Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Happy Halloween!

From Wolfen as Rex Grossman aka Rex in the City


Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Gifted Item In Action or Say Cheese!

Remember that garter stitch kimono wrap sweater I made a while ago? Well, here's Baby D modeling it in a professional picture. It's awesome that her mom actually took her out in public wearing it AND chose it to be worn to a picture sitting. I'm stoked that it's getting used, it was worth every hour spent on all that garter stitch.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

White Wedding

This past weekend put me in Chicago for a wedding. My last one ever, I swear!! I had to share this pic...

how's about that skyline?


I found this in blogland:

LogoThere are:
people with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Branching Out

I finished the scarf for the exchange I joined. I used 2 skeins of Cascade Cloud 9, which is 50% Merino & 50% Angora. I purchased the yarn at my very local yarn store, Knitting & Stitching. A yarn store I can walk to...Yay!

Notice Sweet Georgia Brown modeling the scarf? Well, I've been wanting one of these adjustable dress forms for ages! One day I was complaining to my boss how I really wanted a serger but my apartment was too small to house any more crafting things and how I really wanted a dress form but I didn't want to pay retail for it. And she goes, Oh, I have one. You can have mine, I almost threw it out yesterday because my husband wants it out of the house. Needless to say, I was at her place bright and early the next morning to pick up Georgia. Projcet Runway...here I come! OK, maybe not, but I can dream!


Saturday, October 14, 2006

I'm Still Here!

It's been a while, eh? Well, I'm still crafting. I started my scarf for the exchange that I joined and am over half way through it. I haven't been knitting that much though lately. I've been obsessed with finishing this dress.

It's McCall's #5137. I used some of the fabric that I got from Mood a while back. Yes, it's cotton and yes, it's cool outside, but darn it, I'm gonna wear it! I even made it twice cause the first time it was waaaay too big. The second time it was still too big on top and I had to take it up in the shoulders...I was determined to have a wearable garment after all was said and done. After I finished the first time, I read on patternreview.com that just about everyone made 2 sizes smaller than the measurements specified. So, if you're gonna make this dress, definitely go with a smaller size. I met friends for tea today and I got a couple compliments on it, so it's a go. Now, I can get back to knitting.