take me out

May 11th, 2008 other

I know I have mentioned before that as a favorite color, blue is becoming a real contender for me. Well yesterday, these boys in blue really drove it home: Rob and I went to the Saturday Cubs game and even though it was a cold, blustery afternoon, we had such a good time watching a competitive ball game. The Cubs had been a little rough…

Crochet and Knit Giveaways!

May 5th, 2008 crafts, memes, other, swaps

Have you heard about the new site Crochet and Knit Giveaways? It’s a neat plan to get all those generous knitsters on the web grouped up in one place for awesome contests and freebies. The idea is that if enough people are visiting and using the site, then they’ll be able to attract sponsors with awesome pro gifts (and maybe yarn?). In the meantime, it’ll…

walking shoes

Apr 30th, 2008 knitting, other

I am gradually taking pictures of all my older knitting patterns so that I can add them to my Ravelry notebook. As I was getting ready for work yesterday, it occurred to me that I should snap a quick picture of my older pair of Jaywalkers, with the Puma high tops that I love. That yarn is an extremely soft merino from Maine Woods Yarn…

half circle

Apr 22nd, 2008 knitting, other

I’ve been making good progress on my Sunrise Circle jacket, even though the rows are slow going at this point. It’s a long stockinette slog, made more finicky by having to count out spaced increases. Still, the excitement about having this as a finished sweater is keeping me motivated, even though I probably won’t be able to wear it for several months once it’s finished….

cozy coffee

Mar 16th, 2008 other
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I’ve been dutifully working on my older projects this weekend: I’m down to the decreases on Clapotis and on the final ribbing of the bolero. I just couldn’t resist working on a quickie weekend project, too… so I made the Coffee Mug Cozy as part of Ravelry’s Malabrigo March knit-along. It was a fun, quick knit! And I’m glad I found out that this neat…