Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Finally, The Hat

I thought that I would take the operation photos of the hat and promptly post them as promised, but things changed when I got to work. Showered with praise from two people, whose style opinions are highly respected, Debra and Tiffany (pictured), they wooed me not to sever the bit of excess hat anatomy. They said that it was too cute and more like a stem than anything else. I don't think that I could wear it now after my mind went for a swim in the gutter.

Here is what the before and after would have been like. For now, it stays as an outie and is on sale at the Pink Porch if you just can''t live without it. ;)

Episode 7.5, Just the Music

Basically, you are receiving this sorta episode for a couple of reasons. My first thought was that I really didn't want to wait until friday to claim my feed on Odeo and I didn't want to put up a lame-o "hi, I am claiming my channel" post. So, those thoughts led to the need to justify publishing something before Friday - i.e. the second reason or the reasoning. I decided that it might be a little bit of fun to have a set of my favorite songs from each episode. I love them all, but these are the ones that I just can't stop listening to. They are not in any particular order. I dropped them into an iTunes playlist and then kept on letting it randomize them until no artist went more than one at a time. So pick up your latest UFO and needle away. I am making flowers today.
Oh yeah:
Here is my Odeo channel. Click on the birdie to leave me a voice message, pleeeaassse.
My Odeo Channel (odeo/74c9b6e199653db7)

In the spirit of KnitTunes (only not as carefully considered) -
Play list:
Hell Of A Boy, The Lascivious Biddies
Skullcrusher Mountain, Jonathan Coulton
Suil a Ruin, Ceili Moss
A Dozen Bloody Roses, Dust Rhinos
Make New Friends, John McCloy
Lend Me Your Love, Slacksting
I Will Knit For You, Wren Ross
Lay Back, Slackstring
Dance, Soterios Johnson, Dance, Jonathan Coulton
76 Stitches, Wren Ross
I Hate California, Jonathan Coulton
Neighbor, The Lascivious Biddies
Half as Cool as Han Solo, Dan Beahm and the Invisible Three
Famous, The Lascivious Biddies

Monday, April 23, 2007


Sorry for the lazy delay on the shownotes. We had a sorta busy busy weekend.

Will post before and after pics tomorrow.

Here are the colors of the French String Sweater that I started. The colors were put together on Colourlovers.com.

In the Queue:
Check out Colourlovers.com!!!!!! It is a fun place to play with colour without consequence and perhaps you will prove to be terribly brillant and influence the design world forever and always after. Of course, that first link took you to my colour play. Go here to sign up and start your own.
Make sure that you vote and comment a ton so as to spread the love and subsequently move on up.

The Literate Knitter:
Tracy Chevalier
Girl with the Pearl Earring
Falling Angels
The Lady and the Unicorn
The Virgin Blue
Burning Bright

Knitting in the Dark:
Girl with the Pearl Earring
Learn to Surf for Beginners
Let's Knit 2gether

Etc, Etc, Etc:
I am sure that they will walk again next year so check out the Lascivious Biddies and their rumpus room of a musical podcast.
Let me know if I missed linking to anything else that you might want to know more about.
Thank you.
Happy Needling.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Episode 7, The Lascivious Yarn Purchaser

I rattle on a bit this week which causes garageband to decide that I can only have 1 hour and 6 mins of content. Grumble.

Sunday Drive - Deidre Rodman
Cobblestone - Deidre Rodman

Go Sponsor them now Please!!!! They walk tomorrow, Sunday April 22.

That is the important stuff - I'll do the rest later ;).

Happy Saturday and Happy Needling.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

I just wanted to give you a little eyecandy. Here are the shrugs that I was talking about in episode 6. I was just thinking on Tuesday that I am so so happy with where I am artistically right now...I hope that i can keep focus and balance on through life.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Episode 5, Jonathan Coulton, Crazy Monkey

This week is another musically themed week. Enter the brillaint Jonathan Coulton, aka JoCo. Check out his website, where he generously offers some free mp3s and where you can buy his cds and find out more about his general genius.

If you didn't look at JoCo's site, then look already.
A Skullcrusher Mountain Enhancer

Other People that I HEART:
BetseyDo of BetseyDo.blogspot.com
Charles of CharleLifeKnitting.blogspot.com
Michelle of KnittingMuso.blogspot.com
Ninaclock of Fearlessknitting101.com
David of Sticks & String
Gina of SleepyEyesKnits
Manda of Knitting Psychos
Chaos Queen - who are you, darling listener?

My Crocheted Leaf Pattern
Weekend Knitting (again)
Dacia Ray
Mommy Makes Roses

June Oshiro's DNA Cable
DNA Cable Wrist Warmers

In the Que:
Mason-Dixon Knitting
50 Baby Bootees

Literate Knitter:
in my library already:
A Red Wolf, written and illustrated by Margaret Shannon
Shall I Knit You a Hat? A Christmas Yarn, by Kate Klise and illustrated by M. Sarah Klise

closely examined in the book shop:
Sophie's Masterpiece: A Spider's Tale, written by Eileen Spinelli and illustrated by Jane Dyer
A Spider Aside - definitely worth the click though slightly TV14
The Bake Shop Ghost, written by Jacqueline K. Ogburn and illustrated by Marjorie A. Priceman

on my wishlist:
Knitting Nell, written by Julie Jersild
Ruby Lu, Brave and True, written by Lenore Look and illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf
Martha Moth Makes Socks, written and illustrated by Cambria Evans

Knitting in the Dark:
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Hugo Pool

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

I Ain't Too Proud To Ask

I bring you an image of one of my set of accidental arm warmers that I mentioned during Episode 2. I think that I slyly - I mean unconciously - put on the one without the cable error, because everything looks in order in that shot. I wish that I had encountered this accident back when the freezes were rolling through my neighborhood. It is amazing how much warmth is added by having warm pulse points.

Would you mind going to iTunes and writing a review? There is one icky review up right now and it is polluting the scene. This reviewer states that there is way too much long music and they wish that there were more content. Well, who really wants to listen to me for twice as long as I already blather on and I love music and the chance to share podshow artists with others. I can't think of how many times I have heard on other successful podcast and read on other successful blogs this issue hashed out. Anyway, if you like me, really like me, would you mind putting putting it up and throwing out a few stars? I appreciate all opinions; it just really stings so see only one negative one with nothing to balance it.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Meet the Engineer

This is a hat that I made a couple of weeks ago from Get Your Crochet On! Hip Hats & Cool Caps. This book is great! There is only one project that I couldn't really see making - the bun cover - but I never say never. I watched the author, Afya Ibomu, on an episode of Uncommon Threads; she is an incredibly speedy needler. I believe that she could have crocheted the whole hat that she was demonstrating in the 20 to 25 minutes of allotted air time. The only catch is that her gauge must be pretty loose because I made this on the appropriate hook size and had to add lots of extra rows; even then it was a little uncomfortable, thus its arrival on the little one's head. Ya ya - I know that I should have made a swatch...no, it couldn't be that my gauge is too tight...

How do you like the clip on tie on the collarless shirt? He felt that it made the ensemble very official, like the uniform of a train engineer. Terribly distinguished. It was his perferred attire for racing trains on the Thomas and Friends website.


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