• 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…

  • My excuse

    Every time I’m in the Boston area I have to stop by New England Mobile Book Fair…why? ’cause I can get craft books at great prices! For example; last time I was there I bought Weekend Knitting by Melanie Falick. The excuse: it has this cute flower washcloth pattern and I had also been itching to make the second bathroom a little more than just an extra bathroom; with niceties for the guests…so why not buy the book and make a washcloth? or two? Specially since Thads’ mom was going to visit soon… The pattern is easy; increases being the most ‘difficult’ part I think. Five petals are made separately;…

  • Fastest baby booties ever!

    … After having been left with so much yarn from Pound of Love, I decided to continue the baby-gift-making-fest. Jeannette, one of the wonderful knitting ladies in my Stitch & Bitch, was making a lot of these cute booties around the time I was making the blanket. She was pregnant and wanted to make these for her daughter, but instead kept on giving them to friends that were also due soon. She shared the link to the pattern, Sullivan’s baby booties, with the knitting group, and I started making them right away. In no time I had two pairs of booties, which was perfect to go with the two blankets…

  • Alex’s blanket

    Having finally finished the DNA scarf, more about I didn’t now what project to start next (I’ve found that since I joined the knitting group, try I am more encouraged to finish projects!). I wasn’t interested in knitting another scarf. Luckily for me, right about that time Jess announced that she’d be having a baby. I decided I wanted to knit a baby “something” for her. I scoured the internets for a project; something pretty, something not too girlie (Jess didn’t know the gender yet) and something not too complicated as I wanted to complete the project before the baby was born. I also wanted to start using a recently purchased…

  • Spring cleaning and crafting

    While I’ve been quiet around here, side effects it hasn’t been the case around my sewing machine and crafts. I’ve been working on a few projects that I couldn’t upload right away; also known as baby shower gifts. There were also projects that I completely forgot to take pictures of…oh well! Besides the crafts I’ve also been getting organized. While Ravelry helped me get my yarns organized this past winter, sickness in the form of pictures and amounts of yarn, I still needed to do something desperately about my needles. They were just… everywhere! I had seen pencil cases being used for paint brush and knitting needle storage; and I…

  • 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…