October 13, 2007 at 4:42 pm (text-only)

Hey guys, I have some bad news.

Yesterday someone kicked in the door to our apartment and jacked our laptop. Luckily, this was the only thing stolen, but that does mean updates are going to slow down a bit. Hopefully we’ll be able to afford a new one soon.

Here’s some humor about the situation: First of all, I left for school at around 11, Jeremy and Adam left the apartment not long after that, I got a call at 2 saying we got robbed. Which means this person broke into our apartment midday (who does that?) Not only that, but there was 15 bucks and a bag of weed (not mine) next to the laptop, and they didn’t even grab those two things. We also have 4 guitars hanging up on our walls, all of them are fine. Cameras are untouched, the guy didn’t even take the attachments to the laptop OR the charger. Not to mention, that laptop is worthless. It has stickers all over it, the only web browser that works is a really shitty one that you have to figure out. No one’s really that upset about the laptop, it’s just scary that someone broke into our apartment.

I’ll update when I can, I’m still diligently working.


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I don’t wanna hear anymore about money…

October 7, 2007 at 1:14 am (text-only)

(… but I need it anyway.)

 Okay, so I haven’t gotten a job since I moved to Brooklyn and college is eating up my bank account. I have tons of leftover yarn from the projects I’ve posted here. What I’m getting at is, I can easily make duplicates of the things I’ve posted here. If anyone is interested in perhaps buying anything, leave a comment with what it is (this doesn’t mean you’re obligated to buy anything — I just want to get an idea of which projects will sell better than others so I know about how many of each to make.) I’ll post an entry later with what’s available and new projects (including some wearables… though I probably won’t make duplicates of those. Well, at least not all of them.)

Everything will be considerably cheap, I promise.

Oh, I have something to post soon, I just have to wait for it to come out of the wash (I spilled coffee on it,) and I made a new cover for the zine (I ditched the one I posted before.)

Also, if anyone has any new ideas for projects, drop a line. I have a few that are in the works, but I could always use new ideas.

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August 31, 2007 at 4:26 am (text-only)

Hey guys, first and foremost: I’m not dead

I just moved to Brooklyn and I didn’t think to stock up on yarn before I left, so I inevitably ran out and couldn’t complete a few projects. I’ve got some of my shit together now though and I’ve about completed one small (but cute, and Bad Brains related) project, and I’m in the middle of two other projects (a shirt and a cardigan. Both equally badass, at least in my head, anyway.)

 Also, some of you may be familiar with the Bust Magazine holiday craft fair? I want to be a vendor at it so bad but it’s way too expensive for me. The fee does, however, cover for two chairs and I would only need one. Maybe someone would want to do this with me and split the cost? Hmmm? Probably not. Anyways, expect updates soon.

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Track 01

July 25, 2007 at 2:13 pm (text-only)

Punk knitting books are popping up everywhere, the slogan “not your granny’s knitting!” is plastered all over them. Quite frankly, if I see another mohawk hat… (see: here (and no offense to Domiknitrix, it’s a pretty decent book, (also, this example doesn’t even compare to some of the ones I’ve seen in other books, it’s just the first image that came up on google,))) well, I don’t know. I simply can not let the term “punk knitting” be defined in mohawk hats and sweaters with an English flag pattern. I’m putting my boot down.

A few things you should know about this blog: 1) All knits are going to be vegan-friendly. I do not use any animal fiber in my projects. 2)  I am writing a series of punk knitting zines, which will include patterns for the things you see here. Eventually, maybe they’ll become a book? Who knows. 3) Most projects are going to be 80s punk/hardcore inspired (not all, though.) If you’re not familiar, become familiar, if not just because I’m probably going to crack a few corny jokes here and there about the subject (the title of this blog is one of them!) I’ll have a few others that are political or related to a different kind of band, but that’s the jist of it.

So, my name is Leah, and welcome to Flex Your Thread. I thought of the name while I was on the toilet last night, I was really delirious at the time and it seemed really funny to me. I consulted less delirious friends, they laughed. I’m awake now, I still think it’s funny, so it’s sticking around.

So, a little about me. Again, my name is Leah. At the moment I’m living in Long Island (soon to be Brooklyn). I’m attending SVA this semester for Illustration (if you just so happen to go there too, say hey!) I lead a vegan and drug-free lifestyle, somehow the vegan thing has been much more accepted than the straight edge thing. I’m a Taurus, I enjoy long bike rides on the trail, cupcakes, and a trip to Generation Records. I am, however, taken by a wonderful man who overwhelms me with every idea he comes up with that I could possibly knit. I can’t complain, it provides good material for this blog/zine to follow. I attend a weekly Stitch n Bitch, which is pretty small right now, but we’re trying to expand; so if you live on Long Island, feel free to contact me here for more details on that, we want you to join us, I will be promoting that from time to time here. Anything else? Oh, yeah, I do have a knitting tattoo. This isn’t a game.

One last thing: I’d really appreciate people commenting on the entries in here, I’d like to know people are actually reading this.

Listening to: Jawbreaker – 24 Hour Revenge Therapy

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