I think it's safe to post my latest F.O. It is for my secret tea pal, but she doesn't know I'm her pal and there's only one box shipped, so if you're in the swap you can oo and ah and hope it's you. ;)
Yarn: Handspun from Insubordiknit
Needles: Size 8 double point bamboos
Pattern: Free Prime Rib (Brioche) Tea Cosy Pattern From Megan Mills.
Finished: August 2007
For: My Knit One Tea Too swap partner
Notes: I think a non-plied yarn would have shown off the stitchwork nicer, but the pattern was easy to follow and very pretty.
And speaking of tea. Did you see this one on the Craft blog?
This one is over at schrodinger knits. She's sharing her uncanny contest winning luck. Go check out her beautiful knitting bags. And tell her I sent you. At least if we don't win, we can still buy them on her etsy shop!
But I'm breaking the rules. If you want the rules - you'll have to go see g, but it's basically the 8 random things meme, for which I will tag no one, since everyone in knitting land has done it already. Including me. ;)
(2) I didn't know who that was. I thought they meant Sandra Bernhard.
(3) I also had the only speaking part in the kindergarten play. I think it was because they couldn't depend on me to be quiet for the whole time.
(4) I think people like this guy ruin marriage proposals for the average woman. Who can live up to that?
(5) I still have memorized a poem I wrote in 3rd grade on take your daughter to work day.
Woman's work is for all MAN kind,
For woman's work a man can try,
Man's work, as men do call it,
A woman can do just as well.
(6) I gave this poem (with many others) to my dad with a "get well" note.
(7) Another poem from the book? Oh, ok...
Mr. Fix-It around the house,
Mr. Lazy too,
Let me tell you,
My dad is smart,
He knows when there is work to do,
And he'll shoo
(8) Somehow, despite those poems and his 2 years in the making sweater vest, he still loves me. :)
It's been two years! Two tumultuous years. I think it's not an exaggeration to say that this blog and the knitting community are one of the few things that have remained stable in my life over that time. So thanks! And as a token of my appreciation - free yarn! Your choice between a skein of Reynolds Garden Tweed in lovely green and beige or Banana silk in a bright orange/red.
(Pictures forthcoming.) You can also select a set of stitch markers (or jewelry or whatever) from my etsy shop.
But since it kills me so to give up perfectly good yarn from my stash, you have to work for it. Submit your 6 word story (write your own or submit a favorite - but please cite the author either way) in the comments and Shawn will pick his favorite. Yup no random number generator today. Submit as many as you like. Duplicates will go to the first person who posted so you might want to read to make sure you're not repeating. Deadline: September 7th. Spread the word.
I'm interested in the internet, in technology, in Web 2.0, etc. I'm also interested in useful tools that help me either track things I want to track and/or allow me to socialize with others who share my interests. But I also suffer from overload in the social web sphere, so while I jump on many bandwagons to see what all the hubbub is about, I don't necessarily actually continue to use most of them on any regular basis. But I like to be in the know, you know? So here I see indiepublic and my gut reaction is, "Not another one!" I have my blog, swaps, etsy, craftster, and ravelry. I don't WANT indiepublic. When am I supposed to actually MAKE THINGS? I'm interested to see how it pans out, whether there's room enough for all of them or if one or another dies out. Do they fill vastly different needs? Indiepublic works with etsy, so that's something. Also, I'm not really trying to sell anything, I have a few stitchmarkers up in my etsy shop and get a little surprise whenever anyone places an order, but I'm not actively working to push them, so maybe I'm not really the audience. Thoughts?
Don't say I didn't warn you.
Yes, those are real skulls.
My friend just started a blog for his collection.
So I present....
I wasn't going to, but since she specifically said so...
Here's my entry to the first Vegan Pal 2 contest:
My favorite vegan yarn is Cotton Classic by Tahki * Stacy Charles. So far I've made a hat and a top out of it and I'll be making this year's red scarf from it. I first found it in my lys looking for something for a tank for myself. The pattern called for silk, so I wanted something with some drape to it and in a color I would actually wear. This happened to be in the exact same pinky/lilac color shirt as I was wearing while I was standing there comparing yarns. It feels great and it's really easy to knit with and comes in great colors. Plus I'm a big fan of cotton. It makes very clean stitches, but not as stiff or rough on the hands as Sugan N' Cream.
As an aside, I was surprised to find I don't have a single picture of myself knitting. This seems unfathomable since there was definitely a long time where you would be hard pressed to look at me and not see knitting.