A blog of my own personal encounters in life, knitting, novels, music, and other epically entertaining things...

Monday, December 08, 2008

In Queue




I'm nearing 300 pages, which is usually the pivotal moment, where I pick up the pace and actually finish anyone of the countless books that I begin.










What's next? I begin the last book of the Otherland series. Really need to finish this one up.



Or perhaps I'll finish Fellowship of the Ring...












And lastly, here's a list of books that I highly recommend.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Hm, well...




You Are a Blueberry Muffin



You are a nurturing, domestic, homey person.

Of all the types, you are the most likely to make your own muffins at home.



You don't like to rock the boat, and you're most content when you're making everyone else happy.

You are very loyal. You'll defend your family and friends, even if you secretly disapprove of what they're doing.



You tend to be a bit shy and withdrawn. You don't make friends quickly or easily.

But once you do make a good friend, the chances are high that you'll be friends for life.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

This is Only the Beginning



I'm contemplating turning this blog into one that is less about knitting, and more about whatever I feel like writing about. I do so very little knitting these days. I suppose I'm just not in the mood. I did start a sock with my Toefootsies yarn, but heck if I feel like knitting on it.

I feel like attending a Coheed concert. Next weekend I'll be going to something of a Spazmatics concert, though, so perhaps that will suffice. The band Tyler Read is playing at Ridglea theater this evening, and I was thinking of going, but I doubt that I will actually go. A Litmus Test is my personal favorite, so I will be a great, amazing person and share it with you.


Tyler Read- A Litmus Test
Three o' clock on your watch as you stagger out into the street
Whisky soaked, you light up a cigarette for the way it feels between your fingers
Hold the phone, no let it ring (She'll be there wondering)
It's been a long day but a longer night,and this has been a long(time coming)
This only the beginning, in the end you think you're winning
This is only a fake ending, making yourself a way out
In your room, in your room, where you pace back and forth
There were angels all around you now you can't see them anymore
You take this pill from the bottle and now swallow
Giving in is not the problem, no, it's the dosage that will do you in
This is only the beginning, in the end you think you're winning
This is only a fake ending, making yourself a way out
When you close your eyes to sleepIs the ending bittersweet?
When you close your eyes to sleep
What do you see
All the forgotten memories
From all the images you keep
But in the end it'd what you see
That tears you into pieces
Do you think you'll just fade away?

This sums up how I feel.



Thursday, November 06, 2008

November 6, 2008

I'm nineteen and I'm alive. What am I doing for my birthday? Not a thing, except, well, blogging.

Tuesday, November the fourth, author Michael Crichton died. As you could easily see from previous blogs, I appreciate his work. So, everyone should take the time to go read his biography, and perhaps even one of his novels.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Cold Weather























Yay, it looks as if the cold weather has finally arrived! I love fall, now perhaps all the hats and scarves I knit during the year's course can see some actual use.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Of Bombs and Stars




As For The Stars...

Mother, prithee, tell will the stars come out to play?
Child, I pray you would you not seek such answers!
May I catch a cloud who will whisper the way?
To the land the stars all play!


No, my dear, my shining one,
This night no star's light will grace the sky;
Emptiness set moon and sun,
And has taught the stars to fly…


But Mother, why?
Perhaps they have only fallen, sleeping upon a hidden bed
Awaiting moon’s great sun burnt cry

Summoning them home from the land they fled…

Child, night and day, they bore our pain
The moon looked down and mourned us; the sun sorrowed at our dying plea
Until the Great Hand let loose their ties
As for the stars; they were each cast into the sea...


I've been in a writing mood, as of late. Granted, it's not my best work, but that last poetic line popped into my head while I was typing away at a science fiction storyline, and so I had to write a poem to fit it.
The Scarf is stockinette stitch, the yarn is just some I had left over from the many Jayne hats. I thought the bomb turned out pretty cute.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

New Post

The time has come, the walrus said, to talk of many things. I would go on, but sadly, that is the only remnant I've managed to recall, and this paragraph has so little to do with walrus' and carpenters.
I'm changing my name, cheeky wee knittee has evolved into a name I find more fitting of my knitting persona, Mindless Knitter. Most often the knitting I resort to is mindless, granted, when I'm in the mood, I'll write and knit my own patterns and momentarily qualify as a knitter, but I generally stick to that which is mindless.

