Thursday, December 9, 2010

Crochet baby blanket

If your name is Kateyln and you are pregnant with twins,

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My favorite cousin, Katelyn, is pregnant with twins. I am making her a BUNCH of stuff because that's what I do. I think I am going to make her distinctly different things for each baby because I'm sure she will be sick of two of everything.

I am using the 200 Crochet Block book and Caron's Country, a wool blend. I have never used it before but I must say, I LOVE the muted color palate and how the fabric drapes.

More and higher quality pictures when I finished later on tonight.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Job Interview!

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I had a job interview today. I wore this dress/jacket combo I bought at the Village, it was only $5. I know, right? I feel like Joan Holloway

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The mailman saw me leave.
"Girl, that is a fresh outfit!"
"Thanks, I have a job interview!"
"Then they GOTTA get with you..."

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I may have a job interview...
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...but I'll never be a lady.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Saturday, October 30, 2010

It's going...

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Saturday, October 23, 2010

What I've been knitting and wearing

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OKM sweater and a wool pencil skirt from Goodwill.

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I found this shirt (?) at Fabulous Finds in Streetsboro, Ohio. The back is fine mesh and the front is sequined with a crazy beaded fringe. It was just ridiculous enough for me to love. And again, the yacht pants that I wear too often.

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I made this silly cat from Lion Brand's fisherman's wool.

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Another adVenture Data kitty for a coworker.

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I started knitting Beatnik from the most recent knitty. It is going to be a labor of love, but I am looking forward to it. I won't be able to work on it at work, so it will take considerably longer. I can't be on the phone with people and read complex cables.

I'm using Debbie Stollers new Red Heart Yarn, Alpaca Love. It is 80% wool and 20% alpaca and so far I am very impressed. It is going to take me 9 skeins but it is pretty affordable at $4.99 a pop.

Stay tuned!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Two posts in one day? Madness!

I am making the snapdragon tam from Ysolda Tegue's Whimsical Little Knits 2. What a great pattern set! I am making the Peak's Island Hood but I hit a rough patch and could not devote enough attention to it at work to fix it. So it's on the backburner- along with this because I can't telemarket and cable. Just saying.

I am making this for a professor's daughter. I don't know if I can part with it. I might have to start making these for adults. How cute would that be? Also, how much do you think I should charge her? I am no good at pricing my stuff.

In other news, Annie, Stephen and I tried to make bacon.

Turns out you need to cook it...

But not this much...
I failed. So badly. But best shirt ever, right? Got it out of a dead lady in Colinwood's trash.


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I bought thins amazing dress at a garage sale for $5. It has a layer of tulle with flowers and it is poufy as hell. I wanted to wear it to the Slackers show, so I made my friend Jack dress up with me. We looked so cool walking to the show that strangers literally took our picture.

The show was incredible, as always. I think I have seen them like 7 times or something? It makes me nostalgic for those times. Marc and I always get so pumped.

The weather is getting colder
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So far I can get away with my usual attire if I add tights or a sweater.

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The shirt is a stretchy and oddly textured almost mustard-lime from Goodwill. The skirt is a really lovely and intensely purple suede pencil skirt that is a little bit too big for me so it slings low. I kind of like it.

I don't know where I got the tights, but I am digging the diamonds.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

New Houz

I moved into a new place a few months back. I live alone now and I get to decorate everything exactly how I like. 70s floral print barf.

I rest in a bed of flowers.


Love me some Springsteen

Living room


My yarn/clothing room





My deck

The view from the deck

Thursday, September 23, 2010


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I live alone. I just had to run down to the street and ask a random girl to clasp my dress. WIN.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

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I bought this dress from my friend Lauren. She is the coolest and sells vintage clothing out of her van. When she gets a site, I will link it here 10,000 times because she has some really really cool stuff.

This dress is shimmery and wonderful. I wore it with goodwill boots and a yellow necklace I traded for at an art show last year.


I traded my new work friend Hannah a macrame necklace for this hat. It suits her so well.

I cast on 84 with a US 7. After the ribbing, I switched to a US 9 and increased by adding yarn overs around every other knit stitch. I used stash yarn and just went crazy. I think it shows. This picture was taken from her facebook, she gave me permission to be that creepy.

It feels good to see her wearing it every day at work. This hat has sparked many more orders:

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I made this out of Berocco Comfort. It says Z- Dubz or something, the kid's nickname. The checkers were fun to do.

I got a garage sale digital camera. Should be up and running soon.

Monday, September 13, 2010

90s day

I wore this out the other night.

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The vest was $10 at Urban Outiftters. Can't beat that!

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I got the dress out of my old house's give-away pile. I think it belonged to Annie. A lot of my best clothes onced belonged to my old roommates.

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Right before I left the house, my shoes broke so I had to put on a different pair, but you get the jist.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

What I wore the other day

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My grandmother's favorite donkey figurine (she has a collection and let me take one when I moved to Kent) broke the other morning. Luckily, Steve has an impeccable superglue quick draw. I could not have thanked him enough.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Good things

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I wore this yesterday and got a few compliments on it. The skirt is from a garage sale and reminds me of Hannukah wrapping paper. The waistband is velvet. Ugh, love.

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In other news, I am almost finished with my tube top. I changed that pattern up a little from the original, but I think it will better suit me. Last night at work I got a bit further than this and added a thick red icord through the eyelets. To tie in back :)

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My friend Steve has been staying with me, and this is proof that I am a good influence on people.

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Shiiiit, girl we be yarnin'

Monday, August 30, 2010

First day of my first senior year

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I wore this. Original tags still on when I bought it at Goodwill.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Crpquette Lace tube top

I started this top a few days ago at work. It is made of a linen cotton blend, which means the first row makes you want to die.

I am altering it a tad, and I plan to wear it either tucked into high-waisted skirts or perhaps with jeans?

Either way, I had to frog about 2 inches of it because the lace pattern was published wonky in Fitted Knits. I felt that something was off, but I was at work and I wasn't thinking too deep about it.
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Errata. Ugh.

Thursday, August 19, 2010 you were walking onto a yacht

I found these pants in Pittsburgh earlier this season. I have never really gotten into man pants before, but I like these. They are high rise and stark white and awesome.

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They make me look like I own a yacht. Hell, someone should just GIVE me a yacht for looking so boss in them.

I kid.

But really.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

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I found this dress at Goodwill a few months ago along with a few other pristine dresses. The original sales tags were still on, as if it had spent the better part of 50 years trying to find me.