Sunday, September 30, 2007

Go Bucks!

My profile may indicate my current location in Santa Cruz, CA... but I assure you I am still a Buckeye. The transition to life in a place where the city does not have an obligate responsibility to wear red on Saturdays in the fall has been difficult and after a wee bit over 4 years now I was starting perhaps, to lose a touch of the football fever myself. I now however feel renewed since finishing this spirited sweater for my Mother's cat. He will be the talk of the town, and maybe we could get the ultimate sweater vest king (Jim Tressel to all of you from around these parts) to sign a photo of Dookie in his sweater.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007


I'm not sure if it's cool or lame. I wish Crowe was here for a consult.

Thursday, September 20, 2007


My very own personal Newman is named Stuart. He also works for the US postal service and lives life on the wild side. Now he has apparently decided to mess with the most important crafting supply of all, my stories.

I received today three opened DVD's one flapping in the wind, one taped back shut, and the one pictured above with an ever so sincere apology for rifling through my mail. I guess Stuart has already seen Little Britain so he let it through, along with the following thinly veiled threat.!


I felt compelled to add my crocheted two cents to my brother's latest mystery. He came out of his apartment one day to find these two perfectly parallel slices of bread laying in front of his door. He didn't (and still doesn't) know who or where they came from, what they mean, or anything. He reasoned that their placement had to have been intentional given the strict geometrical constraints of their position, not from animals or feral babies roaming the neighborhood at night. (Yes, the latter was considered at length before we concluded they would lack the requisite finely developed motor skills for such exacting yet inscrutable actions.) There has since been at least one subsequent "loafing" incident traced back to a group of clever co-workers. They were not; however, clever enough to evade detection, delivering a different variety of bread and in quantities far exceeding the original incursion. (plus there was the admission of guilt...) Very odd indeed. Anyway, my slice should reach him via snail mail soon.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Skully Puppy

I made another doggie sweater for Tilly and I hope this one fits as well as the first. It's a pattern by Regina Rioux-Gonzalez that appeared in the latest issue of Crochet Today. The neckline is adorable and I love how it has the feeling of a knitted ribbing. Unfortunately, I ran out of white to make the crossbones, but it's still cool.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Cutest Little Owl?

The pattern was indeed titled the "Cutest Little Owl".

However, something clearly went awry in my execution, for the result is neither cute nor owl. Yarn choice (substitution), eyes of an inappropriate scale, or some intangible quality and skill in workmanship.... I don't know! But geeze!
This thing looks like ET's albino half-cousin. I quit before finishing the beak. Oh well, I guess I should stick to doilies.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Shanghai doily

Yep, here I am, making a Mexican doily while in a Shanghai hotel.... I'm back now, but TIRED!