Sunday, November 22, 2009

Whatever I do, wherever I go, absurd things ensue.

Hey everyone, I'm on PBS kids! I knew PBS was coming to film at my bakery, but had no idea I'd end up with so much face time.

Check it out here.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Today I did not have to go bake bread

So I was able to take some photos of my recent knitting. Before our recent move, I finished up what may end up being the only large handknit present of the holidays this year. It's a Pi shawl, large and plain, knit in Evilla Artyarn that I purchased from Wollsucht a few years ago:

It doubles as a warm blankie. A blankie that looks fabulous when scrunched up and wrapped about the neck:

I might wear layers of mismatched jammies and blankets as "togas" around my apartment in the winter, but I'm meticulous when it comes to what I wear out (now that I wear the same pair of flour-covered Dickies, t-shirt, hoodie, and work boots every day, I have to make a conscious effort not to give up entirely... honestly, many evenings I think, "why shower? I'll just be covered in flour again six hours from now. Oh, and I'll just wear those clothes in a pile there tomorrow as well. Socks too. Underwear. It's all good"). No sweatpants or any variation thereof, no flip-flops in summer. But a blankie like this? Fabulous!

The fact that I've let the Recession Series of free patterns lapse has been nagging me, so I've started a new design, and it's socks!

I'm actually looking for a test knitter or two for the pattern. I can't afford to pay you, but I can send you two complimentary Weaverknits patterns of your choice in exchange for knitting at least one of the socks within the next few weeks (the pattern should be available in about a week). Just send me an email at if you're interested!

ETA: I have test knitters!!! Thanks to everyone who volunteered.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

The luckiest one...

at the Common Cod fashion show last night was ME. I was wearing Rebecca's showstopping design, Tesla!

NOT ONLY was I wearing it for the event, but it will be mine after a stint as a store sample at Windsor Button. All mine! These photos don't do it justice, really (though I am fond of the grainy quality created by the fast shutter speed) ... I'll provide a link as soon as the official show photos are available. For now, Rebecca has a few nice photos on Flickr here.

Rebecca wore my design, something I've called the Redred Trapeze Jacket (love these default names). She's also wearing a hat I got at a flea market in Bavaria. I think she looks like a Tim Burton heroine.

Just a shot of the back for now:

It was such a fun time. I love makin' stuff.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Friday, Friday, FRIDAY!

I will be presenting a new design at the Common Cod Fiber Guild local fibers arts runway show this Friday! I can say that with confidence now that the design is drying in the other room after a good final steam block. Whew! If you live in the Boston area, tickets are $5 if you're not a guild member; here's some more information.

In addition, I'll be strutting down the runway in at least one knit design (is it done, Rebecca?). I promise a post filled with fierce photos on Saturday.

Until then, here are a few photos of our new apartment. We live next door to a grellow house!

Here's the thrift store hutch Bicycle Boy restored, all stocked up and ready for use as our bar:

Yes, that is an educational model of a human ear on top. Among other things. Here's Bicycle Boy's shop, set up on our landing:

The selling point of the new apartment was its huge deck. Chinaski is taking full advantage of it already.

Knitting soon. Sleepy time now!