Monday, January 23, 2006

Just say no to long distance deals. If I wrote down all the phonecalls, service visits, misunderstandings, offers to drill through our house, reneging of deals and assorted pricing quotes, we'd have the makings of a great little farce. All we'd be missing is the electrician loosing his pants. Fortunatly that didn't happen. Unfortunatly, I'm internetless...we've had wires crossed, we're at a loose end, and I'm fit to be tied. But I'm getting lots of crocheting done!

As you can see, I'm getting pretty sick and tired of photographing crochet. I now have 21 finished patterns of varying frivolity. Mainly small items, which has more to do with my attention span than with pattern writting. If anyone has clever ideas for photos do tell me. When I get back to Halifax, I'm going to try my hand at a Duct Tape Judy (see previous post) and paint her white. She'll be my model for shawls. I tend to look like a street urchin in them lol.

Luckly I have a gorgeous model in the form of Ginny. If properly sedated (with lots and lots of kitty treats) she is perfect to show off my attempts at baby hats (since I don't know any babies). Here she is in a Rose Chapeau (as seen at Knitting Out Loud).

This is Ginny in my new Sushi Hat. It would help matters if I could try it on a real baby but I doubt it would look quite as cute. Ginny is actually alergic to fish so it's a tribute to her versitility as a model that she pulls it off so beautifuly. Watch out Minou! lol This next pattern is my favorite right now though.

It's an Elizabethan Ruff. Have I lost my mind or is it really cute? I think I'll sell them at the next UFB show. Just admit it; you want to look pretentious too!
Thanks for all the comments, I hate that I can't blog more. Hope to write more soon....
ps. I'm teaching a class Jan 31. Check it out! xoxo
Soundtrack: "Baby" Martha Wainwright

Monday, January 09, 2006

Why can't I get my computer yet? When I do I can post photos. When I do I can stay online for long enough to blog. When I do I can update my ipod. When I do I wont be grumpy. I'm getting the above model in the 12" version which goes with my new idog (named rufus). Yes, I buy computers to go with my toys. Or, I would if I could get my hands on one. Wed. they tell me.

In the mean time I'm working away on crochet patterns. I want to make this free people shawl and if I don't have to fake my way through it, it will be a pattern too. I now have enough written that I think I could put together a book proposal lol. Spesh, when every crochet pattern book I look at is littered with the same old dishcloths and single crochet scarves.
I'm seriously thinking of buying a domain name and selling patterns online ala glampyre. Why not, right? (Well 'not' cause I don't have my &%$*^@# laptop yet). *sidebar: also on this phantom ibook is 'garage band' a program that will let me record my own demo cd. I have started writing songs about crocheting hats already and will slip them to the lads as they try on the hat...maybe not.

A belated happy birthday to my one and only (name withheld) I will make him a cd too; covering all his songs but inserting my name and knitting.

"Left holdin' the slub again
Weaving it in at both ends
Don't believe Fleece Artist is a friend
Thick[yarn], thick & thin[yarn]"

Ok, it needs some work LOL but at least now you know I'm working on finishing a project in FA slub.

I happen to know they listen to Charlie Parker in the tourbus anyway.
On the needles now is a topdown raglan with leafy vines down the sleaves and a low cut square neck. Now hold your breath...I'm knitting it with 8mms and double stranded Red Heart Super Saver. Why? (this doesnt get better) well, I started the project (expecting disaster)in Phentex. See, there's this shade of Phentex acrylic I really like! A mossy green. It is no more. I am heartbroken.
See? Pretty colour right? Anyway phentex must have realized it was too good to be true and was giving their acrylic line a bad name and now it is gone. I will add "Requiem for an Acrylic" to my cd. Posted by Picasa
Anyway, I will post photos of this new sweater when I can. Thank you for all the comments about Mum's scarf! I will post photos of that too as soon as we have a glamour photo shoot.happy new year,

Soundtrack:"Love in a Trashcan", The Ravonettes, "Queen Bee", Devendra Barnhart

PS Speaking of favorite yarns, did anybody else get the call for submissions email from debbie stoller?
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