As promised, the non-Maker Faire part of my trip. Oh, New York, how I love you.
So I went to New York for the 2012 World Maker Faire. No big deal.
Rather than try to use words to tell the tale, here are some photos.
Ok, wait. I’m a words junkie, so here are just a few:
- Haley Pierson-Cox is my new favourite person, and I went from never having met her in person before to spending, like, a total of twelve hours in her company and never wanting to leave it.
- I had lunch with my agent, who is even more awesome than I already knew her to be from the internets and the telephone. (It’s a very cool thing to be able to say, to have had lunch with one’s agent, so I’m just saying it, ok?)
- I ate my weight in carbohydrates, consisting almost exclusively of bagels, pizza and pasta.
- Ok, that’s all for now. I’ll do another photo round-up of non-Maker-Faire adventures soon.
I’ve been digging through boxes of files in search of one particular document. A hard-copy document. In very tangible, very disorganized boxes. Because I am unabashedly disorganized when it comes to tangible objects, I haven’t found the document yet.
But I did find my original Crochet Me logo sketches and mock-ups, and the original hand-drawn logo. I consider that a score almost as exciting as the missing document would have been. I wonder what else I’ll turn up in my search…
I don’t much like designing craft patterns. My passion for craft manifests more as a desire to curate, to pontificate, to advocate. I usually either follow other people’s patterns or just wing it.
I decide a couple of weeks ago to do an experiment, though. The weather was getting colder, and I realized Owen’s going to need a bunch of hats. A few hours later, I’d made him one, and the experiment is that I decided to size it and write up the pattern – would it take me an unreasonable amount of time? Would I recoup the cost of my time?
We’ll see. I’ll keep you posted.
It’s worked in worsted weight yarn in the round from the top down in extended half double crochet, with the ear flaps added after and worked in rows. Sized for baby, toddler and child, it’s quite possible you could keep your kid’s head warm for years – it’s a unisex design, too, so all your kids’ heads can be warm. (Owen’s wearing the child size here. Huge. Noggin.)
You’ll need 70-120 yards of worsted weight yarn, a 6.0mm hook, and a button.
Because I love you guys, here’s a code for a buck off. It’s good till the end of the month, so tell your friends, hey? Just enter FFlove11 during checkout.
Work-parenting balance is unbalanced! Babysitter’s on holiday this week! So today, blogging = short storytelling in pictures.