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Project 365, Day 54: Pop Art!

Day 54: Pop Art!, originally uploaded by Here Be Dragons.

Didn't feel like pulling out the camera at all today (working on crochet projects; yes, there will be pictures of those very soon :D), so Connor and I monkeyed around in Photobooth.

Here we are, as Pop Art. :)



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May. 29th, 2008 05:10 pm (UTC)
Cute. :) And I saw a large number of queued projects on Ravelry. Mwahahahaha.... :)
May. 29th, 2008 05:25 pm (UTC)
Don't talk to me about queued projects. I am holding YOU responsible for this!!!!!! Because I made a decision yesterday, one which I'm sure I'll REGRET for DECADES TO COME (Assuming I keep enough of my sanity to feel emotions like "regret"):

I've decided I can no longer avoid knitting. I just keep seeing things to make that are TOO CUTE, and I have to be able to make them. So, I got myself a copy of "Stich'N Bitch," and I'm going to re-learn how to knit. So, that project queue? Expect it to become even longer. Bwahahahahahaha!

Next month, when I start making comments here and there about home spinning, remind me that I swore never to get interested in that, okay? *head desks*

(I have no willpower when it comes to crafts. Well . . . to be fair, that's not entirely true. I went to That Yarn Store yesterday, and drooled over the cool yarns they have, but I only bought three skeins, and all for charity baby projects. I decided that I want to have a project in mind before I go buying a bunch of gorgeous yarn @ $14 a skein. Still, just knowing they're there is making it hard not to go back and buy a bunch. OMG the gorgeous multi-color things they make now! So pretty).

Urgh. I probably need a yarn icon. The sewing one just isn't quite cutting it for me anymore.
May. 30th, 2008 05:56 am (UTC)
Nice one. :D And I'll keep the spinning thing in mind. Really I will. ;)

Yarns are really, really evil. In our experience, it takes 1-2 years to get over the crazed urge to buy, and then only because you've accumulated so much that you start to feel guilty about it. But! There are some good, cheap options out there. Knit Picks is a great inexpensive option, as long as you have the patience to not have the instant gratification factor. *looks at ceiling innocently* Their Shine and Shine Worsted are awesome baby yarns. (Their interchangeable needle sets are also a great starter set to get you going.)

The other good thing about knitting? It's much easier to do without looking at it (unlike crochet). That's how I got back into it - I was working on my dissertation and knitting socks at the same time, to give my hands something to do.
May. 29th, 2008 05:32 pm (UTC)
Oh, and you might find this amusing . . . the thing that pushed me over the edge? (In my rash decision to start knitting again), isn't even something I get to keep. That Yarn Store has a pattern for making sweaters for these little teddy bears, which they then give to the police department for giving to children who end up in stressful situations. And the bears are SO adorable! I want to make little bear sweaters and give them away, but they don't have a crochet pattern (yet; she said they're working on one). They don't look too difficult, though, so I figure after a scarf or two, I might be ready to make little bear sweaters. OMG SO CUTE!

:D :D :D

(So really, when I say I'm holding you responsible, really I should be thanking you a lot. I am having fun, and Ravelry has definitely inspired me to do some new things. It's great). :)
May. 30th, 2008 05:57 am (UTC)
Aw, that's so sweet! Good for you for doing that.

I haven't been to That Yarn Store. That doesn't bode well... :) And yeah, Ravelry is pretty bad. It's a time sink on so many levels, apparently...
Jun. 20th, 2008 07:01 pm (UTC)
(This is a stupid question, one I'm sure I will regret asking . . . )

What is your favorite local yarn shop? I've been to the one in Dublin, which is fine, and one in Walnut Creek, which was pretty cool. There's one in Castro Valley which I tried to visit, but the day we went they were moving in from a different location, and booted Connor and I back out the door again (which did not impress me much, considering I'd just been to their website THAT MORNING and there was no mention of a closure).

I'm thinking there must be good ones in the East Bay. I probably wouldn't go all the way into the city for yarn, but I'd come to Berkeley or Oakland.
Jun. 23rd, 2008 06:13 pm (UTC)
You were at FashionKnit or however they spell it in WC? I've only been there once, but liked it. Probably my go-to store is Article Pract a.k.a. The Evil Store, in Oakland. It's pretty close to 24, so not too bad to get to. Some people also like Stash in Berkeley a lot, but I haven't been there in a while. We went right after they opened, so they were still getting organized. I'm going on Friday for a yarn tasting, though, so I can report back. I sort of like K2tog a little better, it's right down the road from Stash.

We used to go to the CV store a lot, and still do for certain yarns. Well, and they have a fabulous needle selection. The owner is a little...different, though. Sorry you had such a bad experience with them.

If you're ever in the South Bay, Purlescence is an amazing store. I'm actually glad I don't live closer to them. :)

I'm going to stop now. :)
May. 29th, 2008 11:44 pm (UTC)
Andy Warhol's coming over with some drug addicts and transexuals. He said you might want to strew some needles about the place. I said no problem, you knit, you have plenty. He hung up.

Sometimes I don't think I'm EVER having the same conversation as other people.

But your art is fabulous.
May. 30th, 2008 03:56 am (UTC)
May. 30th, 2008 03:55 am (UTC)
That reminds me of some album art, but I can't for the life of me remember of whose. Or maybe just art in general. Something 60s.
May. 30th, 2008 03:55 am (UTC)
Aha. Thanks to edda. Warhol!
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