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Archive for October, 2011

Out There in Blogland

As I previously mentioned, I’ve been out of the loop in a serious way this year. Case in point, I wanted to start seeing what my favorite craft bloggers were up to and found out that about 30% of the blogs on my favorites lists were no more. Or they moved without a forwarding address. Ouch. Anyhoozle, that’s fixed. Of course, while I was surfing around I found some awesomeness. So here’s what I dig from last week in no particular order.

Glow in the dark corset shirt from Maya in the Moment:
I think it looks just as awesome in the light. I love how she used simple lines and designs to make it look like a fitted piece. It shapes nicely without actually doing anywork! Oh how it gives me ideas…

Coffee Table Library from Design*Sponge:
Everyone needs a coffee table right? Right? Well, I want this one. I’m such a dork that I think I actually gasped out loud when I saw it. Of course, there is that little snag that I gave away almost all of my books. Maybe I can put yarn in it.

And last but not least, the best poster EVAR:

from Sad Little Crown on Etsy.

I am buying this poster the second I have a real job and new apartment. I must have it. In red. On my wall. I’m thinking this is the last thing I want to see before I walk out the door in the morning and the first thing upon entering. You know, to set the mood.

That’s it ya’ll. Just a taste for now, so I can spend some extra time working up a free pattern. I added last minute Christmas presents because, well, it’s me. So if anyone is up for learning a few techniques you may not know yet, stay tuned. I’ve just got to get my ducks in a row and get Adobe to stop HATING me.

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Care Shawl: Revenge of Care

Holy cow, ya’ll. It’s been a little bit, hasn’t it? I have no excuses except for my present one: my volunteer service is over mid-November and I’m trying hard to find a job. I’d like to stay in this area of PA, but it will depend on the job situation. Scary scary.

Now let’s touch on one of our favorite topics: knitting. Specifically the sheer lack of knitting posts this year. Guys, I have to tell you something. I’ve knit more this year than ever. Since I’ve been in PA, I’ve put all my other knitting to shame. The only reason I haven’t told you about it was because I had a vicious bout of sickness. It was called something that sounded like hazy, and maybe started with an L.

Moving on. Remember the first care shawl I knit? Well, I was knitting two at the time. Actually, #2 didn’t work out, so I knit three. Plus, the recipient sometimes reads this blog, so I couldn’t talk about it until it was knit and sent. Check and check.

I liked it so much I nearly kept it. Also, I really wish I could get an action shot of this one *ahem* so you could see how well it draped and the dramatic stripes of color. It’s a sassy little thing.

I’ve got a ton of things waiting in the wings, but I’m taking it one day at a time. I’m busy with Christmas knitting that I’d like to have done and sent before I move in November. Also, I’m turning into a basket-case trying to job hunt. Ugh. Nevertheless, I will try my damnedest to come around more often so we can chat.

Before I go, what is everyone else making for Christmas? I feel like I’m going to run out of knitting ideas by next year.

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