Friday, October 19, 2007

Go Bucks!

In honor of homecoming...

Earth Science Craft Club

I am honored to have been asked to lead a session of the newly forming craft club, organized by the gorgeous office staff.

Here is my proposal for a project we could work on, with rationale.

  • The "Econo-shopper Mesh Bag" is an easy project that requires knowledge of only a scant few stitches. Gauge and sizing isn't important.
  • Supplies can be purchased cheaply. (I used 2 balls of Sugar and Cream cotton, available for 99 cents each at Beverly's crafts through October 31. You only need one or two hooks I,K or buy a small set for not much more.)
  • This project plays on the unique strengths of crochet stitches, and is not simply an adapted knitting pattern.
  • Everybody can make use of their project and help the environment at the same time by cutting down our use of plastic grocery bags.
The bags are very versatile and stretch to hold a lot of stuff. I have in here a butternut squash, box of pasta, several cans of soup, malted milk powder, brazil nuts, and room to spare!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


I'm working on this crocheted football player and am almost finished... I just have to add the felt details like the face, number, name, etc.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Mr. Pumpkin Head!!

A very nice friend of mine who knows how much I love both
a) Pumpkins
b) Pirates
gave me the most awesome thing ever, a pirate Mr. Pumpkin Head set.
So cool.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Canary in the Carbon 13 Mine

We all need an office mate to tell us when things get too heavy.
(Get it? heavy? carbon 13? Yeah, I miss Bob too.)

NOTE: Actual office contains no windows.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Espigas en Corola

It's done! After a month and a half, 12,412 miles, and several continents, it's done! Forgive the mystery picture... the recipient has access to my blog.

(Full non-artsy picture available on Ravelry, where my stitches at?)

Friday, October 5, 2007

Day Job

No crafts to post, just a self portrait doing what I ought to.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Buckeye Fever Update

Here is Dookie finding the flavor of Michigan quite objectionable.

Here he is enjoying his officially unlicensed catnip buckeye.