Monday, June 28, 2010

Knee warmers or volleyball/carpet laying accesories?

These damn knee warmers have been a bane and a pox on both my houses for over a year now, probably even longer if I cared enough at this point to do the math.  The concept seemed simple enough, but without a pattern I found myself doing more pondering than knitting.  You may recall the last time you saw these bad boys they consisted of little more than a straight ribbed tube.  I added an afterthought heel for the patellar covering, but perhaps the 90 degree angle is too severe. 

Tough cookies pal, they're done now and would be nigh on impossible to rip out and redo.  Why?  Because I thrummed them pretty good, that's why.  The tufts of roving felted to a certain degree almost instantaneously while working.  Here's a peek at the inside.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

I attended a social event.

There's even photographic proof.

My palynologically minded friend and I attended the Etsy Houston Craft Party at Sew Crafty in the Heights.  The event was pretty well attended and featured free snacks, beverages, and project ideas.  The lovely item you see modeled here is a delightful fabric covered bulletin board that now resides in my entryway/kitchen/living room.  One of the other cool areas focused on fusing plastic bags from the grocery and whatnot to make new, sturdy items.  I may have to get an iron.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Cupric Cryptozoology

 I introduce to you the brachiolope, a mysterious hybrid of... a brachiosaurus and an antelope?  I guess?

Well, if you like ellipses, vertebrates, or science, I encourage you to check out the podcast Science Sort Of...  It's the reason I finally broke down and bought a replacement for my runaway ipod.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Having Friends is Neat

I have a friend who brought me some yarn from WALES!  How cool is that?!  I'm working on some wrist warmers to wear at work.

(Yes, I live and work in Houston.  Yes it is hot outside.  Yes I do actually need them because I work in a dark meatlocker.)