Pay no attention to the crocuses. They are a delaying tactic.
Right. OK. Here’s the thing. I want a business.
[The Demons of Stuckification: Shame! Shame! Resign!]
I want a business in the arena of textile arts/crafts.
Until recently, I knew nothing – nothing – about business. Family-wise, it’s basically academics all the way [...]
You remember my hopeful little boatman?
Last time I wrote about this project, I was feeling pretty confident that I’d finish it in a few days. And I might have, too. But then I took a wrong turning.
Ah, knitting. Such a tricksy mistress. There have been highs, recently, and there have also, sad to relate, been lows. Time for … Good Thing, Bad Thing.
Good Thing: Hat! Hat hat hat hat hat haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat! My first hat, no less. I love it.
A hat! I haz a hat! Don’t scoff, you who knock out Finished Objects every couple of hours, Monday to Sunday (you know who you are). I normally take aeons to finish anything, so the fact that I made this in approximately two weeks, including the swatch, is actually pretty remarkable.
It is one [...]
As a keen-eyed, sharp-witted String Revolution reader, you may just have spotted that I’m a feminist. Gender politics is one of the things that really makes my little heart go pit-a-pat, and so I post here from time to time about how it relates to crafts – Women’s Work (aka “that book I’m not obsessed [...]
Observe! Here is the Feaster in his beautiful T-shirt from my Zazzle shop. It’s unfortunately already pretty tight – I should have got it much bigger. But isn’t it great? I give you this picture by way of loin-girding, because I’m going to talk about gender normativity and kids’ clothes again, and we need [...]