I've managed to knit two Browncoat logo beanies, one brown, and one black. I knit the green triangle patch with yellow stripes separately; it turned out well. Especially since it was my first go at knitting a triangle, and I just knit it based on my knowledge of stitches.
As for the star in the center, I wasn't crazy enough to attempt leaving that to knitting, for I happened upon the perfect sized star iron-on patches. These hats are the first actual knitting project that I've worked on since I knit my first pair of socks back in April. I'm beginning to feel like knitting again, this calls for a slideshow. :)

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Random, Yet Great.

You are lucky to have stumbled onto this particular blog.
All the things I list here are pure and utter greatness; things that will improve your existance.
If you fail to see or experience any of those qualities, consider yourself wrong.

Read:

Seed To Harvest by Octavia E. Butler
Spend eight dollars at Barnes and Noble for the compilation, or if not, public librarys aren't rare.

Watch:
The Whitest Kids U'Know


Listen:

There is no true description, you have to hear the magic.

In knitting news, I've just finished a hat, one of my own pattern and design. Nothing special, just your basic beanie type hat, ribbing here, straight knitting there, something I threw together. I plan to perfect the pattern and adjust it accordingly for smaller needles and fingering weight yarn. I had meant to knit this hat with what I expected to be size 6s and sports weight yarn, but I grabbed, what I guess, to be 8s, so the hat was a little more floopy than I had originally wanted. Despite that, I like the outcome.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

I Hate Blogs

Why do I insist on keeping them?
I talk myself into creating a few, post once, and forget my multiple passwords, multiple times.

I suppose I think that I'll look back and reread all of them one days, and instantly recall whatever it was I was doing whenever, but I never actually bring myself to do that.

All in all, I'm far to boring to maintain a public blog, and this one may or may not be around in the near future.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

A Sonnet

The Quest Of The Cynic
Love is the sole purpose of existence!
Our destiny wholly to seek and find.
Is that not the general consensus?
Such sentiments befit a simple mind.
Would you remove man from his pedestal?
Or appoint him a throne to rule on high?
"Rather blind men lead the way," laugh the fools.
As the men of the Earth march off to die.
The wise wish me to acquire wisdom.
The ignorant suggest I search for love.
The old say, look up, seek why you are come!
The young assure me nought exists above...
Cynics embrace; inhale and suspire.
Lovers; in their ignorance expire.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Media Blog

Good day, to all of you swimming through the vast recesses of Bloglands.
I've been reading quite a lot lately, and I feel the need to share with you what I liked and disliked about what I've read.
If you're like me, you love to be offered addvice on what books are great, and must reads.
So, I openly offer you my opinions, thoughts, and a few details on each of the books below.


The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester


If you 'dig' Sci-Fi novels, chances are that you've already read this one. This book is classic; one that every single person should read at least once.
It was influened by the popular William Blake poem, and was first entitled, Tiger! Tiger!.









Next by Michael Crichton


The topic of Next, is along the lines of genes, and the process of extracting certain genes in order to create cures for disease.


I like the works of Michael Crichton(Author of Jurrasic Park), from my experience, he writes well written and well researched stories. Next is not his best work; the plot is exaggerated and overall it seems to be written not as a biothriller, but as a complaint against modern science itself.
Still, it's worth reading.

Prey by Michael Crichton

Prey discusses Nanotechnology and the story line is based upon how modern day computer programs are built in mimic of animal behavior. Great story, very interesting.







Atonement by Ian McEwan

No doubt many of you saw the previews for the movie Atonement. I thought that it looked like a good story, so I went out and purchased the book instead of running to the theater.
This book had every opportunity to be great. The overall plot's not bad, but certain aspects of the story tear it apart. As I was reading, I had the distinct feeling that the entire story was rushed, and many parts were left lacking detail. This proved very frustrating; perhaps that was the feeling he expected people to be left with.
After finishing Atonement, I had hopes that perhaps the movie would turn out decent, but sadly, that was not the case. Thus, the book was better than the movie; but not terribly great.

Friday, April 04, 2008

Existenstial Proof, Knitter's: "Behold!"

