Friday, May 27, 2005

Put Your Needles To Work

While reading Margot’s blog I discovered the Dulaan Project. I may complain about how cold it is here, in VT, but it’s nothing compared to Mongolia. They’re asking for all sizes of warm, knitted items but the need is greatest in for sizes fitting children aged 3-10. This is going to be such a great stash buster; I have a ton of Lamb’s Pride bits and pieces.

Monday, May 23, 2005

Holey Moley Part Deux

Check out Miss Elah in her spankin' new poncho and matching headband. Enough procrastinating, time to go back to my first sock.

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Very nice orange bag by Ami L. Why do you have a mustache Ami? Posted by Hello

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Margot Schips, is it really you? This woman came to our SnB on Sunday and she was really nice. I forgot to tell her that Emily Stoneking's boyfriend, Bill Simmon, posted on KnitKnerds an article about knitters who blog about none other than Margot, with a nice pic. Now here she is! Hope to see you again, Margot. Posted by Hello

This is Rob, one of our new SnB members, don't let him fool you...he might LOOK puzzled reading that pattern, but he can knit and is making a whole army of slippers for felting and foot enjoyment. He's the first male to join our group. Posted by Hello

Emily Stoneking: the crafter of the fabulous green sweater. She's pleased, oh yes, she looks quite pleased. Posted by Hello

This is Jessica's new J handbag: pre-felted, of course. Perhaps she'll return with the finished product. I love how the dot on the j came out. Again, there's the girl with the orange fetish in the corner of the picture. I wonder what she's doing? Posted by Hello

Here's another pic from the Sunday SnB, this time it's Emily Spence, intent on her project. Posted by Hello

Look, it's Kit! She's knitting the Big Bad Baby Blanket for our friends' new baby Lilly!  Posted by Hello

Here's Jessica, happily modeling the sweater hot off of Emily Stoneking's knitting needles that was created for Emily's sister. That's Ami in the corner with the orange creation that goes so well with her hair and the interior of Border's. Posted by Hello


Wanna see something gross?

Starstruck at Border's Books and Music in downtown Burlington, VT. As we were knitting and talking and laughing away on Sunday, I had the pleasure of meeting Meema of Meema's Felted Marsupial Tote from the first Sn'B Book. I lost count of how many of the Meema's bags I've made over the last year or so since I started knitting. It was my first successful knitting project besides a scarf! Yay, Meema. Posted by Hello

Sunday, May 15, 2005

Happy Birthday!

Reba's birthday was over a month ago but tonight we had her surprise birthday party. Even though almost everybody involved was a terrible liar we managed to pull it off. She got so many gift cards for one of our lys I think she'll be well supplied for the coming months.


Check out the card I made.

Saturday, May 14, 2005

Holey Moley

Here's that picture of Elah with her backpack. Too bad I've already been trying to talk her into letting me use it. Looks like I'll be making another one...damn.

On another note Elah's been asking me to make her a dress out of sparkly red yarn. Unfortunately I have no desire to make a dress and the girl grows so fast that I think it wouldn't fit into it by the time I got it done. So as a compromise I am making her the holey moley poncho from Knitty. Pictures to follow.

Friday, May 13, 2005

Vermont knitting bloggers meet

(This is Bill, not Emily)

802 Online has the scoop...

Pearl-McPhee stopped by Kaleidoscope Yarns in Essex Junction today to sign copies of At Knits End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much. Williston knitter/blogger Margot Schips bought five copies. St. Albans knitter/blogger Norma Miller already has at least one.

The two cyber scribes already knew each other, though they didn't realize it at first. "Hi, I'm Norma," said Miller. "I'm Margot," said Schips. Then the light-bulbs went off. "Oh! You're Now Norma Knits!, Hi!" "Oh," said Miller. "Margot!" They hugged.

"This is what happens when bloggers meet," quipped Pearl-McPhee. "It's like, someone walks up and says 'Hi, I'm Bruce Wayne,' and then he says, 'oh, and I'm also —" Miller interrupted. "Superman!" she said. "Batman," corrected Pearl-McPhee. "She knows her bloggers, just not her cartoon guys."

Coincidentally, Margot Schips just emailed me yesterday asking me to blogroll her, which I shall do post haste.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005


Whenever I say "finally" I get that song stuck in my head. Damn it!

So I am finally done with the Punk Rock Backpack from the first Stitch 'n Bitch. I told myself I'd never do another one but it's so cute and now I want one for myself. The knitting was fine, even the intarsia, but I have to saw I hate sewing; both machine and hand of which I had to do both. When Elah comes home tomorrow I'll post a pic of her wearing her new backpack.

Saturday, May 07, 2005

Here's a fitting article from an old issue of for your reading enjoyment!

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Thursday, May 05, 2005


Meet Sarah Sumner-Eisenbraun. Not only does she have the most wonderfully pink site out there but she is a fantabulous knitter. Go check out her site and while you're there definitely stop by the patterns section. I am particularly fond of Pink Ribbon.


PS I've jumped on the bandwagon.