knitxcore.: January 2013

Thursday, January 31, 2013

What I Wore: 01/31/13

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SCARF: Irish Hiking Scarf
TOP: Denim Western via Modcloth (SOLD OUT!)
BOOTS: Steve Madden (They're really old!)

I was really excited to dress like a human and do one of these today! I may go back to doing them weekly. I always search blogs for outfit ideas, but there only a handful that blog at all, let alone doing WIW posts.

It's funny. I wear this scarf a lot. A LOT. I never put it on Ravelry and the yarn is pretty basic Araucania stuff from AC MOORE, but I really do love it.

I bought these boots about three years ago but didn't actually start to like them until this winter. They're so warm!

I scored this shirt at the Modcloth 70% sale, the khakis are wardrobe staples.

Hopefully, us boys can get the ball rolling. We like to look nice sometimes, too!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

365; 27-30

365/27 -moving stuff around on the walls because why not.

365/28 - finn is my bestie.

365/29 + a haiku about dental hygiene
365/29 - insanely white teeth after a dentist appointment.

365/30 - my little sister is in the hospital. i've been thinking about her a lot today. On the left is a picture of us as littles, on the right one from my mom's wedding.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

StyleFile: Alec Friedman

I love the StyleLikeU site. They don't leave us vintage-loving guys feeling like creepy outsiders

It upsets me that there are so many resources and shops dedicated to stuff for the ladies, while us boys are left to dig through the trenches; bedbugs and all.

I get that there's a much smaller market for guys vintage, but we're around. I promise.

I mean, check out Alec Friedman; editor at large of Dossier Journal.

Don't you think he's busy enough? He doesn't have time to travel to Jersey and troll around thrift shops. Or does he? Is he poppin tags with the rest of us?

Either way, he's gettin' it. All day.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Music Monday: Allen Stone.

allen stoneUntitledallen cote by talisman brolin (2011)

Y'know all of those stupid ads on the sidebar of Facebook? I actually clicked one. I had a good reason though. See that picture at the top of the post? Yeah, you would have clicked it too.

I prepared myself to hear some really sad, folky tunes. I grabbed a cup of herbal and thick sweater; necessary accessories for grumpster coma I was about to put myself into.

Turns out, Allen Stone is the most soulful son of a wheat farmer I have ever had the pleasure of listening to. It probably doesn't hurt that he's also the son of a preacher man. We all know what those guys are capable of.

I CANNOT stop listening. I even made an Allen Stone Spotify channel on my phone, so I can get a lil' fix when I need it.

I really need all of you to watch these videos because, I want to help change your life.

Yeah. I know that you loved every second of that.
You're welcome.

Saturday, January 26, 2013



Starting tomorrow, I'm only going to share my 365 photos once a week.

I won't be spamming your feed with daily one picture posts anymore.

I'm doing you a favor, really.


Friday, January 25, 2013

365/25; a cat clock and good shirt.

Kit Kat Clock c/o FredFlare, Gingham Shirt: American Apparel

Remember when I was taking that Arrow and Apple Lighting E-Course?

I totally forgot about it for ages.

Today, I decided to put some of that knowledge to use and I brushed up on some new things.

Notice the catch light in my eyes and the lack of shadows? yessssss.

I've said it before and I'll tell anyone who listens that Sarah's class is worth it's weight in gold.

Thursday, January 24, 2013



first migraine of 2013.
i was honestly going to skip today.
but, then i thought, this is the part of the challenge.
the light made me want to die
i didn't even have the energy to change my shirt.
it clashes so much.
oh well.
not really time to worry about being cute.
gonna go bash my head into the wall for a few hours.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013



i just cleaned off my worktable, so i could get all my receipts in order to do my taxes.

in another news, i should probably wipe down this typewriter.


I can pretty much guarantee that I'm the only person on campus listening to Stepdad.

I'm gonna need a whole lot of quirky to make it through the first day of the semester.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013



it was so cold out today.

i really didn't want to walk to work.

i procrastinated by taking pictures of myself in the morning light.

Monday, January 21, 2013



i keep a knick-knack that looks like me on my dresser so i don't have to use a mirror.

Sunday, January 20, 2013



-baking powder biscuits
-David's Tea ("merry cranberry")

i am the most full right now.
please come over and do the dishes?
i have leftovers!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

"What Do We Have in Our Pockets": A Short Film

Pocket stuff

I just watched a short film from the Sundance Festival this year and it was the cutest thing I have ever seen.

You have to watch it. I never realized how many possibilities a pocket could hold.

This is what I had in MY pocket today:

Not sure if it's a recipe for true love or not, but donuts could be involved.

What do you think?
Do you love it?

What's in YOUR pocket?

365/19: sleep-in saturday


i woke up at 8:55.

i was dressed and ready for work by 9.

explains a lot, huh?

Friday, January 18, 2013



I know the giraffe is out of focus.

The empty space is what I want you think about.

What could be there?

When will you get to see it?

Thursday, January 17, 2013



So my cat had a photo shoot today.

I mean, I took the pictures, but still.

She's gonna be famous. Sort of. No. Totally.

This was one of the outtakes.

Total diva.

Tavi taught her how to bitch-face.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013



I got the best mug in the mail from Jaiden Wafflers!

Jaiden is super good at making arts.


I am super good at drinking coffee.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013



this is what mornings look like around here.

Monday, January 14, 2013




I hate eating in the morning, but I do have a routine.

-Royal King Organic Green Tea
-4 MAXI-HAIR Multi-Vitamins
-2 Fish Oil Supplements

These vitamins are so good. They should charge at least double for them.
I got my first bottle in an Influenster box for free, but they made my skin look so good that I decided I needed to take them forever. My hair and my beard look fuller as well. This isn't a sponsored post, I'm not doing it to get free stuff. I already did. I'm buying them at my own expense because I love them that much.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

365/13 + a super easy vintage craft.


I hated the book "Zone One".

So much so, that I made a thing out of it.

I don't have anywhere to hang it, yet.

Inspired by a project in Cathy Callahan's book "Vintage Craft Workshop".

Basically, all that I did was choose a clever way to fold the pages.

It took a few hours, but I did it while watching the movie "Daisies" on the suggestion of Pollyanna Cowgirl, so I was thoroughly entertained.

After all the pages were folded it was as simple as gluing the spine closed around a piece of super bulky yarn.

I really have to pick up a ceiling hook. Right now it's hanging from a thumbtack in my hallway.

Honestly, I didn't want anyone to have to read this book after me.

Did you read it? Did you like it?

Saturday, January 12, 2013



my boss gave me this bunny for christmas last year; to inspire me.

he is wonderful.