Apparently, there was a very bad unauthorized Chinese dub of the Star Wars movie where Darth Vader falls into the lava and gets half-cooked. Instead of the utterly hilarious “Noooooooooooooooo!” heard in the English version, the Chinese movie translation was “DO NOT WANT!!!” So it’s become a kind of catch-all phrase in messageboard threads, etc. The opposite, of course, is “WANT!” And want this sweater I do.
I found it on a shop site called Astrid’s Dutch Obsessions. They’ve got some supertasty stuff, including pre-orders on the special Kaffe Fassett sock yarn, not to mention Opal sock yarn inspired by the art of Friedensreich Hundertwasser, one of my favorite Austrian artists. If you’re ever in Vienna, definitely stop by the KunstHausWien or the Hundertwasserhaus, it is absolutely worth it. He’s like the Austrian eco-GaudÃ!
This is going to be a very big week. I’ll be at TNNA over the weekend and our shop opens just as soon as I get back. While Heidi and I are gone, Megan will be repainting and moving in all our stuff. Sewing machines, knitting machines, work tables, chairs chairs chairs. And let’s not even get started on the yarn, fabric, etc. I’m planning to move my entire stash to the store and sort through it, since my tastes have changed over time and I should make an effort to destash/make my older stuff available to the knit-related classes. I’ve got a whole new series of kits and stuff to put together. Lots to do. Maybe I should go take a nap… rest up while I can!
In book-related news, I can now announce that I am doing a camping-inspired knitting book for release next year. My charming and fantastic test knitters will have their hands full this summer. Also, I’ll need models in the southern Maine/NH/northeast MA area in September for the photoshoot, if you’re interested. There will be a survey about the book in my next post (you’ll see why then).