steam powered

Oct 6th, 2009 cooking, other

Do you use Google Reader? You should, if you have any number of blogs that you read on a regular basis. It’s a very clean, functional, Google-y way of checking for new updates and reading (or saving, or sharing, or not reading) them. The only drawback is that it’s easy to read the post in Google’s interface, and you miss out on the author’s blog…

May 9th, 2009 other, patterns
broken needle

It serves me right to show you a nearly-completed baby sweater with an air of confidence that it would soon be finished! I clearly have not been sacrificing to the right knitting gods, because I took out my project to do the last of the knitting and what do I find? I’m not really sure how it happened… I just pulled it out of my…

western wear

Mar 2nd, 2009 motif monday, other, pets
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This week’s Monday motif? The iconic cow skull graphic found on western wear and other cowboy-theme media. I think this one turned out really neat, and would look awesome on a hat or hoodie. Or what about a set of coasters for a home with southwestern decor? I actually went to a rodeo here in Chicago last weekend. It was pretty commericialized and tame– a…

pleased as punch

Feb 22nd, 2009 crafts, crochet, knitting, other, patterns

In honor of the two-year anniversary of this blog, I am pleased as punch to announce the brand new Skyline Chilly website! If you generally read my posts through a feed reader, please do take a minute to click through to my site and have a look around. Rob has been working really hard to get this site redesigned from scratch, and I’m really proud…

popular request

Feb 16th, 2009 knitting, other

By popular demand, I took a picture to show off what the insides of my thrummed socks look like. I didn’t use the Yarn Harlot method of making thrums– I just used slightly twisted little bits of fiber that didn’t have the ends doubled over into themselves. The Yarn Harlot thrums are more puffy and blob-like, for making an evenly stuffed object, and mine are…