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.