Thursday, August 20, 2009

Bath mat, or Bloggable Knitting


Recently finished, this bathmat is a cross between two patterns from the first Mason-Dixon Knitting book, kind of Absorba meets Tailgate. I knit it with two strands of Peaches & Creme (of course!) double-worsted held together--what a hand killer! But I love the squishiness of it and the fact that, well, I made it myself.


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Thursday, August 13, 2009

When was the last time you fell in love....

....with a pen? I had to get the kids their very own Sharpie pens because I don't want to share!


Seriously, I want to replace all my gel pens for this guy in many colors. It writes like a dream and inspires endless doodling. Love it!

Tropical jungle vacation photo? No, just some flowers in my backyard. Pretty, aren't they?


And some is SuperCraftyDancerGirl's Christmas present (from 2008!). Finally finished in time for blazing hot summer...


It's the Lace Sampler Throw from "Cast On" magazine (Ravelry link). It was fun to do and helped me realize that I need to do lace in bite-sized pieces, lest I lose my sanity. The most important thing is that SHE likes it and she also forgives the length of time it took to knit. Heirlooms don't just happen, after all!