Tuesday, April 29, 2008

The Last Totoro

I swear this is it with the Totoros, I needed to make a full set. But just like the bunnies, I need to retire this pattern for awhile to avoid any malicious buildup of a cute forest dwelling army. Here's the infantry as it stands now, ready to transit back to Ohio.

Sunday, April 20, 2008


For those of you unfamiliar with Totoro, try a google search to check out the cast of characters... I have now crocheted the blue guy and the white guy. The gray one is yet to come depending on stash contents.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Guess the project

I don't have any finished projects to post, but feel free to guess the current work in progress. Don't cheat on Ravelry, and Patrick doesn't get an entry (he already knows). Is there a prize you ask? Of course, my quiet admiration.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Short Attention Span

I am trying to write a very important paper right now. I am so close I can taste it. I am also losing my attention span (among other things...). So here's a blog entry highlighting my favorite postcard hanging in my office. My friend Katie sent it to me while she was "on the ice" during the ANDRILL project last year.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Lunch Sack is done.

I finished the knitting and tedious seaming over the weekend and ended up dying it late at night during an insomniatic burst of activity. I actually dyed it twice, but didn't like the color the first time. The final product is sufficiently smurfy and will be sent out soon.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

One Year

I've been posting pictures of my crafts for one year on this very day. I just hit 4,000 hits last week and think that's pretty cool, even if half of them are my Mom. My craft goal for the coming year is try the sock thing again, with this yarn.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Beauty Swap

I cranked out this washcloth to go along with lemon-lime soap and lip balm for an upcoming beauty product gift exchange. Hope the unknown mystery recipient likes it.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Lunch Sack, in prep

Here's a sneak peek at the lunch bag so far. The construction is very similar to that of a brown paper lunch bag and is made in 5 separate pieces (front, back, bottom, 2xsides). I wish now I would have started it in the round rather than working the whole thing in flat sections. Oh well.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Damn it!

For non-knitters, this is a circular needle, more specifically, a broken circular needle.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Lunchbox Swap

I haven't done a craft swap for awhile, but signed up for this lunchbox swap at Oh Fransson. It took a lot of thought and looking through fabric and thread and buttons and other materials in my stash of supplies (aka my apartment), until I decided I would just knit the little bugger. I'm about 1/3 of the way done with this pattern from Classic Elite, done in Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton. I plan to dye the works robin's egg blue when finished.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008


Again, I realize I'm late to the party, but I am catching the Zimmermania. On my sojourn to Imagiknit on Sunday with my friend Julie, I purchased two classic titles, Knitting Without Tears, and Knitter's Workshop. (along with a skein of Noro sock yarn and two Malabrigo worsteds, one the color of Cheetos!)

From her writings, it seems like we're on the same page on at least one issue. Why in God's name knit something flat if you can do it in the round?