Monday, March 30, 2009

Lace-y and Loop-y in Blue Bamboo

Just a quick note to let y'all know that I've added the Lace and Loop Scarf that's published in the Knitting Pattern a Day Calendar to the Molting Yeti shop!

This complex scarf breaks the barrier from fancy into fabulous. Gravity-defying loops of I-cord wrap the neck, while a spreading bell of simple lace dangles below. It's as fun to wear as it is to make!

While you're over at the shop, check out the other site updates - an errata page (overdue, but hey), and a way-updated "about" page, complete with the most beautiful yeti drawing ever. Don't believe me? Here it is!:

Thanks again to the deliciously talented Maria Sputnik, who drew it!

Monday, March 16, 2009

The Starfish is on Knithacker

I was scrolling through my blog reader last week and saw my own work go by, which was a suprise and a thrill. My starfish design got featured in Knithacker!

If you haven't seen it yet, Knithacker is a really great resource, scanning the interwebs for innovative, funky knits of all kinds - today Fuzzyjay's entrelac baby shape is on the home page. If you think I do mathy stuff, check this out! It's entrelac, which means this was made all in one piece without breaking the yarn:


Monday, March 9, 2009

Want me to teach you to knit? Come to the Hot Pink Party!

I'm doing some teaching for charity next month - The Glamour Gals Foundation, an organization that works to foster relationships between teen girls and elderly women living in senior homes, is having a Hot Pink Party! For a $25-$35 donation you get yarn, needles, and a beginning knitting or crochet lesson - a seriously sweet deal. I'm not sure why, but you've gotta be 21 or older for this event.

It'll be Friday, April 24 from 6:15 to 8:30 at 15 Central Park West in NYC. Register here. Sign up soon if you're interested - tickets are going fast!

Oh, and here's some pink to inspire you:

Friday, March 6, 2009

What's Wrong With This Picture?

I saw one of these LOOK posters on a bus stop on my lunchbreak today, and finally thought I had to comment on it -

If you're squinting at the text, here's what it says:

"Avoiding a crash comes down to one simple action: Look. Last year over 3,000 cyclists were struck by motorists. To find out how you can make New York a safer place to ride, go to"
Okay, so I'm pretty obviously in favor of the sentiment of this ad, and NYC's new Department of Transportation has been doing seriously wonderful things lately. But take a closer look at the picture. What happens to the bike lane after the intersection? It disappears! How New York! And what's the car doing? Why, it's making an illegal left turn against traffic onto Lafayette, course. So what's the implicit message of the ad? "Hey drivers, when you're doing something stupid and illegal, be sure to watch out for cyclists"? Or is it, "Hey cyclists, be careful out there, 'cause drivers do some really dumb stuff sometimes"? Hrmph.

P.S. I'm a huge fan of jaywalkers, and I'm glad this ad features one.