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Datlof Remembers

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^ Totally gonna make this sweater some day BTW

My goals for 2014

So here's my goals for the year:
:bulletred: Finish 3 projects each month. 1 each month from may-august

- One pair of socks count as one project.
- Each project will only be counted the month they get finished.

:bulletgreen: January: 3
:bulletgreen: February: 4
:bulletred: March:
:bulletred: April:
:bulletred: May:
:bulletred: June:
:bulletred: July:
:bulletred: August:
:bulletred: September:
:bulletred: October:
:bulletred: November:
:bulletred: December:

:bulletred: 10 pairs of socks/slippers/footwear
Size doesn't matter.
Done: 1

:bulletred: 8 pairs of gloves/mittens
Size, with/without fingers doesn't matter.

:bulletred: 5 hats/headbands/earwarmers
Size doesn't matter.
Done: 2

:bulletred: 6 dresses/sweaters/leggings
More complicated projects, size doesn't matter

Finished projects:
Ugly Scrap Socks - In the Navy by KnitLizzy Selbu fair-isle hats by KnitLizzy
Recycled bottle decorations - Wannabe desert camo by KnitLizzy Recycled bottle decorations - Be my Valentine by KnitLizzy
Hanging flower hammock by KnitLizzy Crochet amigurumi keychain - Titten Tei by KnitLizzy

The Yarn Storage!

This is a small widget for mye to keep an eye on all my yarn. I will note every purchase, what I've used in all my projects and what my total storage consists of.

Start 1.1.15: 15550gr
Purchased/recieved: 1300gr
Knitted/given away:100gr
Total weight:15850gr





Computer problems

Journal Entry: Fri Jan 30, 2015, 9:29 AM
Soooo... I've been having major computer problems in January. I bought this laptop in January last year, and I expected it to be a beast of a machine...atleast compared to my old ones. I ended up getting what I thought was a sturdy machine that would last me a long time and could be used for some gaming (mostly Minecraft since that's the PC game I play the most...I'm more a cosole kind of person) as well as the general heavy use of Youtube, movie watching and photo "editing". And it worked well for that purpose until Easter last year when it started to stall and freeze up. Along with these problems Windows 8 refused to work with my laptop and programs. It suddenly shut down certain ones and wouldn't even start others. The internet started to cut out with some of the programs, I would still have signal, but it refused to ping (mostly other browsers) until I restarted the whole laptop, and then it would freeze on the "good-bye" or "welcome" screen. It would get these problems every third month or so, until it fixed itself. I think I ended up reinstalling Windows on it four times or so in total.

Just before Christmas, it would start to act up again, and I had to reinstall Windows one last time. It was stable over the holidays, but started to crack down again at the beginning of January. Same problems...only this time, it was impossible for me to use Chrome, Dropbox, Thunderbird, Steam and a few other programs. I use Dropbox to transfer pictures from my phone since it's the easiest and quickest way to do so without a bunch of cables or using a ton of battery. And without this program, I weren't able to blog or update dA or whatever else I needed pictures for.

Tuesday last week, I decided to do back-up of all my stuff so that I could do another reinstalling of Windows, cause it was impossible to do anything on the laptop at this point, everything was slow and stuff crashed every 10 minutes. I had gotten all my pictures over to an external harddrive and decided to transfer movies and TV-series the next day since that stuff takes a long time to move...and I don't trust that stuff to run over night with a crazy hyperactive night time cat running around the appartment.

The very next day, my boyfriend got his new dekstop computer, and the very moment he stepped out to get it, my laptop froze up and refused to respond to anything. It was dead. Lucky for me, I got his old desktop, so I weren't without a computer, but it's not the same as a laptop, and with it being 4 years old, it was very outdated and crappy compared to what my laptop was supposed to be.

I called up Dell and ended up talking to a swedish guy who knew jack shit for about an hour before he gave in and sent me a new harddisc and Windows discs. But the problems didn't end there...cause the guy sent me Windows 7 discs while I had Windows 8 installed, and these weren't brand new OS installment discs, these were just reboots ment for the OS you already had installed. Lucky for me, my boyfriend knows enough about computers to get around that problem, but Windows 8 is a bag of crap, so the settings were tricky to fix so it would allow the disc to run.

But after a good 24 hours or so, we managed to get it to work, and now I'm left with a laptop that works...more or less just fine and I've got Windows 7 again. We'll just have to see how long it'll work this time... Most of the problems did lie with the OS, but I do suspect that there were some problems with the harddisc itself as well. One thing is for certain though, this is the smoothest this laptop has ever run since I first got it.

But yeah, here's the reason why I haven't been that active this month. Hopefully I'll get back into the swing of things soon enough...when I get over the unmotivation that followed the computer crashing.

Sorry for the wall of text!

  • Mood: Annoyed
  • Listening to: Yogscast...
  • Watching: Youtube videos...
  • Playing: Pokemon Alpha Sapphire...
  • Drinking: Ice coffee...


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Lizzy Fieldvalley
Artist | Hobbyist | Artisan Crafts
25 years old from Norway with a passion for knitting.
For more info, see my other dA account: LARvonCL
Wondering about anything? Maybe want to commission something? Send me an email at knitlizzy(a)gmail(dot)com

You can also follow me on Instagram: LARvonCL


Just a little something to remember...

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What should be my next project? 

16 deviants said Skirt
11 deviants said Jacket
3 deviants said Other suggestions?


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Nerds-and-Corsets Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015
Thanks for all the faves hun!!! :heart: :la:
Sheeeva Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the faves!
PinkkiES Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015   Digital Artist
happy birthday!!!!
KnitLizzy Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you ^^
daeien Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
Happy Birthday! :D :party: :cake: :party: :D
KnitLizzy Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you ^^
daeien Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015
tita-crocheting-cafe Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  New member
happy birthday Lizzy!!!! :hugs: Sorry im late. I been sick today. 
KnitLizzy Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks ^^
CrochetQueen Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Student Artisan Crafter
:party: :cake: happy DA B-day :3 Lily Wishing a Happy Birthday Hide Birthday Emote Happy Birthday!!!! Hide Birthday Emote  Lily Wishing a Happy Birthday happy DA B-day :3 :cake: :party: 

Hope you have a wonderful birthday
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