The Eagle has landed

November 29th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

Tweasel

Well, its finally come to pass.  The LSG NSFW (for you non-Ravelry folks, the acronym is Lazy, Stupid, and Godless; and Not Safe For Work) 2013 calendar has been coordinated and is now ready for purchase.  Some of you may recall that I had done a photoshoot last year for the 2012 calendar, but for reasons beyond my and others control, it never got done nor printed last year.  Cue a very sad/downhearted me.  This year, the calendar was better organized and my photo from last year got voted in again.  Cue happy me!

The calendar is now available for order and the proceeds are going to Heifer International which is a charitable organization whose “mission is to work with communities to end hunger and poverty and care for the Earth,” (quote from their site).  They do this by fundraising initiatives by folks around the world (or 6000+ LSG knitters in this case) and purchase livestock appropriate for the climate/ecosystem that they are donating the animals too.  In some countries, owning a few chickens or goats means the difference between life and death.

So do your part, and order a LSG NSFW 2013 calendar, it would make a great giftmas gift.  There are some lovely ladies on there in poses of dishabille with crafty goods that are quite lovely.  Just check out June’s gorgeous model 😉

Link for purchase here: LSG NSFW 2013 Calendar for purchase
Coupon code REDEMPTIO for 30% off your order.

And yes, that weasel (or tweasel) is our group mascot posing most languidly.

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Time to get busy!

November 2nd, 2012 § 1 comment § permalink

Its November.  For those of us crafty folks, its also known as the time to get busy!  By my calendar, there are currently 51 days left until Christmas. 

panic button

Luckily, I have gone into this winter gift-giving season with a bit of a plan. 

Projects that I’m for sure making:

  • cowl for my birth mom
  • hat for boyfriend
  • hat for boyfriend’s dad
  • woven scarf for boyfriend’s mom

Its possible that I may make some other items for my family here in town, but I have no idea at the moment.

I’m happy to report that I’m making progress on two of the four projects listed above – the cowl (because I have to mail it) and the woven scarf (because its lace weight and painstaking to make = time consuming).

Its been about 10+ months since I last wove anything, and its nice to do an hour here, an hour there to get it done slowly over time.  This project is being woven on my 32″ rigid heddle loom and therefore its not portable.  Its also the first lacy weaving I’ve done in a number of years.  This project was a pain in the ass (PITA) to warp onto the loom as I didn’t have any help and had to use both my hands and teeth (yes, teeth) simultaneously.  Ah, the things I do for my craft…

Here’s a picture to whet your appetite.

woven scarf

I’m really digging the gradient in the weft. Will post full project notes, including yarn content (note: all stash yarn!) once its completed and off the loom.

No, I haven’t forgotten to update y’all with info and pictures from my cardigan project.  Rest assured, it now has a sleeve and part of the second sleeve.  Its going to be a bit of a back-burner project (yet again) due to all the gift-making projects on the go, but I am determined to finish it sooner rather than later.

I should mention that if anyone has special orders for Christmas gifts, please send me an email by no later than November 9, 2012. That way I’ll have enough time to make your item.  Thanks for your support :)

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