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21  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Doing it in public: Leave me alone and let me knit! on: July 28, 2007 09:52:33 AM
I was KIPing for the first time in a long time and I thought I was safe from interuption.  I was at the bus depot which was almost deserted, sitting curled up in a corner, headphones on, and still some lady came up to me.  And actually I wouldn't have minded if she'd actually wanted to talk about knitting instead of wittnessing to me.
22  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Shopping Rant on: July 28, 2007 09:24:27 AM
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Ok yeah, I get paid to do what I'm doing, but I'm not an employee with a grudge.  Normally I go to work smiling and come home smiling.  This was just a collective of things that my co-workers and I consider rude,  because whether a person is paid or not (and forget the whole putting stuff away issue, the other stuff is far more annoying than that) nobody likes their job to be harder than it is.  But I don't want people to think I'm un-happy being paid to do my job, so never mind.
23  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Yarnholic Seeking to Start a Support Group on: July 24, 2007 01:02:30 PM
Hi, my name is Courtney and I'm a yarnaholic.  Fortunately I'm not a big buyer of yarn (I do work at Michaels and get a discount, but I also see the huge totals of the little old ladies who buy yarn from me) but I pet the yarn almost every day I work there.

My stash would be tiny in most of your eyes (less than 20 skeins/balls/tangles of remnents), but today I rummaged around for loose dollar bills to go buy some mohair because lust for the Wisp scarf from Knitty has set in!  Now I'm off to fondle my homespun before I go to work!
24  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Cheri - a real girly bear! on: May 11, 2007 08:06:19 AM
Can I hug her?  She's sooooo adorable!
25  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: You know you're a craftster when... (part TWO!) on: May 10, 2007 08:29:09 PM
I hate the "kit-creativity-syndrome".  While working at Michael's, I'll have someone bring something up to me and ask what it's for.  What I really want to say is "It's for whatever your imagination can come up with.  It has absolutely no purpose until you give it purpose."  What I'll end up saying is a generic list of common uses for the item.  I think creativity is like being physically flexable.  Some people can naturally do the splits, others have to stretch for years to get there, but stretch everyday and you'll improve no matter where you're at.

And also related to my job . . . ykyacw you make up your own project ideas from the things you're ringing up for other people, hehe
26  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: robert smith and a lion! on: May 08, 2007 06:39:42 AM
Wow, I'd totally marry the lion too if I could!  I'm a stick figure kind of artist so I'm totally in awe of anyone with your kind of skill.
27  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: No! I won't make/fix/sew/knit your....!! on: May 07, 2007 07:04:47 PM
I'm totally having issues with my boyfriend over making him stuff.  I can barely sew, and he tells me he has a sewing project for me - a surcoat for his ren faire costume.  ...
My saving grace is he is my boyfriend and after this project I'll explain ....

No, honey. BEFORE this project, you explain. End of issues.

Because after this project, he can say "But you made a surcoat..."

I agree with Susankg. Since the BF can craft, he can sew. After all, he already sees how easy this project is.

Yeah I guess.  He's starting to put 2 and 2 together for himself since I'm constantly stressing about sewing this on top of all my other responsibilities.  And I think I shall teach him to sew, or teach him what I know and insist we learn together.  Besides, it'll give him more reasons to come over if he uses my sewing machine.
28  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: Thrifting Tips and Etiquette on: May 07, 2007 07:01:10 PM

My peeve is the halloween costume or costume party shoppers who loudly make fun of the store, ignoring the fact that many people shop there by necessity and might be sensitive about it. 

 
I know!  Usually cosutme purposes are the only time I make it to thrift stores (I live in a snobby area) and I try to be quiet and polite about my shopping because I'm buying for fun rather than necessity.  The last time was the worst because my friends and I were shopping for a performance in which we are bums, I was mortified when one friend held up a combination and asked "Does this outfit say 'dumpster diver'?"
29  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: To specialize in one craft or flirt with many different ones? on: May 07, 2007 10:13:26 AM
I do anything I want when it comes to crafting.  My method of picking up crafts is terribly ADD-like but it's fun.

It started with bead jewelry, really simple stuff.  That progressed to wire art and more complicted bead and wire jewelry.  Then I had to have a skirt for a dance performance so I learned a little sewing and have another sewing project in the works.  Somewhere along the lines I wanted to learn how to knit so I got some needles and yarn.  Then I had an inspiration a dress reconned from a t-shirt but it needed cool accessories so I got some polymer clay to make the hair clip I was envisioning.  Oh and somewhere in there I decided to figure out decoupage because I wanted to make my boyfriend a tin with Betty Paige on it.  He's also getting a decoupaged journal.
30  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: Double it up! Craft + ???? on: May 07, 2007 10:01:23 AM
If I'm in a sort of creative mood or doing a small project, I'll sit at the computer and read craftster or some of my other favorite sites.  Or I'll sit on my bed with music or an audiobook.

If it's a big project, multiple part projects, multiple mini projects for one larger final goal, or something I've been stuck on and want to just push through and finish, I'll comandeer the coffee table, flip on the TV (usually to something that is entertaining but doesn't require all my attention) and just have at it.
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