Multiple Craftgasm

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

Thursday, June 29, 2006

you know you want it...

Most of my friends know I've been experiencing a kind of newfound love for punkish/new waveish/popish rock of the late 70s and 80s, particularly chick rock. So I was super excited when I realized Joan Jett and the Blackhearts were playing in the area inAugust. Then I realized they're playing Nissan Pavillion. Outdoor venue seriously in the boonies. And they're playing the Warped Tour. An all day punk-themed concert that's mostly filled with fake skater punk high schoolers. Not my scene. So no Joan Jett for me. Then today, I was browsing the 930 club website and the music gods smiled on me.

The Pretenders in concert. 930 club, Sunday, August 6. Who's coming with me? We can wear our crafty cut-up tshirts and get wasted.

Monday, June 26, 2006

and the moral of the story is...

it could always be worse.

So last night, as with the night and day before, it rained in DC like it has never rained before. We're talking animals two by two, wrath of God torrential downpour. It rained so hard that Metro stations flooded, delaying trains. Streets closed all over town. It wasn't this bad in the hurricane in October 2003 (which was when I learned to knit).

Yesterday, in a break in the storm, Erika and I moved into a spacious and wonderful new apartment. But we left a lot of stuff in our old apartment because we don't have to be out until Friday. This morning when I went back to the old apartment to finish packing the last of our stuff, I found that for the first time in the last year that we lived there, the apartment had flooded. Picture stacks of boxes, mostly with books and clothes, sitting in an inch of water. Picture framed pictures and prints taken of the walls and leaning in a corner on the floor, also in an inch of water. Then picture how much worse it would have been in we hadn't already moved all the furniture out. So, it sucks, but it could be much worse.

In actual crafty news, before we started moving I defeated the evil bust shaping on the Bombshell. I'll post pictures and instructions as soon as I unearth my digital camera from the wreckage of moving.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Fuck Short Rows

Bust shaping for Bombshell, Take 3. Maybe this time I'll like the way they look.

Friday, June 23, 2006

bad words and birthdays

Libby's super secret birthday present isn't a secret anymore. Instead it's just Libby's super belated birthday present. Her birthday was last Sunday, and I'm still not done. But I should be finished by the time she's back in town on Monday. And the project is embroidered cherries on napkins that I bought at Target. Super cute, no?

In terms of bad words, I decided I'm taking back the word patriot from right wing jerks. I always get all twitchy around this time of year with July 4 coming up and Juneteenth just past. So patriotism has become the property of nativist, conservative, extremists, fundamentalists, and pandering politicians. And it sucks. So, while we're taking back pink from breast cancer and reclaiming the rainbow for all people who love bright colors, I think we should take back the word patriot. Because I love this country so hard even if I hate some of the things it does. Fuck you Pat Roberts.

Friday, June 16, 2006

disney melted my brain

buffy the vampire slayer + crouching tiger, hidden dragon = wendy wu, homecoming warrior = AWESOME! as in awesomely bad angst. so very bad in the best way. that is all.

actual craft content later perhaps. i'm working on libby's super secret birthday craft project.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Dorkgasm! and FOs too

Look at my Orangina! Isn't she perfect and wonderful? I loved this pattern and would not change anything except that maybe I wouldn't have sized it up. It fits now, but once the cotton grows a bit I fear it will be too loose. Honestly, this is the first sweater I've made that I'm 100% satisfied with. Stay tuned for photos of it actually on my body.

Also, see the lace and cable hat in red shiny Fiesta La Luz. It's for my girlfriend and her baby dreadlocks. It is super cute and was a super fun knit. Word of advice though that I got from Libby: don't actually start on DPNs unless you have really long ones. Because keeping 121 stitches on 6" DPNs is not feasible. And circular needles are just easier.

And the dorkgasm is courtesy of Libby's dorkiness. Harry Potter crafts. We all know about the wide world of Hogwarts house scarves and Hermione hats and mittend, but did you know about the Dark Mark bag? How about the Potter quilting projects? The real question is, are you really geeky enough for it? If you're me, you're already thinking about putting the Dark Mark on a laptop case. So there's your answer.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

first drunk post!

i just left jess and becca at knit, purl, and hurl and i'm home and i'm a little drunk. it's totally because of shaun/sean/shawn ( i realize i have no clue how to spell his name, jess) and his kamikaze shots. ellie escaped without taking shots to take the scary 92 bus home. they were indeed delicious and wonderful even though i usually hate kamikazes. luckily i still didn't fuck up my knitting and it was an awesome evening and rebecca gave me the high school musical book to read for the awesome angst-along. i'm pumped and will def read it on the metro tomorrow.

i finished orangina and will post pics when i can be bothered to actually upload the pics to the computer and stuff. and i'm a bit tipsy and ready for water, bed, and smoochies wiht my erika before i fall asleep.