Multiple Craftgasm

Wherein Karida knits, crochets, embroiders, quilts, does cross stitch, and paper craft (It's not scrapbooking damnit!). But mostly she knits.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Bandwagon, what?

see me joining shit.

Friday, May 26, 2006

finally a little justice

so, nearly two years after martha stewart was sentenced to 5 months in prison for lying to investigators, those enron fuckers are finally found guilty. i won't start my rant on how martha was only prosecuted so swiftly and harshly to make an example of a strong woman in business. and i certainly won't say that her crime was completely over-exaggerated and that she wasn't guilty of anything besides being a stone cold bitch in a male-dominated industry. instead, i'll just be happy that those theives were found guilty. and, you know, hope that they end up getting beat up in prison a lot.

article on enron verdict

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Spam. A lot.

So, I'm always trying to get the ladies to get together to do the creativity excercises from Alterknits. And then everyone tells me I'm a big dork, and I'm okay with that. So, I have secretly done some of them by myself, and I'm posting the results of the most recent one. This is the Dream Knitting Party.

Instructions: If you could invite any three people (alive or dead) to hang out and knit with you, who would you invite and why? Assume they already know how to knit or would be willing to learn.

Result: I always botch instructions, so my party is a general crafting party and my guest list is more than three people. So, if I could host any party I want, it would be a crafty tea party with tiny cucumber sandwiches and delicate madeleine cookies that I made from scratch. I would serve pear flavored white tea because it's light and fruity. I would give people the option of spiking it with whisky. I would invite Elizabeth Bennett from Pride and Prejudice because she's clever and funny, Tara from Buffy becauase she's sweet and I think she's more snarky than she seems, Mac from Veronica Mars because she I think she's super-crafty, and The Donnas because they're hard-drinking and I think girls who stick together that long must be awesome. Jessica Vikus woudl coordinate the projects because her book, AlternaCrafts is awesome and she was inspired to craft by Molly Ringwald in Pretty In Pink, and I love that.

Now I tag Rebecca to do the same excercise, since she is as dorky as me and likes the creativity exercises too. R, you're it! And anyone else (blogless people) should do it too and post it in the comments.


See my happy little bit of ribbing! Witness my overuse of exclamation points to indicate my excitement! Isn't it cute!!! (Jess, that was for you).

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

more pomp for your circumstance plus blog love

i graduated on saturday. there are no pics because my cap looked seriously stupid. maybe later i'll post some of my gown and hood. it was very elf-ish, a la orlando bloom.

i am joined for working in the round on orangina. pics later.

i love ysolda's blog. in addition to adorable patterns, such as matilda jane, her blog features her doing things that make me wanna go home and craft right now. i think i need a knitting uniform too. check it out, yo.

ETA: erm, a link might help. Ysolda's blog

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

i kinda love google

So, Rebecca gave us all a Google story about her Prepster Jacket, and it reminded me of the convo we had last night at knit, purl, and hurl about the santorum effect. seriously, if you haven't googled rick santorum lately or at all, you should. and look at the second hit that comes up. it comes up before his official-conservative-closetcase-asshole-reelection-website. so check it out. becasuse it's seriously funny. the frothy mix. hee.

and the highlight of knit, purl, and hurl was cindy's ott lamp. frickin' awesome. for when you're knitting and drinking and you drop some stitches because you're kinda drunk. and then you have to pick them up in the bar and do a celebratory shot and the lamp makes it all possible.

Monday, May 15, 2006

War on oil prices, erm, I mean terror

Washington Post says today that we're officially renewing diplomatic ties with Libya. You know, because they totally renounced terror and now we can be BFF. And we'll totally overlook that Libya is one of the worst human rights offenders in the world. Because you know we're okay with that. As long as we can lower oil prices. And Libya is totally with the oil.

And now back to your regularly scheduled crafty blog content. I'm working so hard on Orangina, and I'm almost done with the back panel. I'm not posting pics though until I can join to work in the round.

The pics below are of my super-cute crochet/double point needle case. Same pair of jeans as the apron and some random fabric. I embroidered the little stars on it. Note the addition of the adorable rainbow ribbon. I love me some rainbows.

Monday, May 08, 2006

still an idiot

i totally left my keys at home this morning. my keys for the store. the stupidest part is that i left early this morning. i went to the bank and stopped at the bookstore and got coffee before arriving refreshed and ready to open the store. but not with my keys. so i had to get in a cab and rush home to get them and then take the cab back. and apparently there's an angry woman wandering the streets of georgetown waiting to get her yarn fix. sucktastic.

Sunday, May 07, 2006

I am an idiot

Remember when I said I was doing shaping on my Orangina to accomodate my, erm, amplitude? Well, it was a Very Bad Idea. Bad like that Heather Graham show that lasted only one week. Bad like the Hulk movie. Bad like Halle Berry's acting.

On a less bad subject, I conquered my sewing machine. The sewing machine I've had for months and been afraid to use. I made a gardening apron from the book, You Grow Girl. I used an old pair of jeans that don't fit any more and an old pillowcase. Next up, I'm gonna make a skirt out of another pair of jeans and help Libby fix her friend's skirt.

The other picture is of my cotton log cabin knit potholder squares. I'm gonna use that purple fabric to back them and bat and quilt them for my grandmother for mother's day. All together now, "Awww!"

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Oh Interweb. How I love thee.

So, the stolen internet at my house has been down for the past few days. The nerve. I mean, you'd think whoever on my block is paying for wireless internet would be a little more dilligent about maintenance. Anyway, on to updates.

Knit, purl, and hurl was a raging success. Rebecca has already posted some pics, but here's one that Ellie took of me and Libby in all our drunken knitting glory.

I also have been doing actual knitting but I needed a break from the hard projects (Orangina's short row shaping), so I churned out another Mason Dixon dishcloth and got to work on the knitted/quilted potholders I'm making my grandmother for Mother's Day. Pictures forthcoming, but I've got store stuff to do. Customers!

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Knit. Purl. Hurl. At Pharmacy Bar.

I know what I'm doing tonight. What about you?

Monday, May 01, 2006

Karida Does Breast Cancer. Awareness

So, I like pink. A lot. And pink is the color of breast cancer. Awareness. So I have a lot of pink breast cancer research stuff. It makes me wonder about all that money that I've apparently been donating to breast cancer. Awareness. I hope it actually goes to the research. And not just more money to the Kitchen Aid people. Anyway, my girlfriend, Erika bought me the mixer for Christmas two years ago. Her name is Maude, and her favorite thing to make is large amounts of whipped cream and pizza dough. She is pictured with her brand new friends, the colander and the kettle. The kettle is wearing a pretty knit and quilted potholder. The potholder is Rowan all seasons cotton from Mason Dixon Knitting. Then I backed it with batting and pretty polka dot fabric. Now on to actual knitting content.

Orangina progress. I've done like another inch. Not terribly impressive. But isn't she pretty. And look at that detail. Plus I did work out the math for the bust darts. Because my girls need shaping.

And I finished the stupid flowers. They're now attached and hanging in the window of the store. I'm not sure if I like it or not. We'll see how I feel tomorrow.