Friday, February 27, 2009

Knife Pleat Tutorial

This video is an online companion to the pattern given out at the Knitmore Girls' Meet and Greet at Stitches West. Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

"She was angel-like, when she swam in the river at night"

Yay! New pattern!

Thanks to the generosity of Miss Jasmin, my yarn patron, I am pleased to bring you "Windfall," currently available over on Ravelry.
Entrelac on steroids, it measures 46" x 46" and knits up quickly.

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Thursday, January 29, 2009

"I'm not the man they think I am at home, oh no, no, no, I'm a rocket man, a rocket man buring at his fuse up here alone"

I totally made yarn! And it was fun! I foresee a new fiber addiction coming my way...

Thanks to Miss Jasmin, who lent me her Victoria.

I don't know the color of the roving, but I know it's Crown Mountain.

I've got a job interview today; wish me luck!

Monday, January 05, 2009

"Smells like nothing, back to Beatnik"

I'm about to share the Dydo secret to awesome fringe; you may want to lay down.

Step one: Cut a piece of cardboard, half the height you want your finished fringe.

Step two: Slice a notch in both ends to act as an anchor, kind of like a giant bobbin.

Step three: Slip your yarn end into one notch.

Step four: Wind your yarn completely around the cardboard as many times as you need. For my Montego Bay Scarf, I wrapped that particular piece of cardboard 200 times. I used a sharpie to keep track of how many wraps I had done, marking every 50 wraps, 'cuz I just don't trust my brain to keep track.

Step five: Set this aside until you're ready to attach the fringe.

Step six: Cut along the bottom of the cardboard, releasing all those wraps to their full size fringe glory.

Step seven: Fringe away.

Friday, December 12, 2008

"Oh the weather outside is frightful"

Attack of the Christmas meme!

1. What is your favorite Christmas carol/song? Sacred - O Holy Night, Secular - Silver Bells
2. White lights or multicolored? Multis, but I prefer those cool old bubble lights
3. Do you you have a cut tree, live tree or an artificial tree? Artificial, yet the cats still want to eat it.
4. Eggnog, mulled cider, or hot chocolate? I make awesome Mexican style hot chocolate. I lurves it.
6. Do you write a Christmas letter? Nope.
7. Do you like receiving Christmas letters/photos? Sure!
8. What is your favorite Christmas story/movie? Showgirls. Dude, it's totally a Christmas movie. Christmas is going on in the background the whole movie and no one mentions it. There's even muzak carols playing.
9. Have you ever made a gingerbread house? No, but I would like to. Anyone have a recipe for wheat free gingerbread?
10. Poinsettias or holly? I like the simplicity of Holly.
11. Do you display a nativity scene? No. The baby Jesus lives in my heart.
12. Do you bake Christmas cookies? No, but I make marshmallows!
13. Ham or turkey? "Bacon tastes good. Pork chops taste good." I loves me some ham.
14. In what languages can you wish someone a Merry Christmas (without cheating)? English, Spanish, and German.
15. Do you know all the words to Jingle Bells? I know verses 1, 2, and 4. Verse 3 is kinda self deprecating.
16. Do you put presents under the tree? Definitely
17. How do you eat a candy cane? I start at the straight end.
18. What is your biggest holidays pet peeve? Not enough public caroling!
19. What is your favorite Christmas tradition? Stockings. Santa does awesome stockings at the Dydo house.
20. What was the best present you ever got for Christmas? Hmm, when I was little, Santa brought me the perfect cabbage patch doll. That was pretty damn good. Yes, I was a child of the eighties. But the best present I ever got was the day off when I was working in a restaurant that was open on the holidays.
21. Do you open gifts Christmas Eve of Christmas Day? When I was a kid, I got to open 3 on Christmas eve, but now I save them all for Christmas day.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

"You say it's your birthday, duh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh, it's my Birthday, too"

Though not a huge milestone birthday, I am turning 31 today. Also, happy Birthday Miss Tika!

I thought I'd celebrate with a little slide show of Chloe through the ages:

If you'd like to get me something, send me a saucy e-card, or buy one of my patterns.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

"Lovely Rita, meter maid, nothing can come between us, when it gets dark I tow your heart away."

Mesmer has gone live! The pattern in now available at Etsy and on Ravelry. These socks are so fun to knit, they practically create themselves.

- Beatles Lyrics