Sunday, May 18, 2008

Another friggin hobby

knitting counts right. This blog is about clothes where as long as I only knit things that I can wear it is totally alright if I spend all my money on YARN AND FABRIC right?!?!?!?!?!!?

Here is a pic of what I am working on

It is a ruffle scarf using Lion Brand ruffles yarn.

The curiosity started with the Fiber Friday posts on Crafster Women dye and spin these beautifuls yarns and post them here. Then someone mentioned about how they cannot wait to get thier Ravelry invitation.My Profile on Ravelry Then I participated in a Magic Yarn Ball Swap and there is the birth of another hobby/habit.

The more I participate on these sites I see that I am not the only one that has creative ADD. It seems to be an epidemic. Look at the rise of sites like Etsy, Crafster,Ravelry, Pattern Review and the massive DIY movement period. Economists say its def a sign of an oncoming Depression. Interesting and totally random.

I have also discovered that San Diego has a decent selection of yarn shops...I would say at least six or so that actually have some cool stuff. Of course everything on line is cheaper but when in a bind I have choices to run too. I cannot say the same of our fabric stores. (They basically suck).

Anywho....I have finally gotten back to Ella (my Singer) and we made a grocery shopping bag today. It's perfectly lined and sturdy with French seams throughout. Its in a loveley red plaid that I got from Beverly's. I love plaid but I don't think I can wear it so I figured accessories will fill that need.

I'll post a pic of the bag when my computer co-operates, probably tomorrow.

References to other posts:OR UPDATES!!!!

Well I ordered from Fashion Fabrics and I was not all that impressed. I ordered 1/8 of a yard of about 6 fabrics. Waited forever and TWO showed up. I'm glad that I wasn't working toward a deadline or anything. I haven't bothered to call and ask what happened to the others. They were extra fabric choices for a girlfriend and the funny part is that she liked the ONE fabric that they sent. The other was a silk dupioni plaid for me. (it didn't knock me out.) So I will order the fabric for her dress but I am still in search of my fav online fabric store. Lemme know if you have any suggestions.


cheryl said...

I have ordered fabric from Vouge Fabrics online ( And they were excellent. I even live in Canada and got them in under two weks!

Anonymous said...

Lots of cool and creative items. Wow! Thanks for the photos and text and inspiration.