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2012!
August!!

McSpeedy. Not.
Thursday, 30th August, 2012 @ 7:33pm

This saying is really testing my patience so far this week !!!
Every row that i'm on at the moment is taking almost an hour to complete!!!

Sooooooo many single colour changes! Each row is pretty much 1 A4 piece of paper long MENTAL.
Although I should have some 15% action for you tomorrow!~ However, suffice it to say, patience is being tested!!
Although probably not as harshly as this....


My willpower is nowhere near that strong. I salute you Crembo.

Lee xox

Ceeeeelebrate Good Times, Come On!
Monday, 27th August, 2012 @ 10:43am

Okay, maybe not celebrate THAT much... but I am on a bit of a high this Monday morning which is crazy considering most Mondays I look a little summin like this
Reason is, I had a very productive weekend !!
Managed to get a shiteload of reading done. Managed to complete a legible and detailed plan for my final essay .
I also managed to brave the scales for the first time after kick-starting my 'Lose-the-excess-American-Diner-flab' that I scored from the 3 Mel's Diners I lived in during my time in California and The Cheeseburger restaurant in Hawaii
GOD I MISS AMERICAN FOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
However, the kick start is totally working!!
I have lost 4.9 KILOS (10 POUNDS!!) !!!


With Spring and Summer sneaking up I couldn't be happier!! I still have a little ways to go, before both me, my doctor and a certain pair of jeans will all be totallee satisfied, but i'm a getting there !
Oh! Plus I totallee got up to 10%!


Do you think it's starting to take on the shimmery-mirror-imagery of a lake yet ?!
Well I bloody hope so because that's what it's meant to be so far



Lee xox

The books, they are a calling~
Saturday, 25th August, 2012 @ 10:53am

It's party central at my place this weekend! Endless amounts of reading, writing and note-taking on the wonderful phenomenon known as "The Occupy Movement"
Boiling over with jealousy no?!
Anywayz, before I go and 'live it up' , I managed to find my older-than-Methuselah digital camera and took a pic of my Canberra piece which has finally hit...
5%!


The colours appear to be running into each other at this stage but trust me when I say that that is spot on so far
Ultimately I would love to hit 10% by Monday, but that all depends on how many study breaks I reward myself with...
Considering it's already 11am on Saturday and i've done bugger all...i'll be lucky to sneak a row in



Lee xox

Landscapes = TAKE FOR-EFFING-EVER!
Thursday, 23rd August, 2012 @ 10:47am

I now know why I haven't really attempted a landscape before now....
ONE ROW IS TAKING AAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGEEEEEEESSSSSS!!!!!!!!!
I STILL haven't reached 5% yet! However, the parentals are taking my camera hostage for a 4 day weekend for a wedding up north, so I thought i'd take the opportunity to show the pitiful amount i've managed so far


It's looking a little blurgh thus far, however it's working out quite well compared to the original photo so i'm a little bit smiley about things so far
To give a little bit of background, the bottom half of the picture is the foreshore of our beloved lake followed by a mirror image of one of our famous landmarks, so if things look a little wishy washy and the colours appear to be blending in a weird-arse way, that may account for it a little
Anywho, I must dash! I have to scoff some lunch and make my way to get checked over by my skin cancer lady....
Always a joy, to get your kit off and be looked over with a magnifying glass....
Stay awesome people !

Lee xox

Happy Big 1-0-0 Hometown!
Monday, 20th August, 2012 @ 8:23pm

Yes I am alive. Just.
I have had hardly any time for crocheting, studying, working, sleeping, eating, breathing, living for the past few days thanks to being utterly CONSUMED by my latest Korean drama 'Personal Preference'



Honest to jeezuz, it's UNBELIEVEABLY EFFING GOOD!!!
I swear you never realise how much of a HOPELESS romantic you are till you get caught up in watching one of these things!!! AGGH!! BEYOND ADDICTIVE!!
I literally couldn't do anything till I finished the damn thing the other night! Saw 3am! Then had to go back and watch the final episode again because UGHHH SO GOOD!!!!!!
Lee Min Ho =
So if you have a spare 16 hours to put life on hold and be completely consumed Watch it beginning to end here!!!
Just remember, it does come with a health warning! It will sap your time and life!!! You've been warned!!!
(On the upside, I am TOTALLY learning bits and pieces of Korean )
Moving on, a little while ago I posted the colours bought for the MASSIVE landscape piece I have planned to commemorate the centenary of my hometown in 2013!!
Well, we have lift off people !!!


