Monday, December 12, 2011

Further proof that I am *not* Martha Stewart

A group of knitters on Ravelry split up into groups, with the intention of creating homemade ornaments for each other. After 3 false starts, these mini Malabrigo stockings are what I eventually came up with.

little bird here, is one of the "false starts"

And finally, an ornament I received! My genuine voodoo doll from New Orleans graciously offered to model it.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Turn A Square

I am over the moon excited tonight, since the mail carrier brought me something yarny and fabulous! (I know, I know "yarny and fabulous" is kind of over doing it since it's already fabulous if it's yarny :p ) Anyway ....


A wonderful knitter I know thru one of the Ravelry swappy groups I am in, put up her services to create a "Turn A Square" hat for the claimant of her offer. The lucky person to catch it was meeee!

The solid grayish color is Cascade 220, and the gently changing color is Lion Brand "Amazing". Amazing, indeed... it's very similar to a Noro skein, but a 57/43 wool/acrylic blend.

Here is her picture, with a more up close detail of the color. I am in luuurve!

Turn A Square, as well as many other wonderful knit items/patterns can be found at Brooklyn Tweed

Monday, December 5, 2011

Dear Kansas - a haiku

Its 21 degrees outside.
Just snow already.
My toes are warn and toasty.

hahaha I'm my best entertainment.

Friday, November 25, 2011

handmade ornaments

Trying hard to get my craft on here! A group of knitters online are making and sending ornaments to each other. Even though I have literally looked thru hundreds of handmade ornament ideas, I'm still a little lost about what I want to make. 

My idea for an owl failed so, I'm trying my hand at another type of bird.

I love my crock pot!

Pre-made bread dough is pretty awesome too :)

Hope everyone in the US had a fabulous Thanksgiving! If you live somewhere else, well, I hope you had a great day too :)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

even hamsters do it

It is with a heavy heart that I must report the following...

The animal kingdom's "hamster power couple" Hammijojin and Blanket have called it quits. Amidst allegations of abuse and bouts of binge eating, as well as not sharing the food bowl at all, agents for the domestic partners filed for dissolution.

The couple will divide property 50/50. Hammijojin will continue to live in the couple's first home, while Blanket (the alleged abuser) has moved in to a new *designer* home they acquired together at the end of summer.

The two ask for respect of their privacy during this difficult time.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Do they know me, or what?

Mail Call!

My mail carrier really knows how to make my day ;) Feast your eyes on my latest swap acquisitions...

Sanguin Griffin Mithril Lace in "Night And The City" and Naiad Sock from Dragonfly Fibers in "Texas Bluebonnet". I seem to be on a huge blue-kick lately, and ridding my stash of colors that are in the realm of pink. Maybe it's the season? The colder weather *could* be playing a role in this trend, I suppose.

Another somethin-somethin added to my stash was a small buy from Hobby Lobby. I am totally in love with Yarn Bee's Snowflake Wool Blend yarns! They are 56/44 wool/polyester and so squooshy! This is my "limeberry"...

Oh, and you can't beat the price :)