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Welcome to another addition of BSTW!  I hope you all had a wonderful week and enjoy the list I’ve compiled below.  I especially like this week (not that I’ve never not liked a week, I mean, it is the best stuff.)

This is so cute!  I don’t think I would ever take the time to knit it, but it’s awesome someone did.

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This picture is creepy.  Yet, awesome.  Seriously, the nerve on these people.

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Get creative and waste time on the internet!

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This picture from Bonnie Rue is so cool!

A classmate of time designed this awesome chair.  I saw it yesterday and I just want to swing in it (but I don’t think I’m allowed).

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Have a lovely weekend.  I will be enjoying my last 2 days of freedom before school starts back :)

Well, I have been on some interesting dates lately.  Very interesting.

The one I’m going to tell you about started off well.  He’s a writer, I’m a writer.  Cool.  He wants to be the voice of our generation.  A little weird and intense, but whatever.  Then he revealed he has no car.  I swear people with no cars just flock to me.  Chico’s dad didn’t have a car.  After a year and a half of that, I just can’t deal.  At the time of the date, I was like, ok, no car.  We’ll just see how this goes, I’m already out here.  Then he told me I was beautiful, which is always nice to hear.  Until he told me about ten more times.  Like, “You’re so pretty” “You’re so beautiful” and on and on and on.  After  awhile, the desperation begins oozing out, I know I’m no model.

Then he started on the, “I really like you” “I’m soooooo glad we met.”  Also, nice to hear, but only say it once.  At the tenth time, I was like, I need to get out of here.

He also insisted on reading a passage from a book to me out loud.  A few pages worth.  I insisted he stop, I was feeling uncomfortable at this point, but he refused and said he wanted me to hear it.  Did I mention he started in the middle of the book?  Even if I had been interested, I would’ve had no idea what was going on in the story.

He wanted to shake on “Giving it the college try.”  Like, let’s give a relationship a college try.  I don’t even know what that means.  And a handshake?  Seriously?  I should’ve left right then, but being the type that wants to please and feeling confused, I was just like, whatever.

Then, THEN he asked me to be his girlfriend.  On the FIRST. DATE.  Yes.  After which he told me he wants to hang out with me every day and he couldn’t wait to see me again and did I want to come over and watch movies the next day.

It was intense, ya’ll.

I keep forgetting to enjoy my life.  Like, right now.  Right now is a moment that can be enjoyed, but I’m so over powered with fear and worry of the future I’m letting today slip through my fingers.  Like sand, yo!  Bam!

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One of my friends suggested writing things that are freaking me out (school, job, what I’m going to do tomorrow, life, success) on toilet paper and then flushing them down the toilet.  I think I might try it.  I’ve got to change something, because I can’t keep letting worry take over and allow me to miss what’s going on right in front of my eyes.

This week I was sick and then I had a really low blood pressure for no apparent reason.  And my mom’s been freaking out and insisting I go to the doctor.  I think it will rise again if I just wait it out :)

This wonderful earring DIY!

thanks to srsly liz I learned how to check my emotional baggage!

This beautiful knit from Pugnat.  Makes me want to stop what I’m doing and knit that!

This beautiful packaging.

Amazing boots from this shop. I heart them!

Have a lovely weekend!

Knitting time!  Mother Nature has been good to us in Georgia, giving us lower temperatures already!  I love it.  Because I really hate summer and hate to be hot and Fall is right up my alley.  Not to mention it’s a beautiful time of year.

Seeing new yarn and knits around the blogosphere has my little heart a-thumping.  So, here is some knitting porn for your viewing pleasure :)

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Since finishing my critique (now I can breathe), I watched the entirety of  Game of Thrones in 24 hours (that’s 10 hours of viewing, people) and knitted, hung out with a friend and her son (such a cute little boy!) and am visiting family.  It’s so nice to have a little bit of a life again for a couple of weeks :)

If you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t seen this, the opening sequence to Game of Thrones is unbelievable! (And the music is awesome as well!)

 

Love this illustrator, Miss Gemma Correll!

This beautiful embroidery!  I love the design.  You may get the kit here.

These zombie engagement photos.  As seen on Miss Iris’s blog.

This is the most awesome passive agressive note ever.  Like, seriously.

This beautiful ring.

Have a great weekend!

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OMG, I made it through the quarter!  Woot!

When I woke up yesterday, I felt like I was in a nightmare–I was soooo nervous about my critique!  In my first two quarters I felt relieved on critique day, but not yesterday.  I was petrified.  But, I went to it and it went well.  I got some great constructive criticism, they didn’t absolutely hate everything I made.  I was so scared that they were going to tell me everything I created over the last 10 weeks sucked and I’m never going to be a good designer and I should quit now and then throw tomatoes at me and ruin my pretty dress.  That didn’t happen.  It was really nice.

Now, I’m on my break and I have no idea what to do with myself.  I picked up a knitting project I haven’t worked on in…I don’t know, a year?  This thing is ridiculous, ya’ll (there are pictures in the link).  I looked through almost all of my knitting books and magazines last night and was convinced I wanted to pull it all out and start a new project (my mom was all like, “You CANNOT pull this out, all this work!”).  But, after looking at hundred of pages of patterns, I decided to keep going with it.  Sigh.

Today, Chico and I are chillin’.  We’re basking in the light of our success (I consider it our success because he’s spent a lot of long nights glaring at me while I worked on projects until the wee hours of the morning).  Maybe we’ll finally get a chance to get together with those Asian Cajuns.

(the letter o provided by Daily Drop Cap)

It’s been a long time since I’ve had time to think about, much less post, a Best Stuff This Week.  Even though it’s a day late, I wanted to share these gems I found in the past month or so.

This video is kind of awesome and kind of creepy.

The lovely lady over at Minimalist Knitter is knitting square for charity and this is a lovely project for any knitter to get involved in.  Read more about it here.  I mentioned it to my mom, she’s learning to knit, and thought it would be a nice project for us to do together, but for the time being, she’s really intent on finishing her first scarf.

I had some other things, but by now they are old news.  Have a great weekend!

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