Wednesday, June 15, 2011


Three weeks? I can't believe I haven't written a post in THREE SOLID WEEKS!

Well, to be fair, I have been very busy moving. The husbeast and I found a house to rent. An actual house! No more sharing walls/floors/ceilings! We now have a yard! And I can plant flowers and get a dog!!!!

And here are some more exclamation points!!!

If you couldn't tell, I'm pretty darn excited about the new place. :) The kitchen is a bit smaller than the one in our old place, but everything else more than makes up for it. We don't currently have any photos of the new place, mostly because it is a mess (yes, we're still working on unpacking and arranging everything). Buuut, when we do get everything put away and the place looking like we want it, I'll take allll kinds of photos to show it off. And I now have my own space for crafty goodness. Can you say yarn stash? I know I can. :D

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Don't Get Your Hopes Up...

Because this isn't a real update. I'm just dropping in to let all 2 of you know that I haven't just dropped right off the face of the planet.

Sorry about the big stretch between posts. Between finishing up my first pair of socks, finalizing a new place to live, working on an afghan, making an awesome scarf, working, eating, and sleeping, there hasn't been much time for bloggage. I promise I will take photos of my recently completed projects soon though!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Pattern of the Day, 04-29-11

I was browsing recently added patterns on Ravelry, and happened across a fantastically inventive crochet pattern. Feast your eyes upon this crocheted pet harness:

How cool is that? I imagine it would work better for small dogs and cats than for large dogs, but you never know! What's the neatest pattern you've seen recently?

(Pattern available for free at

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Quick and Cozy Afghans Book Giveaway

SherryKnits over at For the Love of Yarn is doing a giveaway! She's holding a drawing, and the winner will receive a copy of the book "Quick and Cozy Afghans." To enter, become a follower of the For the Love of Yarn blog, then leave a comment on the giveaway post. I would go over there and enter, but I already own a copy of the book! The Lacy Blocks pattern is one of my particular favorites. It looks like it's made of blocks which are pieced together, but it's actually worked all in one piece (you'll be hearing more about this pattern from me in the future). At any rate, good luck to those of you who enter the contest!

SherryKnits's photo of the book.

Raindrops keep fallin' on my head...

It's been off and on rainy all week, and now it looks like we're going to have storms and rain for the next three or four days. We even had a tornado warning and some rotating cloud formations last night! Talk about scary!

At least this means I'll have some nice crocheting weather; maybe I'll get a significant amount of work done on that afghan I've been working on. :)

So, here's what it's going to look like around here for the next couple of days:

Sunday, April 17, 2011

No Blog for you!

For those of you who have somehow missed seeing the Soup Nazi episode of Seinfeld, you must watch this!

I have been woefully neglectful of this blog of late. I do have a couple of excuses for that- one, I get lazy sometimes. Two, I've been playing Mass Effect 2. Three, I made a new hat. Sorry I don't have photos today- I'll try to get them up soon!

I also have been looking for a new place. The Dearest Husband and I found a house for rent, the rent isn't exorbitant, and it should fit our needs until we're ready to buy our own home. Yay! We love our apartment. It's lovely and charming. The neighbors, however, are not. The new place is also significantly less expensive AND is all-electric (our gas bill can get really high in the winter- electric is usually significantly less expensive around here).

Anyhow, we shall soon return to our regularly scheduled program, and I promise to share photos of the hat and other current wips.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Fishermen's Wool Rug

I must warn you. I have a pet peeve. It's less of a pet peeve, and more of a livestock peeve. It is HUGE. People, when you write something, please, please, for the love of all that is sacred, be sure you are using the correct word for the situation. A peak is an apex, the top of something. A peek is a brief glance at something. And to pique is to arouse (as in "pique your interest").

With that said, I'd like to pique your interest with a little peek at my current project one of my current projects:

This feels like it'll make a good rug. Maybe now I won't be tempted to toss this yarn off the highest mountain peak I can find.