Monday, July 24, 2006

pattern wanted!

it's hard to find time and motivation to work on projects in the summer. cookouts, croquet games, kickball, fireworks, rock shows and beach going seem more tempting than my needles nearly every night. but i am encouraging myself to, if anything, get started on the cute knit accessories that i want to have and give my friends in time for fall. this may mean having someone stand over my shoulder and tell me not to start on another project before i have completed at least something from my abyss of unfinished knits.

This magazine cover jumped out at me in the store the other day. i loooove the grey hat she's wearing and also, inside, a darker colored one. that's exactly what i want to make and if i knew how, i would have no trouble knitting one up without distraction. does anyone know a way to get those kind of stitches? any suggectiosn welcome and maybe i will make you a hat!

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

more tv related craft ideas.

I do think Vickie Howell is somewhat trite, but some of her ideas are kinda cool (plus he haircut is A+ adorable) Like her scarf knit from recycled, tornup fabric is something more designers should dream up.

project time!

To gear up for a new season (3!) of Project Runway, I'll be hosting a weekly craft night at my apartment! We can sew buttonholes, knit bags, embroider tees and whatever else people need to work on while watching everyone's favorite crafty show. Plus we'll eat snacks and drink beer! Then being hooked on a tv show doesn't seem so desparate and odd.

The new season doesn't start till Wednesday, July 12, but we'll be getting together this week to get some crafty work done before hand.

see you there!