Friday, May 1, 2009

Regression and Anticipation

Well, I've regressed. I'm a 12-year-old girl again. I'm making friendship bracelets. You know what they are, you've probably even made one once, or worn one. It's when you take embroidery floss of different colors and knot it like macrame to make pretty designs. Very popular among tweens and since I am so bored while at home right now, I raided my sister's stash of thread and dusted off my skills and started knotting. I made two nice ones this week. One for my sister and I'm not sure yet what I'm going to do with the other. And since we're just shy of ten years since my heyday of making these I figured there were some good websites out there now with patterns and tips. Lo and behold, I was right. I happen to like this site. It's got video tips, pdf's and a hella lot of patterns. I was kind of thinking about trying to do the friendship bracelets with my stash of crap yarn when I get back to Pittsburgh, maybe make a belt?

Ok, and now I'm going to seriously geek out. First off, a whole bunch of people on the Stitch-n-Kvetch group on Ravelry are going to be at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival. I cant wait to meet them. Also, the founders of Ravelry, Casey and Jess are going to be at the festival and there's a huge Ravelry meet-up during the day, I cant wait to meet other Ravelers :-) Finally, I am a giant stalker. I started following Jennie Breeden, the woman who writes The Devil's Panties, on Twitter. She mentioned she's going to be at the Sheep and Wool Festival. OMG if I got to meet her I WOULD BE SO FREAKING EXCITED!!! Ok, done geeking out. Hopefully the festival will be fun and I'll be able to spend just as much time seeing stuff as meeting people. I hope to post pictures!


  1. oooh! I really hope you get to meet everyone! I'm sure you'll ahve a blast! Take lots of pix!

  2. hi nice work.
    may be it will be useful for you,
    some patterns ,not too much