Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Among the Bearded Ones

Probably not many of you will ever get to experience hair growth to the level of obsession, but I'm one of the lucky ones. For the last four months my lovely Tim has participated in what can best be described as a social networking site for beard growers (Whiskerino.org). The challenge: shave your face clean at the end of October and let it grow. The goal: No trimming, shaving, or cutting for four months while posting a photo of your progressive beard growth at least once a week.

At last the saga is almost over, and somehow I was conned into to accompanying said boyfriend to the ultimate beard party of the century. It was definitely an interesting time filled with lots of eating and drinking, lots of beard admiring, some good music, ridiculous amounts of photography, and a stuffed sheep named Roy who came home with us when Tim insisted on buying him for me after an excessive amount of "celebrating".

The last day was relatively beard free although there were two amazing and unplanned beard run-ins throughout the city. We hung around Nashville for a while and ate some awesome brunch at a place called Marche which I'd highly recommend if you're ever in the area. I tried to drink a cup of the house-made hot chocolate but it was way too thick and rich to finish after having gorged myself on some delicious pastries followed by scrumptious french toast.

Good times were had by all.

Thanks for the memories, Nashville.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Felt-Up #2

Success! Sort of. Ok, maybe not success per se, but better than last time, right? Right. I knew you'd agree with me. I actually think the gray looks rather sophisticated. And, although the lace pattern didn't show up as visibly as maybe I was planning, I think it adds a nice textural flare. Blah blah blah.

Anyway, I sent it to Detroit so you Detroiters should go to City Bird and buy it. All of you buy it!

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, the hilarious train of badly felted items is chugging along and some pretty awful things are beginning to accumulate around my house. For example, this "hat" which resembles something like a tea cozy and I didn't even use a pattern for, thank you very much! I think I'd better just toss it, but if growing up during the great depression taught me anything, it was to eat anything I can find and don't throw anything away. So, any suggestions for what I should do with this?

Here's what I've come up with: pillow, cat saddle. Okay, that's it.

I've actually started to enjoy getting ideas from other people and using them as my own, so anything you guys could come up with would be much appreciated.

Cat stare:

Monday, February 1, 2010

And the Winner is . . .


I thought there were a lot of awesomely hilarious suggestions, but I really liked the idea of this crab being in a business meeting, maybe wearing a suit, especially with the way his arms (claws) are folded.

I'll probably have more contests in the future so visit often to see what's new and what you could win.

Mike, I'll get your crab drawing to you very shortly.