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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Work-in-Progress Wednesday 2 (4?)

Hey everyone. My second WIPW(hosted by Tami's Amis and Other Crochet), although for everyone else it's their fourth.

I'm not as far along on my vest as I would have liked to be, but I'm still much farther than I was last week:

About to start on the straps. Hopefully all goes well.

Sorry for such a boring post, haha.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

I've Started A Vest (Work-in-Progress Wednesday)

Alright, so, today I'm participating in 'Work-in-Progress Wednesdays' over at Tami's Amis and Other Crochet. I saw it on Ravelry and decided to give it a try. (: Hopefully it's fine that I just started this project.

This is the vest I started yesterday(Ravelry link). I love the lace! The whole vest looks like it's going to be amazing. I hope everything works out like it's supposed to, haha.

I finished the first lace repeat last night, did the second one this afternoon, and have now started on doing the stockinette. Check out my Ravelry page for it (you'll need an account to look at it).

 This is what it looked like after I finished the first lace repeat last night.

How far I am now.

A closeup of the first repeat of lace.

A closeup of both repeats.

I love the way it looks.  Erin from 'Today I Made' designs beautiful (not to mention easy) patterns. I hope to make her Emily Hat soon-ish. But, of course, I need the right length needles. Oii. There's always something...Haha.

 I also finished my other brother's hat a couple of days ago (or was it yesterday?...Who knows).

Sunday, August 22, 2010

A New Layout, And Pictures

Hey there everyone.

Like the new layout? It's a bit more easier to read now, and, it's green. You can never go wrong with green! (;

But, anyway.

I bring pictures of my new yarn stash. Well, I guess it's not exactly a new stash of yarn...But it is newly arranged.

Baby/Solids (there's some yarn that's missing from the pic)




And I've also got several other skeins that need to be rolled up into balls. It's gonna take awhile, haha.

I also knitted a black-and-gray-striped-beanie for my brother, which I don't have pics of because I doubt he would be willing to pose for one, and I'm rather afraid to ask. (: I've already started to knit another black-and-gray-but-not-as-dark-of-a-gray-striped-beanie for my other brother. They're really quick and easy to make, so it'll probably be finished sometime tomorrow.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

I'm Bad At This.

What's happened to me? I was actually doing kinda good in March (a total of 11 posts) and now...I fail. Haha. Guess it's 'cause I haven't been doing much crafting lately. I don't know why; I haven't been really busy or anything. However, I did get back into the crafting spirit a couple of days ago. Who knows how long it'll last, though...

But, enough of that. I'll try to blog more.

I finished that skinny scarf I was making. It's kinda short, but I'm beginning to think I like those kind of scarves; short, and skinny. Doesn't keep you very warm, but it works good on those kinda-cold-but-not-really days. Plus, you can use 'em as sashes/belts!

Sorry for the messy background, haha.

Oh, and I made the second glove for my mom:


Sorry for the bad quality. They're actually more purple than that in real-life, haha.

Here's some pics of that baby blanket I'm working on:

That's a 12" ruler.

So, yeah. I also found more room for all my yarn, but hopefully I'll post pictures of that later.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Pictures, Finally.

Hey everyone. I'm still alive, don't worry!! (:

I guess you're ready for some pictures, huh??

Alright, well, first things first:

Remember those gloves I made awhile back but didn't post pictures of?...Probably not, haha.

Here's the one I crocheted:

Of course, that's just one glove. I still haven't made the other one yet. xD I also knitted a purple one for my mother, but I don't seem to have any pictures of it, so.

But, here's all that yarn I got from my awesome aunt in Indiana:

Pretty amazing, huh? (: Too bad I don't have any room for it all...

Haha. I suppose this poses a slight problem. But, that's okay. :D

I saw the movie "Inception" last night. INSANE MOVIE. I love it, oh so much. I wanna see it again, haha. But, not in theaters. I'll just have to buy it when it comes out on DVD. Haha. :P

Anyway. Sorry for not posting very often! I truly am. :(

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Wow. I Feel Horrible.

 Heheh, hey...I've been gone for quite a while, haven't I?

Oii. I very sorry!!! Like I said in my previous post, I was very busy during June. I just got back from Indiana last Sunday. I know what you're thinking..."HA! Excuses, excuses..." But, I don't mean for it to be taken that way! Really!

