knitxcore.: September 2006

Monday, September 25, 2006

Busy Bee!!!

Hey everyone!!!

I don't want you all to feel neglected, I've just been doing a lot of stuff this week. First, I finally recieved every back issue of Croq (which isn't a lot, only 4). Of course, I've been reading like a mad man!!!

Croq covers everything from what you need to know about starting your own indie craft business to how to make a vegan thanksgiving dinner that doesn't taste like reheated oatmeal :)
In the past couple of days, I've learned how to roll my own sushi, how to reclaim fabric from old clothes, and how to start my own shop on I know my fellow Craftsters know what Etsy is, but for the rest of you is a place where you can buy and sell just about anything that can be handmade. I've gotten really great yarn (among other things) from Etsy. A few of my favorite sellers are Hobbledhoy, and Stickchick.

For those of you not involved w/ the Dishcloth KAL, I've been working on those for a days also. The first dishcloth I finished was the Ostrich Plume Dishcloth from Knitting Pattern Central in Sugar and Cream's Contry Side Ombre and the second one is a Clapotis Inspired Dishclothin Sugar and Cream's Butter Cream Ombre I did on my own (basically just removing the straight rows from the original pattern).

I also worked on 2 crafty project this week. I finished up Snakes on a Ape from my previous post. Thank you all for the help w/ pricing. I can't wait to let them know that it's finished. I also tried my hand at decopauging today. It was my first time working w/ Modge Podge, and let me tell you, IT'S REALLY MESSY and fun :-) I just decopayged some cool tissue paper I had laying around onto a Ball jar I had laying aroung from the last time I dyed yarn. I'm not completely thrilled with it, but it was my first time.

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I've become OBsessED with another band!!! I know it's a weekly occurence with me, but Harry and The Potters is everything any self respecting indie rock band should be. Not only do the have the sweetest Harry Potter themed tunes, but they also encourage their fans to educate themselves by participating in their Summer Reading Lists. The idea behind the idea is that Harry Potter from year 7, and Harry potter from year 4 meet and start a rock band. They've went from playing in shed to playing in libraries, art galleries and hot dog jamorees. I am so dissapointed that I missed these guy the last time they were here :( So today, I leave you with a video someone made for "Save Ginny Weasley" by Harry and The Potters.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Snakes on a Ape!

Someone saw my sock monkey and needed to have one for themselves.... I haven't sold a crafty thing in a long time.... how much should I charge??? Supplies were $5, it took about an hour.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

So Much Stuff!!!!

There hasn't been much knitting here this week, I apologize :-( On Friday, Dave took me to Johnny Carinos. We had fun and cannolis!!! It also turns out my Mom was admitted to the hospital on Friday, apparently she had a kidney infection that poisoned her blood. She's okay now, but we had a scary couple of days worrying about that.

Sunday was Manda's Baby Shower. It was good to see oldfriends and free food for a lil' bit. I ended up giving her a Mason dixon Washcloth, a cute hoody for the baby and some Baby Bee (from Burt's Bee's) stuff. We also ended up going to Dave's parents for dinner and stopping by the hospital just in time to see my mom get released.

Yesterday, Kellyn and I went to Philly to shop and meet Lauren @ Cobra starship and Gym Class Heroes. Good times! Cobra Starship was AMAZING!

So, that was my week! I have to go make a sock monkey for someone now, the saw mine and had to have one.... after that I'm going to sleep :-)

Monday, September 11, 2006

Sock It to Me!

Today, I decided to take a stab at making a sock monkey. It's pretty much the cutest thing I've ever seen. I must give credit Supercrafty for the inspiration and work for giving a nice discount on the sox, and Kellyn for informing me that sock monkeys love to eat yam pudding....

Under him you'll see the washcloth from Mason Dixon Knitting, which was really fun to make. I never did bobbles before, but now I love them!!! It's late and I'm tired, maybe I'll get pictures of the washcloth on Wednesday for you all.

Sunday, September 10, 2006


So there hasn't been much knitting recently, but I did finish this hat for a friend's birthday... It's The Watchmen Cap from the men's issue of Knit.1. I did it in Lion Suede, it took about 2 hours.

I'm working on the round Mason Dixon Washcloth, The Moderne Log Cabin Blanket, and Fetching and Knucks from Knitty. Because I have so mnay projects in rotation, it doesn't feel like I'm finishing anything!!!

I just got my hands on copy on the Science of Sleep soundtrack and it's AMAZING!!! If you haven't seen the trailer for this movie, check it out now :-)

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Tagged Again !?

That's Right!!! Charles got me this time...

1. One book that changed your life: Stitch N' Bitch by Debbie Stoller- It was the first knitting book I bought, and I used it to learn... I still use it as a reference from time to time.

2. One book that you've read more than once: Anything in the Harry Potter series...

3. One book you'd want on a desert island: The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks- If I'm on a desert island the Apocolypse is coming, so I want to be ready...

4. One book that made you laugh: Post Secret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives by Frank Warren- Some of the confessions are hilarious!!!

5. One book that made you cry: Youth in Revolt by C.D. Payne- It's crazy story line, where you really get to know the protagonist and you end being a wreck until you finish it.
The Giver by Lois Lowry- I read this years before it became required reading in HS, It's amazing! I haven't read it in about 5 years and i can still tell the story like it was yesterday.

6. One book that you wish had been written: "How to knit in your sleep: directions for a one man sweatshop"

7. One book you wish had never been written: The DaVinci Code- That's enough Dan Brown, we get it.
The Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister- Life's too short to read bad fiction.

8. One book you're currently reading: Why Do Men Have Nipples? Hundreds of Questions Youd Only Ask a Doctor After Your Third Martini by Mark Leyner and Billy Goldberg

9. One book you've been meaning to read: The Scum Manifesto by Valarie Solanas- the lady who shot Andy Warhol

10. Tag 6 people:Midnight Purls, Yarns and Musings, Obsidian Kitten, and Impossible Princess,

Not much other news, I started a quick hat and I'm almost finished Fetching. I'm trying to do some stash busting :-)