Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Unintentional radio silence

I know it's been a bit since I posted anything, Blog, and I beg of thee not to harm me.

Rearranging things

I've gotten most of the major blog rearranging/updating of links done that I wanted to do and needed to do on some of the links. I've only got a few minor alterations left that I'd like to do, namely putting a picture up on the title header, and possibly a picture bit over on the right side with the links and pages. I'm going to keep an eye on the links more so I can change them up when needed, too.

Vlog-wise, I've got a couple videos in the pipeline that I need to shoot as I have time. One's a Dark Spirits tag that mom wants to jump in on with me, so that'll have to be shot when she's got off work, maybe October 7th, 9th, or the 14th. I also have a video of some of the other local cemeteries and a bit of Urbex off the Letort Trail. Weirdly, I've got a title in mind for that one.

I'm also going to be getting in touch with Giant via Facebook about filming knitting stuff inside their coffee shop area during the winter. Hopefully, I'll get permission to do so, 'cause I like the store in town.

Anyway, that's all for now, dearies!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Tweaking the blog

Yup, I'm having fun tweaking how the blog looks and where things are. I'm going to be doing this for the next few days to get it up to par for how I'd like it to look. Officially, my profile info, fundraising pages (More on those in the next... couple days. I need mom to sit down with me to go over exactly what we need on the house, and to film a Patreon bit.), blog archive, and labels will be over on the left side of the screen, and lists of links to various things I like and the pages will be over on the right hand screen. If you'd like to follow me on Twitter, Youtube, and get an extra link to my Patreon page, that's up top under the title header. Email follow signup and video bar are both at the very bottom of the page. That's all constant. However, I'll likely be adding more lists of links to the right, and editing the lists already there, so keep an eye on those. Also, I'll be going through my pictures to edit one down to put up in the title header, so watch that. 

Why am I mixing things up? Well... I'd like to make the blog look more like someplace I'd actually like to hang out. Somewhere a little dark, possibly a little disturbing, and accepting of the darker things of this life. More Goth-looking, with a bit of a bright pop of color to brighten things up. I hope you guys like the changes. And feel free to leave feedback! (Or money for coffee... Mmmm, coffee...)

That's all for now, dearies!

Randee's tutorial

Click on the little red Youtube button if you'd rather watch this on Youtube.

This is the video of the last post, and probably a smidge confusing. I'll be working on that some, and accept constructive criticism.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Randee's crochet

·        Created after having a FB conversation with a friend who lost use of left hand
·        May not work for everyone, but can be jiggered with to suit viewers' particular needs
·        If new to crochet, start with a large hook and thick yarn
·        Yarn used here is Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick in Fig
·        Create slipknot, leaving a six inch tail (tail will come in handy during the initial chain)
·        Holding slipknot on hook, loop the yarn coming from yarn around wrist and pin tail between body and forearm
·        Wrap yarn around hook and pull through slipknot, repeat for however many loops you want, plus one for the turning stitch
·        Skipping the stitch right next to the hook (not the one on the hook), use the pointer finger on the hand holding the hook to work the 'bump'  of yarn over the hook, catch the yarn and bring it through the bump
·        Leaving the two loops on the hook, catch the yarn again and bring through both loops
·        Repeat this til you have a finished row
·        Flip the fabric around and pin the end against your body and make a loop to take you up to next row
·        Use index finger to slip the hook under the two bars forming the top of the stitch on the row below, catch yarn and bring through
·        As with the row below, catch the yarn and pull a loop through both loops still on the hook
·        Repeat to the end of the row
·        Once what you're making is long enough, make a knot at the end of the row and weave in ends

I'll provide pictures a little later on when mom has her camera and we have the time to take step by step photos for the blog. Hopefully, this'll help if the video left you confused as hell. 

Sunday, September 20, 2015

My Paranormal Experiences

Yup, I did a video on some of my paranormal experiences. Feel free to share your experiences in the comments, and check out the links in the Youtube description.

Friday, September 4, 2015

25 Scary TRUE Stories Vol. V

Yes, here I am with the YouTube videos. I spend quite a bit of time on the YouTubes when I'm working on knitting that I want to finish. Most of what I have going are videos like this, hour plus long Reddit story compilations. Others are shorter, maybe fifteen or twenty minutes long. Usually not a lot of visual distractions to take my attention from the knitting I'm working on. I know this seems odd, but I do like horror/paranormal things, so what the hey?

Northern Ireland's Greatest Haunts - Cooneen

I absolutely love paranormal shows like this that go into the history of the place along with the particulars of the hauntings. I think it adds depth to what's going on in the location.
One of these days, I'm going to have to vlog my own paranormal experiences, and start researching the history of the house the folks and I are living in now. We've had experiences here in since we've moved in. But again, I'll be vlogging about those a litle later on, probably in  October.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Random FB article time!

I know I've ranted on the subject of what the cost of a hand-knit item should be if I were to sell what I make, but I ran across another article on my Facebook rambling that emphasizes the cost of the knitter's time along with the materials again. I know I'm probably flogging a dead horse, but really? It's worth it to pay for the time the person spent knitting/crocheting the item you're buying instead of just the materials and a small 'profit' markup.

Dark Cyber Gothic EBM Mix VI - by Cyberdelic

This is the kind of stuff I can easily listen to just to get into the groove of knitting, cleaning, or whatever else needs doing that I need to just... Turn my mind off during. Or at least turn down the mental volume some. Granted, I wouldn't listen to it during video editing, since it'd just be distracting, but that's a whole 'nother subject.

Speaking of video editing, I'm going to be swiping mom's laptop to do my videos, for a couple reasons. Reason one is the ever fun fucked up Windows 10. I made the mistake of 'upgrading' to that from Windows 7 on the desktop this week. Oh. My. God. Worst computer-related mistake of my life (so far). I haven't been able to upload the videos I took on Friday to edit them for publishing on my YouTube channel. And before you ask, dear Blog, I did try on the laptop today. Nada. 'Course, we need to take it in for a few other problems, but that'll have to wait some.

Reason two is I'd like to get more familiar with using YouTube's video editor to put together my videos, especially since I'm not going to be using the Kongos' Come With Me Now as the intro/outro music anymore.

Getting off that subject, thank you to those of you following me on Twitter who got there from this humble little blog. Hopefully, I'll be able to lighten up your day.

And with that, Good night from my part of the world!