make mine

Jan 24th, 2008 crafts, memes, other

I guess since I’ve been nominated twice today for the “You Make My Day” Award, I’d better participate and share the love with some reciprocation and hopefully provide you with some interesting links. As many of you know, I spend a good amount of time each morning and evening perusing the blog world, checking up on projects and reading everyone’s musings. I am truly thankful…

fuzzy fandom

Jan 13th, 2008 crafts, knitting, other, patterns, work

Ever since Rob got his geeky new job, complete with cubicle, he’s been asking for desktop toy and office decorations to liven the place up. We got him a Rubiks Cube this weekend, but I couldn’t let him start another Monday without some handmade flair in the workplace. What better to send him off with than a favorite gaming icon? I designed and knit these…

roger that

Jan 8th, 2008 crafts, knitting, other

For no other reason than random impulse and a change of pace, I started my most recent knitting project using straight wooden needles instead of my standard interchangeable circulars. I decided it would be nice to have a few more sets of straight needles to flush out my set of size options, so I went looking online for fancy or fun stuff to throw money…

I spy

Jan 3rd, 2008 other

I know from my traffic meter that I get more visitors here than I ever hear from. I’ve been thinking about holding a blog contest (because I have a perfect prize just waiting to have a new home), but I’m worried I don’t have enough readers to fill out a contest roster. I definitely want to make this blog as appealing and fun as it…

family ties

Dec 31st, 2007 crafts, knitting, other

In Puerto Rico for Christmas, Roberto’s abuela gave me a collection of knitting heirlooms that she’d been holding on to for years. First is a piece of knitted lace she was given while visiting Peru: It was knitted in the round on 5 needles, and it was wonderful to see the amazement of a non-knitter at the feat of working with such fine yarn and…