Monday, October 13, 2014

Proximity Alert!

Sign-ups for Episode 6:  And So It Begins, of the Mean Girls Yarn Club will close October 14, 2014 at 12 noon.  There are still a couple of spots available, but there's only 24 hours in which to nab yours!  

Get them while you still can!  

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Pumped Up

 Killer Fashion Sense

Hedra Carlson was just looking for a place to call home.  Luckily she found Allie, a Single White Female, seeking to share her Manhattan apartment with same. Once "Hedy" moves in the fun really starts.  To get on Allie's good side, she brings home a puppy which she later "allows" to die when she and Allie have a falling out cuz Hedy's got some major identity issues.  Hedy goes on a rampage, raging and killing willy nilly, the most memorable of these is when she kills Allie's boyfriend with the heel of her stiletto.  Classy!

August's installment included a 4 oz./280 yd. skein of DBS Dirty Blonde Superwash DK in the "Killer Fashion Sense" colorway, a homemade cafe-mocha nom, an adorable smoky topaz stitch marker from Toluca Knit Jewelry. 

The colorway was inspired by Allie's 90s era New York City business-savvy wardrobe of neutral tones, which Hedra so desperately tried to emulate.  However, when the brown, grays and tan mixed together in the skein, it looks more like metals than tweed and linen, which makes this particular Mean Girl very happy.  I love me some bronze, pewter & gold.  
Also included in the installment is an exclusive original pattern from Ars Velleris Designs.

Stiletto is an easy slipped stitch sock pattern which beautifully shows off this glorious heavier-weight yarn.  Elizabeth "Zardra" Borchardt is a new and promising designer, and a fellow Mean Girl, and has outdone herself with this gorgeous design!

Additional Pattern Recommendations

Lattice Boot Topper/Leg Warmers by Tonya Rowe
Arrowhead Lace Cowl II by Gretchen Tracy
Frilled Sweater Dress by Janette Jeffares
Milk and Honey Shawl by Pam Jemelian
Staggered by Wooly Wormhead
Edina by Claire Devine
Neried by Nicole Feller-Johnson
Crocodile Clutch by Nichole Dalton

Monday, August 18, 2014

Fatal Flaw

Bunny Boiler

Stalker doesn't even begin to describe Mean Girl #5:  Alexandra "Alex" Forrest.  In "Fatal Attraction" she took obsession to new, incredible heights.  She ambushed her prey in parking garages, at his office and in his home.  She poured acid on his car, kidnapped his daughter and yes, even boiled the family pet.  She is the poster child for the deranged, and back in the 80s she scared the bejeebers out of every man with a pulse.  That'll learn them to cheat!

Good girl!

The Yarn

"Bunny Boiler" is inspired by the silk peignoir Alex wears when she's at her most seductive, convincing self.  The colorway is in subtle shades of peach and apricot on the Dizzy Blonde Studios Dizzy Blonde Superwash sock base.  That's 115 g./560 yds. of pure unadulterated crazy!

The Loot!

We also included a homemade mango-flavored nom lollipop, a hand-made crystal stitch marker (not shown) and an adorable bunny-themed project bag from Jelby.

Pattern Recommendations

Summer Rays Drop Stitch Wrap by Linda Dean
Garden Vest by Rebecca Velasquez
 Regency Bolero Baby by Karen E. Hooton
Hedy Lamarr Fingerless Gloves by Tanis Gray
Marin-Lin Cami by Louise Lamarche
Sassy Pullover by Karen Marlatt
Forever Young by Heidi Nick
Lucem Shawl by Paivi Makinen
Uhura by MMario