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December 5, 2010

Brain Dump

In no particular order.
  1. I finished my Elijah the Elephant. He is super-cute and requires absolutely no finishing which we all know is completely and totally awesome.

  2. I took a Say It on Your Wrist class this week at a local bead shop. It was really fun to learn something new. We used metal stamps to hammer messages onto silver then shaped it into a bracelet. Mine says, "KNIT ON...THROUGH ALL CRISES." (Not enough space for the full quote.) There was some extra time so I also made a pendant that says "FUCK OFF I'M KNITTING." I also finally learned the correct way to close a jump ring.

  3. I drove by a sign last night that read TACOMA ELF STORAGE. Thought it was nicely seasonally appropriate.

  4. This week at the shop we were visited on separate days by designers Cirilia Rose, Anna Hrachovec from Mochimochiland and Twinkie Chan.

  5. I cast on for an octopus from Amigurumi Knits. It will have a lot of finishing which is okay because it is an awesome-looking pattern. It will also hopefully mark the end of my holiday knitting.

  6. I started a Beads on a Vine necklace. Sivia Harding was wearing it when she spoke at the Seattle Knitters Guild this summer and I was smitten. It will be a total fiddly, pain in the ass to knit but the effect is cool. I bought beads to make more and I don't know why. The beads always call out to me.


Carrie said...

What bead store did you take that class from? I've got a lot of things that I might want to say on a bracelet.

Vicki Knitorious said...

I'll have to look for such a class -- looks like fun! Also, thanks for the tutorial video. I always *thought* I was doing it correctly, and it's nice to know that I was -- and why!
; )