opening day

Apr 6th, 2009 motif monday
baseball

Welcome to baseball season! While I’m not the most die hard sports fan out there, I love being a Cubs fan in Chicago. Living and working on the north side, you can really tell when there’s a home game from the general mood of the city, the amount of blue shirts, and of course the terrible parking and traffic! Loving the Cubs is a classic…

bumble bee

Mar 30th, 2009 motif monday
bee

I figure it’s been long enough since the penguin to release another animal for the Motif of the Week. I’m trying not to overload you with too many animals/foods too close together, but there are a lot of those on my list! While animal motifs seem like a really obvious choice because of how cute and universally appealing they are, they pose a challenge because…

april showers

Mar 23rd, 2009 motif monday
umbrella

For those among you who are strictly orthodox in their observation of holiday and seasonal themes, I am probably about a week early with today’s motif. Maybe the umbrella would have been a good way to inaugurate April’s charts with a little seasonal rain. I just couldn’t hold this post back, though! The simple lines and plain colors of this graphic make for a really…

pot o’ gold

Mar 16th, 2009 motif monday
pot-o-gold

One of the really fun parts of the motif of the week series is that it’s weekly, so the changing seasons or passing holidays can help inspire the theme. I am not normally the type to decorate for a holiday or get too excited about seasonal customs, but when the cuteness of little knitable charts is involved, it seems natural to indulge in the festivities….

vitamin A

Mar 9th, 2009 motif monday
carrot swatch

Today’s motif is a carrot! Don’t you just see Bugs Bunny ready to chow down on this deliciously healthy vegetable? I really like the way this swatch came out– I don’t know why knitting pictures of veggies is so entertaining! Another way vegetables can be extremely entertaining is fully explored at this NSFW link, which I stumbled upon while looking for a good carrot model…