Wednesday, June 23, 2010


But in the nicest way possible, I do love Amy.  My design will not be in the next Knitty.

However, with some new photography, a new name, and a little tweaking, it's startlingly appropriate for the Anticraft, so all is not lost.

The heat this summer has made me lose my knitting mojo in a serious way, but I'm determined to keep publishing, even if at a snail's pace, so I plunked down my credit card at Knit Picks this afternoon to pick up yarn for my next design for Knitty.  Unless it gets here fast (I'm too cheap to pay for rush shipping) and I really buckle down, I won't make it in time for Deep Fall, but my idea is suitable for Winter too, so I'll have plenty of time for that.

I need to start planning ahead!  And I need to get off my lazy butt and rework the cursed blue shawl that's been languishing since late April, waiting for me to have the courage to redo the numbers...

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Where Did May Go?

The notable things I did this month and completely neglected to blog about:

  • Sampled many a mead and cider at the World Expo of Beer in Frankenmuth, while my husband gladly used the bulk of the tickets for his many beers!
  • Went "cold sheep", so to speak, by not purchasing any yarn or sweaters to recycle into yarn for the entire month.
  • Made my husband go through his clothing and hand me anything ill-fitting, stained, worn, or simply unwanted, all for my nefarious crafting purposes.
  • Hit the local Goodwill with a vengeance, scoring seven new pieces of clothing for a mere $1 each on a tag sale day.  Five of them even fit!  One pair of jeans is slightly too small, which may be remedied as I try to exercise more this summer; the other is a skirt that I knew would be too big, which I can resize to fit.  Although I'm considering making it into a tube top instead, because...
  • ...I got myself a tattoo for my birthday!

 That's the skirt there being pressed into emergency tube top service with the help of a paper clip, as all my tank tops are strappy and would have run right over the freshly inked tattoo, which would have hurt!  Today, a week later, is the first day I could bear to have a strap over it, which means I've been wearing my racerback sports bra to work for a week, something I never want to have to do again.

I'm all in a fever for altered clothing now, I have barely bought myself any new clothing for years, aside from a new dress to wear to a wedding last summer.  I didn't know how much I missed it!  So my sewing skills will be put to good use this summer as I thrift and sew my way to a new wardrobe...