Thursday, August 30, 2007


So apparently Applebee's is not too breastfeeding-friendly. They asked a woman to cover up while she was nursing, and they persisted even when informed of the law protecting public breastfeeding (which they were breaking by asking her to put a blanket over the baby). As a result of this there will be a Nurse-Out on Saturday, September 8, 2007 from noon to 2:00 p.m. at 4009 Nicholasville Road (in front of Applebee's) in Lexington. Bring the family, make signs and educate the public! There's also a Nurse-In in the Fayette Mall children's play area on September 1 from 1-3 to raise breastfeeding awareness.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Skein upon Skein of Blue Sky Cotton

So here are some things I recently finished knitting for the store, which is mostly what I am knitting now, so there will be a bunch of store samples for the fall. I give the baby bobbi bear pattern four stars, unique construction, practically no seaming, and hugable! Anyhow, now I'm on to some fabulous fair-isle armwarmers and a fairly mindless scarf.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

The Train Skirt

Here it is! I decided I just had to keep it for myself since I put so much time into it.

Kentucky Midwifery Video

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Vegan Pal 2 Questionnaire

Vegan pal 2 sounds like a ton of fun! I can't wait to make and unmake a magic yarn ball!!

1. What is/are your craft(s), & how long have you been doing it/them?
I have been knitting for 4 years, actively sewing for 7, dyeing on and off for 7 years, I do a bit of screenprinting and tinker with spinning (wheels, I don't care for drop spindles)

2. Are you a vegan, vegetarian, veg-curious, veg-friendly or other?
I am a vegan.

3. What is/are your favorite color(s)? Do you particularly dislike any color(s)?
I do not like pastels, and black white and grey are not my favorites. Other than that I mostly like all colors, particularly rich/saturated ones. I do find blue a bit boring sometimes, and prefer the red end of purple.

4. Do you have any allergies (such as pets, foods, fibers or cigarette smoke)?
I have no allergies, but do not like cigarette smoke.

5. Do you have any companion animals? If so, name(s) and type(s)?
I have 2 cats, Scotty and Peanut.

6. Do you collect anything?
I try not to, though I am considering starting a pop-up book collection, and maybe wind up toys because they are so neat!

7. Do you have a favorite vegan food, snack or dish?
I like mushrooms, cherries, blueberries, chocolate

8. What are some of your favorite/least favorite tastes/flavors?
I like sweet, chocolate, savory, thai, indian, italian, medeterranean

9. What tools/supplies/accessories for your craft(s) are you wishing you had but don't? Also, what do you have TOO many of?
I'm not really wishing for anything in particular. I'd appreciate something I can't get at my LYS. I have plenty of needles and plenty of fabric and I don't want any mainstream magazines.

10. What type of handmade item would tickle your fancy? What don't you like?
I generally don't like crocheted garments. I like useful things. Unless they are supercute, in which case the cuteness makes up for the uselessness. Handmade things in general tickle my fancy.

11. Is there anything else you would like your pal to know about you?
I like recycled things and I also like environmentally friendly things. I mostly sew with hemp/organic cotton or recycled fabrics, though there is plenty of other fabric in my stash from when my resolve was not so strong. With yarn, I prefer natural fibers, I do not like synthetics and I do not like novelty yarn.

12. What scents do you like/dislike?
I dislike almost all artificial scents. Most natural scents (essential oils, spices, etc. ) are fine.

13. Do you prefer fall or Halloween or some other Autumn theme?
Halloween. It's the best holiday.

14. Just for fun - tell your favorite Halloween or Autumn related memory.
Halloween never seems to live up to my expectations. One that did was during my first year of college, in New Orleans. I went downtown with a fairy, a hawaiian girl, a nurse and someone just out of the shower. I was a tablecloth. Nothing in particular stands out in my mind besides a long kiss on bourbon street, I just remember it was a fun night.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Sarah's Wish List

Amazon doesn't have everything, so I decided just to make a list here, and I'll update it every now and then, it's in order of most wanted. Last updated 12/28/08

1. I have moved my wishlist over to here.
2. I have an amazon wishlist. Used books would be fine.
3. Classes from Mecca 859-254-9790