Monday, April 30, 2007

Found on Threadless

Georgia - Threadless, Best T-shirts Ever
Sandra of I May Be Knitting a Ranchhouse is coveting this as a hoodie, and I don't know how I missed it in the Threadless newsletter, but, well, now I'm coveting it too. I may be a follower, but so are sheep, and I like sheep, so its ok.

This one is also quite fun (and new too!):
A Key For Everything - Threadless, Best T-shirts Ever

This is one that I might consider picking up for a sock knitting pal:
Can't See The Forest But For The Socks - Threadless, Best T-shirts Ever

I know another sock knitter who this would be great for (but not because she knits socks):
I Heart Color - Threadless, Best T-shirts Ever

And this shirt is pretty much showing the reason that I don't play Scrabble anymore:
Well, This Just Really Sucks... - Threadless, Best T-shirts Ever
Its not that I hate getting shitty tiles, its that I cheat when I get crappy tiles towards the end of the game, and that just isn't a good way to play the game.

This is one that I should get for myself:
Para Poppins - Threadless, Best T-shirts Ever

Mr. Peoples probably said this more than once in school, but he is super with the camera. Maybe this is the shirt for him:
I Can't Draw - Threadless, Best T-shirts Ever

That is all the Threadless fun I will torture you with today.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

You should know about this guy

My friend Charlie told me about this guy, Mike Gravel, former senator from Alaska, who is quite the man to listen to speak. He seems to actually be speaking clearly and logically about the issues of the war and defense spending in this video, and now I'm off to read more about his other views at his website.

Wool into yarn, industrial style

Originally uploaded by Trapped Manufacturer.
This flickr! member is apparently a carpet maker in China, and he has some very neat pictures of wool turning into carpets. I love seeing how the industrial process works to make stuff, especially things that I also can make at home on a much smaller scale.

He has a few good "red yarn" pictures.

Dangerous Water

Dangerous Water
Originally uploaded by pominoz68.
The best part of this photo (besides the fact that multiple people were probably involved in making/approving this sign and it still got installed) is the comments, so click through to read them.

Knitting Meme

I got this from Erin at My Best Friend's a Dork who got it from Molly Knits Sweaters.

Here are the instructions:
Mark with bold the things you have ever knit, with italics the ones you plan to do sometime, and leave the rest.

I am adding: Strikethrough the things that you don't see yourself ever doing again/more than once/you actively think are a bad idea. If you started, but did not finish an object, bold it but then put * next to it

Garter stitch
Knitting with metal wire
Stockinette stitch
Socks: top-down
Socks: toe-up
Knitting with camel yarn
Mittens: Cuff-up
Mittens: Tip-down
Knitting with silk (blend)
Moebius band knitting
Participating in a KAL
Drop stitch patterns
Knitting with recycled/secondhand yarn
Slip stitch patterns (mosaic knitting? or am I missing something and I've done it?)
Knitting with bananafiber yarn
Domino knitting (modular knitting)*
Twisted stitch patterns
Knitting with bamboo yarn
Two end knitting
Charity knitting
Knitting with soy yarn
Toy/doll clothing
Knitting with circular needles
Baby items
Knitting with your own handspun yarn
Graffitti knitting (knitting items on, or to be left on the street)
Continental knitting
Designing knitted garments (do socks count?)
Cable stitch patterns (incl. Aran)
Lace patterns
Publishing a knitting book
Teaching a child to knit
American/English knitting (as opposed to continental)
Knitting to make money
Button holes
Knitting with alpaca
Fair Isle knitting
Norwegian knitting
Dying with plant colours
Knitting items for a wedding
Household items (dishcloths, washcloths, tea cosies...)
Knitting socks (or other small tubular items)on two circulars
Olympic knitting
Knitting with someone elses handspun yarn
Knitting with dpns
Holiday related knitting
Teaching a male how to knit
Knitting for a living
Knitting with cotton
Knitting smocking
Dying yarn
Knitting art (knitting as art or knitted replicas *of* art? I would totally knit a replica of art, but not as art)
Knitting two socks (or other small tubular items) on two circulars simultaneously
Knitting with wool
Textured knitting
Kitchener BO (if you'll start my socks, I'll be happy to graft your toes)
Knitting with beads
Long Tail CO
Knitting and purling backwards
Machine knitting
Knitting with selfpatterning/selfstriping/variegating yarn
Stuffed toys
Baby items
Knitting with cashmere
Knitting with synthetic yarn
Writing a pattern
Knitting with linen
Knitting for preemies
Tubular CO
Freeform knitting
Short rows
Cuffs/fingerless mits/armwarmers
Knitting a pattern from an online knitting magazine
Knitting on a loom
Thrummed knitting*
Knitting a gift
Knitting clothing for pets
Knitting toys/accessories for pets
Knitting with dog/cat hair
Hair accessories
Knitting in public (there are people who don't do this? the mind boggles)

Friday, April 20, 2007

Copenhagen 128

Copenhagen 128
Originally uploaded by tdgirl.
I just wanted to show this one. In the thumbnail, I thought it was a bowl or plate from a meal or shop or something. I clicked to see what it was, and it is the staircase of an office building that we wandered into because we thought it was a bank. It was not, but it had this cool staircase or balcony (hard to tell from the ground floor)

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Found On flickr!

Vital Clean Parasit
Originally uploaded by Andrew Huff.
What is this? Who buys a product with pictures of parasites on the label? Well, anyway, thanks to Andrew for taking a picture of it.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

I love the silly useful-ness of this product

Fling - ONELESSBAG canvas bag: Its a standard canvas tote bag with a picture of a blue plastic bag screen printed on it. The intention is to use it instead of plastic bags, and considering the mountain of plastic bags in my house, and how bad they are for the environment, I think that this spring, I will be trying to switch to reusable bags. I used to use them all the time at Trader Joe's in CT, but have somehow strayed from the strategy.

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Double Geek shirts

Afrayed Knot on Cafe Press has some good shirts, on dark colors, with amusing phrases, (especially if you are a computer geek as well as a knitting know who you are) and you should go and buy a shirt or two. $5 from every purchase goes to Doctors Without Borders as a part of Knitters Without Borders, so you win on so many levels.

Does anyone know how the cafe press shirts fit and hold up? I've never actually bought anything from there, and I'd like to know.

Found on flickr!

Turkish #1
Originally uploaded by yecatsml.
Noricum found this on flickr! and as I just received my copy of Anatolian Knitting Designs from Schoolhouse Press, it really struck me in its amazingness.

In other news, I am back stateside, the exhaustion from travel is just hitting me this afternoon, and posts from Denmark will be forthcoming. And Happy Easter to those of you who find it to be a holiday!