Some more of what I did.

But first, some neat links.

The Baloney Detection Kit (and no, I don’t mean the lunch meat; if I did, I would have spelled it bologna)

Homeless Guy Smashes Other Homeless Guy Upside the Head With Skateboard During Physics Argument

Okay. So. I have not posted knitting progress in some time, but I have good reasons for that, the first being all those SCA projects I’ve been yammering on about, and the other being a wedding shower I helped with last weekend. The shower was for Jenn, a coworker, and it had a Moroccan and Indian theme. I jumped up and volunteered as soon as I heard, not only because, well, India, but also because in college I worked at the Suq at the Oriental Institute, and I figured I could help out pretty competently.

I volunteered to make fans.

This was a good thing, mostly because I had a good idea, but halfway through I got really frustrated because my stencil wasn’t working properly, and then it was awesome again. They turned out really great (photos taken by the lovely Ali Harper, who is a fantastic photographer and you should go buy some fantastic photos right now from her etsy site):

Hi, coworkers with fans!

Hi, coworkers with fans!

I made a lot of them. I was going to use a circle cutter, but my circle cutter was too small, so I cut them out by hand (and ended up with a swollen thumb that I felt very proud of).


And then Jenn and Jason (who are an awesome couple, and great people besides) had their own special fans:


It was great. They are great. The shower was lovely. Courtney did all the flowers, and she is a true floral wizard:


Dawn was the mastermind behind the whole thing and along with documenting it thoroughly on her own blog, did a really fantastic job. She’s a wonder:


(this pretty much captures the whole feel. She got saris and then another coworker sewed them into fence hangings, creating a secluded little outdoor nook, where I spent quite a bit of time, not just because it was nearer the Pimm’s)

Oh! Oh! And I wore a sari in public for the first time and it went really well!


(Hee hee hee.)

Congrats, Jenn and Jason! You two are awesome.

About HappyGoth

By day, I'm a graphic designer. By night, I'm a knitter. I'm doing my part to keep Hotlanta stylish. I imagine that if you don't already understand the title of the blog, you're probably confused and perhaps slightly annoyed, but never fear - I do have a reason (and it's a good one). Having gone to hear Stephanie Pearl McPhee, and then having been inspired to blog about knitting, I found myself wondering what to call the blog. I recalled a conversation I had with Mouse and the Chicken Goddess about why it is a Bad Idea to anger knitters - this conversation was following SPM, aka the Yarn Harlot telling the assembled throng about Those Who Do Not Understand Knitting and Therefore Belittle It Much to the Chagrin of Others, or TWDNUKTBMCO, which is not the acronym she used but is the one I'm using because I forgot hers - that is, we are numerous and we all have very pointy sticks, easily transforming into an angry mob. Therefore, knitters = angry mob.
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2 Responses to Some more of what I did.

  1. Pravin D. Surti says:

    I want to buy simple Strong Kolhapuri chappals
    ladies & Gents in different size & colours
    can you sent me price list with picture
    Pravin D. Surti

    • HappyGoth says:

      I think there might be a misunderstanding – I’m in the US and I buy my chappals through a store here in Atlanta. The store name is Raneez Boutique. Perhaps you can contact the owner (Ranee) to ask where she purchases hers. Most are plain brown camel leather. The website is:

      Sorry I couldn’t be of more help. Good luck in your search.


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