Saturday, February 21, 2009

witness my shame.

above is a scarf begun for aitor in (i think) late 2006 that still sits unfinished in the back of a dresser drawer.

slacker journal

this here is my dream yarn cataloging system that never fully bloomed. the latter was begun around a year ago when i bought an amazing vintage cathode tube manual (the pages from which were used for this). because of the manual's unique size, i need to cut all the pages by hand and similarly punch a strange array of holes into them.

so why am i publicly shaming myself with this sad display of failed projects? it is in an (hopeful) attempt to motivate these projects into completion. i am not alone in this venture, either; the toronto craft alert has put together a pretty hefty giveaway to celebrate the launch of their new site design. entering involves (among other things) completing abadoned projects and sharing the process with the internet. the heap of loot to be won is pretty amazing - a veritable smorgasbord of toronto craft output (including...ahem...some goodies from my own coffers). of course, i would love to win it. but i am not sure that i qualify as both a contributor to the swag and the blog (from time to time). regardless of my eligibilty, it's nice to feel a collective push to get some monkeys off my back. you also don't have to live in toronto to enter or win.

the full contest details are here. i would recommend reading through them very carefully. this contest has more levels too it than most and, judging from the flickr pool, this seems to be confusing people. attentiveness may not have made the cut to be a bona fide virtue, but it is rarely a bad idea.


Rosemoo said...

You always have links and ideas for the coolest things. I envy your immersion in the heart of toronto crafty/arty goodness.

sweetie pie press said...

i am very fortunate to be part of such a thriving craft scene in such an active city. i am also fortunate to have good friends like jen (at the craft alert) who are always dreaming up new and wonderful ideas.