Haha, but anyway. It was amazing beyond belief. For one, my family is insane in a very awesome way, haha. And, for a another thing, I got two big bags of yarn from my wonderful Aunt Kathy. :D

Ughh. And, I would GLADLY post pictures, but this stupid computer has decided to be evil today so I can't. aIf I postponed this post, I'd probably end up not posting 'til next month, haha. :P

But, yeah...I had originally planed for this post to be much longer, but I'm afraid I'll have to continue this later. D:

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

I've Been Busy

 Yeah...That's me. O.o

Sorry I haven't posted in, like, a month. O.o I probably won't be posting a whole lot over the summer, starting in June especially. 'Cause, I'll be: hosting my birthday party, helping a bunch of little kids in VBS, my family reunion, and going to Indiana for my other family reunion. Ahh...I love Indiana. Even the atmosphere is absolutely amazing. It always feels like it does before a rain...Nice and cool...slightly windy if I remember correctly. :D


A few days ago I crocheted a fingerless glove! It's made from blue multicolored yarn. A little big, but it was my first, and from a made up pattern, so, hey. I'm proud of myself, haha. :D Besides that, I'm sorry to say I have little else to tell you. I've been lost in another reality with my books I guess, haha. ;)

I can't quite remember if I ever told you about the other quilt I'm making. It's crocheted blocks I'm gonna sew together. It's green, brown, off white, and a darker shade of green. Not in much of a rush to hurry it though, seeing as it's May right now, haha.

I hafta say...I'm actually kinda sad as May progresses. One of my bestest friends, Sarah, is leaving for the Philippines on the 21st. :( I'ma miss you Sarah!!! D: Have fun...

I've also been looking through reeeaaaallly old pictures the past few days, in case you're wondering what that random picture up at the top is all about, haha. It's sooo fun! :D

 But, yeah. Just making sure you know not to expect many blog posts during the next few months. Maybe one or two every couple weeks, haha. :p

I'm sure you'll be fine without me, though. ;)


Thursday, April 22, 2010

Oh, What To Write About...

...No. Seriously. What should I write about? I honestly have no idea, haha. O.o


I recently watched Hook. Yeah. That's right. Hook. One hilarious movie...seriously. Bahahahaha...Anyway.

Not much to write about, sooooo...

Yay for foreign languages!!! Haha. (:

Monday, April 19, 2010

It's Been Awhile...

My apologies. I've just been so immersed in books and music...

But I suppose you might want to hear about my knitting. I haven't really been doing much, for the same reasons I haven't been blogging. I'm about halfway done with my baby blanket. I hope it'll be put to good use...I'm sure it will.

 Also. Today is a birthday of a friend of mine. Happy birthday Chirstianne!!!! Enjoy your christian metal music, haha. :D

*sigh*. I don't know what to write about. D: I'm boring and don't have lots of interesting pictures and projects going on, haha. Ohh well...Some day. (:

But today...I'm sad. :( There's amazing concerts with amazing bands nearby and I can't go. It stinks. But I'll see 'em some day. Until then, I'll just listen to those amazing people for awhile in honor of their concerts. (:

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Music, Pictures And Knitting Oh My. O:

Hey! (:

I was at my Grandparent's house yesterday, and I was bored, so I took some pictures. :D Except, I took 'em with my phone, so I can't upload 'em...Except this one:

Hehe...I have a flower in my hair. xD

But yeah. I started another pouch using the same yarn I used for the Rainbow Brick Road Scarf. It's nice...(:

I also finally started working on that baby blanket again. :D It's progressing...slowly...But it's getting there. (: I think I'm gonna try to put a crochet edging on it if I can...We'll see how that goes. :p

I also finally put more music on my Zen (MP3 Player). Good stuff right there. :D

It's been a long week...I'm not sure why though...It's not like I've been doing a lot of stuff...Well, I read like three novels since my last blog post, but...xD I read way too much...If that's even possible. (;

Not much else to tell you...So...Yeah...Bye...


Tuesday, April 6, 2010

More Pictures!! (;

Hey. I guess this post will mostly just be pictures...So...Here ya go:


Spring Break:

Random Pictures:

Um...Yeah. Like 'em? (:

Saturday, April 3, 2010

It's April Now???...Daaaang.

Yes, I know, this is my second post in April, and I'm just now saying something about it. But, hey, that's me for ya. xD

But anyway. I still remember it being my friend's birthday and going bowling in February. Doesn't seem like too long ago. Crazyness. (:

It's just three months 'till my birthday!!! :D No idea what I'm doing for my birthday party, but, hey, doesn't matter right now anyway, haha. It's gonna be amazingly fun though. Seriously. Haha.

