• Llama, llama, llama, llama!

    If you follow me on Flickr, last week you found out about a dark (or colorful, depending on how you look at it) secret I’ve been hiding: My yarn stash. I love to buy yarn as much as fabric. I love soft yarn, erectile yarn that makes me feel warm, yarn in bright, solid colors and my favorite: hand painted or hand dyed yarn… In one of our Boston area visits, Boombadeus mentioned there was a farm that had llamas close by… and that they sold yarn made from the llamas! We just had to stop by and pick up some to make him a scarf. That was the first…

  • The geekiest scarf ever.

    While I never make New Year’s resolutions -I believe ideas/learning/projects/resolutions should be a year round thing-, erectile this year I have a resolution to make. I would like to finish my DNA double helix scarf. I started the DNA Scarf about 2 or 3 years ago, price but has become an UFO (knitter speak for UnFinished Object). Every time I re-start, I knit a few rows, get distracted and stop. The project only gets re-started when I have a few moments away from busy daily life and the knitting bag is close by, which isn’t very often. I first came upon the DNA double helix scarf in the Fall of…

  • Eternal Spring: The Monarchs

    I love Flickr, I get a lot of ideas by looking at pictures….but it can be dangerous for me to visit it while working on a project. As I mentioned, after seeing this picture, i just had to add a butterfly to my embroidery! I keep on getting more ideas every time… Monarch butterflies are another icon of México, and boy are they amazing little things. A few days later after seeing it, I printed out Will’s picture, and  worked up a little pattern to draw this pretty little lady. Males of the Monarch butterfly have two spots on the lower wings, on the black “vein” closest to the abdomen,…

  • Eternal Spring – the sweet smell of vainilla*!

    I bet everyone thought this had become a photography blog huh? Wrong! I’ve just been lazy (well, viagra approved lazy to blog; trust me, visit web I’ve been quite a busy bee!). Not much progress has been made on the runner as I keep on finding things I’d like to add to it so it never seems to want to be done! Last time I blogged, we left off with the dahlias; both were done in satin stitch, one with the two colors separate and the second one with the colors blending with short and long stitch…well, let’s move onto bouillons and dessert, shall we? But before, some biology: —…