We spent a lovely day at the zoo on Monday, as a end of summer surprise for our little monkey, and all I got pictures of were the flowers! Oh well, they're very pretty, and better than the poor angles I managed of the animals, who were mostly enjoying the shaded parts of their enclosures.… Continue reading A day at the zoo
I've been working on this project off and on for months; this weekend, circumstances forced me (forced me, I tell you) to take a day and a half off of work and stay home with no interruptions, so I finally finished it.
Pinterest worthy? Uh, no. But, my son is dino obsessed and he loved it. As he also really, really loves watermelon, he promptly re-enacted a T Rex vx. Triceratops battle. You can guess who won! We go through a lot of watermelon around here, so I'm sure I'll be trying more melon sculptures.
I finished this just in time for our local Memorial Day parade, having decided the day before that I'd like something a little patriotic for the summer. And also, I really needed a bag somewhere between barely-fits-my-wallet and holds-my-entire-life. I did a little bit of strip piecing, then cut that up on the diagonal, sewed… Continue reading A Summer Bag
Doesn't this remind you of Neapolitan ice cream? Yum. It's basically the same pattern as A Stripey Scarf for Christmas, with 2 slight modifications. I did the contrast pink stripes as HDC instead of SC. I think it stands out more. I also did an extra stripe on each outside edge in brown DC; I… Continue reading My Neapolitan Scarf
Lately it's been Dino-everything around these parts, but every now and then Bud asks me to make him a fort or a tent. I'm happy to pile up pillows and blankets next to the couch to oblige him, but I got to thinking that it would be easy enough to make his dinosaurs a tent,… Continue reading Dino-camping
I finished my Dad's stripey scarf (a near twin to Mom's) a few days before Christmas and mailed it off with an ETA of 12/26 which was close enough in my book. And then...USPS texted me that it was delivered, but it was no where to be found. I was pretty resigned to making a… Continue reading Scarf drama?
I'm hard at work on a second scarf, this one for my Dad, and I'm taking a few minutes to jot down my pattern. The first one is here. The first thing to know about this pattern is that I'm not going to specify a set length, or a number of chains. If you're the… Continue reading A Stripey Scarf for Christmas
My mother had a request for Christmas that I was delighted to fill: a new scarf. Her parameters? Warm, striped, and grey and white. Done! I made it up on the fly, and I must say that I'm very happy with how it turned out. So much so that I'm going to have to make… Continue reading A Scarf for Mom
Another old pattern, revisited. I'm pulling some of my stuff off my old Knottie.net site before it's lost for real. I managed to find the old schematic diagrams that were broken links on the wayback archive, so yay. But man, I also found some really, really bad stuff I've crocheted over the years. OMG. I… Continue reading Leafy Poncho