Sunday, December 27, 2009
Friday, December 25, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
- The summer gardening went well, many tomatoes and peppers, happy happy herbs, the swiss chard really took off (which is a shame, since nobody likes it, live and learn!)
- The knitting has been intermittent, usually eclipsed by more important studying.
- The HPKCHC is back in full swing (expect more HP related dorkiness), so is Reducio Round 7
- The holiday gift knitting has begun. Really. (Felted slipper socks for everyone this year!)
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
It's used for, you guessed it, wrangling various bits of technology. All of these were churning around in the spin-cycle that is my big canvas bag, so to keep them from getting dirty and/or damaged they now all reside together in this simple drawstring pocket.
P.S. I wonder if I can sell this idea to apple? I mean, I could never keep up with the demand, but I'll bet they could charge $30 for one of these, even if it was mass produced.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
This is the package that I sent to my spoilee. She got a mini weasley sweater with her initial on it (and some little Lavender buds) a couple socks (one quidditch and one regular house sock) and some other applicable goodies.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Besides, I keep accidentally setting off the Lumos charm whilst rummaging through my bag. It makes the muggles suspicious you know ;-)
Monday, June 22, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
I like the bubble details a lot (even if they require much "paying attention"). It looks pretty wonky now, but I don't think I made any errors. Hopefully everything will block out alright when it's done. [Side Note: If I did make any errors, they're getting chalked up to 'character' or 'rustic charm'. Whichever one means I'm not ripping it all out, no matter what.]
I was just trying to be artsy with the camera. This is a little garter stitch road (a.k.a. the border) trailing off in the distance (a.k.a. the end of the dining room table).
Sunday, April 5, 2009
And the wide angle effect. It looks a lot more 'finished' now with all that bark there. I should have put the garden hose away, but you don't mind do you?
My raised planter bed, full of pine tree related junk. I could spend a week picking out those little pollen related thingies, but I just don't stock that particular brand of crazy.
This is Pete, the garden gnome who protects the plants, wards off neighborhood cats, and gives nosy pigeons a sharp jab with that pick-ax (at least I hope he does, because they deserve it). Pete is very pleased with himself and his work in the garden. Verrry pleased :-)
Here we have a Brandywine tomato plant, looking the way they are supposed to when they are alive and cared for by a nursery during the delicate seedling stage. Mine are all long since deceased. So I bought this one at the nursery too.
This Jalapeno plant was on sale at the nursery, so I figured "eh, why not. Peppers are pretty hard to kill aren't they?" This concerned the staff. But, here it is, completely alive and producing flowers like crazy! There are little wee pepper buds forming inside the flowers, hopefully to become full grown, fiery fruits. It took a little battering by the wind, but it seems to be doing ok.
- It's April.
- It's been April for a while now, and yet no April blog posts? Oops.
- I'm convinced that wallpaper removal is destined to be my own private circle of hell, ala the Alighieri construct.
- The swiss chard is sprouting! I haven't killed it yet, so we're doing pretty well here.
- Happy Belated Birthday to Fred and George (April 1, how fitting)!
- I've decided that it's ok to reference fictional characters as if they are real people. Sometimes.
- My bubble wrap ... wrap has a back and some sleeve progress now. I will take pictures of many things for the next post. When it is not 1 AM.
- I am convinced that I went to bed with a breathe right strip on my nose last night, but I woke up without it. Curious. I hope it isn't stuck to the sheets!
- Nope, I guess this list ends at 8.
Monday, March 30, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Saturday, March 28, 2009
My blog turns a year old today!
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
the time I had to rip back 20 rows because I didn't read the
directions thoroughly). This sure has some unusual construction
methods that I've never done before. Short-row shoulders? Hmm. I can
tell already that I'm going to love this little sweater to fuzzy bits,
as soon as I finish it that is...
Thursday, March 12, 2009
think I can squeeze one more out of the leftover Sugar-n-cream cotton
Monday, March 9, 2009
There were marks all over them that needed washing (I was willing to overlook this as long as they came clean). So, they went through a gentle wash cycle, on cold, as per their instructions, but the problem areas remained and they got a little Spray-N-Wash and OxyClean in the water. The marks were gone, but after letting them air dry and ironing them ... they shrank! So much that they no longer fit in the intended area. Unacceptable!
Grumble*lousy curtains*Grumble. So they got a one-way ticket back to the store for being defective, deceptive little buggars. I haven't found a replacement yet, so my desk area is still unusable at peak afternoon times. Sigh.
It isn't that I mind toting the laptop around or working while sitting, ok laying, on my bed. It's a little too comfortable though so I tend to do more "napping" than "working". There's also supposedly an associative problem that can crop up if you start to associate 'bed' with 'work' and it leads to insomnia. I wonder if they've studied the reverse effect of associating 'work' with 'naptime' and discovered a well-rested, though underachieving population. ;-)
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
It might need some de-fuzzing and a few ends taken care of, but I'm calling this one done! Yay! There will probably be some additional pictures when it's completely dry and ready to wear.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
The owl mitt worked out just like I envisioned it. Well, except for the thumb, but I figured if I was going to have to pick up stitches and knit tiny rounds anyway, I might as well have a full thumb to show for it. That will be an optional design feature when I write up the pattern.
For now though, I'm going to bed; it was a long, busy, and drudgerous day.
Monday, February 2, 2009
Look at that cute little owl cable pattern! I'm making myself a pair of mitts before I freeze my fingers off on the long walk from the parking lot into work in the mornings. I'm winging the pattern (bad pun intended) and making them out of my Hedwig Opal sock yarn :-DI outlined it, in case it wasn't all that clear. He says "Hoot!". He's excited to be on the blog. Anyways ...
If the pattern works out, I'll post it when the first one is complete. If not, trust that they will never be spoken of again (It's so cute and I want it to work so much that I would feel personally
betrayed if it didn't. Wouldn't you?).
[Side Note: My team won the Superbowl! Yay! *happy dance* Sorry if your team didn't win today, just know that my love for Matty means I cheer for your team too!]