NOTD: Paint Splattered Skittle Nails

I have been totally unoriginal with my nails lately… I just love this damn Maybelline Color Show Polka Dots collection so much! XD Continue reading

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Saran Wrap Manicure and Throwback Acrylic Set

Being an Unemployed Diva means that some sacrifices have to be made.

After a long love affair with acrylic, I had to give it up last year.

You don’t understand… I have been getting my nails done since I was 13… with very few gaps of having my natural nails out in between. I was known for my crazy flashy nails, like these:

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Damn, I miss these sometimes.

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Entrelac? Enchante!

(I love alliteration… couldn’t you tell??)

I’ve become obsessed with entrelac and lace. I was afraid to try either of these for a long time, but I got over myself. Like most things in life, they looked hard until I figured it out…now I’m obsessed! Madness, I know 😛

Yes, I’m still working on Wisp. I’m ~80% done with it. I hope to finish it before July starts. I wonder if I can just use one skein of Parisienne to do so… I reckon I’m cutting it close already. But the tiny ball (hehe) has impressed me so far. I have 6 repeats left! Can I make it??!?? *dun dun dun*

I’ve just been slacking lately.

My life has felt lackluster… I’m so fed up of my yob (job) and my life in general… so I decided I’m going back to school! Yes, it’s true…. I don’t wanna be stuck at a dead end job for the rest of my life, so it’s back to hitting the books for me.

Enough about that! Pictures of my first entrelac project:

My First Entrelac project

These are the base triangles.

My First Entrelac project

This is tier 1 - left side triangle and middle right slanting diamonds.

My First Entrelac project

Tier 1 - right side triangle

My First Entrelac project

The beginning of Tier 2 - first left slanting diamond completed

My First Entrelac project

Tier 2 - two left slanting diamonds done!! 😀

I’m using di.Vé Teseo (rav link) and US9 needles… and I;m glad I didn’t use the recommended needle size on the label. I’m using needles a size down and it’s still a bit loose. I dunno if that’s good or bad… * shrugs*

I’m using the Entrelac Scarf Tutorial by KnittyOtter. It’s a great tutorial… however the way certain things were worded were a bit hazy. Whenever she says “pick up and knit x stitches along the selvedge edge of the next triangle/diamond. It took me a while to figure out it’s not the one next to the one you’re working; you pick up stitches from the *bottom or side*.  Also, the first time I attempted to pick up and knit the stitches, I always came out on the wrong side of where I was supposed to be… I literally knit them after I pick them up, one at a time. Other than that, it was easy to follow. I’ll be making more entrelac things in the future 🙂

In other fiber news, I’ve joined up with the Rubberneckers on Ravelry for the annual Tour de Fleece. We’ll be spinning along with the bikers of the Tour De France. We’ll spin everyday the tour is running, with two dedicated rest days, and a challenge day. I’m looking for ward to it, as I haven;t been spinning much lately. It’ll help reduce my fiber stash, add more lovely yarn to my yarn stash, and give me an excuse to buy more fiber 😉

My friend Bonnie was kind enough to give me a $30 gift certificate to buy more roving for the TdF 😀

It was the best birthday present I got this year… well, pretty much the only gift I got 😛

More updates on (the hopefully finished) Wisp and the entrelac tutorial by Friday. Soon I’ll be able to start that entrelac hat pattern by Nangelini! I already have the two skeins of Noro Silk garden and all of the accouterments necessary to start it. Squee! ❤

Yes, I AM Still Working on Wisp!

Yes, it’s slow going! I hope to finish it before July…

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I'm about halfway done. I have 7 out of 15 pattern repeats done 😛

I got a lot of compliments on it when I went out to the Brooklyn Central Library for World Wide Knit in Public Day. It was a nice little gathering… I ended up signing up for the newly forming Brooklyn Fiber Arts Guild. There was a raffle and I won a prize! I won this:

Squeee!

Which I had on my BOMC2 queue to get next month!! 😀 I was so happy… I never win anything in raffles ❤

I’ve made some more ice creams; I’ve made a chocolate and a strawberry to keep the vanilla company 😛 I’ll take pictures soon. I have to start making some more. So many things to do… it feels so overwhelming sometimes. I just want to make myself things, and to hell with selling stuff… not the best mentality to have…but I iz lazy 😛

I have been neglecting my shop! I haven’t made anymore earrings or bracelets. I must do that this week… just not today or Wednesday.  Wednesday is mah birthday!! But I’m broke, so I didn’t go overload on yummy yarn this year 😦 Maybe next paycheck… but I have so much yarn right now, it;s a non-issue. I have more yarn than projects I wanna do 😛

I might start either an entrelac tutorial, or [fiiinallllyyyyy!] the Blue Curacao shawl tonight… I’ll see how I feel. Come July, I’ll be doing the Tour de Fleece, so I won’t be knitting at home much, if at all [I will have a To-Go project of some sort, dunno what yet…]. I suppose I’ll be starting entrelac, then… and I guess that can be my To-Go project for July… but I have so many more yummy projects I wanna do *wails*

I’m too damn decisive for my own damn good :/