Crocheted Skateboard

It’s been hectic with an increased performance schedule, the booklet, and this:

It’s all crochet and needle felt over a skateboard. 

The art show this is going into is tonight, the Blood, Sweat, & Boards Art Show presented by Underground Clothing & Skateboard Company.  I’m also performing, so it’s going to be a big night.  There are first (limited edition production run of the artist’s deck), second ($1000 gift certificate to Stranded Tattoo parlor…  I WANT TO WIN SECOND PLACE), and third ($150 in art supplies from Utrecht) prizes, so I’m pretty excited to see how it turns out.  But for now, I’m going to get back to my booklet knitting.

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2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 7,500 times in 2010. That’s about 18 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 20 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 128 posts. There were 21 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 28mb. That’s about 2 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was January 5th with 182 views. The most popular post that day was Mrrrphmrrf Cowl.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were ravelry.com, homespunliving.blogspot.com, craftster.org, en.wordpress.com, and christhalinette.canalblog.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for cheap sex, guernsey knit, riothooping, slouchy cardigan pattern, and the yarn bearer.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

1

Mrrrphmrrf Cowl January 2010
3 comments

2

New Babeh, Free Pattern! June 2010

3

A Finished Something April 2008
1 comment

4

Tuft Love Shrug March 2008
7 comments

5

Slouchy Cardigan September 2008
2 comments

Sleeve

Also not knitting.  Remember the tattoo I was talking about?  You can’t miss it.

The photographer, in my opinion and without any exaggeration, is Savannah’s best.  You can check out his website and Facebook  if you need more proof.  To tell you the truth, we did this little picture show in five minutes (maybe less), that’s talent.

The tattoo was designed and inked by Johnny Thief who has recently moved his tattoo parlor (Seppuku) back up to New Jersey.  Where in the hell am I going to get superior tattoos now?  This piece took twenty-six hours over a course of five sessions.

Hoop Shoot

Not knitting. 

Photography by Erik Bingesser (who happens to have a website right here).  I also have a separate website for this non-knitting material:  Riot Hooping.

Rebel

Knitting stereotypes.  Let us break them.

My 2009 Honda Rebel… which has saddlebags solely for the purpose of carrying my knitting to and from my favorite yarn shop (Wild Fibre, on the corner of Liberty and Bull Streets in Savannah).  Have you seen my tattoos?  My full sleeve was finished in January, but I haven’t gotten around to photographing its piratey glory (this weekend, maybe?). 

Liar

I’m a dirty, stinkin’ liar.  I didn’t get those pictures just yet because my photographer (read:  husband) is under the weather still.  I’ll get to it eventually.

I also had rehearsal last night…  I haven’t mentioned it before now.  I’m playing the character of Rocky Horror in the Rocky Horror Picture Show.  A Rocky Horror with boobs is full of win in my book!

If you live in Savannah or will be in the area, come check out the production.  We have a website with all the information you need on tickets, location, cast bios, etc.  Check it, yo!

Editing to add my Rocky Horror gold costume, RAWR!

Mrrrphmrrf Cowl

August was my last post, eh?  Shame on me.  2009 ended up being a rough year for a lot of people, I’m glad it’s over.  I’m ready to make the most of 2010 and I’m starting it off with a new design:  Mrrrphmrrf Cowl

I see couture knitwear and while yes, it is someone’s work of art, I also can’t help but think what a waste of good wool (or cashmere, alpaca, silk…).  I like functional, wearable art.  This cowl works for me.

Calming

I feel a great need to relax before the market on Saturday.  The weather looks to be a toss up, however, if it does turn foul, you will still find us there, on the fourth floor of the Robinson Parking Garage on York and Montgomery Streets.

Here is my first, wild fling with forcing bulbs.  My blue grape hyacinths have already begun to flower and the black tulips, I suspect, should be budding very soon.

Hyacinth

Hyacinth

hyacinths and tulips

Have a lovely Valentine’s Day.

Zombie-Vampire-A-Go-Go

I kind of feel like both right now.  I can’t sleep at night and I’ve been moaning like the undead for the past few days.  Hello, Strep Throat, I can’t say it’s nice to see you again, but here you are!

It’s not getting me down though!  My sock club started getting their February installments on Monday and seem pretty darn happy with this month’s theme (ahem, which is Zombies vs. Vampires, so ironic in many ways).  The Savannah Market Bazaar (see previous post) is less than two weeks away and the excitement is killing me.  My mantra lately has been “Please don’t be cold, please don’t be cold, please don’t be cold, please don’t be cold…” 

I’ve got so much roving for this market, if it does turn out to be cold, I may just make a cocoon out it all or maybe a furry igloo.

Plan on stopping by?  Please do!  Here’s a list of the inventory I’ll have with me (I’ll update if there are any changes):

  • Streetwalker Sock yarns (superwash merino, cashmere, nylon)
  • Uber Sock yarns (superwash wool, nylon)
  • Smooshy yarns (alpaca)
  • Assorted wool rovings (in many natural, undyed colors)
  • Merino rovings
  • Mohair rovings (solid whites and blacks)
  • Yak down (undyed, dark brown)
  • Bamboo roving
  • Soybean (aka Soysilk) roving
  • Hemp roving (this sells out fast, so if you want it, you had better come early)
  • Superwash wool
  • Alpaca roving

See you there!

Market

Still so very busy around here.  A friend told me about a local, monthly market so I’ll be vendor there on February 14th.  So if you’re local or just visiting, please stop by and say hello!  I’ve got tons of fiber, roving, and yarn for your petting pleasure (but if you drool on it, you have to pay for it). 

I got the sewing bug, again.  It bit me fierce this time and ended up designing thisone restless night.  Last night, I went to sleep with the views sitting at 100ish.  When I sat down with my cup of coffee this morning, the views were at 700+.  After a little research and with the help of some really friendly, awesome Etsy sellers, we discovered that my Wait Until Dark dress had made Etsy’s front page! 
I ran upstairs and started jumping on the bed (while Mr. Yarn Bearer was still trying to sleep in it) squealing at about 1000 mph about it.  I think he’s still recovering from it.
ETA:  Check it!  Etsy Admin snagged a screen shot of the treasury!  SQUEE!