Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Shop Is Open!

I finally opened up my Etsy store and I'm thrilled. There's a lot more to upload, but it's a start. From now on you can buy original patterns, knit kits, ready to wear and embroidery kits from SAS Knits It Again with just a few mouse clicks. (start by clicking the side bar that says 'Etsy'!)

Untill the shop is fully loaded (so to speak) I also sell by e-mail. That means, just mail me what you'd like and I'll give you the specifics.

Now in the Etsy Store:

- Knit Kit 'Octopussss' (original design merino neckwarmer and wristwarmer with one of a kind glass beads)
- JOAN OF ARC Knitting Pattern, very bulky cowl for wo(men)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Half Reality of Blogging (part 2)

About a week ago I commented on one of Abi's (Spiderwoman Knits) posts. In turn she took my comment and blogged about it. Read it and then look at my pictures. Those are 100% real. I'm a master in making things look better then they are. Isn't that part of the fun though?

Blogging is like daydreaming your own life.

I will stand behind a person to make myself look slimmer. I will push away the clutter to one side and photograph a project in an apparently clean and tidy house. I will photograph myself 10.000 times until I am slightly satisfied.

I would never photo-shop myself or my kids though. Boyfriend dear once opted: 'I love that picture of Wee One, let's enlarge it. I'll just 'shop' that crumb from his face.' My jaw dropped down. There's a lot of ways you can photo-shop your life, but you'll have to make real memories. With real memories go real pictures. With real people on them.

(I was planning to post a picture of my face early in the morning, I hope you'll forgive me for chickening out...!)
'my photo studio'
'photo studio 2'
'crisis centre'
'messy kitchen 1'

'messy kitchen 2''little helper'

Monday, February 01, 2010

Going White

Who likes white? Clean, fresh, friendly?
Who likes black? Sophisticated, rocky, original?

My aim is to slowly turn my blog into a website that contains a blog instead of a blog that wants to be a website. I'm questioning the look and feel and so SAS Knits It Again is going white just for the time being.

A trial period of pristine crispness.

Be honest!