Archive | October, 2010

glass half-full

11 Oct

so… i’ve been quite busy lately (as you may have noticed by my lack of posting) and nothing cures a crazy workload better than a glass of wine.  or, in my case, a mug of wine.  as much as i love my small collection of random-colored wine glasses, i find it much more statisfying to drink (red) wine out of a coffee mug.  so, last wednesday, when my long workday ended with my car battery dying, i was more than happy to come home to a bottle of my favorite malbec (thanks, best boyfriend ever!) and a brand new coffee mug in the cupboard.  i recently purchased a mug from urban outfitters (they have the best finds on their clearance table) that has kittens all over it, pawing towards the air as if you were waving a can of tuna.  or in my cat’s case, a crumpled piece of paper. at any rate, as i took the last sip of my wine, i realized that there were some red stains toward the lip of the mug.  and it looked too cute not to take a picture:

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i am amused way too easily.  but seriously, how cute is this fluffy little guy?:

  

       and this got me thinking, i have quite a few mugs that i love from the good ‘ol UO.

       and one of the nice things about design-y blogs is the lovely eye candy.

       so, enjoy.

(lola wanted to say “hi”)

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urban knitting

1 Oct

i saw something today on farthing collective (lots of charlotte contributors for all you local people!) about a project nearby for urban knitting.  i had heard about urban knitting a while ago and have always loved the idea of going out in the middle of the night with a ski mask on, banksy-style, and making a telephone pole a little more attractive.  i actually got to see some urban knitting on a parking meter while walking down south st. in philadelphia this past winter.  such a nice little spot of color in the middle of a dreary day.  anyhow… i feel that if i tried to do this myself, i’d end up freaking out for no warranted reason because i get paranoid that the cops will take me to jail if i’m caught doing anything remotely out-of-the-ordinary.  and i’m too fragile for that kind of experience.  but!… i can now knit from the comfort of my own home and just let someone else do the dirty work thanks to this project at gallery up.  funny enough, i just knitted for the first time in months last night, so i’m taking it as a sign to participate.  submissions can be sent from anywhere and this is the perfect project for someone who’s not so intermediate with their knitting/crocheting skills (read: me). 

photo: carol hummel

for inspiration, check out the urban knitting flicker page.  here a just a few of my favorites:

this makes me wish pay phones still existed.

ahoy matey!

– i’d love to find my bike waiting for me like this.

whoa.