I write this blog primarily as a record of things I do with my hands and a few notable (to me) life things. I used to keep a written journal, but stopped over a decade ago. I sort of keep sketchbooks and “idea” books, but only sporadically and they’re often hard to decipher. So the blog format does in its metadata what I don’t tend to do in life – keep track of dates and things in general in an orderly fashion – and has neat writing and doesn’t require anything sticky for pictures. So I really don’t care about having
thousands hundreds tens of followers (although sponsorship and getting free shit would be nice, though I also find that annoying) and I don’t pay much attention to the statistics, however I’m finding some of the search terms people have used and (sometimes unfortunately) ended up here fascinating and/or amusing. The bulk of them are practical – people looking up patterns, ideas for recycling fabrics, and people and places I’ve mentioned, but a few stick out.
So I will try to give you what you were really looking for, answer your questions, or encourage you to come back to clarify, in honor of my blogiversary.
Though the web has gotten so vast that you no longer need professionals and masters degrees (like mine) to make an optimal query in a search engine (and I’m also guilty of occasionally just typing in short questions) some people are taking it a bit too far:
WHAT ADJUSTMENTS DO I NEED TO MAKE A HONEYCOWL OUT OF SOCKWEIGHT YARN
Um, if you know the Honeycowl, then you probably use ravelry, so get off Google and use their awesome search features to see how others did it, fool.
And of course for the dirtier of mind, I’m sure plenty experience disappointment in landing here – some terms are just dull, others I may intentionally use just for shits and giggles, like:
Which no, I’ll not quite give you that, but enjoy the Red Hot Chili Peppers instead.
Another searched for:
SOCK MONKEY LUDE PICS
And I’ll happily oblige, that is if you really meant “lewd”… otherwise I do not know what a sock monkey would pop to chill out.
(I was too lazy or mildly creeped out to stage this in a more sexy setting…)
And one of my favorites:
DUSTY OLD THINGS
This might be the pass-phrase to my heart. And hopefully you’ve been back recently to take in my post about the dusty old things I recently found.
And an obsession with gender-appropriateness in which I do not understand:
DOES WEARING A POLYESTER SCARF MAKE ME LOOK GAY
Yes, if it is rainbow colored (but even then you could just be a supporter of gay rights). Otherwise you just look cheap and a supporter of petrochemicals and possibly slave labor.
MAN WEARING BAKTUS
Here’s a man in a baktus (and a lacy one to boot):
And one that I searched for myself:
BAD HAT QUILT
Not sure what this could mean – a quilt made of bad/ugly hats? Badly knitted hats? Then that would be an afghan of sorts… Or a tiny quilt to cover a bad hat? Or a tiny quilt to tuck in the unloved hat at night? Or by bad do you mean good?
And some mild WTFs:
SLIMY GREEN SNOT WORM
You should probably get that checked out, or if you are a child, get away from the screen and go outside to play.
BEER BOX QUILT
A quilt made from beer boxes? Are you a hobo?
Yeah, aren’t those most paintings?
HOW TO DRESS A ROOM WITH SANDED FLOOR
One sleeve (curtain) at a time, or a little oil and vinegar.
IN WHICH FINGER SHOULD JADEITE BE WORN
Whoa, are you planning to surgically bejewel yourself?
SOCK FOOT MAN TUCK
I don’t know if this is supposed to be dirty or if it’s an inquiry about taking in now baggy socks after significant weight loss…
FLOOR SANDER TSHIRTS
Do you mean the best t-shirts to use as rags while sanding the floor? Or the logo of sanding machine? Or do you want to buy one?
If so, here are three from which you may choose that I made just for you!
Check out my redbubble shop for more ASTITCHMATISM swag including veggie weenie totes and phone cases – not sure how long I’ll have it up, so get stuff now!
I STILL HAVE JET LAG
I’m sorry, that really sucks, but at least you got home with all fingers intact and the luxury of leisure time or a tolerant boss who hasn’t fired your slacking-off ass yet.
CHEAPER ALTERNATIVE TO HEXAGON FLOOR TILE
Hex tile (not the fancy-pants marble or 100% authentic reproduction stuff) is really some of the most affordable (and attractive) floor tile available, but it’s most cheap if you learn to install it yourself – it’s really not that difficult – you can do it!
My yarn and I have a really special relationship, I know that my yarn can come to talk to me about absolutely anything, no matter how embarrassing or scary – the key is to set boundaries but always have a swinging gate of dialog – and maybe you’ll be proud of your yarn someday too.
ORGANIC FARM CURTAINS
I think that is evidence that we’ve lost all hope.
HOW DO YOU SPELL TCHOTZKIE
(But if you landed here, does that mean I spelled it wrong somewhere…?)
SISTER BROTHER FISTBAD WAP
And with that, I’ve got nothing (hopefully it’s not something awful).
Thanks for reading and do stick around for another year!