Friday, July 30, 2010


This cracks me up

A Lesson for Little Ladies
"Fanny Fallal, although she was not rich, nor person of rank, was a very fine lady. She would pass all her time reading novels and working crochet, but would neglect her household duties; so her husband who was a very nice man, and fond of a very nice dinner, became a member of a Club, and used to stop out very late at night, which led to many quarrels. How foolish it was of Fanny to neglect her household duties and not make her Albert happy at home."

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Wine Party

I'm a wino. Not like I drink cheap wine out of a paper bag on the street/my home. No, I just really REALLY like wine.

So when I saw these cute little cheese labels from Cathe over at "Just Something I Made", I automatically thought "Hey! Wine & Cheese party!".

While I think the garland is a little (ahem) cheesy, I do think it would look all kinds of awesome along a cheese-covered table. You could also print out the wine labels over at Lord Of Design & you'd have some killer decorations to make a wine & cheese party all sorts of fun!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Rav Love

I love Ravelry for many reasons. Today's reason is this thread where multiple knitters are trying to decipher a pattern from a 30 second commercial. It really shows the determination (and perhaps insanity) of knitters. :)

Monday, July 19, 2010

I Am Going to Hurt Somebody

You've heard me go on and on about how I hate knitting because the scarf I've been so lovingly knitting for the soldier is such a pain in my ass, right? You know I've been working on the damn thing since Christmas, right? You know how I've put in almost 40 hours of work-time on it, right?

It's in acrylic. Acrylic that is pretty and soft and masculine without being boring. It's got great drape and feels amazing.

Acrylic melts. Acrylic melts if you, say, drive over an IED in a war zone. If that should happen to a soldier while he/she was wearing an acrylic scarf, said scarf would MELT INTO THE SOLDIER'S SKIN. Therefore, the Army highly recommends that soldiers only wear wool knitted items. 100% wool.

While I'm going to hope that the soldier does not, in fact, drive over ANOTHER IED (he was injured that way in Iraq), I don't think it's wise to finish this stupid ass annoying frustrating stealing-days-of-my-life scarf.

To make matters worse- you may remember that my desperate need for affirmation drove me to show virtually EVERY man in my life this damn scarf. Everyone knows I was making it for the soldier. I can't gift it to someone else.

I am SO frustrated. Stay away- I may stab you with my frustratingly tiny size 8 knitting needles.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Sock Envy

It's one of those things.... I see popular projects and I think "Why would you make that?" but the more I think about it, the more I want to do it myself. While I thought they were stupid before, I really love my fingerless mitts and plan to make several pair for Christmas. Then there was the whole dishcloth thing... why make something beautiful that's just going to be abused? But then the beauty in the mundane thing came over me and I hope to only use handmade clothes soon- maybe even for cleaning counters and such.

Now it's socks. I actually don't wear socks very often. Most of my shoes are open-toe and the ones that aren't I use no-show socks or stockings. So couple that with the fact that, should I want socks, I can buy a dozen pair for a few bucks.... I just can't see spending the time & energy (not to mention 100% wool sock yarn MONEY) on knitting a pair.

But then I see things like the Duckies and they look so sweet. I remember I had a few pair of really beautiful lacy socks when I was about 7 or 8. I don't know who would have made them- maybe they were something that could be purchased back then. But I don't see socks like that outside of ravelry anymore.

So now I want to make socks. How ridiculous is that? I'm such a fool for peer-crafting-pressure!