Thursday, March 16, 2006

warming weather

the weather's warming up, but nick is still enjoying his handknit headwear.

Monday, March 13, 2006

no, i haven't disappeared altogether.

I just haven't been blogging...

I have been working and knitting, reading and taking walks and just enjoying the winter as it winds to an end. I also don't have internet at my apartment, so it makes a lot more difficult to update. But next month I am moving! a lot will change! I've got to get ready! back soon.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Sick day.

I stayed home sick today because of my plague-like symptoms. I started knitting my boyfriend another hat and am trying not to cough all over it.

Its a lot like the other ribbed hat I made, only it will only have ribbing on the brim and will continue with larger needles in the stockingette stitch... and hopefully this one will fit on the first try! I know it looks very small here, but the ribbing is supposed to be tight around the head and stretch out a lot.
I also realized how much more I prefer knitting round objects, like hats, on straight needles. Its a lot easier to decrease at the top as well as make an alterations on your piece while you're knitting it. Whenever I have tried to take out stitches in the round I get sooo confused. Not that I should be planning to take out any stitches, but sometimes you never know when you may change your mind with a pattern.

my favorite online stores.

With all this exciting talk about sites like and the craft collective that my friend rachel is building, I can't help but peek at all the other cool stores on the web to get ideas, inspiration... and do a little shopping.

i like:


and for supplies :

feel free to browse and share with me any others!