New site! (at least for me) Going Bridal – the adventures of a soon to be bride who is making her own dress (!) and trying to figure it all out. We can all watch from a safe distance. Has great links!
erica mulherin shares her recipe for granola and links to a few others (May 17)
I am so happy to hear about this one, dangerous chunky found the information about how the world’s longest scarf turned out – 25.68 miles. Good to see it was ultimately turned into blankets for charity.
Shetha tipped me off to illusion knitting in the comments of one of yesterday’s posts. Take a look at her scarf and check out the how-to links. This is so neato. Of course, all I really want do to is create dirty word scarves.
I hate Thanksgiving style sweet potatoes with syrup or marshmallows, yick. But I might just love this – Cuban sweet potatoes with garlic and cilantro – quick recipe from Nobody’s Fool. A coworker brought in dehydrated sweet potato chips a while back, they were surprisingly good. And I’ve had very decent sweet potato fries before.
Definitive How-To Costume and Prop Building for Star Wars and The Guardian has a photo essay on fashion in Episode Two. links via my blue house, with thanks!
I finished my pinkandorange scarf! yay! I’ll post pictures soon. I did the scarf on #8 (us) needles and cast off with #11 (us) and the edge is perfecto, thanks to those who tipped me off! (context: last time the cast off edge was too tight)
Bonnie sent me a link to this story in the Independent about fans of the band Slipknot sending mean messages to the members of the Knitting and Crochet Guild, whose quarterly newsletter has the same name. MTV carried a similar story here – via Crafty Bitch. The Independent article ended with “The band are appearing in Glasgow for the Gig on the Green Festival in August, but would be well advised to steer clear of the Knitting & Crochet Guild. Its knitters are known to be no pushovers. If they were to encounter members of the band, they may well be tempted to drop one, stitch one.” and the MTV article “The band’s label was amused by the mix-up and has no plans to take legal action. The slighted knitters weren’t so amused, however, and will likely drown their pain in cups of hot apple cider.” Oh the humor is overwhelming.
[ I know I saw this story one someone else's site too, but I forget which one! ]
Jessamyn works as a researcher for Google Answers. One of the questions she tackled was where one can find naughty conversation candy hearts. They exist, but the firewall I’m behind right now won’t let me view any of the sites!
As my family could tell you, this would be the perfect dress for me. I’m super sensitive when it comes to sleep. It was designed by dorisj and is part of her sweet pea collection, check out the sweet pea book. Fab.
I’m stuck in that phase where we’ve arranged just the things we really need, and if the other boxes were to be taken away unopened I would never miss what is inside of them. I’m more excited about exploring than shopping for new shelves. I have nearly finished a scarf on my train commute (an hour each way, jeesh) and I hope this one actually turns out. We had an earthquake last night! It was scary, where we are we could feel ripples. I have a lot of updating I want to do on this site, but it will have to wait until the apartment is set up. I wasted two hours yesterday watching the History Channel because I didn’t get it before! I have a feeling it’ll take a while before everything is in order.
Rachael took a trip to New Zealand and found a type of knitting yarn I’d never heard of before. New Zealand Merino and possum blend. She says it’s the hot new wool trend over there, very soft. The possums in New Zealand are different than here in North America, they’re fuzzy, and sort of cute, see a picture here, and read more about it. She even dug up a source for the yarn at Handpaint Heaven. Thanks Rachael!
After not knowing much about it for a long time I have recently discovered I love ginger. Yum. And now, I love The Ginger People, take a look at all the wonderful kinds of ginger candy! via Axis of ï¿½vil