Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Not knitting related, but...

I ordered another pound of dice. A friend and I were going to split it, but then we saw that they sold 2lbs of dice together, and it was a slightly better deal, so now we're each getting a pound of dice.

Pictures will be forthcoming, as soon as the dice arrive.

And yes, I am insane.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Hopefully this will be my last dice bag post for a while

I eventually got unlazy enough to upload the rest of the photos, so here's the last dice bag, and a picture of all of them together.

When I presented them to my party last Sunday they seemed to like them, though the person to whom I gave the white bag was a bit confused (it's ginormous because I used hand spun yarn that was really bulky and required size 11 needles, and even though I reduced the amount of stitches in it by a lot, it still made a ginormous bag). I told him that if it seemed too big, it meant that he needed to buy more dice.

The small maroon one from my last post became my new thing to carry money, since I lost my wallet 2 weeks ago. (It sucked, but it wasn't the end of the world since most of my important cards weren't in there.) It works pretty well, though I had to put in a new drawstring because he original one broke. I guess that's what happens when you use 1ply handspun yarn, especially something really thin and one of my earliest attempts at spinning.

The shawl is not much bigger than it was before. But it's now my primary project. It requires attention, though, so it's not so ideal for class knitting. But I'm done with classes for the year! (Until the summer, that is...)

I also got to spin more golden bamboo last night, which was fun. I'm getting better at it. I still have no clue what I'm going to do with the yarn when I finish...

Also, I have the urge to buy another lb of dice. Is this a bad sign?

Friday, May 02, 2008

Why do I make so many dice bags?

Apparently I make a lot of dice bags. Perhaps this has to do with my newfound D&D obsession. Multiply that for my desire to knit things for everyone I know, and you get this:

So there are 5 people in my party including me, though not including our 6th party member who doesn't exist. So I decided to make them all dice bags. The top two and the bottom one and another one not pictured are for them. They're all finished now, but I haven't had a chance to upload the other photos. The other two were made before I made the decision to have plot relevant character colored dice bags, so the red one will probably be used as a change purse for me, while the green one will sadly sit. If our 6th party member were to come into existence again, it could be his (he is plot relevantly green, though I didn't know it at the time of making this bag). But he has only been to one session out of the 8 we've had thus far; being at the 3rd session and then missing the past 5 weeks. So he really doesn't exist. I have nothing against him, but it's hard to give a dice bag to someone who doesn't exist.

My lace shawl has also been started:

It doesn't look like much yet. This is because it isn't much yet. But now that I'm done with those dice bags, I can go back to knitting it. Yay!