Sunday, February 24, 2008

Lace is kinda hard

Started the Lacy Candle Flame Shawl from KnitPicks. It's a free download on thier website. Using the stainglass colorway I just got on sale, I started a few days ago. I kept screwing up and had to start over again. Stitch markers are a big help. DOH! It's strange knitting with yarn so thin and light. Using the bigger needles, size 3, as opposed to using a 0 for this thin of a yarn, is supposed to make the lacy-ness of this shawl. It's not very satisfying. Lace requires patience and I want instant gratification!!! So now after a few days I've calmed down and gotten more patience. I think its cuz I've got other yarn too!

This comes from the fabulous new store in Portland (yarn mecca) called Yarnia

Check it out. She has cones of one play yarn and this cool machine that can ply several different yarns together to make a whole new yarn! It's awesome. I got a little bit to try out and I want more!!

Monday, February 18, 2008

I find this image to be racist. The mammy image or Uncle Ben or Aunt Jamima are slave images. And I don't believe they are used in the context of telling the story of a particular slave. I think it generalizes black folks as Toms and otherwise ignorant black people and I think its insulting.

What do you think?

Saturday, February 16, 2008


Knit Picks Gossamer 100% merino wool, color sweat peas

Knit Picks Shimmer, color: Stained Glass, 70% baby alpaca 30% silk
Both Lace weight, 440 yards, 50 grams

Gonna try my hand at making a shawl

Friday, February 15, 2008


I am so sick of hearing people talk shit about homeless people who stand on the side of the road begging for money. I mean c'mon people they are STANDING ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. THey are ingesting who knows what all chemicals, it's cold and raining on them and they are out there ALL DAY. This is not a glamourous life we're talking about here. But some people focus on that. That somehow this is an easy life and that they are lazy to stand on the side of the road. THis smacks of some kind of weird jealousy. Like the homeless person is getting away with something that they wish themselves could get away with.

I'm here to tell you that this is not money for nothing. THis is not laziness. This is not fun. This is a result of non-compassion. We put that homeless person there. You and me. We corroborate with the White supremacist Capitalist Patriarchy that espouses domination and oppression to make the system work. Homeless is part of that system. We are part of that system. Do the math.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

OOOhhhh NOOoooooo!!!!!

Someone took booby mamas scarf away. Oh well, I hope it was someone who actually needed it and not some asshole making a statement. Or security.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Yeah more knitfitti!!!!

Here she is. All nice and cozy in her little scarf. Can you see her next to the big structure?

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Back to knitting fitti

Broke out the size 17 needles and some homespun. Gonna make a scarf for the booby mama on campus. I'm taking my camera tomorrow and I'm gonna take pictures.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

For Cyberspace Poetry Reading

Primus St. John

I believe in myself slowly.
It takes all of the doubt I’ve got.
It takes my wonder.