truly tempting

May 4th, 2010 memes, pets, spinning

If you haven’t guessed from my blog silence, I’ve been really busy lately. Lots of behind-the-scenes stuff that keeps me occupied and interested, but makes for really lousy blog content. When I’m busy like this, my knitting usually DOESN’T suffer. I *need* it to keep me going! My spinning, however, hasn’t been so lucky. I haven’t touched my wheel in a long time, and I’m…

cat on my stuff

Mar 29th, 2010 other, pets

Londie, come on. I know that I put my dpn roll down on “your” spot on the bed, but seriously. That can NOT be comfortable.

bullseye pie

Oct 21st, 2009 knitting, pets

I feel like I should be awarded the “Way to Go” blogging cookie for this. I am about to provide you with a rarely seen treat here on Skyline Chilly… actual before and after pictures. I remembered to take the “before”! This never happens. I’ll have plenty of upcoming posts of handspun yarn and knitting projects that are lacking “befores”, so relish this while you…

black cat

Oct 19th, 2009 motif monday, pets
black cat

I know I’ve mentioned this before, but one of the neatest aspects of doing a weekly colorwork chart (except when on hiatus ;-) is using seasonal or holiday themes to guide the motif selections. Judging from my feed reader and other internet perusal, not to mention any retail store, Halloween is among the holidays that really excite everyone to participate, decorate, and craft, in the…

western wear

Mar 2nd, 2009 motif monday, other, pets

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…