3 rows + border took 3 hours...3 HOURS!!! Man this thing is going to kill me
Hoping to God it will be worth the pain, anguish, agony, etc in the end !!
I have untill Nov/ Dec to get the thing finished (I sound so passionate about it so far huh ?!)
So I may have to neglect everything else a tiny bit in order to get it done in time
I hope you enjoy watching it come together !!!
In the meantime i'm going to try and stay the HELL away from Korean dramas
Lee xox

Won Won Puff!!
Thursday, 16th August, 2012 @ 8:17pm







Ain't he ADORA-BUBBLE !!!
Started: 6th August, 2012
Completed: 16th August, 2012
If you would like to have a Won Won puff to call your very own, feel free to
GRAB THE PATTERN RIGHT HERE!!!

Now with those smaller prjects done and dusted, it's time to pull my socks up a bit!
I have some MASSIVE projects in my WIP-queue and I have some that need to be started asap, so let the fun begin !!!

Lee xox

Tomorrow, Weasley is our King
Wednesday, 15th August, 2012 @ 5:07pm



Tomorrow, Weasley is our king








And i'm sorry but I have to leave on this note...



Lee xox

Yarn Appreciation Post
Monday, 13th August, 2012 @ 7:50pm











Lee xox

Happy Birthday Hometown Hip Hip!
Sunday, 12th August, 2012 @ 6:39pm

55%!!


ALLLLLLLMOST got some massive arse eyes happening
I should be able to get him peeping out by tomorrow Which will be a little bit fabulous!
In other news, i've decided to get with the program and commit myself to a piece that needs to be done and dusted by December!
Why December?! Because that is when I need to pop in my application to have my piece submitted in next year's Canberra Show!


I've never really been too inclined to enter a piece in my city's annual show, down to a couple of reports about the handling of people's pieces in the past and the fact that you don't get to decide how it's positioned, etc....
HOWEVER in spite of this, i've decided to make a piece as 2013 is our centenary year ! So as a local girl, I figured i'd better pull my finger out and come to the party !
I managed to score ALL the colours needed for the piece in mind today ON SALE!! Which was even sweeter !


The really exciting part?! IT'S NOT A PORTRAIT !!!!
This will be my first ever attempt at a LANDSCAPE and i'm slightly afraid. Okay VERY afraid !!
But you'll never never know, if you never never have a go right?!?
It is going to be a bit of a monster though! 200 x 200 so pretty, darn, big!
However...



Lee xox

Here He Comes....
Thursday, 9th August, 2012 @ 11:23am

As a Monkees fan, it was more than a major blow to hear of Davy's sudden death earlier this year. However in a need to celebrate the joy and fun Davy had brought to the lives of many, I sought out the extraordinary talents of fellow Monkees fan and crocheter Xandra who had already tackled my Monkees patterns and had done an extrordinary job on all of them !
I had this pattern of Davy in my to-do list for a long long time and knew that Xandra would pull it off magically


I wasn't wrong...


!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOW CRAZY AWESOME IS THAT !!!!!!!!!!!!
The smile, the twinkle in the eyes, the mix of greys are just perfection !!!
The best part?!?
IT ISN'T EVEN FINISHED YET!!!
We still have his 60's style cap to go!!!!
I had to share this piece of brilliance with you !
Xandra, you're an Angel !
R.I.FUN! Mr. Davy Jones



Lee xox

Puffy Little Hands!
Wednesday, 8th August, 2012 @ 7:17pm

20%!


So not the massively exciting leap in progress we were all hoping for, but a little leap nonetheless !
Sadly the battle with the books has been thumping my crocheting time's ASS badly
However, I feel tonight must be study free. Therefore I shall do a bit of work on my puff whilst watching the men's pole vaulting. Because I have a sense of humor akin to that of a thirteen year olds....


