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Sunday, October 02, 2005

crafty bastards

yesterday was the crafty bastards crafts show in adams morgan. there were tons of great crafts from duct tape ipod covers to silk screened tees (my favorite was one that said "nobody puts baby in the corner") to knitted skull and crossbones bags. here's the squished penny trav got for his collection, isn't that awesome?

plus, there was live music and
some really fabulous breakdancers.

i bought two things, a rag rug and a bag (see below), both pink. after that, i put myself under a pink moratorium, and since nothing that wasn't pink really tempted me, i got out of there without doing any more damage.

the bag is really well made out of corduroy, with a cute embroidered birdy. it even has a nice lining of pale pink cotton with white polka dots. it's by wonderland Q.

i didn't buy anything knitted or crocheted, on the principle that if i really wanted those items i'd teach myself to make them. but i did get a lot of knitting inspiration.

i really don't understand how anyone can make any money selling stuff they knit. they were selling scarves for like $25. with the amount of time it takes me to knit a scarf, i'd be making like $2 an hour. not that i was planning on selling my knitting anyway, i just hope these girls are faster knitters than i am.

p.s. speaking of pink... i finished the cotton candy hat i was making but i ended up ripping it apart. (is there some "in" knitting word for this i don't know yet?) it was too loose. i don't think my swatch was accurate compared to the final product. i'm going to re-do it with 66 stitches instead of 80.

4 Comments:

Blogger Siel said...

Yeah -- I'd agree it's pretty tough to make money off of knitting :) Gotta do it for the love of it :)

Sun Oct 02, 10:13:00 PM GMT-5  
Anonymous NEUR0vanity said...

I read in "Stitch 'n' Bitch" that the uber-elite term for ripping a piece apart is called "frogging." Apparently, it's because "rip it" sounds like ribbit or whatever noise a frog makes.

Mon Oct 03, 03:17:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger jen said...

thanks! i don't know if i'm authorized to use uber-elite terms yet but it's good to know!

Mon Oct 03, 03:56:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger vania said...

cute bag! i love the detail on it! great for knitting stuff...

Wed Oct 05, 10:41:00 AM GMT-5  

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