Monday, November 26, 2012

Extreme Makeover, Part One: Demolition

Hi, everyone!  Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  I sure did!  Let me just come out and say it:  as far as Thanksgiving food goes, stuffing and pumpkin pie are the best parts.

Just don't even try to fight me on this!  :p 
Alright, let's get down to business!  Over the past couple weeks, I got an opportunity to do something really, reeeeeally cool.

I got to take an old afghan and rip it apart!

A co-worker gave me this old afghan she’d started crocheting and had never finished. 
She was just going to throw it away until I told her that she Should Not Do That.  I couldn't bear to think of this beautiful yarn sitting in the garbage.
Integration is not a good thing when you are talking about garbage and yarn.
Part one of Extreme Makeover yarn edition is the demolition.

Yep, we had to rip that thing apart until there was nothing left of it but a box of yarn balls. 

Here are some pictures of the process.

The hubby saw what I was doing and wanted to get in on the action :)

Unraveled tan yarn looks a lot like ramen.
Not sure what unraveled red yarn looks like.  Not sure I want to spend a whole lot of time trying to figure out what it looks like.  This will probably start to get really gross really fast.
Thanks for reading!  Stay tuned for Part 2: Gadget Corner! :)


Monday, November 19, 2012

Snow Rant and a Stashbuster Hat

Sorry I’ve been so MIA again.  Lots of real life stuff happening lately.  Sometimes it’s extremely difficult to be a grownup.  Sometimes I want someone to be EXTREMELY proud of me for just not throwing a world-class tantrum when I reeeeeally want to.


I’ve been trying to formulate a Plan of Attack for my blog and my shop, and I think I’m finally starting to get it.  So hopefully you’ll all see more of me on here starting right after Thanksgiving!

Speaking of which, Thanksgiving will be here in three days, and I just went for a walk with only a sweater over my t-shirt.

These two facts should not be in the same sentence!  They should be nowhere near each other.  My loved ones know I am firm in my convictions.   One of those convictions is that November is supposed to be cold.

It’s not that I’m super crazy about the cold, it’s just that, since the beginning of time, cold and November have always gone together here in MinneSNOWta.  According to the weather app on my Ipod, those two don’t plan on getting back together until Black Friday.

But since it is, in fact, November, I will turn my attention to a topic that usually comes up this time of year.


Has anyone else noticed that “hat” is kind of a funny word?  It doesn’t seem like it should be funny. 

But it kind of is.

Want to make the word “hat” even funnier?  Stick the word “stashbuster” in front of it!

Shut up, spellcheck!  “Stashbuster” is so a word, because I’m a former English major and I say it is! :p

Anyway, I came up with this hat earlier this year, shown here on my friend Karis. 
It was called the "stashbuster" because I had this bright pink yarn in my stash that I needed to use up.  I made it while I was watching a “Gilmore Girls” episode.  Lorelai was walking around in the snow in an adorable hat.  (I would love to walk around in the snow, but in order for that to happen, there needs to actually be snow!)  Luna, the cat we had at the time, was probably trying to break into my hearing aid case.  That girl was a hearing aid bandit.  I don’t get what is so fascinating about a hunk of plastic.


Here’s the link to the Stashbuster Hat in the Etsy shop, and I hope everyone has a good Thanksgiving!