do idle hands make the devil’s work?

I’m not sure about that, but they do make for some fun reading sometimes!

Yesterday while … oh, never mind… I came across this website with perhaps the perfect title: The Idler.

Who couldn’t love a magazine with the following mission statement?

The Idler is a bi-annual, book-shaped magazine that campaigns against the work ethic….

The intention of the magazine is to return dignity to the art of loafing, to make idling into something to aspire towards rather than reject.

Sign me up!  It seems that I may just finally have found my people.  My true people.  The loafers, layabouts, idlers, etc. etc.

So if you’re in the mood to laze around and surf the net, check it out.  I recommend in particular the mini-essays on crap jobs for a wee chuckle.

And – here’s the poster that’s going up on my office door, with a few modifications:

What’s that?  You insist on keeping me busy?  Well, here’s another craft for you all to take up:

Come on – you know you want a fancy macrame swing coat!!!  Wouldn’t these be ultra-fabulous with the Swarovski crystal yarn? (Thanks to Jay for the photo!)

Well, I must confess I’m feeling rather pedestrian these days, actually.  So, I’ve resorted to starting work on the Seascape pattern from the latest Knitty magazine.

I’m using that fabulous blueberry seasilk I got in Nova Scotia.  So far, so guid.

Happy loafing Tuesday!



5 thoughts on “do idle hands make the devil’s work?

  1. Amy says:

    I am very good at idling. So good in fact , that I could probably get a job with that magazine, but that wouldn’t make any sense, now would it?

    I have looked longingly at that Seascape pattern, but you know my history with lace. It’s too soon. It’s just too soon.

  2. Christine says:

    Nifty! Thanks for the link; sounds like it’s right up my alley 😀

    I love the seascape stole. I think I put it in my ravelry queue already. I think yours will be gorgeous in the yarn you posted.

    Oh, and yay macrame lol! I’ve never done it…don’t know if I’ve got the patience to try it, but it’s on my list of crafts I want to eventually try. Not so sure about a swing jacket though 😉

  3. Sequana says:

    Well, hell. Nine days after you get back I get TEN of your blog posts all at once……first ones I’ve seen since you left.

    Did I see you doin’ some kind of smackdown on the Swedes? Shame on you…..

    ………from, Lutefisk Lover Nordmark

  4. Soo says:

    Heh – bloglines has forgiven you and you are updating there once again! Hurrah!

    Macrame – yep I’ve made a few plant holders in my time. And a belt or two. I don’t remember anyone making disco duds though!!!

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