Wednesday, July 23, 2008

More Joss Whedon Please!

Okay, it's been light years since I last posted on this blog. But I've pulled it out and dusted it off for a very special occasion. What would that be? Attempting to help procure an interview with Joss Whedon, the patron saint of all things fantastically cool and also the director/writer/producer/plus everything cool jobster of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, Serenity, the soon to be Dollhouse and more recently, that absolutely amazing Dr. Horrible's Sing-a-Long Blog. I had the pleasure of watching the three episodes of this mere moments before it was taken down to prepare it for selling online, of which I'll take three please.

Anyhoo, the purpose of my blog post is that a comment was made by above-mentioned god that he had not yet seen an interview in Crochet Monthly with himself. Well, us yarn crafters do not take such things lightly and while I do not actually crochet, but knit, it is of no concern. Kim, the editor of Interweave Crochet and is about to try and land said interview. Go Kim! and tell him I still cry over the last episode of Buffy. Snif!

I look forward to this in the most stalker way.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

How to Knit a Circle

I've been searching the net for awhile now to find how one can knit a flat circle. There's endless instructions for crochet and nothing for knitting pretty much, unless it's a fancy doily or something that would have to be adapted somehow. So I got to thinking about some flowers I'd made for my daughter's mittens and how the petals were rounded on the end and I fiddled a bit. I got a small circle (about 1 3/4" or approx. 5cm in diameter), and will continue to experiment to see if I can get it bigger. I used a crafting cotton, but I would recommend something not as stiff because it needs to be flexible so you can tweak it a little by stretching it. Also, I would definitely recommend blocking. Sadly I can't post a photo because my camera is broken, but here's what I did.

I used size 4mm needles (6US)

CO 4 stitches
Row 1: KF&B of first stitch, knit to end
Row 2: KF&B first stitch, purl to end
Repeat these two rows until you have 9 stitches on your needle, ending with a knit row.
Next row: P across all stitches
Next row: K2tog, K to end
Next row: P2tog, P to end
Repeat these two rows until you have 4 stitches on your needle, ending with a knit row.
Bind off purlways.

K - knit
P - purl
K2tog - knit two together
P2tog - purl two together
KF&B - knit front and back of same stitch

I suppose you could always knit several rows and then reduce until you had a few stitches to draw up together, but you would always have that little hole in the middle or it would be messy looking. This looks like a relatively tidy stocking stitch circle. It's not perfect, but it is definitely round! Good luck!

Saturday, March 10, 2007


Go here. There's mention of knitting in there somewhere. And Rabbitch.

Sunday, February 11, 2007


Somehow, I keep missing out on really cool swaps. Nobody loves giving a present more than me, so I got fed up always missing the bus. I set up a Yahoo group to do some serious swappin'. If any of you are interested in joining (if anyone actually reads this blog), go here and join! And spread the word! Everyone who is crafty is welcome!

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Little Boy Blue Revisited

Finally, here are some photos!

Monday, January 15, 2007

Little Boy Blue

Little Boy blue, come blow your horn!
The sheep's in the meadow; the cow's in the corn
Where is the boy who looks after the sheep?
He's under the haystack, fast asleep.

In the interest of keeping my hair and my sanity in tact, I decided to create a little lovey poppet for my son, Hayden. He has a special fondness for fiddling with my hair and it has long ago driven me crazy. I decided that the Merino Superwash that I purchased from Rabbitch was just the thing to do it. It's a lovely variegated blue that she named "Blue Without You" and is quite soft. Apparently Blogger won't let me post photos right now, so I will think on what to do about that for a bit. Perhaps I will shove my boot up Blogger's A**.

By the by, I had a lovely visit with her yesterday and enjoyed hanging with the Muppet as well, or at least my four year old did!

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

I Might Die From the Cuteness

This is so cute I've been having hysterics all day about it:

I think it's the gloves that get me the most!