Sew-er

I know that “sewer” is an incorrect way of describing someone who sews but my other option is what? Seamstress? This is proving to be quite the dilemma for me. Here is why: My aunt rents a space in a flea market somewhere near Orlando, Florida. She is going to start selling some of my knits, aprons I’ve sewn (don’t worry, I’m using my own designs. No copyright infringement over here!) and other tchotchkes. I doubt this will go very far for me but I decided that I need some sort of business card. I ordered some samples from MOO but I’m realizing that I can’t put that I’m a sewer on my card. So what do I do? Seamstress or is there another simple way to state that “I am one who sews”? I need your help.

Wicked

I finally had the chance to take photos of Wicked.

Pattern: Wicked from Zephyr Style

Yarn: 2.5 skeins Cascade 220 Heathers

Needles: US 7 Inox circulars

Notes: I love this top! I’ve already worn it a couple of times. Very simple pattern to follow and most of it is stockinette so I could knit mindlessly at work. I pretty much followed the pattern except for some waist shaping.

The patterns from Zephyr Style are casually written, which, I like. When I was working on Blustery I felt like I had to keep my eyes on the pattern at all times so I wouldn’t make a mistake because it was extremely detailed. I’m working on Rusted Root , also from Zephyr style, now. It’s going good but there isn’t a lace chart with drives me a little crazy. Other than that, it is another simple pattern to follow.

 

 

Juno

I don’t usually buy soundtracks. Actually, I don’t usually buy music at all except the occasional vinyl purchase. Since getting a car, however, I feel compelled to buy Cd’s. Maybe it’s because the quality of an MP3 burned CD is just so awful I can’t stand to listen to them in my car. The first CD I purchased for my car is the Juno soundtrack. There were, of course, hundreds of Cd’s to choose from but I was drawn to the soundtrack because I thoroughly enjoyed the movie and figured it’d be a listening adventure because I only recognized two or three songs. After a few listens, I was pretty happy because it helped me to remember the movie. I find that I often forget about movies within a few days after watching so this actually added to my cinema experience. Then, I just fell in love with the songs on the album mostly, the songs by Kimya Dawson.

Tree Hugger – Kimya Dawson

Kimya Dawson is the female from The Moldy Peaches. I don’t know much about The Moldy Peaches except for a few memories they created for me during my freshman year of college. I don’t know if any of you have seen the movie but the song “Anyone But You” plays a a significant role during the end. Here’s the original:

Anyone Else But You – The Moldy Peaches

Most of the soundtrack is music from after 2000 but there are some older tunes on it. One I’ve really taken to is the Buddy Holly song, Dearest. When I first listened to soundtrack, I had no idea it was a Buddy Holly song. In fact, I thought it was just another indie kid singing another indie kid song. Some music is really just timeless.

Buddy Holly – Dearest

This is a soundtrack definitely worth checking out. Just think of it as a really good mix CD.

Vests

I’m starting to think I have a thing for vests. Not all vests, just knit vests. The new issue of Knitty came out  and immediately I was drawn to the two vest patterns:

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The first, Talia, is going to require some modifications. It’s a little too long and I’m not crazy about some of the design details but I am drawn to the shape of it. The second, Honeycomb, is perfect. The stitch detail plus the tweedy yarn makes this an excellent vest for fall. Of course, I can’t start either of these because I’m currently working on three things: Wicked, Rusted Root and Mystic Waters Lace Shawl. I also need to hit up the sewing machine soon. My mind has been drifting towards summer dresses.

It looks like I’ll be visiting California sometime in the coming months. I’m hoping to set up some job interviews in and around San Francisco.  I haven’t had much luck here so I’m hoping there might be something for me on the opposite side of the country. Even if I don’t get a fabulous job there, I’d rather work a crappy job there than here.