August 17th. It's really hitting me hard that I'll be finally moving out and living in a dorm. I've tried to think about what I should bring with me, and my stash has become a much-pondered issue. I have a lot of yarn, but nothing that I would pull out of storage to use really. I've started buying as I go, ordering enough for a pattern and not really buying much to stash. But my yarn is comforting, I love having boxes of it all around. It's a dilemma...
03 May 2006 @ 01:45 am
I am unbelievably pumped right now because I WILL HAVE MY CAMERA BACK WITHIN A WEEK!!!!

My grandparents got it repaired (Don't think that they're sweet old people you want to hug all the time, they're not cool. At all...) and are going to give it back soon. But first they need to "sit down with you and your father so that there aren't two stories floating around about what happened" which basically means they're going to indirectly accuse me of breaking it. Because the year and a half that I had it, sitting in a professional case, on a shelf, without removing the CF card, THAT's what broke it. Not when the witch had it for a week, removed the card, SHOVED another one in, and then the camera miraculously stopped working. NO! That couldn't possibly be when it broke. Or maybe it was the guy at Wolf camera that Dan and I took it to. HE's the one that broke it, six months after it wouldn't turn on. She had the gall to accuse me of not maintaining it properly.... "Well, I don't know how well Susannah takes care of this camera, but I certainly didn't break it" blah blah blah you cooze.

BUT! This means I will be able to take lovely photos of what I've been up to lately! Keep an eye out for...

Kyle's Brontosauras (which I've been given the honor of naming, but I haven't yet. I'm leaning towards Little Foot, from that movie I watched when I was a kid, The Land Before Time). This pattern is from Jen at xtreme-knitting but her site is down right now.

Knitting for Boozehags' Lelah Top. This one is just getting finished up, halfway done with an i-cord tie and debating what to do for straps.

I'll show you progress on my Jaywalkers. These will be my first socks, and I am pumped about them.

I've also started two tops from Rowan Vintage Knits. These will probably get pushed back a bit, with summer coming up. We'll see.

So! Be ready!
17 April 2006 @ 02:49 am
It is so late right now, but I'm not tired. Because, today, ladies and gentlemen, I ate turkey. And while turkey and I are BFF, the effects of the bird on my family leads to arguments over who gets what couch which therefore ends in my dad winning. We were at my grandma's house (four houses down the block, but we drove. We drove... to go FOUR. HOUSES. DOWN. Do you comprehend the ridiculousness of this??). Grandma makes the same dinner for every holiday. Turkey and homemade gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans (the frozen kind, in a bag), Stovetop stuffing, and pineapple cake (complete with Cool-Whip frosting, canned pineapple, Jello pudding, and cream cheese, all on top of some cake that came in a box). I swear we are not trashy. Then we drove home, and I slept. All day. We ate at two, so from three on I napped. And ate three pieces of cake. How could you not??

In other news... Danhuss and I took my camera to the doctor. Remember my lovely Canon Digital Rebel? That my dad's stepmonster used when it "mysteriously" stopped working? (we really should have realized that Marti and cameras are not a good mix because she has broken EVERY ONE SHE'S EVER OWNED I KID YOU NOT EVERY SINGLE ONE). Turns out that when she removed the CF card and replaced it, she jammed it in either really hard or really upside-down, causing the pins in the camera to bend. So now we know that it was her fault and not mine, that it wouldn't have happened regardless, because I never took the card out. She's been ragging at me and my dad for months now, and I really hope that they have to fork over a grand for a new camera (or the $700 it'll cost to get mine fixed). The other option is reinstating the warranty, waiting a little while, and using that get it fixed/replaced. This is what I am pulling for, because if they replace it I'd get the newest version, meaning I'd be able to upgrade from a 6.0 megapixel to 8.0, and also get it in black (because everything is cooler in black). And once that happens, I can return this little page to what it was born to be, a showcase for the crap I knit....

