Sunday, September 9, 2007

Baby Kimono

I've officially finished my first sweather, and thank goodness it fits! There's even some room to grow.

I used a free pattern from Berroco and Misson Falls 1820 cotton.
We'll see what happens in the washer!

Friday, August 17, 2007

Does this make sense?

A netflix recommendation:

Monday, August 13, 2007

Item of the week!

Breakfast is back! Organic Pop-tarts: they're good for me, right?

Sunday, July 29, 2007


I guess I'm on a roll, because I recently finished a small version of the Clapotis. I had 500 yds of Brook's Farm Duet, instead of the recommended 1000 yds, so I was constantly worried about running out. To make it smaller, I repeated sections 1 and 3 only four times, and section 2 eight times. But as you can see in the picture I had plenty left over, so I could have made it bigger. Nonetheless, I'm happy with the more scarf-like size.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

baby sweater voodoo

I'm almost done with the sweater I've been knitting for my niece. This is the first item I've ever blocked. The red towel is soaked and I'd like to change it out, but I'm afraid to mess it up. I excited to finish it, I've been dragging my feet, so I hope it isn't too small now. The wrap design (from here) should allow for some slop. I hate sewing so much, it was only the Firefly marathon that kept me focused enough to even start it.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Me as a Simpson

So I made an avatar of myself at the Simpson's movie website, isn't it good? Everyone should have one! They have a surprising number of options and I really enjoyed the random avatar generator.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

East Bay Depot made me do it.

   So the East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse in Oakland has a gazillion little rectangles of necktie silk that they are selling for super-cheap. They are so nice and come in a ton of different patterns, I really had to be strict with myself about buying too much. I settled for three packages of eight rolls of ten rectangles for a total of 240 rectangles for $12. So what am I going to do with 240 rectangles of necktie silk??
   Well the first thing I needed to do was get a sewing machine. I asked my Aunt if she had one I could borrow and she pulled out this cute Singer Featherweight.

   I can't believe I told Abby it was about the same size as her's; when I got home it looked sooo tiny!

   So I made a little drawstring bag out of one rectangle (only 239 to go!)

   And today I made a tote bag out of two dishcloth using a pattern I found on What's that gonna be?. The only difference is that I joined the inner and outer dishcloths by sewing the gussets together instead of using fusing; and its still completely reversible. I like that the dishcloths are pre-hemmed, so you get to the fun sewing part right away. By contrast, the silk drawstring bag is really fiddly and probably took longer to sew than the tote bag.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Exciting Ikea furniture

Most of the readers of this blog will know that I recently moved and so I've been living in chaos for about the last month. Well, I took a stab at organization with this cool little bathroom thingy. My new B-room has fewer drawers and less counterspace than my previous one and so I needed something for all the little fiddlely things that collect in a bathroom. Well I think this caddy solves both my problems great!

Now, this was no intro Ikea project. I actually had to get out my drill and put in the holes for the countertop, door handle and castors. I'm happy with the positioning on everything though, and was really pleased with how it turned out. I celebrated with swedish meatballs!