Charting a day with Taj…

I adore faculty work days. The entire building is empty of rambunctious kids and I can actually get a ton of work done in the quiet. That is, unless I’m babysitting my boss’ dog, Taj, who might be the greatest big lap dog ever. She makes it known when she wants a little lovin’, andContinue reading “Charting a day with Taj…”

Worming its way into my heart…

Thanks to the inspiration I mentioned earlier, last night I began creating my own Sandra Juto sytle scarf–only  I think I’m going to make mine longer, rather than a circular scarf or “neck worm”, as Sandra calls them herself. Or should I make it more like these? I love love love the way its turningContinue reading “Worming its way into my heart…”

It’s a romp in the shop! New item added…

There’s a new listing in the shop! The Ruffle Romp is a crochet ruffly cowl I created about 2 years ago and I just unearthed it from a box of samples and decided to list it in the shop. Quite frankly, I forget I even came up with it in the first place. It’s reallyContinue reading “It’s a romp in the shop! New item added…”

Drooling over Japenese Textile Yarns…

How badly do I want to go promptly and buy a whole carton of Habu Textiles Yarn? That badly. I’d love to create a Japanese style felted scarf with some of their Stainless Steel (gush!) in some kind of gray or white colorway because I’d love to be able to say I’ve attempted (how wellContinue reading “Drooling over Japenese Textile Yarns…”

Refresh my wallet with bills…

I am addicted. And its a cheap addiction. Lately, I’ve been washing my scalp with the amazing Trader Joe’s Refresh Citrus Shampoo, and at just about $3 a bottle, its magic I say! Magic. There’s nothing I’ve wanted more than for my hair to smell of oranges. Natch, I’ve achieved my goal and can nowContinue reading “Refresh my wallet with bills…”

Scenes from my stash…

I don’t think there’s a standard worsted weight yarn I adore more than Malabrigo Merino. The slight color changes in the solids are incredible, adding an element of detail so subtle yet striking I can’t imagine knitting with anything else when the pattern calls. Snips of Malabrigo dot my desk at home; Frank Ochre andContinue reading “Scenes from my stash…”

Rav-Olympics!

Photo Credit: Motoya Nakamura for The Oregonian/2005 Have you started the Rav-Olympics? We’re halfway through, already! If you are unfamiliar with the Rav-Olympics, essentially its a knit-a-thon during the 2 weeks the Olympic athletes descend on the host country to battle against the world’s best. The goal: to knit up something super ambitious during thatContinue reading “Rav-Olympics!”

Inspiring Lil’ Worm…

Photo Credit: Sandra Juto The ever-amazing Sandra Juto, whose blog I follow religiously, is producing these adorable little scarflets she’s calling Neck Worms. And they have inspired me to make my own scrap garter stitch scarf. I have loads of half skeins, etc., laying around, and it would be perfect for them–not that I reallyContinue reading “Inspiring Lil’ Worm…”

Cobble together yourself quite a holiday…

Might I suggest spending your holiday doing a little cooking and baking? It’s President’s Day, which means a day off from work, and a pretty descent wind is whipping (as well as some rumblings of snow coming), so there’s no excuse not to hunker down in the kitchen, create something tasty, and pick up aContinue reading “Cobble together yourself quite a holiday…”