Multiple Craftgasm

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

Friday, October 20, 2006

usolicited yarn porn

i am the world's lamest blogger. i haven't updated in ages because i haven't been doing a whole lot of knitting. instead i've been dyeing yarn. so i give you random picture of yarn i've dyed, complete with cat whiskers in the frame. this colorway is called Ledroit Park after the neighborhood where I live and do the yarn dyeing thing. the home of neighborhood fiber co., which now has a skeletal website here. the cat whiskers are from hannah's helpful kitty, katja. have i mentioned lately, how much i love green and purple together?

and another symptom of my lameness, here's the picture that i took weeks ago of the gift from my punk rock gift exchange secret pal. an adorable card and tin, both all prettied up in collage. the tin has already been appropriated for the kitchen use of storing tea in a perfectly airtight manner. and you can hardly see the blank scrapbook that has become the place to document yarn exploits. it's like a crazy scrapbook of business practice. like quickbooks, but prettier. and what gift exchange would be complete without yarn. pretty girly pink yarn that has become part of a scribble lace scarf. scribble lace is my current obsession. friends of mine will be getting lovely gifts this winter.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

not dead...just lazy

I have been so lazy about blogging, so I figured I better come up with something good. With that in mind, I give you 1 crocheted steek. Here it is before I cut:

And after:

All done during one episode of Law and Order:SVU, and let me tell you, I was so friggin' scared when I was cutting it. SO. SCARED. But it was okay. Now I have to do the rest of the steeks, knit the edgings, and then sew down the steeks.

I also nearly finished my own scarf version of Lady Eleanor's Entrelac Stole from Scarf Style. It needs blocking and fringe. 3 hanks of Manos and size 13 needles. Pretend you don't see all the black cat hair surrounding the scarf.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

crafty bastard

So in the last two weeks, I've been frantically dyeing yarn. Because in July, I decided to start a business. A yarn business. And Hannah is my partner. And we've been experimenting and playing with yarn and visiting alpaca farms and dealing with vendors all leading up to this. The first public sale of our yarn. Here it is yesterday all wound and ready to go.

Right now, I'm at the store while the yarn is at the Crafty Bastards Fair in Adams Morgan at the Stitch DC booth. Wish us luck as I worry ceaselessly and try to resist calling Jess or Libby to see how it's going.