12 8 / 2014

Can we talk about that milk cozy tho?

Can we talk about that milk cozy tho?

(via gone-baking)

28 7 / 2013

Knittaz 4 Life

Hey if you want to see all the garbage I reblog follow magicalswagprincess.tumblr.com.  

I haven’t updated in some time.  I should get to that one day…

(Source: pinkmanjesse, via bexprime)

12 7 / 2013

petticoatruler:

don’t
expect them to be able to go out on a whim
expect them to have lives just like yours
expect them to always be available
demand details of their illness that they haven’t volunteered, ask them nicely and don’t badger
offer help or assistance to make yourself feel like a better person
act as though the disease is catching, repugnant, or disgusting
challenge them to do things they have already told you were impossible
baby them or treat them as though they’re less competent mentally
tell other people about their illness(es)
suggest cures/treatments/holistic practices (since, you know, they probably have already tried it)
Try to relate their problem to your experience - your sprained ankle is nothing like chronic pain, your bout with stomach flu is nothing like IBS, your inability to focus before coffee is nothing like the mental fog that comes with illnesses like fibromyalgia or MS
ever, ever, ever accuse them of faking. ever.
do
understand that some chronic illnesses have good days and bad days, and that there’s no way to predict what’ll happen
be supportive and understand their limitations
ask about dietary or physical restrictions if you are making plans with them
ask about anything that might make things worse for them, and take it into account
tell them that if they need to tell you they can’t do something that you won’t be angry at them for not being able to, and don’t be passive-aggressive about it
remember that they are a person, not an illness
listen to them, ask them questions if you don’t understand something, and remember what they say
Not blog related but very important..

petticoatruler:

don’t

  • expect them to be able to go out on a whim
  • expect them to have lives just like yours
  • expect them to always be available
  • demand details of their illness that they haven’t volunteered, ask them nicely and don’t badger
  • offer help or assistance to make yourself feel like a better person
  • act as though the disease is catching, repugnant, or disgusting
  • challenge them to do things they have already told you were impossible
  • baby them or treat them as though they’re less competent mentally
  • tell other people about their illness(es)
  • suggest cures/treatments/holistic practices (since, you know, they probably have already tried it)
  • Try to relate their problem to your experience - your sprained ankle is nothing like chronic pain, your bout with stomach flu is nothing like IBS, your inability to focus before coffee is nothing like the mental fog that comes with illnesses like fibromyalgia or MS
  • ever, ever, ever accuse them of faking. ever.

do

  • understand that some chronic illnesses have good days and bad days, and that there’s no way to predict what’ll happen
  • be supportive and understand their limitations
  • ask about dietary or physical restrictions if you are making plans with them
  • ask about anything that might make things worse for them, and take it into account
  • tell them that if they need to tell you they can’t do something that you won’t be angry at them for not being able to, and don’t be passive-aggressive about it
  • remember that they are a person, not an illness
  • listen to them, ask them questions if you don’t understand something, and remember what they say

Not blog related but very important..

(via albinwonderland)

31 3 / 2013

If you live or have visited Chicago, you may have heard of the Puppet Bike. It is a mobile puppet show that travels around Chicago (by bike, obviously) and shows up places like Andersonville, the home to one of my favorite yarn stores, Windy Knitty.  

I was at Windy Knitty yesterday and happened to see that Fleur de Fiber has dyed up a Puppet Bike-inspired colorway called “Puppet Bike by Day”.  This is a colorful gem and took pictures of both sides of the skein so you can see just how lovely this yarn is!

25 3 / 2013

More gratuitous pictures of yarn.  

Clockwise from top:

Miss Babs’ Yummy Sock in Groovy

Noro Taiyo Lace in color “A”

See Jayne Knit Superwash Merino and Nylon Sock in Madman with a Box (a gift from my friend Jenny)

Wollmeise Sockenwolle 80/20 Twin in Blue Suzanne

Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage in Oceana (this blue is my favorite shade of blue)

25 3 / 2013

As I attempt to clean, I find more and more yarn I forget to take pictures of for my stash list.  This arrived a week or so ago and I never got around to showing it off to you all.

This is the March shipment of the 2 Crafty Girls Art History Yarn Club.  This lovely right here is inspired by the Mona Lisa.  

I have a lot more yarn I need to photograph.  In fact, I have some yarn I KNOW I forgot to photograph.  Quite beautiful stuff.  

Should I just rename this blog Gratuitous Pictures of Yarn?  That’s pretty much what this has turned into…

05 3 / 2013

NEW STASH! NEW STASH!

One of these days I will get to blocking my FO’s and post them, I SWEAR.

Clockwise from top-left:  Wollmeise “Pure” 100% Merino in Heavy Metal, Wollmeise Sockenwolle 80/20 Twin in 0-Rh-Negativ, Another Crafty Girl Twinkle Sock in SFX, Another Crafty Girl Twinkle Sock in Gamut.

05 3 / 2013

A couple weekends ago, I took a photography class taught by Franklin Habit.  It was really cool and I learned a lot about the basics of photography.  Hopefully I can use some techniques I learned to make my photos a little better.

The class was in the back room of a sports bar and that was really cool, although sometimes it got kinda loud.  We got to drink and learn and that’s always fun.  Also, we could use the stuff in the room as props, so I managed to convince the cigar store Native American carving to model my Rock Island for me.

The best part is that I won the drawing.  Sorry the picture is bad, but I’m trying to cram in all. that. swag.

If you happen to live in the Chicago area, Franklin is planning on conducting more classes at the bar - Murphy’s Bleachers in Wrigleyville. I recommend checking it out.

05 3 / 2013

I’ve fallen behind on the Tumblog!
I am in a new yarn club and a few weeks ago I got this beauty.  
2 Crafty Girls’ new yarn club is devoted to yarn inspired by works of art.  The first installment was inspired Botticelli’s Birth of Venus.

I’ve fallen behind on the Tumblog!

I am in a new yarn club and a few weeks ago I got this beauty.  

2 Crafty Girls’ new yarn club is devoted to yarn inspired by works of art.  The first installment was inspired Botticelli’s Birth of Venus.

09 2 / 2013

Today was a day of swagswagswag.  My new glitter TOMS arrived today.  Too bad I can’t wear them until it’s nicer out.  Stupid snow…

I also went to Mitsuwa today.  If you are not familiar, Mitsuwa is a big Japanese superstore.  It’s mostly groceries, but they also have a book store, food court, appliances, housewares and more.  I went with my friends Kristy and Tom and we had delicious legit ramen.  Anyway, I picked up a shiny, new stitch dictionary and realized just how much knitting stores gouge people on Japanese stitch dictionaries.  Seriously this book would have been at least twice what I paid if it were from a yarn store, true story.

Also, I have a bit of a fixation with Japanese candy, mostly Kit-Kats and Pocky.  I cannot leave one of these stores without some.