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This week has been so busy. I wanted to post, but I didn’t have anything to post about!

But I have come and with progress! I’ve been working on putting my blanket together the right way! I messed up a few times and had to undo the stitches, but at the moment, it is mistake free!

Not all of the edges are sewn together yet, but I’m getting there! I only have two more octagons to attach, so I have to start making more again. :P If you look, the closest octagon in the middle row is the same octagon as the one in the middle of the farthest row. Oops! It’s okay though. The blanket is pretty big so far. It’s big enough to cover my entire lap, although it’s a little awkward since there are some splits between the shapes. And here’s the crochet hook that I’ve been using for this project!

My best friend gave it to me with some nice yarn when we were in middle school. ♥ I never used it until I started this project because it looked so impractical, but it proved to be exactly perfect! It’s pretty fat, not sure about the exact size it’d be though.

I’m also collecting starburst wrappers because I want to try to make something with them! I’m not quite sure what though… Maybe something like a starburst bracelet. But I’m not sure how comfortable or practical that’d be… Here’s what I have so far. Not very much, and they’re all orange for some reason!

6 orange, 2 pink, and 1 red. My favorite flavor is red. What’s yours? Do you know any other crafts to make with these wrappers? Maybe I can make some kind of wallet or something. But I’d worry that the wrappers would tear… Well, I’ll keep thinking.

Tonight I’m having a Halloween party! I’m excited for it, even though the planning isn’t going exactly how I had imagined it would… =/ Well, got to make the best of it!

Yesterday I turned in my senior quote too:

Well, there it is.

hee hee. Not exactly cheerful, but it’s from the movie Amadeus which was pretty funny. I think it’s something to keep in mind. Whatever happens, happens. That’s the way it is. “Well, there it is.” It was either this quote, or “Too many notes/words” but that isn’t as easy to understand, and the quote I picked sounds kind of funny anyway. :P

Happy Weekend! :)

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So as I was adding another octagon to my blanket, and I realized that there was no way that my blanket would ever lie flat! Mortified, I knew I was doing the pattern wrong and took to the internet to confirm my theory. Sure enough, you’re supposed to make small squares and fit them in between the octagons so that they’ll actually fit together…

Anyway, now my new task is to make as many of the squares as possible and make them the same size to fit with the rest of the blanket. It shouldn’t be TOO hard. I’ll bring some yarn to school and work during lunch or something, since I’m not supposed to be crocheting now. oops!

In other news, I finished my essays for the Common Application! I’ve been working with my parents especially hard this weekend and today, and we finally finished! It was really hard to cut down my personal essay down from 780 words to 500 words. But even still, There’s still a lot of applying left to do. :(

I still have 4 more supplements to send, and I haven’t quite decided what I’m doing with the UCs yet.

I had so much running around to do today! I forgot my physics homework at home, so I had to run home at lunch to get it. But since I had time, I just ate my bento at home which was pretty convenient. And I still got back to school with lots of time to spare! After school I had to go to CVS to buy a battery for my smoke detector which died yesterday. While there I picked up a bunch of tissue boxes because somehow we totally ran out.. And a lot of candy! Very yummy. I’m so prepared for Saturday.

Well, since I’m tired and it’s already this late, so I’ll just leave this and go to sleep. ♥

Justin Bieber’s sounding better lately, but this song is still a little too early in the year. :P

Hello again!

So something pretty funny happened the other day. There was a spider above my bed, so my dad went and killed it. After he was done, he jumped on my bed and sat down. BUT he broke the wood board under my mattress. So when I was changing the sheets today, I saw it. Here are some pictures.

It runs the whole width of the bed

A closer view

So hopefully today we’ll be able to go buy a new board and replace this one. But until then, my room is a mess of blankets and stuffed animals!

Yesterday I worked on my granny octagon blanket a lot and it’s finally starting to look like a blanket a little bit! I want to make a few more octagons today and sew them in, but I have a lot of other work I need to do like work on my college apps, do all of my homework, and fix my bed. XD

In other news, I’m thinking about being Panda Hero for Halloween, but no one would understand it and I would get a lot of strange looks. I tried out the makeup a little bit, but I didn’t like the picture, so I took it off :P

And since most people don’t know what Panda Hero is, I’ll post the video! Basically it’s a Vocaloid song by GUMI, my favorite Vocaloid. ♥

lol I’m totally not sure what I’m doing with the tags, but whatever! :D Time to start the pile of homework…

haha there was some crazy formatting going on here, but I fixed it :)

this video is so sweet and the song is so nice to listen to

I just finished setting up my first wordpress blog! it seems very nice to use and professional.

I plan to use this blog to track my crafting (hence the blog title), but I might use it for some everyday blogging if I like it a lot.

It’d be nice if I had some readers/followers, but I’m not sure how that really works with this blog. I might just end up going back to tumblr or making a new tumblr. :)

In terms of crafting, today I’m working on weaving in the ends on all of the granny octagons I have made so far. There are about 13 right now, and I already finished 5 of them. I’m excited to make more. Its really fun.


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