Well, the biggest news of the week was, of course, my birthday. I am now 49 years young. And I would say all and all, it is a really good thing to be, well, OLD. Thank you ALL very much for the birthday wishes.
I am trying something new and, well, not my normal style at all. I am going to select, start, and finish one knitting project at a time. All knitting must fit into this bag. Some of you may recognize the Uptown Commuter Bag I made while at the McColl Center for Art + Innovation last fall.
I went to the Far North Yarn Co. here in Anchorage for assistance. They helped me pick a simple, do-able, first sweater pattern. It is called the Roll Raglan by the Yankee Knitter Designs.
I’m sure all you knitters and crocheters know about Raverly, but I had no idea. It is a web based community place all about hooks and needles. I am very distracted by this website.
I did some serious photography of the quilts from the Great Alaskan Quilt Out which I will be writing more about later this week.
I logged some serious hours making clothes. I am going to participate in Me-Made-May/Project EveryDay again this year and I will have JEANS, no denim pajama bottoms this year. The number of patterns that I have altered to fit my form is constantly growing.
Walt’s mom sent us this amazing family artifact. It’s a poster advertising her family’s circus. Yep, I married into a circus family–it’s a surprisingly good fit.
Thinking about the Walt’s family’s circus background always makes me think of the book Geek Love by Katherine Dunn. It is an incredibly original story of a circus family, but it is much more than that. It is a story of love and the human condition and acceptance and fame and cult madness. It is so good, I think it’s about time I read it again.
Joann Mattera shared this comic on her art blog . It’s so true; I had to share it here.
I would have to add one more panel for fiber artists. It would go something like this–you, the artist, are busy stitching away, and someone (it could be a family member even) asks you to hem their pants, make them a quilt, do their mending….you know for FREE cause well, you can sew.
Would you ever ask you dentist to clean your teeth for free? I don’t think so.