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About me, myself, and I and the hobbies I have, including, but not limited to knitting. Oh, yeah, and my family too.

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Location: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Native Hoosier who never escaped. Living with hubby and kid in a house packed with too many crafts. And this is a problem how?

Sunday, April 29, 2007


OK, I signed up for Sockapalooza 4. Why? Because Leigh said it would be fun. And it's an excuse to buy sock yarn. And to knit socks. And to get a new pair of socks.

I actually have two paying sewing gigs coming up. The first one is to sew eyelets into a dress. This will be the toughest, because it's a dress that is laced from the waist to the neckline, and the eyelets need to be 1/2" to 3/4" apart, and the girl is LONG waisted.

The second one is to sew maternity tops for a friend who is expecting twins. As she said, she's tired of the yoke of the shirt not coming down past her boobs. I don't say that I blame her.

I've been applying for new jobs, but haven't been successful at even getting an interview. There are so many things that I can do, but it's really hard to translate it onto paper.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

More sewing, more knitting

That is what I want to spend my time doing. The reality is that I am not doing anything but sulking and wasting 4 hours of my life each day at an unfulfilling job.

I am apprenticing to a real, honest-to-god tailor. He's really fun to work with, and he is also a reenactor, so I get the best of both worlds. I just wish he could afford to hire me full-time. As it is, he is losing money since most people don't need (or get) things tailored anymore. Sigh.

I have been able to get Sean on the bus every morning from the house. I really enjoy this, except when Sean throws a fit about wanting to wear a certain pair of shoes that he hasn't worn in over a year and doesn't fit into anyway. At the rate I'm going with the job, I'll be meeting him at home too, because I'm to the point I can't afford the after-school care.

So, got any sewing for me?

Friday, April 20, 2007


I finally made the leap and got Firefox, so blogging on a regular basis will commence.

I have been given the title "enabler" by my niece, Leigh. The past couple of times she's been down, I've dug into my yarn stash and gifted her with something. She's been going to Goodwill and buying sweaters to frog and re-knit into something different. I commend her for this, but feel that I should help her along on the path to fiber awareness. She is starting college in the fall, and I hope to be able to keep her in yarn while she is there. There are no good places to buy yarn in Muncie, other than JoAnn's and Michael's, neither of which carries a big selection of anything besides acrylic.

I signed up for Sockapalooza, and am excitedly waiting for the pairings. Leigh signed up too, so we'll see who we get paired with. We're going to meet up and go to Mass Ave to shop for yarn.

And while I'm talking about Leigh, go visit her blog Me and Benita. It's a good read. She was selected to show at her school's senior art show, and she's the music director for her school's radio station. Can you tell I'm proud of her?? Didn't think so.