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thedeadparrot ([personal profile] thedeadparrot) wrote2017-02-22 09:05 pm
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oh no, i have a new obsession

And it's knitting. Well, it's a new thing, and I already spent money on expensive yarn because I didn't know any better. Whoops.

I am enjoying it a lot, though. It's great for watching TV or movies. I like how quickly you can pick up the motions. I like making things.

Er, a lot of patterns are still intimidating right now, so I'm making a boring scarf with my expensive yarn, and maybe gift it to someone when I finish? Hopefully? I'm not even sure I have enough yarn right now to finish this scarf yet. But I'm learning things! And maybe I can raid the yarn stashes of a few of my friends at some point?

I also spent this whole weekend drowning in my Mike Richards feelings. He briefly resurfaced! He genuinely seems happy these days! I still desperately want future fic where he becomes a hotshot NHL coach and ends up on the team that Jeff Carter is GMing and they have Complicated Old People Feelings that I can eat with a spoon.

Speaking of Complicated Old People Feelings, I am getting so, so close to finishing a first draft of my X-Men fic. I think I just have one more scene left! And then I will sit down and cry from how much work this fic needs. But that's okay! Making things! I like doing it!
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[personal profile] vass 2017-02-23 04:21 pm (UTC)(link)
Thing they don't tell new knitters enough: dishcloths are like scarves that take longer and can be made with worse yarn. Useful for trying out new techniques.

Scarves are a simple shape, which is why nearly every beginner starts off with one, but they take a lot of yarn and also can take forever to finish at a time when you're probably at your slowest, and it can be a whole motivation killer.

It is great for tv watching.