Saturday, October 31, 2009

Metallica Scarf Update... almost there!

A knitting oddessy! I'm ready to start the second ninja star, a little behind schedual. With school canceled on Thursday I missed out on several hours of knitting, I don't really sit home and knit there are too many distractions. After blocking it should be longer and the pattern will stretch a little to look more like the original image. I guess for DK your swatch has to be DK. (who'da thunk it?) Still planning to start Christmas knitting on the first, but I will be finishing this soon...

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Winter Hello!

Snow all day yesterday, all day today... and it's still going! School was canceled and I didn't get to wear my Halloween costume *sad face* but I didn't have to slog through the snow either. I'm hoping to perhaps get the first snowboard trip of the season this weekend. And I won't be riding that bike for a while. (Note that this picture was taken on our balcony... the covered balcony!)

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Red Means Stop... No Really!

Especially if you see a Blue Volvo crossing with the green...
Everyone is OK ('cept the tree) but there are two wrecked cars and my shoulders are veeery sore.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Craft Disaster or just Un-hygenic?

This was a recent find at a church sale, and why did my mother buy it? To prevent it from falling in to hands of someone who might actually *make* it. (shudder) I beg of you people, sanitary bathrooms do not have fru-fru toilet covers (also known as germ breeding grounds). And far more important, if you have the time and yarn laying around to make things like shag rugs with matching curtain ties and TP roll covers, well there are better things to do with your life.

Here is a short list of things you could do with a crochet hook and pounds of acrylic yarn...
1. Make blankets or cloths for charities that serve the homeless, children, shelter animals etc..
2. Make everyone you know a tea cozy. Great Winter gifts for everyone on your list, and slightly more likely to be used than a tissuebox cover.
3. go yarn bombing, is knit-fitti useful? Maybe not, but at least the evidence of your craft obbsession isn't cluttering up your bathroom.
4. Make a life sized stuffed animal. At least it makes for a conversation piece. And your heirs might actually want it.
5. Crochet a car cover. Just as rediculous as a tank cover, but it's outside for everyone to see how nuts you are...

So in review, if you find your self getting the urge to make matching bath mats, check the list and see if there isn't anything else for you to do with that yarn!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Pumpkins on Try Handmade

Check out his fall feature on a wonderful website - Try Handmade. A number of awesome pumpkin themed items from fabulous handcrafters. If you haven't seen Try Handmade you should check it out anyway, great articles by some very cool people.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Metallica Scarf Update...

About one once of each color, so two ounces total and here's what I have... I just started on the "M". I'm going to try and finish it for my birthday Nov. 1st so I can do Christmas knits after that. Good thing no one on my gift list will mind late presents!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Back in the Studio

And hard at work already! I got a commission over the summer to make a set of eight matching cups... whew! I've never done a set of eight and it is a very different mindset from creating OOAK pieces. They're off to be fired so I'm praying to the kiln goddess for kindness.
"Wait" you say "there are nine cups there, I thought it was a set of eight?" Well I don't trust the Kiln Goddess that much...