Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Crafting and Hoarding

There seems to be a link between crafters and hoarders. To craft, do you need to hoard? I like to think that I'm not a hoarder, but maybe I'm in denial. I have a box of yarn and a drawer of knitting supplies, but I'm not saving toilet paper rolls and plastic bottles for a rainy day. Does my extensive yarn stash make me a hoarder? I'd classify myself as more of a knitter than a crafter anyway. But I see things all the time and think "I could do something with that" but I don't save it. The only times I save things that are ostensibly garbage or recyclables are when I have a project in mind, but even then the thought of saving every tp roll makes me shy away from certain crafts. Maybe I need an impartial third party to investigate my yarn box  to determine if I'm a craft hoarder or just an innocent knitter with a totally harmless yarn stash. I try not to buy yarn without a project in mind either, but I do tend to over buy yarn so most of my stash is leftovers. I've also been given some yarn over the years and won a couple of other skeins here and there, so that's my excuse. I'm going to stop writing now because it's starting to sound more and more like hoarding denial. What do you think? Do you hoard to craft or craft to hoard? Can you craft without hoarding? Am I just in hoarding denial?

Thursday, January 13, 2011

BzzAgent CoverGirl Campaign

Hi All,

I've been a BzzAgent for a couple of months now. It's a website that allows you to participate in campaigns and learn about products then spread your opinions of them. It took me a while to get going, but now I'm participating in a CoverGirl Campaign that sounds really cool. I don't wear much makeup, but when I do it's CoverGirl! I chose it for my wedding because the Outlast Lipstain sounded perfect. It looked natural and allowed my husband to kiss the bride without worrying about staining his lips or smudging mine. You too can get into the action over on Facebook. Or join BuzzAgent for a chance to join other cool campaigns.
My CoverGirl wedding makeup!

In regular blog news: I just finished a sweater for my brother, so I'll post pictures once it's blocked. I'm also working on a faux fox stole. It's really cute so far, but I'm making it without a pattern and going more by feel. I'll probably post pictures once it's done. 

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

I'm back!

We spent Christmas and New Year's in California with our parents. I totally dropped the blogging ball, not to mention the ball on my brother's sweater. He'll be visiting us in about 2 weeks and I still have most of a sleeve and everything above the armpits to finish. Can I do it all in 2 weeks? How do you get motivated to pick up your knitting again? What do you do while knitting? I keep checking my computer, which isn't helping. I sometimes watch movies on my computer so I can't use it. What else should I do? What helps?