Saturday, April 20, 2013


After several months of really not knitting much of anything, I've started a new project that really makes me happy.  A Hitchhiker - that clever scarf with teeth.

I'm up to 7 teeth on my new project, using a soft, squishy yarn in shades of blue from medium to quite dark.  The pattern calls for 42 teeth (if you knit and are on Ravelry, you can read up on the significance there) but I am maybe 75 yds below requirement for that.  I should get in excess of average human dentition, but less than 42. 

(Smiles toothy grin.) 

Pictures will be forthcoming by and by. 

Friday, April 12, 2013

Tag-along Scrap Blankie

Over the past few months I've been working on a cool scrap blankie made with all kinds of scraps of yarn, a lot of it contributed by friends.   It's ideal for whatever amount of leftovers you've got because lengths of  yarn are simply tied together, and the tied ends are left to add texture  to the finished product. 

Even a few feet of leftover yarn works.  If you're a crazy yarn scrap hoarder (translation: normal knitter), this makes it possible to use up all those appealing snips and snaps that weren't really long enough to use for much of anything.

And the little tufts are adorable - and they feel good to pet. 

In other news, if you're curious about how I shrank my tummy, check the link over there, AllNewMe.  It's good stuff.

And...Bebe is starting to walk.  Already.  She's growin' up so fast!  And loving those faux animal prints.  You're never too young to have style.