Light-whatever

So I guess there’s been an upgrade from Lightbox to Lightview. I implemented said upgrade here on the site, and it is quite an improvement! If anyone is interested in learning about the project, here is its website.

Along with this, I have re-scanned all the artwork that was on the Artsy page. I also found my Kurt Cobain drawings from 15 years ago, and put up the best of those. Not too shabby for a girl of thirteen, I suppose. :}

I’ve been working on new handbag designs to sew up and possibly sell on my own site (I’ve already come up with a name) and/or Etsy. *I* like my designs. Don’t know if anyone else will.. I think they will. …I hope.

A Sunday to be Hailed!

Yehh.. cheeseball. But we did have a rather huge hailstorm for the area just an hour ago – looks like it snowed out there.

Also, it is a day to celebrate.

I have installed WP 2.5, and it’s lovely!!! **HUGS** for all the developers!

I got some wild colours in corduroy and velveteen for making handbags. Notions too, of course, to go with. I have a bunch of fabric for making things to sell, but my sewing machine is broken (something wrong with the tension mechanism inside.. no matter what I try, the thing still breaks its own thread) so the fabric just sits.
Mom decided to get a sewing machine for me!!! Happy Birthday & Easter to me! It’s a cheapish Singer – of course they’re all made of plastic these days. This one has 12 different stitches and a bunch of extra feet and stuff that I’m not likely to ever use. :} Shoot, I wonder how many bobbins it came with? Forgot to check that. Anyway, the next-highest-up machine was the all-electronic one, which I don’t trust. The memory can go so easily wonky in those things – and again, I will never use all that extra crap. My sewing involves straight lines and the occasional appliqué stitch.

So I have a design for this handbag floating around in my head, and I need to draw it out on paper and actually make a pattern out of the thought. Then, hopefully, it will sell. :}

On a side note, I’ve started delving into the world of MySQL and PHP. Sure, I can install scripts just fine, and even kind of see where I’ve accidentally missed a bracket or something. But I don’t know how to write anything other than an include in PHP, let alone connect it to a database. I have a friend who wants a very simple script written, and I am quite sure I can figure it out myself, perhaps with a little bit of security know-how from the gals at CodeGrrl. The book that I got is for PHP6, which isn’t even really in use yet, but I’m certain the simple thing I’m writing won’t use any features that have been added or changed since version 2. Heh.

Knitty!

Holycrap, it’s finished!

ruffles

One warm wrist.. one more to go. heh! Now that I know what the stitches are, it should go a little faster for the second one.

Joyy, feels good to get a project like that (half) finished. ^_^

And the Beat Goes On

Found out the hard way that 10mg is too much to cut out of my Prednisone dosage at once. Pain that cannot be alleviated with Tylenol3 is not good! Otherwise, my illness is being controlled quite nicely. I think I am one of the photosensitive ones though – after going for a 15-minute walk around the neighbourhood on my lunch hour Thursday, my face got quite pink. And it was overcast.

I’ve been raising money for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, and knitting happy, fuzzy, baby pink boa scarves for those who donate. It’s been fun! I cannot do the 5-mile jaunt this year due to the lupus and all its medications, but I am doing the 2-mile walk, and getting very generous donations from my friends and family in the process. It’s a wonderful thing! 😀

I have also started a fundraising page to help fight Lupus, of course… it’s here.

Also, in site news, I’ve added another dorky sidebar plugin: knitting project progress bars! In no way are they accurate, as I have about 10 projects going and I’ve only listed two, but that’s enough. I’m sure no one will pay attention anyway. Heh! The NowReading plugin isn’t really accurate either – I have a figurative pile to the ceiling of books that I’m planning on reading. Some day….

GeeKnit

I bought yarn the other day that closely matches the light blue background and pink accent colours of this website. It will make a lovely scarf. ::lol::

Entangled

I have been buying entirely too much yarn lately. This knitting thing is a terrible habit. Hah!
I’m currently working on a really simple but really neat scarf, made of 7 different colours of tweed wool in four long strips. It’s going quickly, which is nice, because I wanted to have this scarf immediately, which is why I bought the pattern book I found on the table in the shop and why I bought 7 balls of wool yarn on a whim! Yeesh.

Also, I’ve bought some different colours of plain worsted wool yarn, and have made myself a little pattern for felted iPod cosys! I’m thinking I’ll sell a few, at least to friends. I’ll put them online with my buttons and maybe a couple handbags.
If anyone happens by this post, feel free to comment with colour suggestions! Even if you’re not going to buy one.. I have weird tastes compared to some. *lol*

Other than the knitting…. I have a new job! And it looks like it’ll be a really good one! The people are great, the job is something that will keep me busy, and it’s stuff I know how to do. And – it’s not a receptionist position! Heh. I start Monday… wish me luck! 😀