H-owl over this one…

It’s been quite a long time since I’ve made a kitsch softie; and I’m not sure why this is. Of course, I’ve made a few in recent months for babies being born, but nothing just on a whim. For some reason last night, as I could not sleep but wanted to avoid any cabling orContinue reading “H-owl over this one…”

Spoken soft to me…I conjured up my own Bobble Boss!

Always one addicted to the beautious designs of my fellow knitting and crocheting compatriots across the interwebs, I recently fell absolutely in love with the work of a one Softspoken (which I mentioned at Kraftworkin’ awhile back, as well as bought one of her beautiful crochet berets a week or two back), and that isContinue reading “Spoken soft to me…I conjured up my own Bobble Boss!”

These colors sure aren’t “square”…

More amazing photos of the “Not So Square” granny afghan I’m slowly working on. Every couple of nights, I’ll take to making a few more circles, in the hopes of getting toward 70 for the throw of sorts I desire to make. You can check out even more photos of the progress on “Not SoContinue reading “These colors sure aren’t “square”…”

Stashing away in this weather…

With some glorious vacation from work ahead of me (save for answering tech questions via skype and email), I decided to hop to in scouring my stash for sample yarns that will work for comissioned knitting projects several readers have asked for of late. It’s really important to first send sample photos of the yarnsContinue reading “Stashing away in this weather…”

It’s Monday Night…and I’m avoiding that afghan again…

Because I clearly have issue finishing a project before beginning yet another one, and because I am avoiding the fact that my Come Monday Night (which came a long time ago…and went) afghan might soon involve a major hunt to find more skeins of the yarns used (eek! why do I always start an afghanContinue reading “It’s Monday Night…and I’m avoiding that afghan again…”

Chain me up! I’ve started a new project…

Even thought I have a whole host of projects to finish up, last night I cast on a new one inspired by some summer scarves I’ve seen around the internets, particularly Soft Spoken’s Chain Drop Circles Scarf (apparently the brilliant designer Rachel is a former librarian who turned to creation to make $$ after librarianshipContinue reading “Chain me up! I’ve started a new project…”

Ok, so I buy a lot of tomes yet I’m a librarian…’book me’ for my crimes…

There’s something absolutely relaxing about spending a rainy afternoon in a local bookshop. I’ve been known to spend upwards of hours just purusing the shelves for reads of any kind–fiction, non, cooking, knitting, and the like. It’s like the bookshop and I are soulmates, everlasting companions, and downright addicted to each other–I get the experienceContinue reading “Ok, so I buy a lot of tomes yet I’m a librarian…’book me’ for my crimes…”

It has certainly been something like ‘100 Days, 100 Nights’…

Finally…I have taken to updating more of my Flickr fotos, complete with loads of projects I concoted over the winter months of Bostonian turmoil, longing, depression and the like. I guess all those aforementioned reasons will explain why I got around to basically getting nothing done in terms of pushing all that crafty magic outContinue reading “It has certainly been something like ‘100 Days, 100 Nights’…”

A cake of another sort…

Tonight I wanted a simple meal that would be entirely filling…and I think I hit it well. Again, I headed over to the always amazing, always reliable, and always salivate-inducing Smitten Kitchen–but this time it was no browsing…I immediately knew what I wanted: potato pancakes. Ever since I ordered some Zaftig’s famous potato pancakes lastContinue reading “A cake of another sort…”

Chins without beards deserve no honor.

So says a beyond brilliant Spanish Proverb that I’ve always desired to drop in a social setting somewheres. So wait for it… That being said, yes, I definitely took the plunge and bought this amazing “Beards Are Sexy” tshirt, courtesy of the delishhh etsy shop of The Bold Banana. The reasons? 1. I think beardsContinue reading “Chins without beards deserve no honor.”

No, it’s not knitting a ‘raspberry beret’…still, I think I love her…

It’s been quite some time since I took to the kitchen and baked. Sure, I’ve experimented quite a bit with regular ol’ meals–but nothing in the way of sweet treats. And for some reason today, while purusing cooking blogs, figured it was high time I hit the mixing bowls and measures. And wow was itContinue reading “No, it’s not knitting a ‘raspberry beret’…still, I think I love her…”

Come Monday Night…came and went…

This what happens when you feverishly work on an afghan late at night–giant balls of unraveled yarn since you were so tired and oblivious to the fact you made an error in the pattern six rows prior… …and repeated that error every row. Re-doing a whole bunch of rows. Looks like progress on that “ComeContinue reading “Come Monday Night…came and went…”