wonderful wool

Nov 6th, 2009 crafts, sewing

Last week, I hinted that I’d be sharing something other than handspun for the Fiber Arts Blog Carnival. I’ve been spinning up a storm, with plenty still to share (before pictures included, in some cases!), but I’ve been keeping busy in other fibery ways, too. Here they are: Owls! I know owl images are super trendy right now, but I think part of that is…

bag it

Dec 15th, 2008 sewing, tutorials

For me, the surest sign of procrastination is embarking on an unusual project, just perfect for taking up lots of time, and totally different from the intended task at hand. So when I took the rare step of breaking out my sewing machine this weekend, you know it was because I am procrastinating on my finish-alongĀ  and holiday knitting! I had a lot of fun…

still alive

Jun 15th, 2008 knitting, sewing

I had to talk myself out of using the lyrics from the credits song for the video game Portal as the text for this blog post, but I’m not sure they would come off very well for any reader who doesn’t know the game and the song. You can view those lyrics here— the first few lines would have been good for describing my finished…

eeek

Jun 10th, 2008 knitting, sewing, tutorials

Remember the video game toy I’ve been making for Rob’s desk at work? Well I finally got through all the stranded knitting on tiny needles to get to the part I’ve been looking forward to: my first steeks! The toy is the Weighted Companion Cube from the game Portal, and since it’s a cube it needs 6 sides all alike. The pattern suggests knitting these…

Secret Pal 12 questionnaire

shhh secret

What follows is my questionnaire for participating in Secret Pal 12. But I invite anyone who wants to learn more about me to read it! 1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like? I am definitely a sock yarn junkie, and of course I always fall for luxury blend type of yarns. I also love working with…