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…

trying turtles

May 17th, 2007 knitting

In between sittings of working on the second of Turtlegirl‘s Red Dwarf socks, I’ve been knitting…. turtles! This is Smariek‘s Turtle Cloth pattern, a smallish but definitely cuteish washcloth currently in use by the bathroom sink! This author stays away from charts and her patterns are line-by-line stitch instructions, so I had a little bit of a hard time following the small print of my…

red dwarf redux

May 11th, 2007 knitting

Over the course of this full week of work and reading, I managed to finish the first of Cristi‘s Red Dwarf socks. The very neat, fun part about this pattern is that although I’ve made countless toe-up socks, I had never tried either the cast-on or the heel shaping specified in this pattern. Both turned out to be convenient improvements on the methods I had…

working Wick

May 7th, 2007 knitting, pets, work

I’ve finished the second glove of the Dashing set, but I can’t provide photographic evidence since both gloves are not currently at the same house. I won’t bore you with pictures of the recently completed glove, just take my word for it that it’s a lot like the first one. Besides, how would you be sure I wasn’t just showing you more pictures of the…

going green

May 1st, 2007 crafts, other, sewing
green stitch markers

Many thanks to Prissy for this lovely set of green stitch markers, which completes our share of the Favorite Color Stitch Marker Exchange. You can see the fun pink set I sent her here. What’s that I’m hearing?? Distant cries of “But Emily, green isn’t your favorite color! You’ve always said it’s orange!” ?? Well my friends, I’m now ready to announce that my favorite…