Tomorrow's Easter. That, my friends, is insane. Completely and utterly INSANE. O: I'm actually going to wear a skirt. And that's even more insane. xD

Today was busy. We went shopping, AT WAL*MART, THE DAY BEFORE EASTER, and I picked flowers for my mommy. 'Cause I'm cool. xD

But I have to go. :(

Friday, April 2, 2010

Another Pouch For Selling! (:

Only I made it different this time!
At first I was gonna make it a drawstring pouch like my other one, but I like it better this way. (:
It's also seed stitch, instead of stockinette. I like it. Hehe.

It'll hopefully be up for sale at my Etsy store soon-ish, so be checking there!

Here's some more pics:

Sorry for the bad quality, our camera wasn't cooperating, haha. :p

Anyway. These pouches have unfortunately distracted me from my scarf, so I'll be working on that more now. I'll probably try to sell it once it's done. (:

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Phone/iPod Pouch - Pattern

Skill level: Easy - Beginner

.::Skills needed::.
.cast on.
.k1, p1 ribbing.
.stockinette stitch.
.bind off.

 I made the "pattern" up myself (if it may indeed be called one, it's so easy). It's just simple k1, p1, ribbing and stockinette stitch.

 The gauge really doesn't matter. You can pretty much use any size needle, and I'm not too sure the type of yarn counts for a lot either, if you just make a few changes.

I used size 8 needles and some acrylic yarn (worsted weight, I think? I got it from my grandma without any labels, so I'm not 100% sure what thickness/weight it is).

You do not need to use two strands of yarn. I just did so because I liked the way it looked.

Keep in mind the number of stitches you cast on will need to be increased depending on if you use one strand of yarn, the type of yarn/size of the needles you use, etc.

If you use two strands of yarn, hold them together the ENTIRE time, knit them as if they were one.

PLEASE NOTE: this pouch is knitted in one long strip and then sewn up the sides.

  • Cast on 14 sts with BOTH strands of yarn held together (if desired).
  • Work in k1, p1, ribbing for 4 rows.
  • Work in stockinette stitch until double the desired size, plus one inch (about 11" for mine) .
  • Work in k1, p1, ribbing for 4 rows.
  • Bind off in k1, p1.

Sew the 'flaps' of ribbing down over the BACK (bumpy side) of the stockinette (these will be the holes for the drawstring to go through, so don't sew the sides of the ribbing closed).

Sew up the sides of the pouch (I did it in mattress stitch, but you can do it any way you choose).

Pull the strings through the holes, and viola, there you have it.

Does that make any sense? It's the first time I've actually WRITTEN DOWN a pattern, haha.

This post linked to:

Works for me Wednesday at We Are THAT Family

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

I Might Just Have to Start Singing...

It's my dad's birthday today!!! But I won't tell you how old he is either. (;

Honestly, he's the best dad ever...And I wouldn't trade him for anything!!!! I love you Daddy, and thanks...For everything. :D

Besides my wonderful father's birthday, nothing much is going on. I have a really boring life. (: But I'll have pictures, either on my next post, or on the one after. Don't worry. (; I promise I will. Promise.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Happy Birthday Grandma!!!!

Today is my Grandma's birthday. But I'm not telling you how old she is. (;

I would like to thank her for teaching me how to hand-sew purses and pouches and bunches of other stuff. And also for putting up with me the whole time, haha. I was a silly little girl at times. (:

So, thank you Grandma!!! Happy birthday!! I love you!!!!! :D

I'm afraid I still don't have pictures or the blanket. :( Due to an unfortunate event, I have had to stop working on it for a while. I don't feel like taking a hour to fix it at the moment. :p But I will later, I promise!

So yeah. Nothing really happened today, I went to youth and watched a documentary on the movie "Faith Like Potatoes". It was interesting. It would be really weird if it wasn't based on a true story though.

LOTRO (Lord of the Rings Online) is amazing!! (:


Thursday, March 25, 2010

Today is...

...Thursday, March 25th, 2010. DO YOU KNOW WHAT THIS MEANS?!?!?...No?
Well...Neither do I. (:

There's nothing really to tell about the week. Not much going on. Although, today was a Bible study at my church, and I help my mom do the child care. So, something DID happen, I guess.

Still nothing worth telling though. We only had three kids, two "baby's", and a five year old. Oddly quiet...Nobody cried or ran around screaming. Fairly good day so far, actually.

