FireSpinner and all her Obsessions

knitting, spinning, obsessing…

Meta Post of Knitting December 18, 2008

Filed under: chistmas,fo,knitting,mood swings,twilight,wip — firespinner526 @ 3:47 pm

Well, I promised a knitting update and here it is:

My Rosalie hat:

Rosalie Hat

Based on a hat that Rosalie wore during one of the cafeteria scenes:

Rose hat

I have shared it on Ravelry and people are actually interested in a pattern!!! It will need a bit of reworking: more lacy and more slouchy. But still, the idea of designing a pattern and sharing it with others is something I never thought I’d be doing when I began knitting 4 years ago.

These are my goth-y gauntlets:


The pattern is Twisted Stitches’ Armwarmers.  And I wear them very often.  I get a lot of compliments on them as well.

Um, I just finished a pair of Maine Morning Mitts, but I don’t have a picture yet.  They are for my mom’s friend for Christmas.  And I really enjoyed the pattern so I decided to use the rest of the yarn that I had from my cousins’ hats last year to make matching Mitts, but I just finished one and doubt I’ll have enough left for a second one.

The other MAJOR Christmas present.  The only one I had really intended on making is my mom’s Shoalwater Shawl.  Here is a WIP Pic:

Mom's Shoalwater Shawl

Oh, and the Winter Twilight Mitts WIP pic: (yea I’ve been a bit obsessed with fingerless mitts lately)

Winter Twilight Mitts

I overdyed the secondary yarn (the not-blue one) from a green and orange colorway with grape Kool-Aide, but instead of a dark purple I got more of a purpley, greeny, orangy, color.

Ok, well I oughtta get back to my knitting and napping. I have the newest version of Sense and Sensibility in the DVD player and some meds to take.


Twilight Movie Awesomeness November 21, 2008

Filed under: twilight — firespinner526 @ 1:51 pm

I went to the midnight movie last night and it was wonderful *sigh*  I’ve have the flu all week and I’m still feeling peekish, so thats all I’m gonna say for now, but I just wanted to say I saw it and loved it.


Pretty Twilight-y Goodness October 21, 2008

Filed under: rambling,school,twilight — firespinner526 @ 12:16 am

Like the new look? I have a new banner via pink-eagle17!  Ain’t it pretty?  I have been bouncing around between True Blood and Twilight so much lately.  I’m blaming it on my cousin Eve.  She’s 13 and visiting from England and we are kindred spirits.  Last night at dinner we talked about Twilight for a good hour or so.  She said that she liked talking to someone older (thanks Eve) cause I could explain things she didn’t get.  Her mom hasn’t read the books and all her friends are obviously her own age, so they are all in the same boat as her.  I’m trying to think of what we talked about, but I can’t remember it.  Mostly her questions were about the relationships between characters.  I had so much fun talking about the books again with someone new that I want to read them again (surprise, surprise).  I have a book and a half left in the True Blood/Sookie series.  So, as soon as I finish those I think I will give up on the listening to the Outlander series and start up again on the Twilight saga.  I’m also eagerly anticipating my Twilight Scrabble Tile from Stitch-n-Snitch!  She put it in the mail a couple of days ago so I will probably get it tomorrow or the next day.

Remember that paper I was having so much trouble writing last week?  Guess what I’m procrastinating by blogging?  Finishing the stupid thing.  My professor even gave me an extension without a penalty (because she’s wicked nice, I didn’t even ask for one).  Glah!  I need to get to work.  I was up till 3ish writing a paper last night too.

I have awesome Halloween news, but I really have to get to work, so I’ll share tomorrow.  See ya!


I’m a little tipsy August 28, 2008

Filed under: silliness,twilight — firespinner526 @ 11:37 pm

I’m a little tipsy, but this seems pertinent:

So let’s play Twilight Six Degrees… it’ll be fun.  I was reading this MTV article about how SM is going to direct the new Jack’s Mannequin music video and thought of it.

I met Andrew McMahon, singer/songwriter of JM, at a Something Corporate concert.  He signed my shirt.
Andrew McMahon approached SM.
SM’s worked with Robert Pattinson.

I’m one degree away from Stephanie Meyer and two from Robert Pattinson! Weee!

Also, I just registered for a fourth class, which I totally had no intention of doing, but it’s Comparative Mythology… it’s going to ROCK!

I promse to update when I’m awake/sober, I’ve been meaning to for a while, but… haven’t. cause I’m lazy.  So… yea… about those red sox…

oh, yea, and there’s a pretty new boy at work. and he’s my manager.

he can manage me any way he wants to.

…crap, I need to not drink.


FINISHED! (may contain Breaking Dawn Spoilers) August 4, 2008

Filed under: twilight — firespinner526 @ 9:37 pm

Ok, so I’m a really slow reader.  I just finished Breaking Dawn about an hour ago.  I’ll totally own up to crying at the very end.  Because it was sooo sappy and because it was the end.  It’s like Book 7 of Harry Potter alllll over again.  So, I’m slowly returning to the internet world and while I’m visiting my Twilight Ravelry boards for the first time in a week or two, I notice that hardly anybody likes Breaking Dawn.  I’ll admit, a lot of it is a stretch, there are definitely some parts I didn’t really like, but honestly, give SM a break.  I kind of feel she rushed it or was getting tired of the story, but still, I loved the book, if only because it’s part of the Twilight Saga.  This article made me really happy after reading all the negative stuff on other boards: In Defense of Breaking Dawn, by Jane Granville.  Please note, this article is VERY SPOILER HEAVY!  Don’t read it if you haven’t already read the novel.

Ok, I’m done rambling and defending.


Recent Absence and Future Absence July 13, 2008

Filed under: twilight — firespinner526 @ 8:55 pm

So lately I haven’t been around.  That’s mostly cause my laptop is in a coma.  You turn it on and it brings you to the log-in page and when you click on the “Jamie” icon with the rubber ducky it says: “Logging in” … “Logging off” and brings you back to page one.  And of course I can’t find my Windows software, so I’m probably going to have to bring it somewhere for them to charge me a fortune just to run the Windows Repair disk.

And now, I’m announcing an Internet Leave of Absence, in order to avoid and Breaking Dawn spoilers.  In fact, I announced a Vow to remain Spoiler-Free on the Ravelry Twilight boards.  It goes something like this:

I, Jamie, FireSpinner526, vow to stay Spoiler-Free until August 2, 2008. I also promise not to leak any spoilers to my fellow fans until the Twilight Mods say we can discuss the new book!

Sooooo… So long and thanks for all the fish.  Yea, a Hitchhicker’s Guide quote… I’m a nerd.


Twilight+Meme=Goodness! May 19, 2008

Filed under: meme,twilight — firespinner526 @ 10:57 am

I have no idea where I snagged this from, but its been a saved draft for a while, so I thought I’d share even though it is totally obsessive fan-girly stuff: A Twilight Meme: (more…)