Just a place where I can sit and write my thoughts on my newest passion. . . . . knitting. Hopefully, I will better document my progress throughout knitting and get in touch with others as obsessed as I am!

Saturday, January 07, 2006

What an awesomely cool idea. . . .

Y'know how you always are thinking "how can I spread my love of knitting around?" (well at least I'M always thinking that). And then, personally, I've always enjoyed a really GOOD piece of graffiti that looked like it took some time, effort and artistry. Well, what do you get when you mix the two thoughts? What you get is Knitta. These two Houston based ladies are out to cover the world with their brand of graffiti, namely a variety of knitted items such as tree, lamppost or car-antenna cozies as well as knitted door handle cozies, etc. etc.

Isn't that an AWESOME idea? I first heard of these two ladies (AKrylik and PolyCotN - hahaha) via the Cast-on podcast. Then I found this article online and then from there went to their website. I truly LOVE this whole idea and am in awe of the two of them. Spreading their love of knitting around their city, providing a smile or a laugh and yet doing so in a completely nonpermanent, nonharmful, nonoffensive way. You ladies ROCK!

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Oh, Oh, I've started on the quizzes again. . . . .

What is your sexual appeal?

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How Cool is THIS????

Ok, so now that I have totally gotten up to date with the techno world thanks to my DH who graced me with a iPod for my birthday (YEAH!) I can't stop myself. I have been very busy downloading music like MAD! So, when I was over visiting Alison I was reading about her excitement at getting her iPod and all the cool Podcasts that she is listening too. Well, I am now a subscriber to Cast on, KnitCast, Knitting Newscast and finally Secret Knitting. Of course, I haven't caught up with listening to all of these but I am doing my best to get caught up with them. I am not sure which one is my fave yet but it certainly is cool to catch up on what everyone has been talking about. My iPod make turning 40 not quite so dreary, y'know? I feel hip, cool, phat, like the bomb or whatever the newest "it" term may be (I am not quite up on my teenage venacular). I love, love, love, love, love my iPod. Thanks so much honey! You are the best!

Well, while listening to Cast on, I was sent to and found this random stripe generator. What's cool is that you pick the colors that you want, how wide you want the various stripes to be and then it will randomly generate a striping pattern. Don't like the pattern, refresh the page and you get a new pattern. How absolutely COOL is that?????? I must now go through my stash for solid colors and generate some striping patterns. Tee hee!!!!! So, let me know what you all think and what you are going to use the patterning for, ok?

Oh, and BTW, I think this shrug is really, really cool!