Skrilla Knits

Knitting has long been considered antiquated, something for grandmas and whipped little housewives. That just isn't true. Knitting is one of those minute to learn, lifetime to master deals, and I'm in it for the long haul.



I've got a raging case of the mean reds. Could be because sewing is so distracting to me that I can hardly get any real work done or leave the apartment. I've taken up watching The View for a number of reasons, but I've got to stop. It derails my day. I get up around 9 (late for someone who used to row and work a 'regular' job) and do some organizing/reading/craft planning. Eric makes coffee and eat cornflakes really noisily. I glower. He leaves. At 11 I'm watching the View and eating a little brunch. I started off just watching the opening 'hot topics' segment but now I usually watch straight through. By noon I still haven't showered (there is a reason I'm admitting to this publicly--I NEED TO BE SHAMED!) and I don't have to be to campus for any particular reason. This isn't just a spring break schedule, it's like this every week. The earliest I'm expected to be anywhere during the week is 3:30 p.m. Yeah. It's bad.

Anyhow, the View. Rosie O'Donnell and Elisabeth Hasselbeck have the most ferocious political arguments, I am just waiting for the day it turns physical. Rosie jokes about not liking her job as 'gay mascot' of the show but the fact that she discusses alternative sexualities on an almost daily basis and gets applauded for doing so blows my mind. It's not the lesbianism that I'm necessarily impressed by it's her voiced attraction to various celebrities regardless of gender. She endorses a carnivalesque approach towards human attraction, claiming that we're all on a spectrum that is above all things mutable. She pulls no punches politically and it's a thrill to see it happen on daytime television in front of audiences that I'd (perhaps unfairly) assumed to be the very opposite of forward-thinking.

Oh! And on a lighter note, her and Joy Behar talk about what it means to be a woman in comedy almost daily. I'm currently cobbling together a paper on Sarah Silverman for a conference in April so anything about the subject catches my interest these days.

So anyway...I've been sewing more than knitting these days. Here are some pictures, and all the details are over at Craftster:

It's only Tuesday and it feels like my break is flying by...I've been buying a crapload of sock yarn lately and I swore I'd finish some very old chunky weight projects (I just typed 'problems' instead of 'projects' that a sign?) so hopefully my next post will be...yarn-ier.


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Blogger tiffany... said...

hooray for jersey fabric in tube form... i have some mint green and it's been sitting in my pile forever... your lovely little dress gives me a few ideas...

(no comment on the view... i can't right now... i just cannot)

but... i heart sarah silverman (by the way)!!

6:25 PM  
Blogger JessaLu said...

I watch the View almost daily - some mornings I just want to reach into the television and smack EH. ESPECIALLY when she says that she ADMIRES Mitt Romney. Makes me want to scream. Just. Scream.

7:13 PM  
Blogger SpiderWomanKnits said...

Love your tunic dress! I've had to hit H&M a lot lately in search of tops like that to accommodate my expanding pregnant belly since I just can't tolerate maternity stuff beyond jeans. Very cute :-)

So funny, I watched The View for the first time in ever this morning and was shocked (in a good way) by the dialogue between RO and EH regarding the prison camps. I wasn't expecting that type of debate at that time on that type of show. It was a pleasant surprise.

8:42 PM  
Blogger bonnie said...

that is a nice tunic!
now step away from the tv and go write a big old paper or something.

4:00 PM  
Blogger lauracrow said...

i've begun watching "the view" daily as well. i never used to watch since i was always at work, but the joy of tivo has brought "the view" into my life:) i enjoy watching rosie as well. i think she's a breath of fresh air for all of us....
ps. love the dress!

8:43 AM  
Blogger Greeley said...

Great fit!

p.s. I *adore* your duvet cover.

9:56 AM  
Blogger kate said...

i feel you. on many accounts. i wouldnt be suprised if we were born at the same time, too. (i think i was an a.m. baby)

i sewed another dress last night -- i just needed to FINISH something, so i totally understand.

rollie knows i am about to leave the house because i get into the shower. he immediately jumps on the bed and pouts. it could be right when i wake up...or 5 p.m. i see no point in showering if i am just staying home. (i do try and leave the house on a daily basis).

how come your photos are always so beautiful? i always look like a jackass.

3:11 PM  

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