Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Here's what I made in my Reconstruction class: It was a 50s prom dress in *really* bad shape...it's now a halter top, skirt, and with the extra material; clutch, change purse, and cuffs.

The front view looks a little funky cause the top isn't actually on the judy...she has big shoulders. Also the crinoline issue will be addressed :)

Tonight is my first weaving class which I'm really looking forward to.

Soundtrack: "And She Was", Talking Heads

Sunday, June 26, 2005

More celebrity hat photos; I am perfecting the technique....
This time: Terry and Dean from FUBAR! I went to their 'book launch' and they were sweet as pie and totally in character (I was worried they wouldn't be). If you look closely you can see that I gave them my intarsia devil horns that are at the top of the blogspirit site. I wanted to make them wristbands or a touque but....yeah. Dean thought it would make a good beer coaster for a fancy table, Terry thought it would make a good tie! Anyway take look at the coolest hat photo yet!

They signed my book! Terry said 'Morgan thanks for the toque, give'r, Terry' and Dean said 'Morgan, you knit well. Thanks for the devil horn! D."

Deaner thinks I knit well!!!! He gets another photo:

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So the best is that as I left the comic store (where the signing was) this guy stops me and asks me to be in a documentary about les mecs. So...I explained about the hats (I thought I was in trouble at first) and good god I think I refered to myself as a quasi-Cynthia Plastercaster....OMG. Oh well, look for me in the movies! It freaked me out enough that I didn't go to their shindig in the evening. Came home and knit.

Soundtrack: ....man was I embarrased by my ipod.....

ps Christine, you have to see this movie-you would LOVE it!!!!

pps as always I also got a shot with me in it but as always I wont post it. THAT'S where I draw the line. lol. I will take it to SnB.

Friday, June 24, 2005

It's official: Summer is here! It's blustery and I still need a cardi most days but look how lovely it was in the public gardens this morning:

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I took a stroll after my MD appointment b/c it was soooo sunny out.
On my walk I met a duck and visited the swans and was almost attacked by pigions (sorry, no photo of them)

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Then I saw some ducks sinking the Titanic. Look out!Image hosted by Photobucket.com

All in all an eventful day in the park. I took one of the swan feathers (from the ground; they bite!) and it is soooo soft, I want to knit swans. Then I had the brilliant idea to knit Bjork's swan dress. Someone on craftster made one so I think I could knit it...but never will. I'm 'that' knitter.

I'm going to take photos at Alteration class tonight...

ps I don't know why yesterday's photos are so tiny...sorry!
pps 'Yesterday's' post is actually from earlier today. I'm just messing with your heads. I like to think I'm controling knitblogland's notion of time.

Soundtrack"This Nearly was Mine" Lindsey Buckingham,

For Mum: click here

Thursday, June 23, 2005

First off, look at my be-utiful indoor strawberries!!

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They are turning red as my kitchen walls!

So I posted the SnB specs on Craftster and within an hour I had a reply! Soon there will be more than we three...let's hope we don't get any crazies *wink*.

In other news I'm REALLY enjoying my sewing and alteration classes at NSCAD. I bought a new sewing machine and now I've decided that my purpose in life is to make big skirts...I'm like that. What I soon discovered is that nice full skirts take a lot of yardage...$$$! So I went round to the Sally Ann and bought an oval tablecloth that I thought would be big enough. Here's what I made:

I love it (pardon the crap photo) but there wasn't enough tablecloth to make a proper waistband. It *just* meets at the back; great if I don't plan on sitting down, but I like sitting sometimes, so I think I'll add elastic. My goal is to make crazy gauzy multilayered skirts like the ones at Gypsy Moon. I have also fallen in love with free motion (machine) embroidery, but I suck at it so far. Last night I broke my needle. Will post if anything warrents it. Im also making a handkercheif edged skirt in blacks, and I'm knitting an overskirt for it and will pickup stitches and knit a bodice-in paton's brilliance "copper". Yes yes I have lost my mind and will never finish any of this.