So, the long awaited post with the picture, as I promised has now been, in a sense, "unveiled"!
















































The History Of It All
Truth be told, my relationship with sock knitting has been a rocky one. In the beginning, I began the first of all socks that was to have been created by my own two hands; the yarn was blue, I remember.


My DPNs in hand, I knit with fuery and, after a time, I rendered a sock; not a bad one either.


Now came the time to begin the second, of what would be two entire socks, rendering a complete pair. For some reason, it struck me, and for the longest time I didn't have the sheer power of mind to begin another. So, there I was, left with one whole sock.
The years have passed, various projects, many scarves, and the pairs of incompleted baby socks have come and gone; and the one blue sock has journeyed off somewhere, perhaps in search of a purpose.



But today is a new day! A day in which I Heidi have actually finish, not one, but two completely knit socks!



The socks themselves, were knit by double pointed needle, four to be exact, sized: (1), and
one miniture crochet hook for picking up stitches.

The pattern itself, just your run-of-the-mill socky-sock pattern. It called for size two, but upon trial, I noticed the extremely loose stitches, and tightened the gauge accordingly.

The yarn was black as you can see, and self striping.



I also have some really amazingly cool sock yarn that I have in store for the next pair, and I desperately need to hunt down a pattern for.



Any suggestions as to patterns would be welcomed!

Monday, March 31, 2008

I Heart Chub Creek


Don't you? (If you've not the slightest clue of what I'm speaking,
DON'T PANIC
simply click on the large iHeart Chub Creek Icon located on the left.
In my desperation, I'm relistening to Episode 87- Two Years of Crap; as I type.
Sad? Yes.
Listening, and even relistening to Chub Creek never fails to make me laugh, and generally put me in a better mood than I had been prior to doing so.
Does anyone else think that all the Chub-Fans should rally together, sign a petition, or simply march over to Canada, and demand more Chub Creek?
I'm kidding of course, but I do miss listening to new episodes, and if you feel like me, click the link and leave Dave a comment, voice message, or some other token of your gratitude.
Speaking of podcasts, podcasting, and podcasters: I'd love to have the talent one needs to do so. If I ever were to do so, it would most likely be a music podcast. Not dissimilar to Marvin Suicide, or the like. Another genius-packed podcast, that you may not, but I usually enjoy.
You know what else I enjoy?
Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to The Galaxy Trilogy/Chronicles
I love it.
Yes, I'm rambling here, but be assured my next post will be one of sock, about socks, and complete with pictures of a pair of socks!

Friday, February 15, 2008

I need to knit.

<---I fell in love with this scarf the first time I saw it! Link

So, I am also supposed to be making a hat of sorts, with the a Browncoat logo. I've been drawing up some rather rough 'rough drafts', and I think I've finally managed to chart something that looks, for the most part, do-able.

Now, for purchasing the yarn/s.
I'm thinking of using some fingering weight yarn, green, black or brown, and following a 'beanie' type hat pattern.
Perhaps this? Link
(Minus the fair isle portion, obviously)


Important news for all those who have linked to me, and those want to! ^-^
My new permanent address is: http://cheekyweeknitter.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Yet Another Blog of Utter Laziness Insues....




What Heidi Means



You are truly an original person. You have amazing ideas, and the power to carry them out.

Success comes rather easily for you... especially in business and academia.

Some people find you to be selfish and a bit overbearing. You're a strong person.



You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.

You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.

At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.



You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing.

You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don't stick with any one thing for very long.

You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.



You are balanced, orderly, and organized. You like your ducks in a row.

You are powerful and competent, especially in the workplace.

People can see you as stubborn and headstrong. You definitely have a dominant personality.

What's Your Name's Hidden Meaning?



In knitting news, I've nearly completed my third Jayne Hat. I've taken to knitting quite rampantly these days, and I've great hope that that fact will be the motivation I need to actually finish a complete pair of socks. One day, when I get the chance to start, I vow to finish not one, but two socks!
I also finished a gray stockinette scarf, which rolled, but I'm liking how it looks, despite.
Desperate as I was to just knit, the yarn quality suffered, and I'm afraid that it's pure acrylic. Cringe. I know....
I figure that since I'm supposed to be making this scarf for a friend of my mother, and she didn't specify what exactly she wanted in a scarf, I may just use it as a model of what could be if made with better yarn.
That's all the new news I've got!


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