Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Mean Girl Pimping

Calling all knitbloggers, podcasters and video casters!  

Want to win free MGYC membership?  Now's your chance!  Actually, you will have 3 chances to win yarny goodness with the grand prize being the membership.  Interested?  Here's what you have to do.

I still have a few spots open in Episode III, and need your help to fill them.

  1. Pimp the club on your blogs, your podcasts, and your videocast.  Here's the original post for all the details of the club.  And here's the link to the blog.  Feel free to use any artwork I have on the blog, but please, no hotlinking.
  2. In that entry, please instruct your readers/listeners that when they sign up, to list the name of the blog/podcast/videocast in the "special instructions to the seller" section so you get proper credit for the referral.
  3. Once your entry is done, please link it in the comments section of this blog post.
There will be 3 chances to win fabulous prizes:
  1. Anyone who pimps the MGYC in this manner will be entered into a drawing to win some DBS/MGYC swag;
  2. For every new member you refer, you'll be entered into a drawing for some Dizzy Blonde Studios yarn;
  3. The person* who refers the most new members will win a free MGYC membership**
The cut-off date for sign-ups is July 13!  Happy pimping!

*In the event of a tie, there will be a drawing for the free membership.

**If you are the winner, and you've already paid for a membership this episode, you can either opt to have this episode's membership fees refunded, or get a free membership for the next episode.

    Thursday, June 16, 2011

    Head's Up!

    Sign Ups for MGYC Ep. III start tomorrow.

    Keep your eyes on the sidebar to the right for buttons to click!

    Friday, June 3, 2011

    Shady Dame


    She was known by many names: Morgana, Morgan le Fay (of the fairies), Morgaine, just to name a few.  In the movie, Excalibur, we see her as a woman of boundless ambition and beauty whose knowledge and skills in earthly magics almost rival those of her mentor, Merlin.  So basically, right up our Mean Girl alley!

    Faery Fart Loot
    Faery Fart Installment
    Faery Fart Close
    Faery Fart 1

    There ended up being 3 similar yet different colorways, all of them featured earthy browns with mossy greens and yellow-golds.  About half were done in the brighter, more varied colorway pictured above, with most of the other half being muted and muddied, and a select few being a darker version.  I loved all 3 and couldn't decide which was best, so I ran with them the way they dyed up.  Besides, having 3 similar-but-varying colorways made for some controversy and WTFing on the members' part, and I always like to keep 'em guessing!

    Faery Fart Nom
    Poison!  Do Not Eat!

    The nom is a sassafras lolly in the shape of a crescent moon and stars.  It contains an evil potion that makes you unnaturally drawn to the MGYC, and compels you to sign up for the next round:  MGYC Ep. III:  Return of the Hoar.  Shameless self-promotion in 3-2-1...(Sign ups June 17th, 9:00am-ish, California time)
    Faery Fart Card
    As you can see, there was something physically missing from this installment:  The 'extra'.  Yep, in true mean girl fashion, I've always gotta be messing with the members' shipments.  Just when the Mean Girls were getting around to wingeing about it, they received a digital copy of Leave of The Wind from Faerie Knits from Aimee at Fairieknits.  Wanna see?
    Stormy Leaves
    As a Mean Girl, you all know how it pains me to give a true compliment, so you'll know just how impressed I am with this beautiful lace shawlette when I say...MAGNIFICENT!  Aimee Abernathy is a truly talented designer, as well as a knitting instructor.  If you ever get the chance, take one of her classes.  And then you can thank me for it later by sending me candy, or flowers, or shoes...
    Faery Fart Leaves on the Wind
    Notice the lovely model?  She's one of our very own Mean Girls, Cary.  BTW, I've already laid claim to her gorgeous hair, so the rest of you bitches just better back the hell off. If anyone's gonna snatch her bald, it'll be me!  Wha?  Ahem....anyway...

    As MGYC Ep. II:  Mean Girls Strike Back, I hope it's members enjoyed the shipments as much as I enjoyed sending them.  And if not?  Too bad.  This isn't the Goodie-Two-Shoes Yarn Club now is it?

    "Don't bother me with your petty squabbles, I have a throne to snatch"