Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Jacob's Ladder Heartwarmer

I'm Here! It's the third day of the workshop, and I've been having a great time so far. My three roomates are fun, and I've already gotten some good feedback on my writing, not to mention learned how to write on demand. :/ Anyhow, I finished a new pattern for a heartwarmer in the style of the mid nineteenth century. It easily works as a scarf, too.

  • Size J hook
  • skein of worsted weight yarn
  1. ch 171, turn.
  2. dc 1 in second ch from hook. dc 1, ch 1, *dc 1, ch 1.* repeat across. dc last two stitches of row, ch 1, turn.
  3. repeat for 8 rows.
  4. dc the tenth row, then sc around edges to finish. fasten off.
I hope you like it! :)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Countdown to Awsomeness

In five days I leave for a writing workshop in a town just north of Chicago, Illinois. Did I write that calmly enough? Because my goal for this post is to avoid writing in over-large letters, like this!!!!!! :D Am I succeeding?

Anyway, it's a two-week long program stuffed with writing and trips to awsome places like the CIA (chicago institute of art), and it's only a mile away from Lake Michigan! And you must know that if you have never seen, much less swam in one of the Great Lakes, then your life is sadly incomplete. I've never been to the ocean, (and know that I am lacking because of it) but the Great Lakes are the ocean without the sharks and spiny things.

So, Mom, a friend and I are heading up to chicago on saturday, and I'm sooo excited! We're staying in the dorms, with two or three roommates -- hopefully nice people. Considering that there's probably an 80% chance we'll have the same interests, I'm not too worried. I'll keep you updated, but for now I need to go through my packing list and make sure I can find everything. :D