Current Projects
  • Sockapalooza 4 Sock Savior Socks
  • "Springtime in Paris" socks, 6-sox KAL
  • Toe-up socks in Trekking XXL
  • Custom socks for Aidan
  • Victorian Lace Socks, 6-sox KAL
  • Brea Bag, Berroco Free Pattern (ON HOLD)
  • Flower Basket Shawl/Scarf, Fiber Trends (ON HOLD)
  • Broad Street Gloves, Knitty (ON HOLD)
  • Finished 2007
  • Fair Isle Headband
  • "Grow-with-me" Hat, Commission
  • Sparkly Kiss Hat, Commission
  • Children's Cotton Hat from LMKG, Baby Eaton
  • Baby Vine Hat in Rowan Wool Cotton, Commission
  • Tidal Wave Socks, bartered with Molly
  • 2 pair of baby booties, Baby Eaton
  • Monkey Socks, Sockapalooza 4 Pal
  • 5 cotton washcloths, Ann
  • 4 nature-themed face cloths, Mom
  • Baby Bucket Hat, Lil' Max for May
  • Vine Lace Baby Hat, 2 versions, Baby KAH
  • Horcrux Socks, Jacque
  • Lace Anklets, set #2, Mom
  • Herringbone Scarf, Plymouth Housing Group
  • Spiral Scarf, Mail Carrier
  • Baby Booties
  • Baby Socks, set 2 in leftover yarn
  • Baby Socks, Set 1 in wool/cotton blend
  • Garter Rib Socks, Me!
  • Ankle Socks, Mom (attempt #2)
  • Bunny Hat, Lil' Max for April
  • Shamrock Hat, Lil' Max for March
  • Ankle Socks, Me (Frogged!)
  • Lace Anklets, Mom
  • Hat, Bryan
  • Hat, Kevin
  • Antifreeze Helment (Knitty), Colten
  • 3 hats for Charity Knitting
  • Sparkly Kiss Hat, Lil' Max for February
  • Baby Basics Set, Little Girl S-C
  • Cabled Gaiter, Craig
  • Fun Fur Scarf, Mom
  • Odessa Hat, Jane
  • Knitting Links
  • The Anticraft!
  • Knitty
  • MagKnits
  • Yarndex
  • Knotty K
  • Strawberry Hat, Cascade Fixation
  • Watermelon Hat, Cascade Fixation
  • Etty-Spun
  • blue/teal merino
  • "Happy Together" superwash merino, Crown Mountain Farms
  • Tuesday, November 28, 2006
    Traction Devices Advised
    Tire chains ring, are you listening?
    To the sound of tires spinning...
    A beautiful sight, if you're home tonight,
    Living in a Winter wonderland.

    I sucked at poetry, can't you tell, but the sentiment's all there. Western Washington has been socked in by a nice snow storm followed by freezing weather (my thermometer didn't get above freezing today). No school and the hubby decided to telecommute instead of try the roads, so I had 3 boys on my hands today. Oh please let there be school tomorrow... even if it starts late!

    In knitting news, I've completed 2 (out of who knows how many I'll make) cotton washcloths for "Grammy" Marge. She's a widow who was best buddies with my grandmother before my grandma passed on and we've adopted her. Kind of a cheesy gift, but one she'll truly appreciate. One that my family is appreciating also, it's keeping my hands busy so I'm not driving them nuts.
    posted by Karen @ 6:01 PM   0 comments
    Monday, November 20, 2006
    Odelie
    This is Odelie from French Girl Knits. She was an easy project, lots of simple crochet. The only modification I made was to increase one more row on one side and make little medalions at the ends to pad it out. Other than that, it's as written. The lucky recepient is my son's 1st grade teacher.
    posted by Karen @ 9:56 PM   0 comments
    Odessas
    Here are the two Odessas (Odessai? What would be the proper plural for this?) that I've made for Christmas gifts. The pink one goes to the receptionist at my chiropractor's office who loves all things pink. The cream one goes to my younger brother-in-law's girlfriend. She works at Nordies and I'm hoping it's sophisticated enough for her. :)
    posted by Karen @ 9:50 PM   2 comments
    Monday, November 13, 2006
    Commision Work
    Here is the hat and bootie set that I did for Ericka for her friend's baby shower. It's FiberTrends "Baby Basics" and I did them in Heirloom "Easy Care" 100% washable wool on size 5 needles.

    The lace detail is cute, but a little squirelly on the hat and has a tendency to flop down before washing and pulling it into shape. Not a bad pattern to follow. Ericka's friend is due in early February and they're naming their baby "Ruby", so Ericka asked for Ruby slippers... how cute is that?!
    posted by Karen @ 1:51 PM   0 comments
    Thursday, November 09, 2006
    How early is too early?
    No, I'm not talking about when to tell people you're pregnant. My baby-making days are over and I'm happy with the two boys.

    I'm talking about how early is too early for Christmas decorations. Remember the days when they waited till closer to Thanksgiving? Dim memories. The Macy's Holiday Store at Bellevue Square was open before Halloween. No, not a typo, Hallo-freakin-ween. Unless you were dressing as the jolly fat man or a funky little elf, what the heck was the point? Starbucks had the decency to wait until this week to launch the Christmas stuff in their stores. I broke down and bought a peppermint mocha frappachino, just too yummy to pass up. They had Christmas music selections at the cashier and Kev was trying to talk me into buying them. I told him my rule: "mom doesn't do Christmas music until AFTER Thanksgiving." I may push it to Thanksgiving afternoon, but that's at the earliest.

    I realize that retailers are trying to cash in more on the holiday spending, but all it gives me is Christmas burnout, as in I'm totally burnt out on Christmas weeks before it actually happens. Tired of tinseled wonderlands and ringing bells. Tired of seeing tired, cranky, and stressed out kids standing in line waiting to sit on Santa's lap (neither of my kids have ever sat on Santa's lap). Tired of no parking because some mammoth SUV has taken up more than one space.

    Okay, I'm done ranting and stepping off my soapbox now. I finished the commissioned project and will post pictures later. It turned out adorable. :)
    posted by Karen @ 1:32 PM   2 comments
    Monday, November 06, 2006
    Hair Raising Experience
    This is what happens when you give a 7-year-old free reign over his hair. At least he has a nice-shaped head. And hair always grows back.
    posted by Karen @ 12:23 PM   0 comments
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