Thursday, July 30, 2009

knitting a poem

Can you believe that there's a group out there that's putting together a knitted poem? I came across it on the anticraft, and couldn't pass up the chance to check out the poem society's site, and then naturally contact them to see if I can contribute something.

We'll see what comes of it. :) Meantime, it's one more facebook group I can become a fan of. :D

Monday, July 27, 2009

abiding still by the dude

A few weeks ago I blogged about being inspired by The Big Lebowski to start creating a Dude sweater, since there was no pattern for it that I can find. (Despite endless searches and joining a few Lebowski themed groups!) So, I finished the torso today! Just have to figure out how to do sleeves, sew it all together, and I'm set! woot! ... Pictures will come soon!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

a new baby is born!

Remember in May when I posted that I knit a baby sweater and a baby blanket for my expectant cousin? Well, she had her baby today!

Her and her husband wanted to keep the sex of the baby a surprise until the birth - which I think is great - and they had a boy named Ryan James! woo hoo!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

in the midst of working on...

... designing a sweater. For my brother.

I've been itching to design *something* ... anything, really. And I've been lagging terribly. I finally decided to throw caution to the wind and take my chances at designing a sweater.

I've already made a few sweaters with much success, but this will be my first zip-up sweater. And also my first intarsia sweater. Has been a bit of a challenge, but despite it all, fun.

So far I've got the bulk of the torso designed, and I need to knit up the sleeves! Here's hoping I've a bit of luck, since sleeves have always been a bit of a challenge for me!

Pictures and (hopefully) a pdf version of the pattern coming to my etsy shop soon!

Friday, July 10, 2009

marshmallow madness

A few days ago I made more marshmallows - except this batch I cut them into smaller pieces, and dipped them into chocolate!
Surprisingly, the white chocolate ones taste better than the milk chocolate ones... very awesome combination!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

a huge mitred blanket

I've managed to consume nearly 8 skeins of Lionbrand Homespun (plus 3/4 of a skein of eyelash yarn) to make this blanket - a housewarming gift for my brother... phew!
Finally done!
The whole thing measures 73" by 46.5" - about 50% bigger than what the original pattern from the book measures. Granted that a large part of that comes from that I'm using a bulky yarn rather than a dk.

Monday, July 6, 2009


My internet and phone has been down for 5 days. Damn the phone company.