Sunday, September 27, 2009

Another Farmer's Market, Another Satisfied Customer

Well it's a good thing I spent my last farmers market spinning, 'cause the yarn was flying off the table Saturday! Some stash builders, some gifters, and a repeat offender! This lovely lady started with a skein of alpaca blend... And made this!

And made this! A neat crocheted scarf with little beads added on either end. The sparkle of beads and the sparkle of the yarn were too good! Makes you wish for more of that cold weather we've been having... So happy knitting and crocheting Pinkilicious Yarn fans!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Sweet Treasury!

Fellow Etsian Anycards made this fabulous treasury with recycled/upcycled goods in lovely shades of yellow. Go check it out and support my fellow eco-crafters!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Yarrrgh mateys! T'was a Piraty weekend...

That's right, I spent the weekend talking like a Pirate to all these landlubbers, while spinning in public! Ok, I ran out of piraty ways to explain how the spinning wheel works and had to drop back to modern english...
My sister has custody of the Captain's Hat this year, but I still talked like the captain! Good times in Boulder's City Park.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Busy Saturday

So tomorrow is my first try at the Boulder Farmers Market.
It is also Spin in Public Day
It is also International Talk Like a Pirate Day.

Thus, I will be in Boulder, at the market, spinning like a pirate... pics to follow.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Metal Knits

I cast-on my super Metal epic knitting project! I was inspired by the Knitallica Group on Ravelry to do a band inspired project, and there was no questions as to my band of choice...

I'm doing a double knit scarf with the Metallica ninja star and the classic name logo in black and red. I'm using a single ply wool - Lanaloft from Brown Sheep yarns. I bought one pound cones and have wound off single ounce balls, I'm about 1/2 ounce and I'm already half way through the star! I'm going to have enough to make a very long scarf!!!! It might be done before it gets cold, but I have lots of back-up scarfs just in case...

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Nan Desu Kan 2009

I went to my first Anime Convention yesterday, the fabulous Nan Desu Kan! I decided to go on short notice, so I didn't have a real costume. I pulled out the fabulous kimono I got at Toji temple in Kyoto, I hadn't had an excuse to wear it before! Why am I smiling like an ├╝ber-dork? Because I'm having a great time! We met up with the boys family and good times were had by all...

Any one who thinks craft is dead, has never met a cos-player. There is nothing simple nor storebought about this amazing pieces. A life size (like 7 1/2 foot tall) Tauren and... well I don't know who that other guy is, but it's awseome. Time, dedication, and the willingness to wear a really hot costume to a public place and pose for photos.

Some went for the very authentic and simple fare, well done and sleek.
Others chose more elaborate characters, no less classy mind you. I don't know who these folks came as either, in fact I reconized like 25% of the costumes, I'm not an anime addict. Not that the outfits were less interesting because I didn't recognize them!

Even the littlest got into it! Isn't she like the cutest thing in the world! Having cool crafty parents is so great. Start 'em young and who knows what they'll do when they've gotten old enough to drive themselves! I hope she's learning about the sewing machine as well as the anime...

Wierdos abound, I have no idea what's going on, but the Boba Fett guy had Captain America's shield... And poor Deadpool... who knows?

Then there are the group costumes... Link in many forms! Notice that black link does what black link does best... meld into the shadows! Good for adventuring, not for photos. I am considering the epic knitting challenge from the Zelda group on Ravelry, an entire link cosplay outfit, knit, and handspun for that rustic realism.

Or I could try to make some change...

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

A little Political

It's back to school season, but the political madness goes on... So some people are concerned about the President addressing the nations school children, fears of indoctrinization to a "radical far left agenda".

Firstly, the crazies who are making these claims are often the same people who just a scant few years ago chided us for being "un-patriotic" and questioning the administration. We bad mouthed the President, you have the right to bad mouth the President, but let's stick to things that are truly issues. Debate health care, debate the bail out (Bush started it, Obama is just keeping the momentum) debate education policy if you will! Study hard and work to get ahead is not, or should not be, a controversial topic. Republicans, I love you guys, really. Now make the nutball talk boxes of the neo-con stop claiming to speak for you. Take the party back, please!

Secondly, Obama is not a Socialist. Ask the socialist party, he's not a member. And he failed to give us universial state-run health care, the socialist are dissipointed. Furthermore, what's wrong with socialism anyway? Is this a democracy? Can I not create a political party to further my vision of what is best for a nation reguardless of weather or not the party agrees with capitalism? Why, after all these years is communism such a dirty word? (yeah we know, it didn't really work out, that's irrelevent) Is the cold war over yet?

Thank you, and now back to our regularily schedualed craftyness...

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Sewing Sunday

Well moving madness has finally calmed down, and I have time (and energy!) to sew again. I found some awesome broadcloth in the dumpster last week, a big piece, so I made myself a top from my usual corset pattern.
It's not boned or cinched however, so it's quite casual, feels good to be back in the closet again. Such a natural feeling and that *chunk chunk* of the machine is like music *sighs happily*

Thursday, September 3, 2009

A Spoonful of Sugar...

makes the medicine go down.

However, A spoonful of Green Chili makes things really f-in hot!

(I got roasted chilis at the farmers market, my kitchen is now spicy. All of it.)