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Thursday, July 23, 2009


Mostly spending my time working on the design for Smac. It's coming together nicely and I'll have it out on time. For those following:


My TUSAL jar is filling up fast as well.


I'll have to get a bigger one :D

Taking a friend out for birthday dinner, and then going back at the Smac design.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Drowning in yarn

First off, I've worked on and finished a bunch of things...


The cabled mug cozy from knit picks is done. Finished it at work.


Unfortunately, though I'm a coffee hound, I have no use for a cabled mug I upcycled it by wrapping it around a box and turning it into a post it notes holder...which I desperately needed.


Since I'm obviously an organization junkie, I also finished felting this knitted basket (pattern at ravelry), and now it's holding all my sock yarn. It's not round because I have a giant book stuck in it.


I've made some progress on the design for Smac. I have to rip out some stitches, but I'm further ahead now than I was in this picture. Still hoping to make my deadline.


My grandma came over today with ALL OF THIS. I don't even know what I'm going to do with it all yet. I still haven't cataloged it. What a stash, though.


Much of it will be going into my secondary stash of yarn for granny squares for my charity of choice, Heartmade Blessings.


She liked this yarn so I'm making her a lace scarf. I hope she'll like it.


We headed to Hobby Lobby where I picked up some free patterns and a measuring tape. Then I went to Michael's and picked up something interesting...


This appears to be a kumihimo wheel, packaged as a kid's craft. I'm going to try it with the packaged gimp and then switch to cords to see if it will work. It was on clearance for $2.99 and you can't beat a deal like that.

I'm going to be running like crazy tomorrow, but hopefully I'll have time to work on the design for Smac some more. I'm really enjoying tearing through these projects, but I have so many to go. It's how I like things, but I don't think I could put this much on myself if I didn't finish projects as often as I do. I need that sense of accomplishment.

I also put those mini cakes up on Etsy here if anyone wants them, and I'm getting ready to put up some vintage fabric.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Do you remember?


Remember when I showed this pic and said it was all knitting supplies?

Well, you've seen what happened with the beads. The fabric underneath though? I'm done with it.

Behold...a new place to store my crap.


It had to be done because I bought a bunch of new DPNs (double pointed needles) from and though I haven't tried them out, the price was certainly right and I needed DPNs. Unfortunately, they arrived and my already overstuffed craft drawer was not pleased by me trying to add all of this:


I'm not sure about 'premium' but they certainly are bamboo DPNs and I got tons of them for the bargain basement price of $24.95 and free shipping. I haven't had a chance to work with them yet.


Now they have a custom home just for them. Note that my 'writing' when I embroider is about as awful as my real handwriting. I can read it, and that's what matters, right?


Circulars, crochet hooks, and other assorted odds and ends. Email address included in case I (please goodness no) lose it.


Rolls up okay, in spite of some of the pockets being crooked. (I'm a kamikaze crafter...)


Glad I finally got to it and got it done. Only took one day.


Coffee fuels my world. Dunkin' Donuts knows this, and sent me free coffee. Their coffee is delicious.


Said present couldn't have come at a better time, because without brain power, I resort to playing with floss.


It got pretty bad while I waited for coffee to brew. I'm better now.

For those following, I'm making progress on the design for Smac as well:


Saturday, July 4, 2009

Another useful article...

I write an article linking quite a few free hardanger patterns. If you're interested, check out the article and snag them.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Plush Particles


I got this idea from Particle Zoo, but needed some pronto, so I drafted some patterns and cranked these out tonight. I'll probably order the real ones soon, but the person I'm giving them to (birthday present) appreciates things *I* make. This is a proton, neutron, electro-neutron, electron, up quark, and down quark.


I didn't have nifty tags like theirs so I hand embroidered some felt tags. They'll do.


Making some progress on the design for Paris as well. I've got the center of the pattern partially complete at this point, and will probably be done with it by the time the border is done.

Also, I was recently interviewed by a fellow blogger. check it out and poke around if you want to :)