Potato soup for supper...yuck. I don't mean to insult my mother's cooking, her cooking is amazing. I just don't like potato soup. But I DO love mashed potatoes with a ton of gravy! :D

Yesterday I rediscovered GIMP. I forgot how much fun it is to make graphics (computer wallpaper, avatars, signitures, banners, etc. etc.)!!!! I would share them with you, but I'm too paranoid. I don't want anybody stealing my stuff (not that they're good enough to be stolen, but whatever). I hope some day to get around to copyrighting my stuff...Just haven't gotten around to it yet. :(

Anyway, I guess that's all. Not much progress on any of my knitting. I'll have more pictures up soon, I promise! :D

~Rachiella (:

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A New Beginning

Remember that skinny scarf I was making? Well, I've decided to start it over. Why, you ask? Because. The edges were uneven...And I just wasn't happy with it. So, I've started it over, this time using the "slip first stitch on every row" method. It seems to be working okay, the sides are more or less straight, so I think it'll work.

I've also changed the purpose of one my knitting projects. I was trying to create a makeshift baby sweater/cardigan...But decided that since I don't have any experience, and don't wanna mess with measuring, I should just make it into a car seat blanket, since (according to my mother) it was the perfect size for one anyway. It's really plain, just stockinette stitch. I might post a picture of it later. (:

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Oh, The Antics Of A Family Like Mine...(;

Hey everyone!! How was your Spring break?? I hope it was fun. I just got back from my grandparent's house.


I had an amazingly awesome week. It started on...

  • Wednesday:
I went to youth at 6:00 pm, had pizza and hung out with my friends, left at 8:00 pm, went home for a few minutes, left to pick up my brother (Colin, age 18) at around 8:55 pm and proceeded to go straight to my grandparent's house.
At about 9:30 we got there to find that the Papkes (Aunt Beth, Uncle Vince and Jarrod, age 15) had got there "like, two minutes" before us.
We then went to the kitchen and talked for a hour or so. After that we (my brother Colin, my cousin Jarrod and I) went up stairs to watch TV.

  • Thursday:
We did that for a while...And then went to bed around 2:30 am or 3:30 am (I think :p). We got up around 10:00 am or 11:00 am and: played pool and cards and did stuff outside like driving the 4-wheeler, talking, and making delicious S'mores, until my other cousins got there, which consisted of: The Gilberts: Aunt Elizabeth, Uncle Roland, Cameron (age 12) Caleb (age 7) and Sierra (age 5) and their cousin on their mom's side, Skylar (age 13?); And another Papke with his girlfriend: Justin (age 20), and Lauren (age 19?).

  •  Friday:
We then went outside around 2:00 am so the guys could play football. They also played human jump rope with Colin. It was funny, hahaha. :D
After we went to sleep and woke up later in the morning, we did the usual eating, talking, laughing, playing, driving and watching.
During all of that, my parents came out with my brother's friend and girlfriend: Josh (age 16) and Zara (age 16).
We then continued to do the usual eating, talking, laughing, playing, driving, and watching. After a while Zara and my parents left, while Josh stayed the night.
 That night was great, and probably my favorite out of the week. We played catch with the frisbee and football, played ultimate frisbee, sat around a big campfire, danced, and had tons of fun.

  • Saturday:
The Gilberts left. :(
We watched a kind of gory but pretty good movie called Ninja Assassin. <3 
We did the usual eating, talking, laughing, playing, driving, and watching (of course :) and afterward went to the Soda Pop Shop in downtown Ardmore, got yummy shakes, left, went to Wal*Mart, got milk, soft drinks for Grandma and a Full Throttle (energy drink) for me. :D We then proceeded to go to KFC and get chicken, which was also where Josh was picked up.
After we were done stuffing our faces we did random stuff which I don't correctly remember the order of...But the activities were: playing pool (I think), sitting around the campfire (I think), playing Catchphrase (I think), and then played a 3 hour game of Apples to Apples, which lasted until 1:30 am.

  • Sunday:
We (meaning me, Justin, Lauren, and Uncle Vince) had a snowball fight.
And then everyone ate a smorgasbord of left-overs from all the previous days. It was delicious. :D
The Papkes left at around 3:00 pm. We left around 4:00 pm.


So, all in all, it was an amazingly awesome week. I love my family so much, haha. They're crazy. (:

Well, spring break's over, everyone's gone or on their way home, and now it's time to try to settle back into my slow, boring life. :(

At least I get to see 'em again in June!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Be Back Soon!


Nothing really important in this post, just letting you know I'll be gone from the blogging world 'till further notice. Just a few days, maybe. But maybe more like a week. We shall see. Oh, yes...We shall see. MWAHAHAHAHA!! ...heh. Couldn't help it, haha. (it's a quote from a movie, for those of you who didn't get it. :p) But anyway. Nothing's really happened since Yesterday, as expected, since my life is so boring and uneventful. :p But you shall hear some stories of my crazy insane cousins next time, so just be patient. (:

I wish you Goodnight.

