Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Knitter's Language 101....

Definition: If you make a mistake in your knitting and/or decide to rip out a whole project and start over, either because you were knitting the wrong size, decided you didn't like the pattern, or for some other reason, you are frogging. So, you "rip it, rip it" - this is reminiscent of the sound frogs make, hence the term 'frogging'.

Note from Head Krazie: This is one of those instances I warned you about - a Pearl Too comic I just couldn't wait until the 1st or the 15th to show you :)
Click on Pearl to find merchandise with this comic on it.
(remember, images of Pearl Too belong to me, you need permission to use or copy in any way)

I'm Having A Good Day!

I'm so excited to be able to share with you that I am SubEarthan Cottage's Featured Artist of the Week! The blog is put out by sophiecls, Etsian, maker of wonderful soaps and talented blogger.....thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity, it really is the first time I've been featured on anyone's blog and it feels GOOD!!!

Click here to find the feature:
SubEarthan Cottage

Me happy lady :)

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Future Doings....

One of my main priorities here at Knitting Krazies is to try to make this blog that end, sometime next month, I will be running a contest to give away a Pearl Too coffee mug - I have one and the quality is just great - plus everybody loves a contest :)

I'm also contemplating doing a sort of Seller or Artist of the Month - this would be for folks that have an on-line shop or a blog that showcases their artistic endeavors....haven't quite worked out the particulars on that, but y'all will be the first to know :)

Pearl Too is going to be on a bi-monthy schedule and I will do my darndest not to miss updates - I'll be posting new comics on the first and fifteenth of each month....sometimes there will be more, especially if I draw something I'm just dying to share, lol.

So....that is it for what's going on at the moment - let me leave you with the following 'thought for the day': it's not the number of knitters you know, but how many scarves they think you need.

(Okay, I said it was a thought, not that it was a good one or anything, lol)

Friday, January 23, 2009

Stuck on Sticks & String....

We take it in the car, on the bus, out to dinner, while on a walk, even when we're shopping for more yarn - if I could knit while riding my bicycle, I'd do it. Putting down the sticks even for a little bit is something else - so for those of you who have a hard time understanding the difficulties of just stopping, we're working on it.

Click on Pearl to find her Cafe Press shop :)

*Note from Head Krazie: Pearl's images are copyrighted so ask permission before using, borrowing, etc.

She's cute, sassy....and knits aLOT

Today is introduction day - Pearl Too is a little chibi girl I started drawing when for some unknown reason I decided I needed yet another hobby. I've been knitting for pretty much most of my life and Pearl sort of embodies all the moods knitters get into and the comments they make. Knitting has become such a mainstream activity in the past decade that it's actually developed it's own sub-culture.....Pearl Too is a peek into that world, so enjoy :)

Pearl has her own Cafe Press shop - to see her merchandise, just click on her cartoon!

Note from Head Krazie: Pearl's images are copyrighted so ask permission before using, borrowing, etc.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Welcome to The Knitting Krazies!

Glad you found your way to you will find a special knitting dimension of yarn, needles, laughs, and occasionally a contest or two. If you're a beginner fiber artist or an uber-crafter, we'll try to cover all the bases for you. Here you'll also find the home of the cartoon, Pearl Too, a bi-monthly comic of a little chibi girly full of spunk, humor and wayy too much yarn, drawn by yours truly, Iris, the head Krazie here at chez Warm 'N Fuzzy :)

Here you'll also find links to my stores, Warm 'N Fuzzy Fiber Arts - my online yarn shop, Designs by Iris - featuring original handbags and wallets, and my Cafe Press store where you will find knitting-themed goodies and eventually Pearl Too links to other points of interest in the on-line universe as I discover them.

By the next time I post, most of the 'construction mess' should be cleared and this blog will make much more sense - so for today, let me just say we are so glad you are here.