Sunday, October 31, 2010


I present....The Brain Sucker!


I wore it to work on friday:


A successful second ever crochet project! Even better, it was done without a pattern or anything!

and now:


(Happy Halloween!)

Friday, October 29, 2010

Fingernail Friday!

Sunday, October 24, 2010


I decided to try my hand at crochet. I thought it might be fun to make a Brain Sucker for Halloween. (sorry, pic is a sewed stuffie, but you get the general idea) So, I crocheted for a bit and the joins between rounds sucked. So I ripped back a couple of times to figure it out. The joins are still not fabulous, but they are much better. The book "Happy Hooker" has been very useful. Tunrs out I was making a couple of errors. The first one was I was making my turning chain too long by one stitch. The second mistake was not working the last stitch in the row. The joins are still not perfect, but they look much better, so I can live with it.



Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Modem Socks

When my modem unexpectedly 'bricked' I had just finished one knit (the Siamese point cat hat) and was researching my next one. Suddenly that wasn't possible. So, I cast on a pair of socks for the husband using the Red Cross WWII sock pattern he likes so much. I finished em!

The yarn is from Dizzy Blonde Studios and is called Olivia. The skein was very generous. I think I have enough left over after knitting man socks to knit a pair of at least anklets for me. Not sure if I will, just saying.....


Sunday, October 17, 2010


It's a Spaghetti Monster!
mitre spaghetti

Or maybe it's a stack of pancakes?

Apparently not. It's actually the stack of mitred squares I knit up ages ago.
mitre stack

I just ironed the lot of em. Now to seam and take care of ends. Note I said 'take care of' ends. I am going to be bad and tie nice square knots in them. If I have to weave in that many ends, the nice men with the straight jackets might have to come get me.

Monday, October 11, 2010


I went out for a hike in a local conservation area. Little Cataraqui Creek. It was lovely and silent. This area has swamplnd and is generally wetter than the last place I went. I had mud halfway up my legs by the end of the hike!


Friday, October 08, 2010

Fingernail Friday


Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Oh Hai!

Sorry about the sudden silence. My modem 'bricked' (turned into a brick instead of staying a modem) and it took the internet provider nearly 2 freaking weeks to get me a new one.


I have an FO!!!!
Voila, the Siamese Point Cat Hat. Also known as the Sockhead hat. I used Zauberball yarn for this, and the colours reminded me of a Siamese cat's colour points.

I am super pleased with this hat! As a bonus, it matches my hair....