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17 February 2009 @ 09:49 am
"and the horse you rode in on."  
You know me, I love all forms of crafts and crafting. It saddens me a little that I was not alive in the 70s to make ten thousand macrame plant holders and to clothe myself and my loved ones in clothing entirely created from crocheted orange, green and gold granny squares. My crafting love is true.

However, there is always a special place in my heart for slightly twisted crafting, like the delicious cross-stitch gallery from Kate Westerholt.

If you like that, of course, there's the awesome Subversive Cross-Stitch.

As karma_aster says, cross-stitch is the crafter's gateway drug.

(Since I really don't enjoy graphically violent crafting, my harder core crafting drug is, as always, the delightful knitting vandalism.)
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Sallyslm76 on February 17th, 2009 07:01 pm (UTC)
I love the Knitting for Psychos!

Meanwhile, I'm feeling guilty again for not having picked up my xstitch since hurting my arm in December :(
Little Red: trek - naomi borg - coffee_nebulamylittleredgirl on February 17th, 2009 07:21 pm (UTC)
I get so freaked out by stuff like Knitting for Psychos! I am way more freaked out by cartoon-type violence than "gritty realistic violence."
Sallyslm76 on February 17th, 2009 09:36 pm (UTC)

I prefer violence that I know isn't real, so I guess we're opposites. Thenagain, it's always terrible to see a mutilated teddy bear. It's like, what did an innocent bear do wrong?
~mommy monster~: john muahuahuamomm2five on February 17th, 2009 07:15 pm (UTC)
Ah! The first link won't work for me, but I want someone to make me one of those cats with the guts hanging out!! LOL! Hubby would love it!

Too funny. Thanks for the laugh!
Little Redmylittleredgirl on February 17th, 2009 07:20 pm (UTC)
HTML error! You can try it now. :)
miera_c: hell freezesmiera_c on February 17th, 2009 07:31 pm (UTC)
*sigh* I have a kit sitting in a box somewhere. I think I'm officially too old for xstich, because it hurt my eyes to work on it. Rar.

*bangs around like an aging dinsoaur*
Little Red: trek - spock knits! - lemonrocketmylittleredgirl on February 17th, 2009 07:33 pm (UTC)
I thought cross-stitch was traditionally a little-old-lady activity? How did they manage it, I wonder? Those crazy craft magnifiers, I'll bet.
ornithoptercatornithoptercat on February 18th, 2009 01:51 am (UTC)
Yeah, the magnifier light things, I think.
~mommy monster~: john muahuahuamomm2five on February 17th, 2009 07:39 pm (UTC)
Hey miera - I live 2 hours from Hell (Michigan) and I can tell you conclusively that Hell DID freeze over 2 weeks ago . . . love the icon!
Little Red: trek - gowron :O - stargatermylittleredgirl on February 17th, 2009 07:54 pm (UTC)
How could it NOT? I though Michigan was permanently covered under a large blanket of ice and depression?
miera_cmiera_c on February 17th, 2009 08:10 pm (UTC)
Just depression. The ice comes and goes. ;p

Magnifiers must be the key. I was too disheartened at my blindness to keep going.
~mommy monster~: hockeytownmomm2five on February 17th, 2009 09:16 pm (UTC)
Lots of depression . . . it's worse than it's been in my *cough*39*cough* years.

The ice? Well, it was here, then gone, then here, now it's gone again but we're supposed to be getting more this week . . . weirdest winter I ever remember. The flooding has been horrendous around here.
The river by our house (not the part in this article) was at least 15 feet over where it normally is. This is the second time in 2 months it has thawed and flooded. We usually don't have any flooding like this until late March-April. It's been bad. But kind of cool to watch, if you take out the people losing everything part . . .
a universal sighnaushika on February 17th, 2009 10:27 pm (UTC)
I did knitting vandalism for a final project in a college class. It was epic.

I really have to get back to knitting. *slinks away in guilt over not having picked up the needles in two months*
ACcheekygal on February 17th, 2009 11:39 pm (UTC)
I am so in love with the Happy f-ing holidays cross stitch. I feel some craftiness coming on!
Little Red: trek - spock knits! - lemonrocketmylittleredgirl on February 17th, 2009 11:43 pm (UTC)
From the main page on the bottom there's a link to buy just the pattern, not the kit, but she mails them to you anyway instead of emails... so you may as well buy the kit, I guess! :) Or mock it up on your own, I suppose...

I really need the "of course i care" one for my desk at work.
ornithoptercatornithoptercat on February 18th, 2009 01:54 am (UTC)
These are some of the few cross-stitch kits I've seen that I actually like and would actually hang on my walls. Too bad I don't like cross-stitch, because I'd rather be HARDCORE! and do real embroidery. I still have to finish that pillow for my grandmother and do my cat wall hanging anyway (the latter is about the size of a normal piece of paper, modified from a cross-stitch pattern to look like MY cat with accurate products, and reads "In this house, cat hair is a condiment"... I need it because it's TRUE.)
scottchieur on February 18th, 2009 05:04 am (UTC)
love love love, every link.

but i'm posting just to point out that the title for my browser window reads:

"All I Ask is a Tall Ship... - 'and the horse you rode in on.'"

Which isn't punctuated unproblematically. It is perhaps one of my new favorite sentences.
fyca: VM chillinfyca on February 18th, 2009 07:10 am (UTC)
I can cross-stitch. Can't knit to save my life, but I can use thread and a needle. I LOVE that cross-stitch site. This might very well become my new hobby. I can already see the a number of the bitch samples becoming presents for my beloved roommate. :) Thanks, LR!
bookbabe1999bookbabe1999 on February 18th, 2009 09:36 pm (UTC)
You've seen Craftastophe, yes? <http://craftastrophe.net/>

I have lost my craft groove, but I love this site.
Little Red: trek - ani plzstop - rightoniconsmylittleredgirl on February 18th, 2009 10:16 pm (UTC)

I can't believe that escaped all of my obsessive craft-blog-reading. LOVE LOVE LOVE. So far, this kind of reminds me of the late great You Knit What and the occasionally still updated What Not To Crochet.

Edited at 2009-02-18 10:17 pm (UTC)