Saturday, June 16, 2007

look, ma, another bookmark

YAAAAY! check out the pics i just took with my lovely new-to-me digital camera! these are SO much better than what the cell phone camera takes, see?

this bookmark is called "lacy columns" and i got it from the monthly bookmarks knitalong group that i belong to. you'll have to join up to get the pattern; i haven't been able to find it anywhere else. there are a few mistakes, but hey, not even i am perfect. i've already started another one using this same pattern, but i'm using some kind of pink/white variegated cotton thread. it's turning out pretty okay, i think. not sure the variegation is really good for showing the lace pattern but i'mma leave it alone and just keep knitting, just keep knitting (yeah, i've been seen "nemo" waaaaaaaay too many times).

back to your regularly scheduled saturday afternoon. i better get my butt in the kitchen and make my dad some father's day cookies. he'll love 'em!

later, taters.


Wednesday, June 06, 2007

dude, i got a sweet tooth!

my closest friends know how much i LOVE cupcakes. i request them every year for my birthday, and i always want the same thing. funfetti cupcakes with white frosting and sprinkles. put some birthday cake flavored ice cream on the side and i'm good to go.

but my current weight loss efforts (as half-assed as they may be) prevent me from indulging my sweet tooth as often as i'd like. so i found a calorie-free alternative!

check out all of these cupcake patterns:

Amigurumi Cupcake
How to make a Cupcake Pincushion (Good Housekeeping)
Cupcake Pincushion (Priscilla Hewitt)
Cupcake Pincusion (Craftster)
Free Cupcake Crochet Pattern (Etsy)
Crocheted cupcake (Canadian Living)
Crocheted cupcake gift box
Strawberry swirl cupcake
Knitted cupcake
Quick cupcake

Sunday, June 03, 2007

well i'll be damned.

i finished a blue bookmark today. cast on 20 (fingering weight yarn on US2 needles), knit for like 6 inches or so then decrease as you would if you were making one of those diagonal dishcloths ( bind off, add a tassel and ta-da! a quick, easy bookmark.

only problem: i forgot to take a pic of it before i gave it away. and i got a new (to me) digital camera today. DUH!!

the good thing is that i have another one on the needles, in a lovely lacy pattern. so as soon as i 1) get some more knitted so you can actually see the pattern and 2) learn how to download pics from the camera to my 'puter, i'll be posting a picture of the lacy loveliness.

happy sunday, er, monday, or whatever day it is.

that is CLEARLY my clue to go to bed.

g'night, sleep tight!

... this has been a QuietStorm production, dahling ...