Complaint by Numbers

Hello, my name is Elizabeth…

December 11, 2008
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…and I have a problem. That problem, of course, is yarn. I just can’t seem to buy enough of it. Every time I enter a store with even the tiniest craft section, I make an immediate beeline for the yarn, not only to feel the textures and look at the colors/patterns, but also to imagine what each skein could become. Even now as I type this, my fingers twitch in anticipation of the projects sitting next to me, waiting to be finished. The good news is, that in terms to a fixation, yarn is cheaper than crack. :p

I’m also stuck a bit on gifts. I need a few ideas for quick and easy gifts for a few relatives that I hadn’t expected to need to make anything for…


Upcoming Projects

October 13, 2008
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I’ve begun making holiday gifts for everyone. Well, I’ve at least got some ideas and a few cast on stitches. So far, the list goes:

The Mr.: knit socks, several (by request) – I don’t know what pattern I’ll use. He’ll also get some more stuff, for being so special.

My mother: slippers, at least two pairs (again, a request) – Probably a modified version of the Fluffy Bunny Slippers from The Happy Hooker. I’m still thinking of a second gift for her. Mothers are hard to shop for!

My brother: Red Sox throw/Patriots pillow. The main parts of these are fleece, and I’m crocheting the borders. This should be relatively quick.

My father/stepmom: I have no idea. They are incredibly hard to buy/make for.

Cassie (the dog): she will get a fleecy blanket to lie down on. Yes, I make pet presents.

The kitties: I’m thinking of designing some sort of crocheted catnip pierogi thing.

The degus: another hammock for the to chew up and turn into a nest.

Pictures to come as I get these started!