Big news in blog land today: The Adulterous Whores Club is moving! I’m sticking with WordPress, but under a different domain:
I’ve moved the archives over to the new blog already, so tags, comments, and categories will all appear much the same as they did here. There’s a new design/header, and all in all, I’m happy with how things have come out.
I’ve been thinking about moving the blog for a while: When I started, I was barely out of high school and hadn’t yet settled into college or life. But now, a couple years later, I’m at a much more stationary point in my life. Sure, I have another year of college, and then things will totally get thrown into the air, but emotionally, I feel much more settled, and more and more, the Adulterous Whores Club seems like an inappropriate moniker for a girl who is A. in a very wonderful, stable relationship and B. not quite kitchy enough to pull it off anymore.
Things are settling, and things are changing. I hope to keep you all through the move, and I certainly hope you stick with me through the move, my last year of college, and starting my life in the “real world.”
Please update your bookmarks and your links, and follow me to Stitch, Brinn, Stitch! (Where we will soon have many finished knits and even a contest!)
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Today, the boyfriend and I journeyed to Alexandria to visit Fibre Space:
The shop is lovely and bright and full of pretty, pretty yarns. Mostly stuff that’s a bit out of my price range, but I was pleased to be able to fondle things like Malabrigo and Blue Sky Cotton and MadTosh, which I hadn’t previously seen in person (they’re all lovely). The staff was wonderful and my non-knitting boyfriend even managed to strike up a conversation with another woman in the shop about knitting styles (I knit continental and noticed when the woman (who was throwing) was knitting differently than I do).
Anyway, I came away with a couple of things (and sorry about the flash photo, but the colors are basically accurate:
That’s a skein of Cascade Fixation (I love me my Cascade) in a lovely teal, which will become socks, two skeins of Malabrigo lace in black, which will most likely become another Featherweight (provided I have the patience), and a 4 oz. braid of BFL in “Ledroit Park” from Neighborhood Yarn Company, which is based in DC. Pretty pretty.
I’m in DC until Thursday (which is earlier than I intended, but the reason for my early return is partially my sister is graduating and partially very long and sordid, so we won’t get into it), and after that, I’ll have some big news about the blog (don’t worry; nothing bad).
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You’ll have to forgive me for the non-crafty posts over the next week and a half. I am knitting (I promise!), I just keep forgetting to take pictures of the wip when there’s natural light outside. In my defense, I didn’t have a lot of time yesterday as the boyfriend and I went to the National Zoo. We saw things like elephants:
and prairie dogs:
and a large bird that tried to eat Joe:
I’d say it was a productive afternoon.
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Specifically from inside of Borders, where I am spending the afternoon (or was at the time of this writing) because my boyfriend works there. It’s been a lovely couple of days and I am highly enjoying being here (well… DC. Not necessary specifically Borders). Yesterday we went for a walk to a very pretty park with a trail:
and tomorrow (today, when you guys get this) we’re planning on visiting the zoo (so I expect there will be pictures to share of that later).
I have also been knitting: I started a summery tank out of some Cascade Pima Tencel which is super soft and super wonderful to work with. I brought yarn for a variety of projects (including several socks) and I’m also planning to visit Fibre Space in Alexandria while I’m here, so on the off chance that I finish this tank (highly unlikely), I’ll have plenty of things to knit. As for pictures for this here blog of mine, I recently finished a gift for my friend Sarah’s birthday, but I still need to photograph it and send it, so a post about it will happen once she receives it.
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(Though I wrote this post before I left, when you all read this, I’ll already have been in DC for a few days. So greetings from DC!)
So I signed up for a swap on Craftster that is Dollar Store themed–that is, participants must spend between five and ten dollars at the dollar store (or the equivalent of such for other countries) and craft at least two items for their partner. Well, my partner was A2JC4life, and here’s what I sent her:
Out of two dishtowels, this bag:
Out of some wedding favors, some ribbon, and scraps from the bag (as well as some stash buttons), these pin cushions:
(The button one also has a fabric bump for pins, it’s just lower in the bucket.)
Out of another of the wedding favors and some more ribbon, a little container for storing small things:
And finally, out of a piece of flour sack cloth, this little patch, which she can sew on whatever she chooses:
Another bit of embroidery! I love it. I was going to sew it into a zipper pouch, but then I realized I would have to use a bunch of non-dollar store stuff, so I just left it as a patch. It’s pretty though. : ) I used a pattern from Jenny Hart’s book “Sublime Stitching”, which I borrowed from the library (I just put the cloth over the pattern and traced it with a disappearing ink pen). I shall have to make myself a zipper pouch with a bit of embroidery.
For more dollar store crafts, the rest of the gallery is here
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I finished the Monkey socks I was knitting for a swap. : )
Pattern: Monkey by Cookie A.
Yarn: True Love Fibers merino superwash sock yarn in “Further Under the Sea”
Needles: US 1
Okay. Guys. I’ll talk about the patttern and the socks in a sec, but first: This yarn? AMAZING. Holy crap I loved knitting this yarn. Squooshy and plump and wonderful. And soft! I generally think socks in 100% merino are a bad idea (cause that’ll wear through in a hot second) but this yarn is so wonderful and lovely. I’m so happy I have more to knit (I received a skein in a reddish pink in return for knitting the socks.
Sadly, these are currently en route to their owner and not in my sock drawer. Sad. Because they’re lovely. The pattern is great too–this is the first of Cookie A’s patterns that I’ve knit, and it was great. The pattern was simple and easy to memorize and these socks flew by. I love ‘em. Sadly… not for me.
These socks were my first top-down and my first flap/gusset heel. It went pretty smoothly. I can’t say I really like the plain stockinette heel (I think I’d just continue my pattern down the heel flap) or the way the heel turn fits, but I may be able to fine tune that. I don’t really knit top-down socks that often, but I’d love to find a good tutorial on how to knit a flap heel toe-up, if for no other reason than to play with fit issues.
Anyway, if you’re reading this, I’m hopefully on my way to DC. : ) On Tuesday I’ll have a post about some swap crafts and after that? Who knows….
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Remember the bird swap I mentioned a week or two (or three or something) ago? Well, I received from my partner PinkChick today!
She sent me a t-shirt with this pretty embroidery:
and some lovely earrings:
I love them! For more bird goodies, check out the gallery.
Now, on a different matter, I’ll be going out of town on Sunday (no use trying to rob me; the rest of my family still lives here). I’m spending a wonderful two weeks in DC with my lovely boyfriend, during which time my access to internet and my laptop will be somewhat limited. I’ll be doing my best to continue posting what I’m crafting (and perhaps some nice pictures of the city and such), and when I get back, I’ll have a nice big post about my trip. And then back to regularly scheduled posts about things I made. I have a few things to post yet, so that’s two posts I’ll schedule before I leave, but after that, it’ll be more sporadic.
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