And a merry Spring.

And now.


Until further notice.

This is my name:


And now you know.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Spring Break


I'm  afraid I haven't made much progress on anything this week, thus my lack of posts. However, I decided I shouldn't just leave you guys hanging, so now I'm writing this. :p

Alice in Wonderland was amazing. Not really like I thought it'd be, but it was pretty cool. :D The Hare and Mad Hatter were probably my favorite people, haha. Whoever played the Red Queen was good, too. (:

By the way, for those of you who haven't noticed, I now have some pages up at the top of my blog for easy reference to my current/finished projects. :D It took me a little while to put together, so I hope you like 'em, haha. (:

How is everyone?? Are you guys good?? Sarah...I didn't see you at youth!! You better have a good excuse, haha. Just kidding, I forgive you. :D

But, yeah. I'm okay, I guess, not sick or anything, so that's always a good thing.

I'm REALLY looking forward to Wednesday/Thursday when my cousins are coming up for Spring break. They live in Austin and can't leave 'till my Aunt gets off work, so they usually get here at like midnight or one in the morning. And then, on Friday, my other cousins are coming!! Ahh...How I love family. Haha.

That's pretty much it, really. Nothing much has been going on lately. How's your first day of Spring break been?? (:

~Rachiella <3

Monday, March 8, 2010

Rainy Day...

'Tis a rainy day. I tried to get a picture, but our stupid camera decided not to work. :p

 Today's going rather slow (as might be expected) which I guess is a good excuse to knit && crochet...But I dunno.  I have some ideas I'd like to work on, but I need yarn. Of course. But to get yarn, I have to have money. To get money, I need to sell stuff. To sell stuff, I need to make stuff. To make stuff, I need yarn. To get yarn...*sigh* Well, you get the idea. :/

I also need yarn to make stuff for people who have been expecting me to make stuff for them. Such as hats. Pretty much all of my friends (which is like 5 people) want hats, and my brothers want one too. But, alas, I NEED YARN. Ugh, it's a vicious circle. D:

I do, however, get about $35 a month (or so). But $20 of it goes towards my phone bill ('cause I'm actually responsible like that and don't make my parents buy EVERY SINGLE LITTLE THING for me, and I actually WORK and EARN my money, which is odd for girls my age who are spoiled and get allowance and whatnot)...So that leaves about $15 to spend the entire month. Sometimes less. I can't just go around spending it on things like yarn, I have to at least try to use my money wisely. That is, however, hard to do.

...Anyway, let's go off to happier subjects, shall we?

Hm. Let's see...Happy...

Well, I get to go see "Alice in Wonderland" Thursday!! That should be pretty fun. :D I'm looking forward to that.

I guess that's all I have to 'report'...I'll try to post again in a few days.

Friday, March 5, 2010

It's Finished!!

I finished my cable scarf!!! Just a few minutes ago, in fact...And, yes, I DO have pictures to show you. :D

(I'm gonna cut the string off, don't worry ;)

My red shirt kinda adds a Christmasie effect to it, ehh?

Thursday, March 4, 2010


Hey y'all. How's it goin'? You good? Good.

Anyway, now that the pleasantries are out of the way...


It's absolutely horrible. :( It's not even normal yarn either. It's very confusing...

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Remember These??

Hey guys! Sorry I wasn't able to post this earlier, but better late than never, right? (;

Well, anyway,I have a LOT of pictures to post today. :D

I have very, VERY good news. I finally finished that ripple bag I was making!!!!! I was ecstatic binding off...Seriously, that thing was nothing but annoyance and pain to make. :p But anyway. Here's some pics of the newly completed bag (sorry, some of them are dark :p):

It's gonna eat you!!!! Haha. (:

I also have some long over due pics of the "Rainbow Brick Road Scarf" And "Grandmother's Scarf" (:

(Sorry it's blurry :p)

Do ya like it??? (:

Also, here are some *better* pics of  current projects I'm working on:

And this is a hat I was trying to make for one of my friends, but unfortunately ended up much too small. :p

Also, new yarn!!! My (other :p) friend gave me this yarn...No idea where she got it or what kind of yarn it is though...

However, the camera made the green ball in the middle look more yellow, so here's another pic of it by itself:

Well, this post is quite long and took forever to write, haha. I hope you enjoyed it! :D
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