Its paint job is dodgy and it smells like metho but its my first guitar and I am really excited to have it. I didn't pay much for it (and it shows) but on my brothers advice; it has steel strings, tuner and all the bits that an acoustic guitar is supposed to have and I AM going to learn how to play it. The last time I picked up a guitar it was at school (grade 8 probably). The project was to learn a simple song and mine was "Freak" by Silverchair. I am a bit suprised that when I picked up my new guitar I can still play it, all three notes. Only problem is (besides not being particularly interested in playing Silverchair) that I need to work at tuning it because it is definitly not making the right noises. I get the theory: 6th string is the one at the top and the thickest and if I don't touch anything and strum just that string it should be 'E' and according to the electronic guitar tuner (which incidentally does not in fact tune the guitar - just tells me when it is not in tune) it is. So I have one sixth of my guitar tuned. The next string down is supposed to be A then D then G then B and finally E (thats the thinnest string at the bottom). So A is posing some difficulty. I can make it sound like a G and thats just about it. Also the tuner keeps giving me weird numbers that I don't understand. So basically I am not a rockstar yet but I am working on it.
Since I finished my studies I am trying to learn some new skills for fun rather than for work or uni. First is guitar and second is knitting. My Nanna showed me how to knit when I was little and I simply could not remember how to do it. After watching several youtube videos and reading several websites I think I worked it out. Sort of - it would be nice if dropped stitches weren't so damn obvious! And yes... that square looks more like a trapezoid. It started with 25 stitches and ended with something like 52. No idea what I did. It started out pretty well. The blue one unravelled because Honey thought it existed solely for her amusement. Silly cat.
Some other projects:
|Its sad that I have a million photos that I never look at because they are on my harddrive so I printed some of my faves and put them on my wall. I hate the multiple photo frames but string and pegs looks pretty cool. I think so anyway.|
|My parsley seedling is going great guns! I have to get him a bigger pot so that he can really branch out but his future is looking pretty bright. Honey really needs to leave the poor thing alone though.|
xox Love to all