DIY Guardians of the Galaxy Dress

There’s nothing quite like making a special outfit for a special occasion – and this one was a crazy good time. I speak, of course, of my new Guardians of the Galaxy-inspired little black dress. As fate would have it, the group I was planning to see Guardians of the Galaxy with had to re-schedule.…

Looking Back on 2013

This was a year of trying to get stuff into working order, and largely, it went very well. I moved into a much better apt with much better facilities, in a very nice neighborhood. I was able to see friends at weekly knitting about once a week, and spend the evening enjoying company in a…

May the Stitches Be Ever in Your Favor

So, I think I’ve decided on a new (and may I say drool-worthy) knitting project: The Katniss Cowl! This gorgeous cowl has it all going for it, even divorced from the Hunger Games references: Asymmetrical design Neutral color scheme (that doesn’t distract from the construction Structured cowl neck Under-arm connection (so it stays centered) All-around…

Because Customer Service, That’s Why.

So, being ex-retail at this point I have strong opinions about customer service. Mostly those strong feelings are strong feelings of empathy for people serving customers. That said, this is just a quick post to introduce you to 2 of my favorite diverting blogs – which are 100% plausible. The Bitter Barista catalogs life from…

Voting Day!

Today was the big day here in NYC – Voting Day.┬áThe first time in 12 years that the city is gonna have a new mayor – it’s been long enough, whatever you happen to think of Bloomberg. I studied political science in college, so I feel like voting is supposed to have a special significance,…

Nerd Wars! An Introduction…

It’s day 2 of round 2 of Tournament 9 of Nerd Wars! For those crafters out there who don’t know about Nerd Wars on Ravelry, now is the time to find out! Nerd Wars is a knitting, crocheting, weaving and spinning friendly competition in which: Teams from different nerderies compete through completing projects that answer…

Food Policy and the 2013 NYC Mayoral Election

2013 is likely to be the first Mayoral election where food politics is center stage – and advocates couldn’t be more prepared for the work ahead of them. The food movement, engaging everyone from chefs like Jamie Oliver to authors like Michael Pollan to radical environmentalists to school parents across the country, has several goals…