I knit a Halloween kitty

The key to keeping up with blogging for me is to not get waylaid by bad photos. It’s raining, it’s dark, my house is a mess and there’s nowhere to take a cute photo but if I worry about that it’ll be another 3 months before I blog again. So here’s gray cloudy day kitty. Our school’s bookfair was last week and I was co-chair so I spent many hours at school. I brought Jess Hutchison’s knitted toys pattern book … More

scarf to be

I find the first day back to school after a 3 day weekend to be particularly uninspiring. I would think it’d be the opposite. Hit the thrift store in effort to inspire myself and picked out the following from the sari rack to make into an infinity scarf.

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I’ve never been so unhappy to receive toys in the mail before

**updated on April 22***

I wanted to post a little update on the Alimrose situation. Susan
Shardlow the president of Alimrose has said they are no longer selling
the Robot and Spaceboy handsqueaker and rattle toys and that they have
pulled all the toys that were in circulation as of April 3, 2008.
Sadly, after that date I still continue to get emails from readers who
have seen the toys in the stores. So far the stores I’ve contacted have… More

Some doll details, some identity crisis and a little give away!

So here’s a little more scoop on the dolls from yesterday. Here’s the process: I sketched them. Then Tim traced them in Illustrator. To print them out I ironed freezer paper to 8.5 x 11 sheets of muslin and then ran them through the printer. I didn’t treat the muslin with bubble jet set to make it permanent but I could and would in the future.

I made these dolls up initially for a swap package I’m getting together for … More