Archive for the 'The girl is crafty' Category



Excellent Saturday

Published on 21 October 2007

Terri and I attended a longstitch journal bookbinding workshop yesterday afternoon, and here’s what I ended up with. I’m quite pleased with how it turned out, and I would love to try my hand at more.
After the class, Terri was in need of caffeine, so she had a chai latte at Simon’s Cafe. After […]


New things

Published on 6 August 2007

On Terri’s suggestion, I signed up for a Longstitch Journal bookbinding class in October. I’d also really wanted to take the Two-Needle Coptic Variation, because the heft and style of the finished product looks so beautiful and because Terri has taken a class with the instructor and says she’s really great. (Not to mention that […]


Saartje’s bootee

Published on 14 July 2007

My first FO in ages, a bootie for Sam and Grace’s new baby girl, finally came off the needles today. This was something like my fifth attempt at the simple pattern (Free PDF here), as I kept miscounting or dropping stitches halfway in.
Spending some time on the beta site Ravelry has inspired me to get […]


Recent craftiness

Published on 4 March 2006

Last weekend, I finally finished my long-overdue Christmas presents for the youngest Ingraham Dwyers. For Janelle, I adapted the “Butterflies Are Free” pattern from Stitch ‘n Bitch Nation into something kid-sized, and instead of the somewhat dippy-looking butterfly, I fashioned a small posy. The main yarn is Berocco Plush — incredibly soft. I’m just hope […]


Decay! Decay! Decay!

Published on 10 January 2006

Looks like the Strindberg and Helium folks like the knitted Helium I made for Ezra. I drove poor Doug crazy while I was making it, because I kept snickering, obssessing over finding the right size googly eyes, etc.
Helium is basically Jess Hutchinson’s Spherey pattern, only instead of arms and legs I grafted on little flippers […]