Procrastination Nation

I have tons of tax-related paperwork to attend to…so of course, I’ve surfing the web instead.

Here are some of the cool knit-related stuff I came across, while visiting Procrastination Nation:

When Dave and I were in NYC last fall we happened upon a bar in the East Village.  As we were sipping our libations and Ani DiFranco song came on over the sound system, at which point I complimented the bartender on her choice in music (I’m a sucker for punk-folk!).  We ended up getting in a long conversation about the singer’s career, concerts we’d been to, etc.  For some reason I’d fallen out of the Righteous Babe loop over the past few years and didn’t know that she’d had a baby.  Six months later, I finally looked her up and OMG–look at little Petah Lucia’s mohair booties!  *squeal*  I must send some of the “Ani” color of Rock yarn to the record company so that whomever made her these beauties, can whip her up a little something in her mommy’s namesake yarn.  

The other night at the knitting class I taught, I met a woman who spins the MOST AMAZING yarn!  Along with traditional fibers like mohair and wool, she also incorporates sequins and other sparkly goodness.  Venus Art handspun originals can be found on her Etsy page.

While you’re over at Etsy, check out Toggle’s ,envy-inducing Ramone’s crocheted record pillows.  When you “want to be sedated”, these would be perfect to rest your weary head on.  😉 Get it?  No?  Ok, moving on.  Oh, and since you’re there already, you might as well stop my Etsy shop, too!  Okgoodthanksbye. (P.S.  Toggle, you should totally be making these in VHC Rock yarn in coor: Joan ;))
If and when I ever get a studio with a large enough blank wall to accommodate this mural, I’m totally getting it.  I know it’s pre-fab but seriously, it’s also kick-awesome!  I found this on the Knit.1 blog but the Italian website it’s sold on (in customizable background and graphic colors!!) is here.

Lastly (for now), I checked in on one of my favorite designers, Stephanie Japel (Glampyre Knits), and saw that she had her baby.  Big hugs and congratulations to the new mom, and wee babe in her strawberry chapeaux!

Happy Knitting!,


4 Responses to “Procrastination Nation”

  1. Brianna

    Okay, I’m admitting that it took me at least five minutes to figure out what the hell the mural was of. It wasn’t until I went to the site of the artist(?) and changed the background color that I even realized what it was supposed to be of. At first I thought it was an abstract of a house and bare tree branches (I know, I don’t know what’s wrong with me either). When I changed the background to white, however, the hands popped out and the lightbulb went off.

    I think those are amazing. And if the room is as wide as the edge of the hands, it’ll look as though they just peeled out from the corners of the room. How beautiful.

    I wonder if anyone will ever make a crochet version? Of course, if there were one, family members might have to help keep me from putting one in every room, since my crochet (and yarn) are all over the place.

  2. eSS

    Brianna, you are not alone 😀 I saw the house too. But I went on to do exactly what you did and now, I love it. Although, I am not sure DH would still be with me if I put this up on our wall 😀

    Vickie, thanks so much for sharing.

  3. Brianna


    Oh, I don’t think the family would be too pleased either. That, of course, wouldn’t necessarily stop me, but…well–sometimes a girl can’t contain all the love/lust she has for her art. Hahaha!

    Vickie always has some of the best stories and links to share, it’s a wonder I don’t constantly find myself broke and in the dog-house with the significant other.