knitxcore.: March 2008

Thursday, March 27, 2008

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Thursdays are for:

-listening to records
-eating bean soup
-forgetting to take ur self-portrait until 7PM
-planting tom thumb pea plants
-folding laundry
-eating more bean soup
-petting kitty cats
-catching up on blogs


most of time, anyway.

Devendra Banhart - Feel just like a child

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

E is for Etsy!

Everyone loves

I've been sort of obsessed recently.

vinyl wall decals

These lil' birdies came in saturday-ish? I put them up immediately. I'v been looking for alternatives to paint (we rent) to make it a lil' more exciting. These wall decals from VinylWallArt hit the spot. Check out the Quail, I love it :-)

lomo kitty

Adrienne is quite the scratcher! She destroyed her old reflective collar. I had this lil' polka dot guy from theModernPet in my faves forever! I'm so glad no one else bought it before me. The collar is actually pretty well made, and most importantly has that safety clip that pops the it off if it were to get caught on something. (I know the picture is blurry but, it tooks few treats to get her to sit that still.)


Last, but certainly not least, we have BrainScan coffee. I bought a half pound to try it out first. I can be really picky about coffee, I know what I like. It seems Starbucks leaves a strange ashy aftertaste anymore, so I figured it was time to move on. Alex hand roasts organic fair trade beans for the tastiest brew on the block. I'm sort of addicted to her Small World blend (1/2 Sumatra, 1/2 Costa Rican). It's delicious and there is no coffee belly ache if I skip breakfast.

in other news:

-I'm just about finished a pair of socks! They should be done in a few days.

-I've planted some Basil and Parsley, and had an issue with some Tom Thumb pea seeds (cutest thing ever!). Luckily, I found some more and they should be here soon.

-I've been working on a reversible apron for quite a while, and just realized I cut a few pieces on the wrong side!!!!!! I don't have anymore of the fabric and neither does the place I bought it. I may just keep going and assemble a panel or two backwards.

---Miranda July Makes Buttons---

So, that's how buttons are made?
I had no clue until now! I'm not sure if I'd have the patience for that "ferberization" step.


Sunday, March 23, 2008

HoppY Easter!

not completely relevant, but there is a scandalous bunny :-)

Motion City Soundtrack - My Favorite Accident


Thursday, March 20, 2008

D is for dance parties.

Tilly and the wall: 3/19
(tilly and the wall: First Unitarian, Phila. PA.)

I'm so lucky!
my favorite band comes around once or twice a year.
this time they brought balloons.
maybe we hung out in a church basement.
maybe it was 300 degrees in there.
maybe the opening band had quite a hippie following.
it doesn't matter, i like patchouli.

Honestly, it was one of the best shows I've ever been to. Maybe it was the confetti, maybe it was the ballons? Everyone had so much energy! I've seen Tilly quite a few times, but last night the were at the top of their game.

I really need a nap today.

---LeT teh BeAT ContRol YoV---

Tilly and the Wall - Beat Control


Thursday, March 13, 2008

SPT: 031308 abandoned

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i walk past this lil' playground almost everyday.
it's right across from my house.
there's never anyone in it.
it makes me sad.

spt: 031308 outtake

---Sad Song---

Sad Song - Au Revoir Simone (it's not really that sad)


Monday, March 10, 2008

I MakE UR DAy?

Everyone knows I'm a total slacker, so it's no surprise that when I was nominated (3 times) for the "You Make My Day" award that I never posted my thank you's or picked my 5 or 10 or however many I needed. Well, today is the day!

Thanks to
James, Sandra and Marlena for being cool enough to read my blog :-) Seriosly, guys, it means a lot! Half of the time I wonder who cares about watching Beetlejuice or making Pom-pom bunnies and then I get a super cool blogtastic thank you from some of my favorite bloggers.


Now, I get to pick a bunch of people who make my day (in no particular order):

Steven's Happy Accidents is one of my new faves! His colorful photos caught my eye on Flickr and he paid homage to one of my super fun photos, just recently. I pretty much need everthing in his etsy shop :-)

2. Sandra's Blog is always one of the first I check. We have the same asthetic, and taste in music, and blahblahblah. I think we were seperated at birth, maybe? She just recently reminded how awesome living in the 90's was. Sandra also has a rad etsy shop.

you forgot this song on ur playlist:

3. Craig @
CubistLiterature is one bad ass mofo. Craig is pretty much a renaissance man. He can do anything. He listens to super awesome music you've never heard of. You can buy the stuff he makes too.

watch craig get low:

4. James!!!! Don't think I forgot you buddy! James and I found each other on ravelry. I'm pretty jealous of his fair isle skills. He writes like I talk, I like that.

5. Karen is an awesome pal! We started chatting about an apron quite some time ago and never looked back. She sent me a ton of knitting magazines and some crazy needles not to long ago for no reason at all!!!!! Karen, you rock!

6. Everyone else who comments my blog, or is in my blogroll!!! You all make my day! It's awesome to come home to tons of emails and comments! You're the only reason I bother with blogging at all :-)

On a side note, I'm part of that ABC-along you've been hearing about. You have to take a picture and write a blog entry. I'm stuck on D, any suggestions???


Friday, March 07, 2008

First things first.

Remember this scarf from last weeks SPT?

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For those of you that wanted to know...

It's one of my first knitted projects ever. This particular scarf is quite a few years old so, you'll have to bear with me.

Pattern Particulars

Pattern Source: Improvised. I used the stripe pattern from the Hot Head pattern in Stitch n' Bitch
Needles: Clover Takumi US size 10.5 straight
Materials: Lion Brand Homespun
Time: Just a few hours.
loved: the colors.
hated: i can't remember :-)

So there it is. I said it wan't too exciting. Buy some cheap yarn, forget what you know about gauge or drape and pop out a 2X2 ribbed scarf and you too can look as dashing as Engelbert Humperdinck (in his prime of course).

Now, on to more exciting things.

I had off today. Martha Stewart was switched to a new time on NBC. So, in order to get my fix, I had to visit the time-suck that is While browsing for about a half an hour I found the cutest easter decoration anyone could ever have. Even though mine isn't as cute as this, I couldn't fathom spending $130 on the real thing (though, you can buy reproductions for about $20). Anyway after a couple of hours worth of glueing, cutting and cussing I have this adorable bunny for my kitchen table.


I followed the tutorial exactly, just changed a few materials so i wouldn't have to go out. I used acrylic yarn, craft felt, and wooden beads. Her fancy pedestal is an upside down frappacino cap coverd in green fabric and mod podge. I'm so fancy! If I make anymore I may just use real wool ande felt, but the wooden eyes are so cute! I'm definitely sticking with those.

and I assume you all expect a video, so without further adieu...

---More Kate Nash!---

Kate Nash -Foundations

(I really can't get enough of her!!!)



Wednesday, March 05, 2008

SPT: 030608 Personal Party

personal party

Sometimes, I dance around the house when I'm alone.
Is that weird?

I swear I'll tell you all about that striped scarf on Friday (it's not as exciting as you think).

I'm working on those same socks still, but thinking of starting something else to break up the monotony of a stockinette sock. Maybe just a quick hat? I have a few balls of malabrigo left from the
salad sweater.

---Have a Dance Party of Ur own---

Vampire Weekend - A-Punk (this is what i danced around to!)