need more toys

Jun 28th, 2008 crochet, other, work

Rob has a new project at work that means he’s working in a “creative space” (a converted conference room) with a few code monkeys that are his geek friends. The closed door and creative atmosphere means they have a lot of fun while working with each other, and thus came the demand from Rob: need more toys. Apparently the Mario mushrooms and the Companion Cube…

dyeing of spinsanity

Jun 25th, 2008 dyeing, other, spinning

I couldn’t even wait to take a couple “before” pictures of my latest fibery endeavor before I jumped right in and started spinning. I had ordered this lovely spindle from Spinsanity to allow me to spin lighter yarns than my heavier homemade one. It’s great! I really love how it looks, and how the square shape is a little unusual. It’s also really great to…

i love it when this happens

Jun 22nd, 2008 knitting, other, swaps

It occurred to me as I was finishing the toe of my Uptown Boot Sock yesterday, that from tip to toe it had been a 7-day knit. Not only is it so satisfying to get done with a project (well, half of it) so quickly & efficiently, but it’s also the sign of a really enjoyable project for me. I made time to work on…

homefront

May 26th, 2008 knitting, other

I’m back from the trip to the Capital, and it was both a beautiful trip with lovely weather, and a fitting way to spend Memorial Day weekend. Rob took a _ton_ of pictures, which I’m not yet up to the task of going through, but I pulled out a select few to share here. We took a guided tour of most of the touristy sites,…

boxy

May 18th, 2008 crafts, other, spinning, swaps

Since I use it so frequently as a backdrop for my blog photos, I thought I should give my living room’s neat old trunk a feature post of its own. I inherited the trunk and its contents from Darby, a friend of mine who was moving away and trying to reduce the volume of her material possesions. My cat loves it because it gives her…