Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Busy, busy, busy...

On the needles: Armwarmers and custom order scarf
Designed: Untalkative Bunny Scarf
Waiting for: Yarn for projects

All right! Number one thing on the agenda today is...*drum roll*...I am a guest contributor on the blog "Art for Art"! You can find my post here: http://art-four-art.blogspot.com/2011/12/ian-tyson-old-cheyenne-katie-harris.html?showComment=1323186171331#c1725771085579273842 Please make sure to head over and give the blog some love. This is a wonderful project, and I want to be able to continue to share my work with others in a different space. Also, this blog gives me a more academic take on my projects, which is interesting. The project is likely to change, considering that I need to learn more about intarsia before I actually start. And I need to knit a gauge swatch to figure out how many stitches actually need to go into the design. haha The mittens don't have to be finished until around the beginning of June, so I at least have lots of time to work on them!

Quite a bit has been happening around my Etsy shop, too! I've had lots of views, and I've posted lots of items, although I am still lacking in sales. However, I was the "Etsians of Facebook's" Featured Seller last Saturday! http://www.etsy.com/teams/10355/etsians-of-facebook/discuss/9404784/ The topic's closed, but it's still really cool! I've posted lots of hair accessories the past few days, and I have some yarn garland decorations that will be posted sometime this next week. :) One last shop thing is that my legwarmers are currently 15% off with coupon RENEW15 Check them out here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/80110896/15-percent-discount-striped-corset

Classes end this Friday, which will be good. I won't get much of a break over Christmas, however, considering that I need to do lots of reading for my honours project and to fix up my master's application. What I really want to end up doing is getting all of my readings done and then to be able to get some more of my writing done...Approximately 25-30 pages out of the 40. I'm sitting at about 15 right now, which needs to be edited down, but I think that it's reasonable to get about 30 pages done by the end of Christmas break. I need to do this because I want the full week off in February, since my boyfriend and I are heading out to Victoria for a much needed vacation! I'm really excited for it, since it means I can go visit Beehive Wool Shop and bookstores!! And visiting with people I haven't seen since Japan! It's going to be a good trip.

Besides that, not much. I'm getting excited for Christmas, especially since my boyfriend and I are supposed to be going to get our tree this weekend! If it's nice weather, we'll go cut one, and if it's note, then we'll go buy one. However, the forecast is looking good.

Oh yeah, and the other part of Christmas break? I have a whole stack of books to read, and I'll be knitting lots!

On the Christmas reading wish list (starred (*) books are books for honours; this list will likely extend well into the following term, besides the honours books):

*Beauty by Robin McKinly
*Rose Daughter by Robin McKinley
*Beastly by Alex Flinn
*Beast by Donna Jo Napoli
Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay
The First Stampede of Florence LaDue by Wendy Bryden
*Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion by Jack Zipes
Circus Nights by Angela Carter
The Life of Pi by Yann Martel

And others. I'll add to this list as I go. Although I definitely need to finish Tigana, because it's a friend's book that I've had since about last February. haha

All in all, it needs to be a productive break. We'll spend Christmas around Calgary, and I have tickets to "Beauty and the Beast" at the Jubilee on December 27th! And then we'll head out to see my parents for a few days. :)

Hope everyone is well, and please make sure to go give the "Art for Art" blog some love!

Take care,

Katie =^..^=

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