Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Interviews, Oh My!

I have been contacted twice over the past 24 hours asking if I would like to be interviewed about my knitting.
This is something I really don't understand. I don't believe I do anything of great interest, but I am totally flattered someone else thinks so.
As soon as the interviews are posted, I will certainly post links here!

Also, I will be going sometime next week to the Made In Windsor store to drop off my items to be sold. I am so excited! I still need to get everything together, decide on prices and fill out some forms. I am nervous, but I trust Christine to make this as awesome as possible!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

The Made In Windsor store!!

Like I mentioned the other day, I'll be selling my things in the Made In Windsor store.
I stopped by and yarn bombed them. It wasn't hidden (I did it during the middle of the day!) and I was caught!
You can see the awesome banner and the mascots, Dot and Dash, in the background.
Unfortunately, this tag was taken down or stolen or something. Which is super super depressing, because I put up a few more in the area, hoping that they would all stay up for a while. I'll have to bike down there to see if any are left.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

A new yarn bomb!

This is yet an other tag I put up downtown. It was sent to me on Twitter by a very nice guy by the name of Konstantine. He saw it and snapped a picture and asked if it was mine.
What a wonderful thing the internet is at times.
I can't quite remember putting this one up, because it was likely during my tagging spree the day of Phog Phest. I do remember that yarn, though. I made a few more with the same stuff, and I still have a couple left to go up.

I also decided to use some of my old knitted scarves that haven't sold at craft shows as tags. some of them are the perfect width to use on things like railings and fences. I'l have to go out and take some measurements before I bring them out, but many of them would look awesome!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Selling in a real brick and mortar store!

I am so incredibly excited!!!
Like the title says, I'll soon be selling my things in a real store! Windsor will soon be the home of Made In Windsor, a "one stop shop for everything funky and handcrafted".
This will be my first time selling on consignment, and I am kind of nervous, but I am going through with this no matter what.
I am planning on bringing in my cowls and slouchy hats for now, possibly some baby blankets, depending on how many items I decide to bring.
As soon as the store opens, I will come with pictures!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Knitting On CBC

Remember Phog? Well, we had Phog Phest last week, and I am in the video podcast. Knitting, of all things.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Knitta, Please!

This video more or less describes the reasons I yarn bomb.
Magda is, in my mind, THE originator of knit graffiti. (despite the fact that the bus is crocheted)

Friday, July 10, 2009

Long Time, No Update

I promise I didn't forget about you! I've been working my back side off 90% of the time, and I just haven't had the time to knit.
The red cowl is still on the needles. I'm not sure how long Sonia wants it, so I'm waiting on her input.
Other than that, I have started a tumblr. It is sort of a catch all for anything that I find interesting. Leave a message here if you follow me on there!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Craft Night at Phog!

This past Thursday was Craft Night. But it wasn't just any craft night, it was probably the best we've had so far.
Several new faces showed up, as well as a couple that hadn't been in a while, not to mention most of the regulars. I taught Richard how to knit, and once he got going, he did well.
I started on the red tube scarf for Sonia. Still working on it for short bursts between work. (I got a second job working from home. I'm working for Windsor Insider, doing something I have a great feeling about.) Figures this is the only photo of me knitting that night, and I'm texting. Yes, I did shave my head, no my hair is not all falling out, it's the lighting and the angle that makes me look bald.
After craft night, we went outside and played with Sam's banners (I hate the word bunting) up against a wall, and she took some fantastic pictures.
Here is one.
We tried stringing the flags up on yarn between two hydro poles, but the wind was not letting us do this. Let to right in this photo: Richard, Justin (of Broken City Lab), Ashley, Sam and myself. (I'm not that tall, Sam and Ashley are just short)
I'm not sure who suggested it, but eventually we moved over to a wall, and put them all up there.
Photos of this are available at Sam's blog.