Tuesday, December 27, 2016

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Just a little something to think about if you're overweight/obese like me.

Underworld of Ireland.

Friday, December 23, 2016

O Come All Ye Faithful (Goat Edition)

Yes, more Christmas Goat fun. I love the eff out of these for some reason.

Silent Night (Goat Edition)

A fellow redditor shared this with the RAOA sub, and I found it hilarious, so y'all are getting goats doing Silent Night.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving

       It's that time of year! No, not the point where we get frustrated with all the Christmas marketing that's been going on since freakin' July/August, but Thanksgiving! Time to give thanks for the little things going right in life, for having a roof over your hand, and family or friends to share a meal with, for having made it through this recent election year safely...

       I hope this next year is full of moments to find thanks for, good food and memories.

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Sorry - I Have To Rant About Brexit...

Transpose US in for Britain, and she's saying pretty much how I feel about some Trump supporters. And the people who didn't go vote? Well, if you're reading this in the U.S. and you didn't go vote? You're a big part of why we're going to more than likely to quote Dorian get fucked up the ass by Trump. And the people who didn't listen to Bernie and still voted for a third party candidate? Fuck you. While I get the sentiment completely (I almost voted that way myself), I didn't because holy balls, I didn't want to fuck over what Obama's managed to pull off in his 8 years in office.

Ugh. I'll have a full-on rant up within the  next few days. Preferably when I'm not as likely to have every other word be 'fuck' or some variation thereof.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

System of a Goat - Chop Suey (Tongue Flapping Version)

Found this in the comments on a subreddit thread I found, laughed my sick butt off at it, and figured you folks'd enjoy it.

Also, I've got a cowl pattern up for sale on Ravelry. I've got a link up in the left sidebar for those on desktop. For my mobile readers, here's the pattern.  And if y'all want more patterns, blog entries, and YouTube videos, hit up my Patreon.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Library knitting

       I mentioned a couple posts ago that I prefer doing my writing in the local library or over in  Giant's coffee shop more than at home*. Well, that apparently extends to drafting out and test knitting patterns. 

       Yep, you read that right. I'm working on a knit pattern currently, for a cabled cowl. I'll probably be posting progress pictures over on my Instagram account and cross-posting to here. 

       I've actually been kicking around the idea of writing out my ideas into pattern form for a while. It's mostly been spurred on by local crafters and passersby commenting on whatever I happen to be currently knitting on, and the fact I'd like to see others' interpretation of my patterns. It's also a way to use up the stash knitting up example knits, and get the inner knitter to shut up about whatever she happens to be on about now.

       As for where I'm going to be publishing the pattern(s), they're going to either be published here or on Ravelry with links over in the sidebar.


*- It's a mix of factors that boil down to me being able to concentrate on drafting things out better away from the house.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

What fuels your creative juices?

I don't know about you, but I definitely have things that spur my creativity when I'm not funked up. It's honestly a bit of an odd mix, considering some of the sources. Let's dive in!

Knit/jewelry porn

       This can appear anywhere at anytime (especially in stores...) and inevitably makes me (or mom for jewelry.) want to immediately stop and feel it up, examine how it's made, take pictures or measurements, and the like to be able to recreate whatever caught our eye at home. Best examples of knit porn? Tom Selleck's sweater in Blue Bloods (Biggest reason I like it.) and Billy the Kids' sweater in Expendables 2.

       Every time I see this, I'm lusting after it. Not because it's on a good looking older actor (though that certainly doesn't hurt a bit.), but because holy balls,  it looks damn comfortable, pretty damn well constructed, and the cables. Holy fuck, the cables. Yes, I have a thing for cables. If it has fairly interesting cable work, there's a damn good chance I'm going to want to knit it. 

       This sweater (and his cowl) completely made this movie for me the first time I saw it in the theater. Not because it was on Liam Hemsworth (certainly doesn't hurt, again.), but again because it looks comfy, and I'm a sucker for most things cowl necked, even if they wouldn't look good on my current body type. Thank god I'm working on at least part of that, though.

'I'm cold and achy at work'

       This is also known here as 'Mom's arthritis hates winter and the a/c at her job'. It's especially bad in her hands and neck, hence why she's got a ton of scarves, and is getting more arm/hand warmers. Also why I don't have as many knits for myself outside of the odd store bought or cowl that she does want.

I need something to knit while browsing blogs or Reddit/Watch TV/I'm a passenger in a car

       I really do knit while doing things that don't need the use of my hands. It's usually something fairly simple if I'm on the computer, navigating somewhere with mom,  or watching an interesting TV show. Semi uninteresting TV show, Going somewhere we've been enough times before to know the way (like Mom's cancer follow ups, or PA.net in Mechanicsburg for something computer or payment related) gets something a little more complicated. Now, if it's something more complicated, then I'll switch to music or a horror narration like Lazy Masquerade, Corpse Husband, or Be. Busta  on Youtube.

       What gets your creativity going? Let us know down in the comments! I'd love to hear about it.