Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Rock n' Roll, Ravelry, and Project Restlessness

Share Ross came to visit Knitique last week, (pictured above with Danielle the shop owner), and we all had a great time learning to drop stitches (on purpose!), making new friends, and getting to see the items from the book up close and personal. We had our very own model, Alicia, a daughter of one of the Knitique employees, put on the items and give us a mini-fashion show. Everything looked like it was custom made for her, and she was so sweet to try everything on.
I got my invitation from Ravelry this past Sunday! I'm crazy about this site. The information, organization, and community it plans on providing is amazing! It is in the beta stage now, but you can still send them an email to join. Join, join, join, you know you want to! It just seems that there may be a bit of a waiting list.
My photo taking has been lacking as of late, and it's not that I don't have a lot to show you, I do. Let's see, I received a most rockin' package from 62 Cherry that I want to share. I have a lace shawl that's ready to be photographed as well as some "other" projects I've been working on. As soon as I get a spare moment and good lighting I promise to shoot away. Anyway I'll leave you with a project from Punk Knits that knits up in a about a night and a half. It is the Madlad hat which can be knit up as beret like mine, or you can add a crochet brim for more of a newsboy look.

Thursday, May 17, 2007


Allergies suck! I'm home sick day today because yesterday I spent all day helping customers with a tissue in my nose. I really got sick of hearing "are you sick or do you have allergies?" I didn't want to have another day like that because I'm afraid I might say something like "Yes, I am sick and I have a highly contagious incurable disease and now I'm going to hand you back some money that I've made sure is covered with my germs!" Oh wow after reading that last part, I guess I'm PMS-ing as well. When I went to my weekly knitting group, I couldn't enjoy it as much as I normally do because I had to keep checking to make sure snot wasn't spilling out of my nose. I called the doctor and they won't see me unless I having trouble breathing. They just told me to go out and get a cool moisture humidifier and take sudafed every 4 hours so I don't get a sinus infection. Lovely.
On a brighter note I will be attending my daughters Open House tonight, she is so proud to show me all of the work she has done in Kindergarten this year. I can't wait!

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Rock n' Roll Knitting

This Friday the 18th, Share Ross of Punk Knits will be here. I hooked her up with an in-store at one of my favorite knit shops Knitique. I can't wait to see her trunk show. I'm trying to finish a hat so that I can wear it that night. I know it's kind of geeky of me, but whatever. Share's current band is Bubble in which she plays with her husband Bam. The Bam from Stitch n Bitch's Bam 13 sweater. She also used to play in Vixen back in the 80's. There's a flashback for ya. I can't wait! Knitting, Purling, ROCK AND ROLL!!!

Thursday, May 10, 2007


This wonderful lady came in to my work today. Helping her was the highlight of not just my day but the whole week! She is 90 years old, sparkly, spunky, and sweet! She is the DIY Queen. Her bag is covered in sequins, her cane in rhinestones, her wallet has a great big antique sparkling flower on it, and the glasses in her hand are covered in stones. Her grand-daughter helped her with the rockin' hairstyle, but she said the rest was all her. "Why buy when you can DIY?" I think today was her first time at the store, so hopefully I'll get to see more of her. She was so nice and sweet and I just wanted to pick her up and bring her home. When asked what her name was she said "just call me Sparkles".