Thursday, December 13, 2007

What I've been up to (in the crafty sense)

I went to the Bazaar Bizarre on Sunday and got a few goodies and tons of ideas! I have a bad habit of thinking to myself as I browse the tables, "I can do that!" But I need to remind myself that just because I can doesn't mean that I will or that I shouldn't support indie crafters! So I bought some really cool pieces of fabric and Jorge bought me a cool necklace and pair of earrings.

Sunday was also Community Day at the ICA. This means FREE admission! It was fun to see the new building (well they've been there for ~1 year now) and the neat exhibits. And for FREE-- ya can't beat that! I think that there's one day a week from, like, 5-7 or 9 that admission is free...maybe Thursdays. Everyone should check it out at least once.

In knitting, I attended a finishing class on Tues night with Devon at A Good Yarn instructed by Allison of The Blue Blog. It basically reinforced that I do know my finishing techniques. I just need to practice them. I try to never do any modular knitting because I dread finishing but I should give it a try once all of my WIPs are off the needles.

Speaking of WIPs, I have 3 right now. A baby hat, which I'm totally dragging my feet on, my Tree Jacket, and my sister's Juliet, which I've just short of abandoned. Right now I'm in sleeve hell with my Tree Jacket...sooooooo boring.

Hopefully, I can make a big push to finish all three up before Christmas so I can start a fresh project for my travels and stay with my family in NY-- I'm sure I'll need a mental get-away at some point ;-)


Bubblesknits said...

I have a horrible time with finishing techniques, too. The Tree Jacket looks really pretty!

RandomRanter said...

Oh - sympathies on the sleeve hell.

Rubys & Purls said...

Cool fabric! I love your Tree Jacket! After Christmas knitting I will cast on for this one! The sleeves will be done before you know it.

Melissa said...

Great fabric! I have some similar pin-up and tropical flowers fabric for a curtain in my kitchen.

rubyredruca said...

That fabric is awesome! My man's getting a pinup tattoo today that is very Varla-like too. Your knitting looks pretty as well. I dig the pattern. My RR is hanging on by a thread. About 10 more stitches to bind off on the last sleeve. I guess I should just finish it already.