Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Mister DeMille, I'm Ready for my Close Up

Hi everyone - I just put a new cap design up in the pattern shop. It's called Gloria since it's inspired by the turban look of uber-vampy silent movie actress Gloria Swanson.

Thanks again to my mom for modeling this one! (That's my mum in front of the mums). You're on the home-page!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Rhinebeck Pictures

Rhinebeck was a blast. There were sheepdogs:

and frisbee dogs:and a fashion show:

oh yeah, and sheep! (and goats, not to mention alpacas and bunnies)

and wool!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Rhinebeck Ho!

I'm psyched to head up to Rhinebeck tomorrow for the Sheep and Wool Festival! It looks like it'll be a rainy weekend - oh, to sip some cocoa and savor that wet wool smell! I'll be heading up as part of a two-bus caravan organized by the inimitable Archie of the Park Slope Knitting Circle. I'll be wandering around with a red pompom hat on and my MoltingYeti Ravelry pin, with a knitted squid somewhere on my person. Say hi if you see me!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Psst... Wanna Buy a Squid?

I'm thrilled to announce that my new website is up and open for business - knitsybitsy.com is your source for original hand-knit woolly octopi, squids, inchworms, and pillbugs!

Take a look around, and tell your friends - hand-knit cephalopods, crustacians, and larval lepidoptera for the masses!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Pincushion, Two Years On

I've been using the pincushion I inherited from my Grandma as I do the product photography for my new site. (News about that soon). Here it is again after two years at my house.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

YarnHarlot to the Rescue

I'm working on a big cabled blanket project right now, and did a big chunk of work on the bus to and from DC this weekend. Yesterday as I pulled my cable needle out from behind my ear to work one of the crosses, I realized that I'd goofed and crossed the wrong way seven rows down. It's a blanket. They're lo-ooong rows. Ugh! So I googled up "how to correct a mis-crossed cable without frogging", and up pops an illustrated YarnHarlot tutorial showing me exactly that, with the heartening post title "All Is Not Lost". Comments on the post are closed (it's from a couple years back) so this is a public thank you for helping me out of a jam. Stephanie Pearl McPhee is a lifesaver.

Thursday, October 1, 2009


I don't have super much interesting to say about this image except that I think it's gorgeous. It's a gigantical concretion I saw this weekend at the Smithsonian museum of natural history. Looks kind of like a Louise Bourgeois, hunh?