Monthly Archives: March 2009

A Quick Night's Work

Last night I managed to get some instant gratification knitting done by using up some of my leftover lace yarn from my Ishbel and some beads that I had acquired during my bead shopping this weekend. Pattern: Perdita (Lily of the Valley) by Elizabeth Klett Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Lace (Apple Green) approx. 0.1 skein Needles: [...]

A Potential Mini Business Venture and Ishbel

I’m having such a grrr day at work. With every passing minute I’m considering the feasibility of quitting. I have to keep reminding myself that these are crippling economic times and I should be grateful to have a job. Sadly, that argument is wearing thin. Watch this space for an announcement that I finally gave [...]

Fun Listy Activity

The BBC believes most people will have only read 6 of the 100 books here. How do your reading habits stack up? Instructions:Look at the list and put an ‘x’ next those you have read. x 1 Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austenx 2 The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkienx 3 Jane Eyre [...]

Rockin’ Socks, Cookie A and A bit of Kinnearing

Rockin’ Socks Today I was very excited to receive my Rockin’ Sock Club package. It was shipped out last Friday but it had taken the first shipment in January nearly a month to arrive, therefore, I hadn’t got my hopes up waiting for the package. So what a lovely surprise that it arrived only six [...]

Paddy's Day

I’ve finally recovered more or less from Paddy’s Day. What a day of boozing!!! I spent my Saturday detoxing from a week of extravagant eating and drinking; my allergies were horrendous and I felt nauseous. Luckily I recovered on Sunday and now I’m back at work (for better or worse). The bf was visiting for [...]

UFO week

I’m taking this coming week off from work as my boyfriend is coming over from the states (It’s Spring Break at U of Wisconsin!). Anyhow, while I plan to spend lots of time with him, I plan to add a bit of knitting into the mix . I have a bunch of UFOs that I [...]

Floral Headband

Pattern: Urban Outfitters Floral Earwarmer by Shalyn McFaul Yarn: Rowan Calmer (White) Leftover yarn (0.1 skein at most) Needles: 4.5 mm / US 7 circular and 5 mm crochet hook for flower This was a great quick knit. I used the crochet flower pattern from Lion Brand. I’ll definitely make more of these with leftover [...]

Faberge Cowl

Pattern: Faberge Cowl by Nina Machlin Dayton Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Worsted (Sunset) 0.8 skein Needles: 4.5 mm / US 7 circular and 0.75 mm crochet hook I had a very productive weekend and managed to finish this cowl. I did it over 102 sts (120 sts according to pattern) as I saw some of the [...]

Talk About A Bad Dream

This is one of the cutest clips I’ve seen in a while. Poor dog! I love at the end when he/she comes to and realizes that it was all a dream. http://www.cuteoverload.com/2009/03/bad-dream-bad-d.html

Forest & Frill

Pattern: Forest & Frill by tiny owl knits Yarn: Rowan Cocoon (Tundra) 5 skeins Needles: 9 mm / US 13 circular and size 7 mm crochet hook I just finished this pattern this morning. I’m pretty happy with this. It’s a bit slouchier than I would have preferred but the end result is overall great. [...]