Hats. With Ears

Thursday, May 27, 2010


Right now, I should be cleaning, baking, writing worksheets, or, well, any of a hundred things on my to-do list. Instead I am playing on the computer.

All right, it's time to get off the computer and get started on today.

Or maybe I should just eat breakfast...

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Please tip head sideways...(click to embiggen)

Plus, I drew a comic!

The husband has been working night shift, so this morning he slept in. I decided to pretend to be a productive person. If you did decide to tip your head, you can see that I have switched from hat knitting obsessions to finger puppet making.

Knitting action has still been occurring. I am working on dishcloths and some legwarmers for Christmas gifts.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Not so Bloggy

So I haven't posted much in the last month. I (along with almost everyone else I know) have had a very bad cold. Much whining was heard.

Knitting action was curtailed, although I did manage to knock out one small brown hat with ears and a pair of pink legwarmers. (The pink legwarmers are for a child...although having watched some ballet dancers outside the other day, I can see why grownups might like them).

I am enjoying having the Olympics in town. I didn't get any tickets to events and will probably not do so, but I have wandered around looking at pavilions.

Russia House had a very long line, so we did not go in. There were dancers and singers in what I presume were Russian costumes out front, though.

House of Switzerland was a restaurant. Not too pricey, and mmmm...cheese fondue. It was very good. The line was very long, and while we (husband and I) were waiting, they offered people espresso and chocolates. I ate both of our chocolates, heehee.

Other than that, I have only actually been inside the Coke advertisement (lots of kid friendly activities plus a free bottle of coke), the Panasonic advertisement (meh), and Casa Italia (free cheese!)

My friend and I went downtown a couple of times and basically stood in random lineups. This snagged us free coffee (Starbucks Via), free gum (Excel), free Cheerios and a t-shirt, some pins, and a lip balm (Vitamin Water's vitaminschtick). It was fun to look at things.

I am definitely going to go to more of the pavilions. It's just hard because the lineups are so long...

Thursday, February 4, 2010


okay, the fusing part made a kind of stiff plastic. I found that with 8 layers, I ended up with little holes, and decided to solve that by adding more layers. So I ended up with 12 layers and it's too thick.

Off to hunt for more plastic bags. And I guess some breakfast would be good too...maybe a scone?

Trying new things

So I've been sick with a cold for the past week, and have had very little energy for anything. I've been knitting a pair of legwarmers. Legwarmers, while cute and oh so 80s, are incredibly dull knitting.

So I thought I should try some different things around here. I'm kind of in a rut where I knit the same things, bake the same things, etc.

Yesterday was the great scone experiment. I followed this recipe (using cranberries instead of currants)... and the scones came out tasting pretty good, but rather funny looking. My taste tester said they were good, so I guess it's a partial success. (He also made several comments involving Koom Valley, so maybe he was just being nice?)

Today I'm going to try this. I did enter the giveaway, but I'm going to try making my own. I like the idea of making my own material out of plastic bags. I wonder if those vegetable bags you get from the grocery store will work, or if it has to be the thicker kind? I'm going to start with regular bags because experimenting too much might lead to disappointment. I can experiment with different materials once I've tried it a few times.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

weaving in ends.

Okay, I really like knitting. I like picking out patterns, I like casting on, and I like the process of knitting. But you know how when you eat a meal, it's best to eat the part you don't like first so that you can end with your favourite foods?

Why does weaving in have to be at the end?

(this hat is a very quick hat for a student. He asked for green. I don't like how the decreases came out, I have to remember for next time so that I don't make the same mistake again).

(Who am I kidding? I'm definitely going to forget again).

Friday, January 22, 2010


I had to frog the brown hat. It wasn't coming out the shape that I wanted, and I think I should add earflaps.