• Baby proofing – step 1

    Yes. I’ve thrown in the b word. Babies. Two of them. Ok after having scared you, visit this here is something I did to baby proof the house when <i>friends’ kids</i> (yes, before we had kids) came over. It was quite successful, this no damage incurred on visiting babies, unsuspecting adults or furniture: Instead of using our slate or ceramic coasters when little guests arrived, I used crocheted drink coasters. Yes, that simple! The pattern, Square Shell Coaster is free. I found it on Ravelry¬† (if you’re a knitter/crocheter and haven’t signed up, what are you waiting for?). The choice of yarn color was simple: I like red wine. I…

  • Cabo? yes please!

    Of course, by the time this post goes up, the temperatures will go down to freezing (yup, we’re expecting 32F for Monday)…but it sure has been feeling quite perfect weather wise, in the Philadelphia region! — A few summers ago I felt I needed a change wardrobe wise. I was tired of T-shirts for the summer and I wasn’t happy with what I kept on finding, I decided to make something for myself. The answer was found at Spool, a store that opened on South Street around the time I moved OUT of that neighborhood. I know, sad, but I still try and go down there just to visit Rosie’s,…

  • An updated blanket.

    As I mentioned in the last post; we are finally finding some time for hobbies. This means that we are now able to follow comments, urticaria update, global burden of disease and *gasp* post! When I wrote Alex’s baby blanket pattern I honestly didn’t realize that it would be downloaded by other than friends or a random reader here and there. Time has passed, arthritis Alex is now a super adorable kid (I love it when his family visits!), and lots of people have downloaded the pattern. Some have expressed confusion with it; as I had written a minimal amount of notes. I’ve decided to update the pattern with a…