When I am not stitching beefcakes, obscenities, or gay things, I have a whole other life. I’m a doctoral student in literature. This year is my first year in twenty-three consecutive years of education not sitting in the classroom as a student. Instead, I am spending the year reading a whole group of books that I will take a grueling exam on in the Spring. This means that I spend a lot of time reading and taking notes. This process, so far, has been awesome. Nonetheless, I knew I couldn’t just let my exam year be like everyone else’s exam year. I needed a bad-ass notebook. Enter my big beefcake notebook. I used the pattern that I made for my beefcake pillows to embroider a beefcake on the notebook I’m taking my queer theory notes in. Studying never looked so sexy!
Hey Domestigays! If you are in the United States, I hope you enjoyed your three-day weekend and saluted past and present service people for all their sacrifices and courage. Today I have some quick pictures for you! Beefcake Towels! I recently started to work out (for another big gay project) and stitched this towel up a few months ago for inspiration. Since then, I caught the beefcake bug! I’ve been stitchin’ beefcakes like they are going out of style. Thank goodness they are timeless bodies and poses. Later, I’ll post about my next big gay project and more about gay body types. (pssst! If you are in the knitting group I attend, this is the embroidery I was working on last time I was there!) X X X X X X X X X X Are you on Facebook? Then like Domestigay! Do you tweet? Follow me! (@domestigay) Have an Instagram addiction? See me there, too! (@domestigay) *New Android users, I’m lookin’ at you!* Just tag your stuff #domestigay on Twitter and Instagram or post it to the Domestigay Facebook page to see your stuff on the Domestigay blog! It doesn’t have to be embroidery or gay—just domestic! Get this Beefcake pattern from Sublime Stitching here! Related articles On Why I Need a Friend with a Disposable Income (domestigay.net)
Welcome back to Summer Domestigays! So much has happened in the few months of my rap-act sabbatical. We have a lot to catch up on in the coming weeks. I promise we will catch up though. M’kay? Kay. Today, however, I mourn that I do not have a friend with a highly disposable income. If I did, I would have her or him order me this deliciousness: Melanie from Beeswax and Lavender (a great Gertrude and Alice reference for the literature dorks out there), sent it to me and my mouth immediately dropped! The Manly Art of Knitting! Need I say more? From what I’ve gathered, this (now) expensive and sixty-four page book/let by David Fougner. The book was published in 1972 by Threshold press, which is a British publisher. Maybe I’ll try my domestigay hand a prostitution—I hear you could make a lot there to afford this book. x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x Also, you may have noticed I have a little obsession with Instagram. Want to see what’s happening before anyone else? Then follow me @domestigay!
When I say, “Crafty Girl” what do you think? I see a woman. In a cape. Brandishing a needle and thread. Running to save the world from destruction. ”Crafty Girl” just sounds like the most bad-ass domestigay super-hero there is, right? Well, that’s what D from Texas embroidered on a tote and tea towel for her crafty-girl friend for the holidays. Check out how awesome these are! And then, D also submitted this non-crafty girl memorabilia that has two too cute monkeys on it! Adorable, right? I think we should start an entire day of “crafty-girl” stuff on domestigay, don’t you? Crafty-girl Wednesdays, perhaps in which I can feature a cute craft or a girl craft like this! It’s pretty bad-ass. Now, let’s hang out and eat bananas like these monkeys for the rest of the day! X X X X X X X X X X X Are you stalkin’ me? Good. I heard that the minute you know you are over is when people quit stalking you! Go ahead, follow me on Twitter (@domestigay), on Facebook (facebook.com/domestigay), and on Instagram (domestigay). I don’t mind! In fact, submit stuff to me on these sites so I can keep domestigay goin’ with featured posts like this one!
Well, hello there. Where have you been? Here? You’ve been here, waiting for me to post? Well, I haven’t been here posting. I’ve been on adventures that have taken me from the mitten state (Michigan) to West Virginia to Texas and I’ve finally arrived back at Domestigay headquarters. I’m so sorry, that you’ve been waiting for a post for me for so long. To make it up, I have tons of great posts coming with free stuff for you for that special love day that’s coming up! So, grab a latte and let’s catch up. X X X X X X X X X X X X I finished my first semester in graduate school! Yay! But I couldn’t survive without stitching. So, late one night in my office I procrastinated by stitching. Looking around I realized there was nothing to stitch! *collective gasp* Using some ingenuity and creativity, I give you book-stitching (something I want to do for real now). X X X X X X X X X X X X X Now, remember how I said only one person was getting an embroidered gift this year (cause that’s all I could reasonably do), well here it is! My friend M is Russian and has two Russian tattoos (one says feminist in Russian, the other are nesting dolls). So, now she an embroidered tote of her tattoos! (you can get the pattern from Sublime Stitching here) X X X X X X X X X X X X And that brings us to the great state of Texas! J and I went to Texas. For New Year’s Eve we went to a B-Movie Ball. It was awful. The party was not happening—that is, [...]
