The New Adventure of Mini-Me

Saturday, September 08, 2012

Mini-Me makes an appearance in the This Knitted Life video!

Remember Mini-Me? A few years ago I participated in the Stitched Selves exhibit for the London Science Museum. The exhibit was coordinated and produced by the knitting group Stitch London and additional adventures were promised. Last summer the Stitched Selves participated in Stitched Science and this summer they are featured in a video!

The video presents the stages of a knitting project, from "birth" to cast off, with artsy visual blasts of knitted objects and was produced by the Crafts Council to promote knitting.

Mini-Me appears at 5:53 for her two seconds of fame. You can email me for autograph requests ;)

This Knitted Life from Crafts Council on Vimeo.

Valentines 2012

Sunday, September 02, 2012

I love Pinterest. I now have more things to make than I'll ever manage and I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing. I found this Snappy Coin Purse Tutorial by Rashida Coleman-Hale and immediately knew that I wanted to make them for this years valentines.

Fabric Place Basement recently re-opened in Natick so I went to explore and look for heart/valentine fabric. After a couple of hours (the amount of cotton fabric they carry is extensive!) I finally found 4 prints that worked together. VoilĂ ! A darling valentine.

The tutorial was excellent but I do provide one correction. When working Step 7 you should notch the curves not clip them. The Hows and Whys of Clips and Notches are excellently explained at the "Sew, Mama, Sew!" blog.

The best thing about my visit to Fabric Place Basement was finding that they carry great yarn - Cascade and Classic Elite to name just two. I wonder if I should tell my husband that the new store in town stocks both fabric and yarn? Maybe not, he already has too many grey hairs.