Monday, April 5, 2010

Mo Rocca Knits on CBS + LINKS!

I know I've been sooo MIA lately, and for that I must apologize. It's not that I haven't been crafting - I HAVE! I've been reading blogs, too. I've been bulking up my queue in Ravelry and continually crocheting. I've been listening to podcasts and all kinds of good stuff. I've been tweeting about my latest creations, and posting them (pictureless) on Ravelry.

So, is this just turning into a crochet blog? I'm not sure. I'm not sure what it is, actually. I enjoy blogging and I've seen some amazing, inspiring things here in Mexico that I'd love to share with you. I just have this camera problem, you see... And it's getting me NOT to post pictures online. It's been quite a while, no?

At any rate, I was reading the blog of my new favorite yarn, Stitch Nation Yarn by Debbie Stoller and Red Heart, and I was excited to find that she was recruited to teach everyone's favorite NPR comedian, Mo Rocca, to knit! After the Ravelrous controversy about it, I was itching (haha!) to see what happened. The result was broadcast on CBS, and you can view it here.

What are my future plans? I plan to open my Etsy Shop (at long last) this summer for a month (so I can ship from the United States; Mexican post is unreliable.) I plan to learn photoshop! This has been a dream of mine for a long while. I'm thinking I can do free downloads and maybe post some cheapie downloads on Etsy, too! I have been thinking about actually KNITTING for a while. I love the knit kits put forth by Leeanne at Leethal.Net. I want those cuffs, baby!!

I've been crocheting hearts and flowers, along with my famous Julio and Julia armwarmers. (pattern available soon!) I love this pattern by Drew Embrowsky, the Crochet Dude from Leisure Arts. I made a couple of those. I've been enjoying Debbie Stoller's AWESOME Stitch Nation Yarn and yearning for more of it!! I have to get those worsted weight patterns in queue, because when I come home this summer, I'm going to be returning with a very nice stock of that stuff.

In about a month, I'll be attending the Craft Expo here in Mexico City. That should be a hoot! We'll see if I can meet my best friend Rebecca Pick again (or Bex, as I like to call her!)

I'll see if I can't come up with some reasonable schedule for this blogging thing. I don't like to have it run my life but I do enjoy sharing my crafty adventures with anyone who'll listen! <3 HUGS!!