Soundtrack: "Sally Ann", Rufus Wainwright

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Okay here is my BIG news..............I have my first knitting job!!!! Wheeeeeeeee! Junk and Foibles is a vintage clothing store here in downtown Halifax and they want armwarmers and legwarmers and fingerless gloves for winter. I am v.excited BUT....how shall I make them something I'm proud of and yet not so fancy or time consuming that I don't get my money back? I'm thinking a simple lace pattern wouldn't take too long and that if I make plain arm thingies and duplicate stitch things ontop (skulls, hearts, stars, guitars, bows) that wouldn't take too long. Has anyone else out there in blog land done this? Is it too premature to be thinking about a brand image? I don't think so but I'm pretty damn self-centred. Here's some stuff I've found inspiring lately:

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Soundtrack: "Silver Springs" (the real one; the bside), Fleetwood Mac

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Ooo IK Magazine with your $9 price tag and Nicky Epstein bags you are a cruel cruel master. This time I want to make...

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(just like everybody else lol). I'm hoping that when it comes out the HRM SnBers and I will split the costs of the 'Weekend Satchel'. Terra will get her phd no prob, b/c this was the best idea ever! Before I knew I couldn't go to see Kaffe Fassett in T.O. (Which I have not blogged about b/c I'm still too upset...I even got an honourary membership and personal invite-from the museum, not Kaffe) one of the questions I was going to ask him (of the 'appropriate' read: non sexual questions I have) was if he or Brendan had any tips about how to get started experimenting with colour work when you're on a budget (or not sponsored by Rowan). Don't get me wrong, I spend a lot on yarn and budget for it but sometimes I need 2in of a shade not a ball! $$$! If I ever get my own LYS I think that is something I will do; sell partial balls or bags of scraps in various colourways. Alas, If I ran the world....

hee hee hee 'partial balls'. lol

Soundtrack: "Bella Donna R2R Outtake #5" Stevie Nicks

Sunday, June 12, 2005

Aak! My aging ibook is really giving me trouble and I hate that I can't blog more often! I would like to have more wordy entries but my laptop (her name is 'Dreamboat Annie' the tangerine) cacks out on me after a bit.

Here's a recent FO which (as always) deserves a slicker photo.

I could NOT finish my "Ruffles" scarf from IK's Scarf Style. It's a brilliant pattern but all those short rows take for-ev-er. Sooooo I bound off half and stockinetted up a collar. Here's the detail

I'm really pleased with it! I looks like a tie or a tuxedo ruffle...it also looks amazing draped down the back. Picture it in something black and silky with the ruffle down the back with an evening gown that has a low low open black. Glam! Very deco, I think.

I'm going to do something naughty and back date these next few entries b/c I don't know when I'll be able to blog again and I like all the different thoughts to have different entries. The layout just works better that way:)

Soundtrack: "Golden Girls Theme Song",Tv!

...my new Grandma's Bea Arthur...come on over....please -"California" R.W.

Sunday, June 05, 2005

So If you havn't guessed, gentle readers, I have my camera back so here's some shots of what I've been up to

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Here's my knitting den of late

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Stained Glass Pannel in Tunisian Crochet
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Entrelac in Noro
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Freeforming and
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A bucket load of flowers that will soon be a shrug...

You likey?

ps. The first ever Halifax (HRM) Stich and Bitch was a ton of fun and we all hope more of you will come out of the woodwork soon. Uncommon Grounds on SouthPark and Victoria next Wed. Be there or be macrame
Soundtrack: "Leave it Alone", Rich Robinson, "Factory", Martha Wainwright

Saturday, June 04, 2005

Bwa ha ha ha....more musicians in hats!!

From last nite we have the Gorgeous Jeremy Fisher in a Vegan Coonskin Hat,
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Nathan Wiley (looking odd) and Dale from The Big Time Spenders wearing the 1066.
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Jeremy blew me away and you really must try and see him live if you can. (He doesn't always look as goofy as the foto suggests)

Soundtrack: "Pump it Up", Elvis Costello

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

HRM S&B? It's almost here! Too exciting. Also on the way...I'm thinking of starting a podcast about crocheting/freeform. Any thoughts? Sorry still no photos, going to a show this weekend so hopefuly will have new 'celebrity' hat portraits!! Please give me feedback about the podcast idea and I promise to have FOs up soon!

Soundtrack: "Highschool" Jeremy Fisher
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