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I've decided to make the Futuregirl Postcard Exchange an official thing!
HOW IT WORKS
1. You sign up
and give me your address.
2. I send you a post card.
3. Bonus - if you reply with a postcard, I'll keep you on the list for the next mailing. If you reply with a letter, I'll send you a letter in return.
It's that easy.
I send out postcards a couple times a year, so if I've just done a mailing, it may be several months before you get a postcard from me. Be patient. If you don't know when it's coming, then, hey, surprise postcard!
I've started getting reply postcards from my recent mailing. It's so much fun discovering them in my mailbox! I've pinned them up over my craft table.(note: The zombie isn't a postcard. It's from a pack of targets for shooting practice. I could not pass up a pack of 20 zombies for $5. I love how it looks like he's holding up the holiday card I got from Tina)
Of course I couldn't resist. :) I took a ball of yarn, needles, and a cable needle with me on errands and knit here and there while my fellow shopper was browsing. Oh, yes, I knit this standing up. Ha!
It was a tricky and I did drop the cable needle, but other than that, super awesome. Cables are actually quite simple once you understand the "crossing of the stitches" bit.
The fancy looking cables are just interesting combinations of crossing. It's easy once you break it down. You can only knit one stitch at a time. You can do that, right?
It's a very elegant stitch, but I also I love that this looks vaguely insect-oid. I wish I had the time to play around with it. I'd love to see if I could add creepy, spindly cable legs or strange, twitchy antennae.Khaaaaaaaan!"
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When I saw this photo on ravelry
, my insides turned to goo. That cable pattern is sublime. So beautiful!
I bought this stitch pattern right away. I love how it changes from a layered pinecone-like texture into a tiny twist. I will definitely use this on something in the future.
I was responding to a comment on my Foundation Single Crochet video
on YouTube when I noticed they had a "captions" button.
Hilarious! Starting at the one minute mark, I start repeating "chain, grab, single crochet" and they don't get any of the 5 times I say it wrong in quite the same way. And, apparently, I crochet with my foot. ;)
I'm getting very close to the bottom hem. I tried it on recently and I onlyhad a couple of inches left to knit. Then I try it on again and I still have a couple of inches left to knit. This has happened a couple times. It's like Groundhog Day
You know what else is like Groundhog Day? The sleeves ... because I'm going to have to knit them again. It'll be the third time.
I never told you this, but the first time I knit the sleeves I used 4.5mm dpns because I mis-remembered what size needles I'm using (should have been 4.75mm). The sleeves were (and still are) crazy tight.
Luckily, they are super tiny-short sleeves because the shoulder is actually part of the yoke, so I only have to reknit the bottom half of the sleeves. The shoulder cap is room, which is why the tight sleeves are a problem. The combo of roomy shoulder cap and tight sleeve creates a slight leg o'mutton sleeve
I don't get to visit big box
stores very often. When I recently lost a clover cable needle, I had the choice to buy a new one from my downtown sewing store for DOUBLE what it cost at normal stores (plus 8.750% sales tax) or order it online and spend TRIPLE in shipping. I ended up spending double and felt lucky they had them in stock.
So getting a chance to wander the aisles of a big box store is a guilty pleasure. Padded envelopes for 67 cents?! Limited Edition flavors of my favorite cookies?! Fat quarters and bags of sequins for less than $5?! All are magical things I never see in the city. :)
The big square of fabric on the left is called a "Stash Starter". Ha! Dude, my stash is well underway. I love the purple and black coordinating prints!
And this big, fat, stuffed bag of sequins could not be resisted. Seriously, it was stuffed beyond belief. And for less than $3? It would have been a crime to leave it behind.
So let's find out what's in there ...
Oh! Look at this cool translucent brown leaf. There are lots of clear and see-though sequins. All kinds of shapes and colors. Sparkles galore!
I want to sew them on everything! EVERYTHING.
I was trying to be very careful when I was cleaning up after the photoshoot, but I still got them all over the floor when I was putting them away. I'm sure I'll be finding them for years to come.
Hmm, I wish I had a name for this sweater. "Green" is such a boring thing to call it. Any suggestions?
Although I haven't officially started this sweater (officially-officially) I saw this pattern with it's promise of "seamless set-in sleeves" and had to find out what that meant!
I just happened to see the pattern when the designer was having a giveaway and I got Serra
for free. I love the ingeniousness of this method and I hope it actually work to create a nice shoulder. So far, it's totally cool.
Last time I asked if anyone wanted a postcard, I got around 20 responses. This time my list is topping 100!
I'm still sending out postcards. It's going to take me a couple more weeks (at least) to catch up, so don't worry if you haven't heard from me yet. Writing postcards takes time. :)