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You ever get that nervous feeling in your needles?

Good Morning Everyone!


This was going to be a story post, however I am redoing the outline for the story in order to make it something I continue on into the far future.  I think that’d be something pretty unique for knitting blog to do.  I’ll probably have to work in a knitter at some point though.  Maybe.


You know what’s intimidating? Working for yourself.  Right now I’m (meekly) trying to ask indie dyers for yarn support, but I don’t really know how to do it in a manner that isn’t offensive or ridiculous.  Because if there’s anything I’ve learned about the words that come from my mouth, it’s that they aren’t well received.  So, in order to relax, I’m finally finishing up Bootcut Sweater/ Eleanor.  I have most of the cone of the last yarn my grandmother ever gave me in it, so it’s something I plan on wearing whenever possible.

But that’s just an aside.  Does anyone know of any indie dyers willing to work with an unpublished designer who is planning a big book as his premiere item? (Another aside, I will include the pattern three of you won in the book and still get the pattern to you, as well as another from the book as an apology for the world falling apart around me)  If you know of any, I’d super appreciate it if you could direct me towards them.   Because, as it is, my kickstarter goal will be about 15 grand.  Because I have some giant patterns.

Like an Entrelac comforter for a California king sized bed.  Or a union suit based off of an elder god. Minimalist shoes. Thigh highs.  And then there’s the price of a photographer.  I’m actually going to index the patterns, and have a section in which one can see the patterns together in outfits.  So this is going to be a thick book.  Which I hope will be successful.

Anyway, next post should feature the story.  I’m going to have longer bits for the story, and it’ll probably advance slower.  Just FYI.

Dear People referred here by mortgage and scholarship websites- I, too, am confused

This first section is for me to let people who are referred here by mortgage websites and scholarship websites that I, too, have no idea why this blog is the most appropriate ad for what you were reading.  However, welcome, stay a while, and leave me some comments.

The coolest thing about designing knitwear that people want to wear is that when I make prototypes  I can then barter them (this time specifically to her) for services.  So, soon, I’ll have “”  with lots of coolness.  I’m open to suggestions to what I should have on the site.  I already have a few ideas, but more awesome ideas are always welcome.  The prototype, by the way, is the free pattern I will be releasing to make the world love me.

Tomorrow, I DEFINITELY start my temp job at my old university’s book store.  I may start at my current community college’s bookstore afterward.  For the sole purpose of being able to design even more cool stuff.  And to, you know, pay bills and other grown up things.  Oh, and also getting engineering paper at a possible discount.

One last note, Think Geek has titanium straws now.  Go forth and utilize that info as you will.

Without qualms,

GL Blumenshine

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