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…

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…

workin’ for the weekend

Nov 11th, 2007 cooking, crafts, knitting, work

I finally found that spare time I was craving all week. My weekend has consisted almost entirely of staying home, with the exception of brief forages for food. I even got off work early on Friday, and I’ve put the time since then to good use: knitting, cleaning, watching Rome on DVD, and learning how to play a first person shooter (Team Fortress 2). In…

heart-felt and hand-made

May 18th, 2007 books, crafts, other, sewing, work

Earlier today I made some stitch markers on a whim. (Hmm, I wonder where the dividing line is between a whim and an addiction…?) These will be part of my secret package for my downstream in the No Sheep For You secret swap. Lucky gal doesn’t even know she’s getting more than some sheepless yarn out of the deal! Thanks should go to the recent…