I hope that on this holiday, you and yours have a Merry Domestigay Christmas! I am grateful to you for all of your continued support and readership. Enjoy this virtual e-card made just for you! Now, go eat lots of delicious food and enjoy the extra stitching time! *As always, you can click on the image to make it bigger and more readable!*
The gifting season is here! The holidays are drawing in upon us and you may be asking yourself what is the perfect gift for the domestigay on your list. No fear! I am here to provide you with creative domestic, gay, and domestigay gift ideas for any budget! If you decide you want to buy any of these gifts for the domestigay in your life, the link the title will take you to the appropriate website to purchase the item! You can also click on the “guide” to make it bigger if you want to see the items in more detail. 1. Sassy Gay Metal (fill-in-the-blank) Case from SweetHeartSinner Creations ($9.99) I’ll admit I’m jonesing for one of these. This is the all-around awesome domestic, gay, and domestigay gift. It is a cigarette case. It’s an id holder. It’s a cash and credit card holder. It’s a business card holder. It’s a case to hold a domestigay’s embroidery scissors, a skein of floss, and some needles. It is a domestigay embroidery-on-the-go dream. This really is the perfect gift for anyone because it is so versatile, like many gay men! But wait, should you have a lesbian in your life, there are also tons of lesbian styles of this. Just browse around SweetHeartSinner’s store. 2. “Homo Sweet Homo” XStitch from Subversive Cross Stitch (Basic Kit -$12.00 / Deluxe Kit $20.00 / Downloadable .pdf Pattern $5.00) Do you have someone on your list that wants to learn cross stitch? Then the deluxe kit from Subversive Cross Stitch is perfect! It comes with easy instructions and everything one needs to complete the project. You can even change the colors of the hearts on the cross stitch if you want. Do you [...]
Hey, there! Remember when I told you I went to the Midwest Men’s Knitting Retreat? Well, one of the great things about this retreat was all of the wonderful knitting goodies everyone got in their bag. From my local yarn shop, I got a kit for a knitted soap bag. I wanted to knit it up to see if it would be practical for a small Christmas gift. I think it is. I realize in saying this some people will miss the “surprise” of it, but I don’t think many people actually read this blog—so it is a risk. Anyway, I knitted what I consider to be the best gift one could ever give a prisoner. It is even better than soap on a rope! It is soap, in a knitted bag, closed with a crocheted rope, made to be held ever so tightly to keep you from dropping your soap. Some people may want to drop their soap. I say go for it. One can still “drop” one’s soap if that’s what one desires. So, check out today’s knitted domestigay project! OH! Did you know that MOvember is over tomorrow? You can still donate by going to http://mobro.co/jvanfosson! To help get you in the MO-spirit, enjoy this video about public prostate exams. Related articles The Midwest Men’s Knitting Retreat, Or My Big Gay Summer Camp (domestigay.net)
A few weeks ago I went to the Midwest Men’s Knitting Retreat. It all started with the first snowfall for this winter in Kalamazoo. We went to a local yarn store, Stitching Memories, in Kalamazoo for homemade lasagne, drinks, shopping, fellowship, and, of course, knitting. While not everyone was here, we kicked off the weekend with a knitted bang. We talked about untold stories of the ER and what to do for fun in rural West Virginia. Needless to say these stories carried over throughout the weekend. I hosted a fellow knitter Thursday night. On Friday morning he invited me to take a little road trip with him to Howell, Michigan to see his friend from The Spinning Loft. This was a great trip, but a problem arose. I-now-need-to-learn-to-spin. I became fascinated with this process. After some good chinese food, we drove to Circle Pines in Delton, Michigan for a weekend of knitting. Circle Pines is a community-based retreat facility. We helped set the table, clean up, and do dishes for every meal. The food was all organic and local. It was amazing. At times during the weekend, I wondered if I was there for the food or for the knitting. Even though this was a knitting retreat, I did a lot of embroidery on this trip. Although I cannot share with you, loyal reader, because it is a Christmas gift. After meeting everyone on Friday, we took a field trip! That’s right. We went to Circle R Ranch and met some lovely alpacas. There were baby alpacas, too. I looked around at the other men and it was quite hysterical. All of their eyes glazed over and popped out of their heads. In each [...]
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Happy Halloween! XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Hi, there! Today is Halloween! I hope that you have a fabulous, safe, and sane Halloween day! Now tell me, dear domestigay reader, what are you dressing up as this year? Send me pictures of your wonderful costumes and your celebrations! Here at domestigay headquarters we are both tricking and treating! So we’ll start with the treat. Now for the trick. If you turn out the lights, this piece glows in the dark! But it only says… One cross stitch, two messages! *note: because glow-in-the-dark thread does not photograph, I took this while it was a wip so you can “see” the trick! Related articles The Eve of Halloween (proper) (domestigay.net)