Sunday, September 16, 2007

Toe Up Fantastic!

I dyed up some fab yarn on Wednesday and loved it so much that I decided I should make another batch for myself. I cast on this Friday and blah. I don't know that it was, I just didn't want to do another top down, lots of ribbing, blah blah blah sock. Plus, this yarn is so gorgeous the idea of wasting even one quarter of an ounce killed me. So toe up it is. Love it. Well, hate that I can't find a pattern that I like. At all. Anywhere. I've heard rumors of good patterns, but I didn't like any that I found. Not even a starting cast on. So I made up my own (which later I found out has been done for years, but whatever, I didn't see it anywhere and figured it out so that makes me think I learn knitting through osmosis or something, "internet knitting blogs show me your secrets *woooooooooooo* while waving the arms usually does it).

Anyway, I'm have this particular heel in mind, you know, the depression heel. It's the one that you add in separately so you can redo it if it wears out. By my thinking, instead of busting out a heel being bad, it might just be fun, I can change the color of the sock and it will be like a whole new pair! Exciting!

I'm totally sick right now, so some toe up knitting in bed while watching Sunday movies sounds good.

I do need to work on the CL Monthly today as well. I have it all laid out in my sketch book and need to transfer it all to digital media. I have some super fun stuff in mind.

Oh I posted a pattern for these little guys last night:

I really like them. I think I'm going to make more of the non-bias tape version (the bias tape one took about 5 hours to hand sew around the edge) for the handmade market. Which reminds me, I have a sidekick again for Craft Leftovers. She is really rocking and she's going to help me out in my studio with making kits and sewing and art stuff. It should be really good. I'm thinking if I get help, then I can offer more subscriptions. Oh yeah, 20 will be going on sale tomorrow (Monday) at 3pm in the Etsy shop. I'm also going to put more kits in the shop on Wednesday night. There is going to be lots of new kits, like this little guy:

I'm going to take some pictures of my new studio space soon and show you around those projects later this week. I'm going to go start that lazy thing that's good for today. I wish you all the lazing about you need too!

Sunday, September 09, 2007

CraftyPod Goodness

Sister Diane of the CraftyPod contacted via email about a month or so ago with some questions on craft overload. We did a follow up interview just 2 Sundays ago and now the show is up, wow she is fast! She interviewed quite a few crafty ladies for the show and it's packed with great insights on how to deal with and avoid becoming overwhelmed with all the craft goodness out there.

To listen to the show and for more details click here.

Thanks so much to Sister D, it was such a pleasure to chat with her and I am so honored that I was asked to participate.

And super thanks to all of you for inspiring me to keep at it, you totally rock.

In other news, I'm up to my knees in fabric working on the subscriptions that are due to go out tomorrow. I'm about to head into my studio to really get things knocked out (less distractions = more productiveness).

This is the box all packed up with vintage goodness to take to the studio. I'm so proud of how fast I was able to cut out 40 fat quarters of fabric. It's great that everyone gets something a little different, but man, I really wish everyone could get some duck fabric, that's right, I found this fabric with ducks on it! And duck ribbon to match! I love mallards, maybe a kick back to the times feeding them down by the river... ah, stale bread.

I'm thinking that given how fast things went (knock on wood), I'm going to take on 10 more subscriptions next month! We will see how that goes.

Anyway, back to work!