This article is the first one I’ve read in a long while about crafty topics in a major, non-craft publication that hasn’t completely squicked me out in some way. At least it didn’t go for either side of the usual “hipsters do crafts!” / “it’s not your grandma’s [x]” dichotomy most reporters choose, and there’s lot of interesting information about Etsy.
How are your holiday preparations going? I made my book deadline (well, the first part of it, anyway) and decided to go on a cooking frenzy around midnight, because I was still too wired to sleep. Rising on the stove right now is bread dough, plus there’s cookie dough waiting to be baked, a fresh quiche cooling on the countertop, pasta sauce from scratch and some other things packed into the fridge…
I’ve got a sweater that’s just about done, but it’s locked in a metal file cabinet upstairs so the cats can’t get it. Taking it out would surely wake up my boyfriend, who would be wholly unamused by “well, I ran out of things to bake and although it’s 3:00 in the morning, I felt like knitting” as an explanation.
Someone once asked me how I get so many things done. I said, sarcastically, that I am actually a robot, and I don’t sleep. But that’s a total lie. I love sleep! Love it! I just have a little too much caffeine left in my system from writing today. If you had a camera trained on me all day tomorrow, I could pretty much guarantee that I’ll be falling over by 2:00 p.m. or so. Good thing the shop is closed Mondays!
Later today, presuming I don’t fall over, I am going to solve a tricky sideways steeking problem for a pattern I’m writing. This is one reason you should always keep thrift store sweaters around for experimentation, it’s much faster than knitting swatches.