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…

sock blocker tutorial

Apr 23rd, 2008 crafts, knitting, patterns, tutorials

I’m making decent progress on my Jaywalker (from someone else’s stash yarn!), so I figured I should share a WiP-Wednesday shot. The sock is looking great, but you can also see that I finally sprang for the sock blockers from the Loopy Ewe: Since I do a good amount of sock photography, plus a good amount of hand washing socks, I figured it was worth…

in other news

Mar 31st, 2008 crafts, sewing, work

If you take the fact that I don’t think I’ve even touched my sewing machine since June (around the time Bombpop relocated out of state) into consideration, it’s pretty surprising that I started & finished a sewing project over the weekend. However, if you take into account how out-of-control my burgeoning pile of knitting needles is, it’s a darn good thing I put this needle…

contest for the cause

Feb 10th, 2008 crafts, knitting, memes, other, patterns, swaps

I’m having a great weekend because I finally get to spend time with my aunt Pearl, give her the socks I designed & knit, and tell her the great news about the donations for the pattern going to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I’m extremely happy with the response to the pattern so far, but I’d like to use the advantages of the vast web…

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…