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New Needles :-D January 22, 2010

Filed under: Knitting,Links,My stuff — Emzybobs @ 8:46 pm
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Hi,

I don’t seem to have my blog writing head on atm ๐Ÿ˜ฆ this makes me sad, but I promised an update so an update I shall write.

First off, goals update ๐Ÿ˜€ I posted a new drawing on my DA (http://emzybobs.deviantart.com/), is a chibi sketch of FLChan, I copied it from a chibi sketch I found on google so it’s not original but its a drawing ๐Ÿ˜€ as I get more confidence drawing again I’ll be creating more original pictures but for now copying can be good practice, so without any more ranting on about it from me I present my drawing :-D:

FLChan

Isn’t she cute? I’m rather proud of her, she’s the first thing I’ve drawn in a long while.

If you read my last post, you’ll know another one of my goals is to finish a knitting project a month, this I think is going rather well at the moment, my hat is currently growing at a rate I’m happy with and, providing I knit a few rows everyday, I should reach my goal and be blogging a hat next week :-D.

Here’s a picture of it so you can get an idea of where I’m now up to. My new hat-to-be

As for the rest of my goals, I’m yet to find a jumper pattern I like, I got linked to a rather nice project that has cables for my cable knitting learning in the comments of my last post, I’ve taken a lot of pictures, but I haven’t really done any crochet or read much, overall I’m rather happy, I feel like I’m right on track and getting what I intend to do done so it’s all good an I’m happy :-).

In other non-goal related news, I updated my DeviantArt account to premium because I really wanted to a feel like it makes it look a lot better, this is kinda related to my goal actually because I feel like I’ll post more if all the features of the site are unlocked.

Almost finally but not quit, I went knitting group again this week as always, I’m really lucky to find a knitting group that meets every week or so I hear most groups only meet monthly, onto the point :-), I bought some new knitting needles from one of my friend’s at knitting group, there an awesome set of deluxe knit pro needles with gold-plated ends in a wooden box ๐Ÿ˜€ I got them for ยฃ35 which made me very happy, some pictures for you:

Sorry they aren’t as neatly laid out as the rest of the photos I’m really not sure how to insert a gallery of selected images rather than just all the images of the post.

In totally unrelated news to the rest of the post, I got my Emilie Autumn tickets today!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ its the small things that make life good (if you don’t know who Emilie Autumn is this Youtube channel has her entire discography plus a few live recordings, its a fan made channel but its still pretty good for Emilie stuff http://www.youtube.com/user/wingedzephyr?blend=1&ob=4&rclk=cti )

Finally, before I go, I’m currently working on moving from emzybobs.wordpress.com to emzybobs.co.uk, I’ll make sure that when the transition happens I’ll have this blog redirect you to that site, this is just a pre-warning so there aren’t any wtf moments :-).

So that’s it for this what seems to have turned into a super long post, I hope next week I’ll have just as much to mention and more goals achived.

๐Ÿ™‚ bye till next week

Em.x.

 

2010 Creative Goals =D January 17, 2010

Filed under: My stuff — Emzybobs @ 8:24 am
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Hi,

So I’ve decided I better make the best of this year at least on a creative level, I as just thinking to myself, I have the basic skills: I can Knit and Crochet, I’m not bad at Drawing and I’m getting back into Photography even if its at a hobby type level, so with these things in mind, what am I doing sitting around my room not doing much each day? I have skills, talents and things I love to do, I should use these things, I should improve myself, I mean if I get good enough at one of these things that I really love doing I could really go somewhere with it, so anyway lets get over the ranting bit and get to the point.

This year (2010) I’ve decided to set myself goals, some of these goal will be monthly some will be on going throughout probably forever, some will have a time limit of the year, all will have something to do with improving my creative skills, so without any more ranting from me I present my goals for 2010:

  • Finish at least 1 Knitting project a Month (this can either be from my current w.i.p list or something new, either way it must be done before or on the months end)
  • Knit a jumper (by the end of the year a wearable jumper must be finished)
  • Take more photos (unlimited time period JUST TAKE PHOTOS!)
  • Blog more (at least once a week! I know this one isn’t really creative but I really do need to do it)
  • Learn more about Crochet.
  • Submit at least 1 new photo/drawing/project to DA (Deviantart) a week.
  • Draw at least 1 new picture a month (as I improve this will change to 2 pictures then 3 till its 1 a week)
  • Learn to Cable Knit (and enjoy it)
  • Finish the books I started last year (not creative but I really need to get back into the habit of reading)

So that is all I can think of right now, maybe I’ll come up with more at a later date, but for now I think the goals I’ve set are reachable as long as I work on them and by the end of the year if all goes well I should be alot better at the things I enjoy doing, which overall should make me feel better about myself :-).

Onto updates, since I last posted I attended the first knitting group of 2010, we have a new venue because the book shop our old Starbucks was in closed down :-(, its a tiny shop and we took over most of it, but considering how my week was going it was the highlight of my week and I really enjoyed it :-).

In what I’m currently knitting related news, still knitting my hat and in light of my new goals I guess I’ll have to have in finished in around 2 weeks, its growing at a good rate so I have a good feeling about reaching that goal ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m really excited to wear it because I really love the colours of the yarn, I’ll post pictures in my next post (hopefully I’ll have it done by the end of this coming week).

That’s all for now really, I’ll also set a goal to post more knitting patterns, though its hard to create good patterns so I won’t put that in the list just yet ๐Ÿ™‚

Bye for now.

Em ๐Ÿ™‚

One more thing, I’ll be making a post at the end of each month stating which goals I have achieved that month and the status of other goals.