Thursday, July 28, 2011

Tumblr Won

Sooo my current obsession with tumblr has swept me away from Blogspot for the time being.
Perhaps I'll start writing here again the future. We shall see.
But for now, tumblr has won.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Knit Purl Revolt! T-Shirts

So I've begun making t-shirts!
In my world, this involves creating stencils and getting daring with spray paint, mostly.

First, use an exacto knife to cut out wicked stencils

Then; spray paint!!!

I just love to create!
I'm going to be selling them on my etsy store (
Or, if you want to buy one, just email me at
I'm selling them on a sliding price scale of $6 to $8 (Plus S&H), depending on what you feel you can afford.
I'm not looking to make tons of money from my etsy store, I just want to be part of what I think is an amazing crafting community.
I've purchased many an item from etsy, and it's just a great feeling to know that what you purchase supports a fellow crafter in their work.
We need to support each other!

Knit. Purl. Revolt!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Knit Purl Revolt Goes Tumblr

KnitPurlRevolt can now be found on Tumblr!

I plan to have the tumblr version of the blog be more photo/visual based, as tumblr often is, while keeping the blogspot written/detailed.
But, it will be a process to figure out how to maintain both blogs without becoming repetitive.
Hopefully, having both blogs will help me reach a broader audience and to grow and improve as a blogger.

Knit. Purl. Revolt.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Round Scarf, Almost Complete!

I'm thinking of starting up a tumblr as a supplement to my blog.
The tumblr would just be photos, as tumblr often is.
Then the blog would remain the same, photos and more in-depth writing.
Thinking about it...
I'd like to start an etsy shop for my knitting.
Only issue is, etsy is so over saturated with knitting shops as it is.
I'll have to think about it.

Knit. Purl. Revolt.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Self

Traits that I want to foster in myself, in a sense, the person I want to be

Have a strong sense of self
Constructive and creative
Loving and open
Emotionally available
Cooperative in conversation
Accept imperfection
Authentic, honest
Secure, satisfied with self
Balance between sensitive and rational

Growing up isn't easy. We are constantly becoming. I'm trying every day. Some days I fail, and some days I succeed. But I have to keep trying.

Knit. Purl. Revolt.

Monday, June 27, 2011

This Society is Having an Existential Crisis

I want to share a passage that I encountered in the book I am reading "Gaining: The Truth About Life After Eating Disorders by Aimee Liu.
I really relate to this passage, and I'm sure many others do as well. It functions as a constant reminder, to be, rather than to have.

As psychoanalyst Erich Fromm wrote in "To Have or To Be?: "We internalize the authoritarian structure of our society," and most of us, depending on our class and social position, learn early that we are expected to get a particular kind of education, get married at a particular time of life, get a particular kind of job, and ultimately get as rich and as famous as our circumstances will allow. If we are female, we are also trained to hunger for a better face and body. But all this getting rarely gains us a sense of our own identity. "Most people," according to Fromm, "believe theyy are following their own will and are unaware that their will itself is conditioned and manipulated." In other words, they operate under an illusion of decisiveness without actually being self-directed. For those who do sense and recoil from this manipulation, the need to feel real may demand physical as well as emotional relocation, to a different kind of community or culture.

The true existential choice, Fromm wrote, is not between wanting this or that-miniskirts or boyfriends, money or love-but between wanting to claim possession of things, roles, and even relationships (Let me have) and wanting to freely exist, express oneself, give and experience (Let me be).

Knit. Purl. Revolt.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Queer Love Party Party!

NYC Pride Parade Today!!!
And just a couple of days ago, New York State legalized gay marriage!
I don't need the state to legalize me. NO HUMAN IS ILLEGAL!
But civil rights are always a good thing, so I consider gay marriage a win!
Today I shall wear my sparkly pink dress with pride and march in that parade like the queer-as-hell punk that I am. It's about the community. Getting together in a place where we aren't marginalized. Where we can celebrate who we are and what we love. And we do it in style.
And I will love every minute of it.

Knit. Purl. Revolt.