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Should I start tagging my journal? Or am I just feeling the peer pressure 'cuz everybody's doing it?

viledeacon got scarfed today! Yes, I ate him whole. Just kidding. Here is a silly picture of me with his scarf, which yes I knitted thankyouverymuch:



So now he can be warm, yay.

I've turned into a fulltime crafty mofo, and I got a Blogger account to yak about it. I'm really not sure how I feel about this. Every time I go over there, I hear this little voice going "You're being unfaithful to LJ..." Maybe I'll just make myself a little community over here so I can post about crafts without logging in and out OR feeling guilty. Which is silly, yes. But I've been with LJ for a long long time...

And...a NEW WIP! Yes, get excited! Read it here: Hello, Hogwarts! And don't yell at me after you get there. It's HP fic, I SWEAR. It really is.

you've never felt this: silly silly

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pockettheroach From: pockettheroach Date: January 19th, 2006 04:35 am (UTC) (Link)
When did tags become hip and cool anyway? A year ago, nobody used 'em, and now they're the hip cool thing on all the websites. Back in MY day, we juat had to shuffle through piles of posts and subject lines on the calendar to find something! *shakes fictional cane at fictional grandkids*
opportunemoment From: opportunemoment Date: January 18th, 2006 11:13 am (UTC) (Link)
I like tagging. But that's cos I'm obsessive and like being able to look at posts by subject for no particular reason.

Nice scarf. :)
From: colorblender Date: January 18th, 2006 11:27 am (UTC) (Link)
ooh, scarf :)
*bamf*
zen_child From: zen_child Date: January 18th, 2006 03:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
When I put a book together with coptic binding, I'm working alongside medival scribes.

You do this?! I really want to have a go at this bookbinding lark, but don't really know where to start.

Also, I love the runes you made!
pockettheroach From: pockettheroach Date: January 18th, 2006 07:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Coptic binding is pretty simple, actually. I'd like to learn flat-back binding, which is more involved but still pretty easy--bookbinding is really just incredibly time-consuming, but not at all hard. Also instead of an awl I've been using this INCREDIBLY KICKASS rotary hole-punch, made for working leather, so I can get it to go through heavy board pretty easily.

Although currently, I'm still waiting for the promised tutorial on this one.
zen_child From: zen_child Date: January 18th, 2006 11:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for the links (I heart Craftster)!
I remember I had a site bookmarked, with a wonderful tutorial kind of set out into sections but then the computer died and I've never been able to find it again.
Have been thinking about going down the printer-paper-and-dental-floss route to learn the stitching technique.
draloreshimare From: draloreshimare Date: January 18th, 2006 05:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Kickass scarf! :D (I just crochet little doll scarves right now...)

XD You should feel free to chatter about your craftiness here. :3 XD
pockettheroach From: pockettheroach Date: January 18th, 2006 07:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
I will somewhat, I am sure. But since I quit my job, craftiness is almost all I'm doing (if I can quit making things for myself and other people, I can keep it up--I've been making a bit of money with it).

I just talked to the boy--when I gave him the scarf yesterday, it was in the high forties. Today we've got about four inches of snow, and he hasn't taken it off all day! His customers are asking about it and refuse to believe that it's handmade :D
thesunsetsonme From: thesunsetsonme Date: January 19th, 2006 08:08 am (UTC) (Link)
Megan and her scarf = teh secks
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