Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Cobbler Has No Shoe's

All right here it is, I have not yet knitted me a pair of sock and I think there is 20 pairs of them out there walking around that I have made for others. Also, I can't tell you how many of them finger less mitt's that I have made. This pair I plan on keeping for me and only me if they fit. I have already finished the leg, done the heel flap, turned the heel and started working on the gusset.  I would of taken a picture of it for you but today I am just feeling to dam lazy to even think about it. As soon as I am done here typing this all out I am going to put some sit com rerun on and sit here on my bed and knit the hell out of the rest of this sock and get one finished so I can start on the other and get that done so I can wear these suckers around town and show them off. All is well otherwise thanks!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Like Puttin On New Underpants

I had this great idea the other day and here it is all done and ready to but put up and a shelf. I always wanted to do something that was more on the fine art side but still has weaving involved. I like fibers and being a fiber artist but deep down rugs don't fill that void. Sure I do them well but I am ready to move to the next plain. This is a step for me in that direction. I am hoping I have come out of my creative black hole with this one. I am starting an new one today. Ava and I are going out and looking for some new sticks. She is all excited.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

So, Why Isn't The Right Side Of My Head Allot Bigger?

OK so abut 3 or 4 months ago I had this great idea for a tattoo for myself. I never really wanted one but this was the perfect way to let people know who I am. So on Valentines day I finally did it. I was so proud of this and showed it off to everybody around me. Then on Thursday I found out that the word skein was spelled wrong. I spent the next day in a fog thinking what an ass I am. This always happens to me and I felt stupid for walking showing people basically how stupid I am. I wined to some friends (they all know who they are and I am sorry) until Saturday I got this text "Here are some famously terrible spellers: Faulkner, Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jane Austin, Mark Twain, Agatha Christie, Edgar Allen Poe, Those are the famous ones, anyway. I know other lousy spellers, too. Point is, they didn't let it get in the way of creating- they just left the proof reading to the more analytical left-brain types. So your tattoo is basically a testament to the right side of your brain, and confirmation that it rules the left." All I could say is WOW! I will never claim to be any of those people, but I do look up to some and never knew this. I have been told that my spelling problem comes from the fact that I am creative. I have been told that over and over, in fact one person thought it was sexy. (need more of those people in my life.) So I am not going to have this fixed because what started out to be a self portrate ended up to be even more of one than I hoped. I AM A CREATIVE PERSON AND I AM PROUD OF THE FACT THIS WHO I AM AND ALWAYS WILL BE! I will have my friend Wendy proof read my nex ttattoo if there is one. Doesn't that ball of yarn look evil?

Not Fit To Be Plyed

Last week my friend Claire, Ava and I met at the studio for a day of rag ripping and wine drinking. Well the wine drinking started after Ava had been picked up. I brought in what seemed like twenty flannel sheets from my stash hidden in a secret vault somewhere in Lancaster County. Not sure Claire knew what she was getting into but a ripping we did do. There was single rippen and then there was team rippen, slow and fast rippin, long and short rippen. Then I went for burritos for sheets. After all was sed and done there was this huge pile of ripped up sheets lying lifeless on the floor. For the last week on and off I have slowly spinning the heck out of the rags. My plans are to spin the whole pile in a hit or miss pattern and ply them all and make some bags. I am thinking that it is going to take me longer than I thought and I think I wore the heck out of Claire. I am thinking that she thinks that I am a little crazy but she is a nice person and I don't blame here for thinking that because I may just be and am enjoying the conversations I have with those people that talk to me in the dark when know one else is around.

As of noon 'O'clock today this is what I have done so far. I really wish that I would have more than this done but you know if you stop and play your guitar or mandolin good things happen but rag balls don't. Hey if we work all the time and don't stop and pluck some strings now and then you don't have music to bring joy to your life. I heard that listening to music helps grow more brain cells. I sure hope they are right? Aren't these the cutes little rag balls you ever did see? You should see the pile of rag laying not 5 feet away. I didn't want to show you them because then you don't know how much I have to do yet and I could say tomorrow that I am all done and you would have to believe me because you have know other proof. OFF YOU GO!

Friday, January 27, 2012

The Internet Dating Song (Yes I Knit)

The Internet Dating Song (Yes I Knit)
It is a sad situation
my dating relations
this being on the Internet
I can't write a profile
to make anyone smile
and say hey, he's the one
Have not much in common
with most of the women
who are casting out there nets
I'm not into pro sports
or walking on beaches
or staring at a pretty sunset
I am more about music
and playing my guitar
or staring at art on the walls
I keep my hand busy
with things not viewed manly
but I am proud of it all
men they like pool halls
and riding there cycles
and in front of the tube some sit
while others like football
and going to strip shows
but me, I like to knit
I received not an answer
to any my emails
I feel I'm viewed as a freak
for having true feelings
and putting the seat down
after I have taken a leak
Its all in my story but
yet I can't tell you
what I can do with my hands
like playing with yarn balls
and picking up stitches
for this I am know less of a man
Some men build bridges
and others climb mountains
I am sick of hearing all this
I am a nice guy
and no I'm not perfect
and yes I like to knit
men they like pool halls
and riding there cycles
and in front of the tube some sit
while others like football
and going to strip shows
but me,I like to knit

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Pickin Up Some Stiches

If you want to pick up some knitters in a singles knitting bar I have come up with some pick up lines that are sure to get there attention.

1. Nice set of DPN's!
2. I bet your prefer it continental style?
3. Can I help you cast that off?
4. You should see my swift!
5. Try to guess what my gage is?
6. I'll count your rows if you count mine?
7. Want to see my stash, it's huge!

That Guy Knits Funny!

I like to go sit in coffee houses to knit. I think it is the company of people I don't know or just the fact that there are people around me. I can sit at home and knit but I will pick up my guitar or draw something or even polish of a six pack. I get distracted real easy like. I have found that I get way more done if I am away from home. I go to some shop, find a nice table, get something hot and sweet, plug my brain into folkalley via me computer and ear buds and knit me ass off. I got these 2 setts of mitts done in one week. I do get the occasional "I was wondering what you were knitting" from a stranger. I fact I was in the Coffee Co. this week and a really nice German lady came up to me and said "I have never seen anyone who knits like me" (I knit in the Continental fashion). You see when I asked my Nana to show me how to knit she said "I will teach you the right way, the German way". So that is the only way I have ever knitted. She has also told me "if the kitchen is clean know weaving is getting done" and "if it is yellow let it mellow and if it is brown flush it down" I love that women! Remember to make sure your fly is always zipped! I your feeling a draft you are in trouble.