Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
My mom was watching Dr. Oz the other day and they had this woman on who was stressed out and was taking care of everyone, her husband, kids, elderly parents, uncle and aunt, and at her nursing job, her patients and the staff. She was starting to suffer health problems of her own and gaining weight. They explained the chemical processes going on, that stress causes cortisol to be released and this causes an accumulation of fat. That was all well and good and scientific. But then, at the point where they should have been talking about how she could take care of herself by taking time to exercise and do recreational activities and get some thorough rest and how these things would help interrupt the hormone cycle, they instead said that fat was a sign that she was missing something in her life. WTF? That just pisses me off, it's judgemental, personal and not at all helpful and just the kind of pop psychology bs women get all the time to make them feel like crap.
As H.L. Mencken said:
As H.L. Mencken said:
For every complex problem, there is an answer that is clear, simple—and wrong.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
My cousin is having a baby and I made this sweater. It does have that handmade look, I hope not too much. lol The yarn is Tonalita, Italian wool/acrylic. The pattern is from "Knits, Knots, Buttons and Bows" by Lynda Schar. The little pea pod is my idea and made from felt and sewn on.
Monday, July 6, 2009
I made these while hanging out with T on July 4th, she made one too. I didn't even realize there were hearts in the design until I had finished one, although T thinks I tricked her into making something with hearts in it. ;) I should have known since the design is in the jan/feb issue of "crochet today!" and not a summer issue where coaster patterns are typically found.
Monday, May 4, 2009
This is from a pattern in Piecework of an item worn in the mid 1800's. It is called a sontag. It is knitted in a checkerboard pattern that has a back and then two long wings that cross your chest. Then there is a crocheted edge. There are cords that come from the back corners to tie in front and then there is a button and loop on the wings to button in back. I am hoping T can help me make the traditional tassels for the cords.
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
From Crochet World and made with Royale Classic Crocht Thread in Myrtle Green. The green is really too bright, I mean it is very St. Patrick's-y but doesn't go with my decor. Go figure, it was all I could find when I started the project, now I can find lots of different greens.