Sunday, 26 September 2010

moving

After 3 days of low mood and crying, I am slowly beginning to see the positive side of moving out
- getting my OWN place - always been a dream of mine
- getting my own cat:)
- finally get to use all of the kitchen stuff I happen to have ( I got ALOT)
- use all of my ideas for reusing stuff
- only having few cleaning supplies, and those without perfume

I am sure I will come up with more.

Though moving out, and getting my own place, does also require that I have to get some of the stuff that my roommates have..
- pots and pans, a kitchen weight and a vacumcleaner.
I am afraid I will also remember more stuff I don't have the closer I get to moving!

Friday, 24 September 2010

All energy to be creative and normal functioning has deserted me

I really just want to sleep all the time

The reason? I got to find somewhere new to live

Monday, 20 September 2010

preparing for cable..


I am going to make a pair of wrist warmers, in this gorgeous blue yarn.

Couldn't decide what pattern to use though
- So I decided that it was time for me to make my own cable-design.

As you can see on the picture I have been sketching....
But how on earth I am supposed to knit that, I have no idea!
I have made a few tries, but very poorly at that.

My conclusion must be that I need to practice a bit more knitting cables, and perhaps specially notice the charts picturing the cables.
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I am painfully aware of the irony in having socialfobia and at the same time being lonely

Sunday, 19 September 2010

shoes of my dreams!

Oh, I am crazy about shoes at the moment!!

Just take a look at the ones below - aren't they amazing!!

Shoes from schuh.co.uk - incredible details on the shoes from "irregular choices", but just where would you wear them? other than in your dream world of course;)

Shoes from modcloth.com
Beautiful as well, but much higher prices - oh sigh

As much as I love shoes, I cannot afford them, and properly most importantly, I cannot figure out how to walk in them.
...I am quite the clutz I am afraid..
I posses the ability to almost fall, too often, even though I wear flat shoes.

Have you seen the newest "Føtex" katalog?
Oh, there is some good things in it!

Just now I had actually decided I would go tomorrow and look at the clothes.
-but then - I had a quick look at my bank account and remembered that I cannot afford to pay 150,- danish kroner (26 $) for any pieces of clothing, no matter how cheap it might be.

Instead I will go out to buy oatmeal tomorrow and make oatmeal crackers:)

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

boredom





He made me laugh today

I am very bored -my TV is not functioning.
The Kitty is very lazy

What an excellent combination --> the result being the above pictures

enjoy

Tuesday, 14 September 2010


A month after my first post where I told I had knitted my first sock.... and here's the pair!
It has taken me a lot longer to knit the second sock than I thought, but now at least the hurtle is over, and hopefully my next pair of socks wont take so long.

Sunday, 12 September 2010

cable knitted pillowcover

front of pillowcover
back of pillowcover

My grandmothers birthday present

I remember her saying at some point that she would like some new pillows for their brown leather sofas.. A brilliant opportunity to practice cable-knitting and using some of my brown stash-yarn.

The whole fastening knitted piece to a fabric in order for the knitted piece not to be seethrough - proved very tricky....

I am really happy with the result though!

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I have been having some really hard days lately, but trying to keep calm, and drink tea:)

Thursday, 9 September 2010

10 different embroideries in the work + 2 more I found just after taking this picture...
Seams a bit overwhelming at the moment..


A failed embroidery... Supposed to be a belt.
But as you can see the fabric is all crumbled.
I did not use a frame when I did this, but perhaps I should.
Though I find working with a frame makes it all the more troublesome.

Monday, 6 September 2010

Wellbeing

Flower buds with raindropsA bit like I am feeling :) - on the verge on something big;)

Yesterday I was at my first meeting with my new psychiatrist - and I am SO excited!

Perhaps you need a bit of ground-info to get my drift..
  • First of all I am 21 years old.
  • In a month I have been sick with my 2. depression for 2 years
  • I am finally beginning to get a more normal day (before all I did was sleep because I was so misserable)
- because I am on some good meds
- have been getting some extra meds to help me get a normal circadian rhythm, and now I think I am almost there!
- Hard work, and persistence
-patient family and friends
  • Time, is always an important factor
  • Finally found out and accepted that I got socialfobia when I was a young teenager, and have been suffering from it ever since.
  • I have also finally stopped expecting a miracle - not that a miracle once in a while would not be nice:)
Which leads me to my point --> that I am FINALLY getting treatment for my socialfobia

HUGE relief:)





Blackwork


In my quest to get better - at everything, I am currently focusing on embroidery.

Blackwork
Long story short,
as the name insinuates it is made with black emroideryfloss on a cream or white background.
It is a counted embroidery technique, using only straight stiches - which are then combined into geometric patterns. Often resembling leaves and flowers of sorts.

So I am currently giving this whole Blackwork-thing a try.

Until now I have draw a pattern I will work from, transfered in onto my fabric
(using a piece of fabric and not normal embroidery canvas, which also makes my try a bit more difficult, because that means I cannot count..)

Saturday, 4 September 2010

A little collage of what I have worn the last couple of days.

Because I have gained a lot of weight, I cannot fit most of my clothes!
So, I made the full circle skirt you see in the pictures:) Really happy about it, SO easy to make, and the fabric is btw an old tablecloth!

The cardi on the first picture I refashioned some time ago (cut the sleeves, embroidery at the neckline)

The dress on the middle picture is bought used but unfortunately in viscose - horrible to wear...
BUT it is the belt I really want you to notice - I have made it myself:)

The shawl on the right pictures is of course also homemade!