!!!
Moving on, I bought an incredibly HOT piece of clothing today Which I won't photograph just yet, but holy crapballs it is SWEET!!!
It's a HOT PINK JACKET and I have wanted one for an absolute age and today, there it was, right out the front of one of my fave shops. I came close to squealing people. UGH!!! SO IN LOVE!!!!
Unfortunately it's a teeny tiny bit tight, thanks to the few kilos i've put on since getting back from the US of A...
Frigging hot chocolate addiction
However! I am already on track with my re-instated diet and the results are heading in a fabulous direction, so it won't be long till my back-titties are gone completely and I can rock out this damn fine jacket !!




And hopefully pull it off a little better than him !!
Lee xox

Your Feet Look A Little....Puffy?!?
Monday, 6th August, 2012 @ 5:52pm

Well someone rhyming with SQUEE! is feeling pretty, darn proud of herself right about now!!



3, count em, 3 RAVELLENIC MEDALS!!
Copius amounts of chair-based-happy-dancing has been occuring this side of the hemisphere my friends !!!!
These were for my lil cushion of course! Now i'm pumped to get my second (and arguably more exciting) project over the finish line !!!
Mr. Weasley puff is currently tippy-toeing at 10%!


I'm pretty confident that he'll top Harry and Severus in the cuteness department
In other news, I may have lost my shit a little this afternoon Aussie time, as I watched a certain lil piece of amazing land itself on the big red ball hovering above us ...



Curiosity, you little LEGEND!!!



Lee xox

Give Peace A Chance
Sunday, 5th August, 2012 @ 9:02am

3 cheers for the completion of my first project for the Ravellenic games !!
Give Peace A Chance
Started: 28th July, 2012
Completed: 4th August, 2012
I'm happy with the way this lil guy turned out! Unfortunately I think it's destined to be ripped into a zillion pieces courtesy of Dee (if it hasn't been already...she's been a little too quite these past 5 mins and I can't see her...hmmm...)
Surprisingly it uses four colours and when I get a moment to scratch myself, i'll most prolly pop the pattern up!
Speaking of patterns! The PATTERN ARCHIVE page is finally up !
I still need to convert a number of the pattern pages into the new layout, however at least the list of all the available patterns is up for you to access !
This afternoon I shall be head down, bum up in the books again for this upcoming scary-as-all- test I have this week, however study breaks will be needed !! Therefore I should have the first pics of my Won Won puff ready to flash soon !!



Lee xox

En Eee Are Dee
Friday, 3rd August, 2012 @ 7:19pm

Damn right Einie!
Man I am a lil bit swamped with readings right now
I have a MAMMOTH test next week worth 40% of my grade for this semester...

So I have to be a bit of a dweeb this weekend, bum up, head down and plough through mountains of text on social inequality
Don't get me wrong! It's fascinating reading (even though it's more than depressing most of the time), but it's the quantity that i'm scared of as opposed to the quality....
ANYWHO! that aside, I should have my finished cushion to show off tomorrow, because the only thing left to do is sew him up and KAPOW! done.
But for the time being, time to get my freaking nerd on



Lee xox

Gasp!!
Wednesday, 1st August, 2012 @ 5:57pm

What is this?!?! 2 blog posts in a single day?!?!
Your eyes are not foresaking you
I just had to let ya'll know that The Captain now has his bestest buddy alongside him in the free pattern department



The free pattern for this Vulcan is now available riiiiiiiight HERE HERE HERE HERE HERE !!!
Remember! If you do have a crack at him, please be sure to send me stacks of pictures of your progress !!!




Lee xox

G'Day Miss. August!!!!
Wednesday, 1st August, 2012 @ 11:04am

August ALREADY??!?!
Dear Time, SLOW YOUR ARSE DOWN!!!!
Anywho!
Totallee finished the front panel last night!


Isn't he cute!!
Now to crochet a back, sew and stuff with polyfill and my lil peace cushion will be donezo Which means I can then focus my attention on my lil Won Won Puff!
WHICH! I have already made a start on because he's just too. darn. adorable



Lee xox