Monday, October 31, 2005

I'm not trying to avoid doing math homework...



Ok, I am avoiding math homework. Here are two scarves I've made. The purple one is from last winter, while the stripey one is still on the needles. That one has taken forever! I keep ignoring it while I work on other things and then when those things get boring, I return to it. Someday I'll actually finish everything that I start. Ha.

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Knerd gloves redux

So here are a couple of detail shots of the knerd gloves. Notice the easy access thumb!



The knerdiest knerd to ever knerd this side of knerdville


So these are my very own video game playing gloves. Specially made so that the thumb is not constrained, yet can be covered up if it gets cold. There is also a nifty optional finger cover that can be buttoned onto the back of the glove. I realized that these were a necessity about a week ago when, after many hours playing the best game ever, I looked down at my cold, stiff fingers and saw that my nails had gone a lovely shade of blue.

Sweater post # 1




Man, how I wish I had saved the first couple of sweaters I made. They were...well...um...interesting. The very first one was made following a pattern (now vanished) from the Berroco website. I didn't know any better. It called for their "Furz" yarn. I'm so ashamed. Anyway, that went off to the salvation army, and I moved on to bigger and better (or at least less furry) things. The grey one is a mind-bendingly warm sweater from the first stitch'n'bitch book. I love it, but it's a little bulky. I feel the same way about the Simply Marylin (pink one) that I recently made. It's lovely except for its bulk and that stupid collar. E to the M has altered it and I'll probably frog mine and steal whatever good idea she came up with.

Friday, October 28, 2005

knit a digestive track!

From craftster.org:

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Knit yourself a double helix

Bill here...



Go here for instructions (scroll down the page a bit).

via Boing Boing

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Two from Boing Boing

Bill here. I spotted two cool craft-related items on BB (both from craftster.org) today and thought I'd share...

1. crocheted infant Yoda ears!



2. Lego robot that winds yarn!

Monday, October 17, 2005

Updates

I've finished the Simply Marilyn Sweater! OK, that's a lie - I still have to seam it and knit the collar but then I'll be done. There's a seaming class at Kaleidoscope in mid November and if I can avoid the finishing that long I might sign up for it.

I finished the My So Called Scarf and I've made my first cedar sachet.

No pics as of yet since my computer is going to Small Dog today to ask the wizard for a brain but they'll come soon.

On another note, Kaleidoscope Yarns started a blog of their own.

Monday, October 03, 2005

What'd You Call Me?

Yet another quiz. Want to know a secret? The first time I took the test I was acrylic! We can't have that so I went through and re-answered the questions that I was on the fence about - now I'm merino...much better.

You are Merino Wool.
You are Merino Wool.
You are very easygoing and sweet. People like to
keep you close because you are so soft-hearted.
You love to be comfortable and warm from your
head to your toes.


What kind of yarn are you?
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Saturday, October 01, 2005

It's Like Crack!

I shouldn't be allowed to go to a tent sale with my checkbook. Behold the damage.


Cedar chips for holiday gifts, tons of Lang baby cotton for hats 'n stuff, a finished hat for Elah, Lang rainbow colored yard (50% wool, 50% acrylic) for an Elah sweater, a moebius wrap thing I bought,Lang Furore in grey and green for a pillow, Berroco Denim Silk to make shopping bags, Berroco Duo (purple and rainbow) for whatever and pink Pronto because Elah loves pink.

I think I may have a problem. I did manage not to buy any yarn and the sheep and wool show but I did get some goat's milk soap and a fingerless mitt pattern. I need a nap.