....Which segues into my next topic. I knit a dinosaur. It has no legs at the moment, but it's pretty freaking awesome. It will have taken me mayyyyybe three hours total. My dear friend SadPants McEmo will greatly appreciate it when I surprise his broken-hearted self with it. I also ordered $40 off of knitpicks.com, and I am pretty annoyed. I got enough Shine Worsted to make the Lelah Top off of Knitting for Boozehags. I ordered it in Blush, which on the page looks slightly lavender and awesome, but then I got the catalog in the mail and it's just pink. Like how rouge-blush is pink. I don't wear pink. I wanted funky pink..... We'll see when it gets here, but this will probably be something I knit and never wear. Like everything else. I also ordered some sock yarn that was on sale, and some Andean Silk in Olive, for something... not sure what yet.

Still not tired, but....
Let's hope I make it to all my classes tomorrow. Or today. WTF.
14 March 2006 @ 01:54 am
I can't wait for that thrill in my heart that starts inside your eyes.

(I can mean it too.)

See you Friday sweetness.
15 February 2006 @ 12:29 am
Google has balls.

Go to google.com, and on the regular web search, type the word 'asshole' and hit the "I'm feeling lucky" button.

Google's awesome response to the Bush administration's demands to be supplied with data concerning orinary citizen's seatches.
07 February 2006 @ 12:09 am
So I haven't been on here in forever. My camera is still broken, and there's no fun in posts with no pictures...!

I've finished a few things since the last time I updated. I made a Panta in leftover Debbie Bliss Cashmerino from my Hot Lava Cardigan.

I finished my little brother Aiden's sweater, it's the Baby's First Tattoo sweater from Stitch 'n Bitch Nation, I did it in a light green with yellow trim and I put an intarasia star on the back. I sewed the whole thing up, my first time with grafting, and I just have to finish adding the snap closures. I used some 100% wool stuff from JoAnn's and size 5 needles. The pattern called for 3's, but I didn't have them so I used the smallest I had at the time. The sweater turned out big, but I figure he'll be able to wear it for a while.

I'm nearly done with Mikayla's sweater, same brand of yarn from JoAnn's except it's a light pink heather color. It looks and feels just like cotton candy! It's knit on size 7 needles, and the pattern is the Child's Placket-Neck Pullover from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. I have the body and half of one sleeve done, all that's left is finishing that sleeve and the second, then picking up my stitches to work the neck.

My friend Phil asked for a black beanie with a skull on it, so I just picked up some Caron Simply Soft No Dye Lot yarn, one skein black and one skein white, to do that. I'm working that up on size 5 DPN's. I just started the intarasia tonight, and I'm making up the pattern as I go along, except I'm using the skull chart from Baby's First Tattoo...

I bought six skeins of Caron Simply Soft No Dye Lot in Grey Heather today, and one little tiny thing of Paton's Brilliant in Black Dazzle with the idea of doing a full size version of Glampyre's top down minisweater with a little intarastia heart out of the Paton's somehwere. That yarn is great, it has the smallest bit of shimmer to it. But now I think I'm going to use that to make Holly from Magknits.

In case you haven't noticed, the yarn budget has been close to nothing lately. I've become a fiber snob, but you really can't go wrong with acrylic. Hand washable, and usually soooo soft... And cheap, the Caron's is $1.24 a skein, which is 3 oz. It doesn't give a yardage, or a recommended needle size, but... whatever it's cheap.

Hopefully my dear camera will be running soon, but I doubt it. Until then, plain jane posts are all I've got.

06 November 2005 @ 12:11 am
My right eye is killing me.

I really dislike Nicholas Cage. Especially in Weatherman.

But I do love Jake Gyllenhall. Especially in Jarhead.

04 November 2005 @ 12:49 am
Dear KnitPicks,

I am completely in love with you.

Love Always,
Susannah Bean Crow
03 November 2005 @ 01:21 am
So I have some FO's and WIP's to post, but I refuse to write anything about anything without photos. BUT my step grandmother borrowed my camera, treated it "like it was made of gold" and now it's broken. And my warranty is expired. My dad, being the cunning con-man he is, has finagled a renewal out of the company because they didn't call us to say "Hey you should renew your warranty", so the plan is to get the warranty renewed, wait a week, then bring my camera in for service. Apparently they'll give me a new camera, and if they don't have my version we think they'll give me the latest model, which is 8 megapixels. That would be fantastic. But anyway, I miss my dear camera...

I could post these, I guess...Collapse )