Monday, December 29, 2008

McMorran Yarn Balance aka Hmm, who knew?

I had never heard of one of these. A McMorran Yarn Balance. Created by a guy in Scotland to measure yarn. When I finished reading it all I could think was "Hmm, who knew?"

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

My next projects will be...

Becca, sister of the hat thief Griffin, has picked out this hat. I am actually quite proud of myself because I had picked that pattern out at one point in time to make HER a hat but never got around to it. She has also chosen 100purewool.com's black and cyan. Jason's rib-a-roni hat is made from that colorway. It's somewhere else on this blog if you must see the color. I also have to replace Levi's rib-a-roni hat that Griffin wore home. Levi chose 100purewool.com's colors pink and choc. The same one's that the fetchings are made of, also in another post on here. As open minded as I try to be I just can't let my 4 year old boy wear a pink and brown hat to school. So he chose this

Also from 100purewool.com. Yes I have alot of PW. Being a newbieknitter I have a rather smallish stash. Since I have a smallish house and knit slow I am pretty good at not buying more yarn til I need to. Sort of.

I made it, they stole it

I've read of the syndrome where you knit up some lovely objects. People come to your home. You stupidly show off your lovely objects. You no longer own lovely objects. Lovely objects have gone home with the people.

Let me explain. With pictures.
Meet Griffin. Griffin is wearing his birthday hat from me.

Meet Levi. Levi is wearing HIS hat handknitted by me.

And here's Griffin again.

Get the picture?

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

I can't decide!!

I feel the urge to create a LARGE item. Up to this point I've only made small items. Amigurumi, levihippo (3) or shorties, Large and medium and even the occasional sock or two, DSC01702. But I'm feeling the urge to make something nice for ME! Something I can actually use. Something beautiful. Something unique. I feel I've gained enough knitting skill to tackle a larger item. It might take me a year to make what I have in mind but I really want to try something new! So here's the dilemma. Do I want to make a blanket/afghan? I'm looking at this pattern, Alexi Throw. It has cables. Now granted I've not done a whole lot of cables but I like the way they look. I'm also looking at this entrelac Himalaya shawl. I've never done entrelac though. So I was thinking if I decide to do the Himalaya, I would practice first on an Entrelac Scarf Tutorial. For either project I was thinking of getting Noro Kureyon. Here's a blog with some great examples of Noro projects. So which would you do?

Dash away Dash away Dash away

That's all I'm saying.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Finished Fetchings!




Here are my notes from Rav.



Melanie-hardly-finished 12/6-one at a time, 45 cast on, came out big
ellie-pink/choc
Erin-browns
Pat-choc/pink-finished 12/9, 2 @ a time, 40 cast on just right (for me anyway!)
12/10 cast on “nuts” for Erin
12/12 cast on rose and choc, first stripes attempt, 2 @ a time magic loop. Forgot to do cable round. Will have to frog some.
12/15 finished 4 pairs but will try to redo the hardly pair as they are HUGE and ugly with the trim.
12/18 all FIVE pairs are done! I made another pair of hardly without the hot pink trim. I had to do the thumb in the hot pink because I did run out of hardly but they’re all done! All of them! WOOHOO
The hardly pair, after blocking look like blocks! They look awful and are huge! I will have to remake these if I have time.

My tips on making Fetching would be to cast on 40 on larger needles and knit loosely especially the cables. Do the optional thumb that is in the comments section of the pattern. I will try to remember to copy and paste it here. Also do these magic loop two at a time so they come out the same. I had such a great time making these as I could switch it up and make each pair different.

Optional thumb:Starting at the 5th row after the last wrist cable row:
Row 5: k2, m1, k2, p1, continue in 4x1 ribbing.
next row and all alternate rows, knit 4x1 ribbing and k new stitches picked up for gusset.
Row 7: k2, m1, k1, m1, k2, p1 continue in 4x1 ribbing
Row 9: k2, m1, K3, m1, k2, p1 continue in 4x1 ribbing
Repeat the increase rows alternated with regular rows until you have added 15 new stitches.
Then: k2, put 15 new stitches onto waste yarn, k2, p1, continue in 4x1 ribbing and follow pattern through picot bind off.
To Make thumb: pick up 15 live stitches off waste yarn, pick up 2 stitches and finish thumb as directed. This makes a nice comfortable thumb gusset. The gusset adds some width, so for those with smaller hands, you may want to consider starting the pattern with 40 stitches instead of 45.

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Cute kids mittens!

I found the cutest kids' mitten pattern. FREE PATTERN! The best kind! I started out on Ravelry.com's blog group trying to come up with ideas on drawing visitors to my blog. I found Daisy Mum's blog. From there I decided to find more knitting blogs to subscribe to. I found The Daily Knitter on this blog. On the Daily Knitter I found the cutest kid's mitten pattern!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Blogger templates

If you ever try to upload a new template and get some weird error code. Don't bother googling it. I didn't find one person who knew what to do. What I did though was switch from Firefox to IE. :) Like it?

Knitpicks.com rocks my world

Over the summer I ordered and received in a timely manner their options set. I had hemmed and hawed and talked it over with hubby. I didn't know if I wanted to spend that much money BUT then again every time I start a new (aka different) project I have to order the right size needles to do it. And sometimes the a couple of sizes up and down, too, if it needed accurate gauge. I've only been knitting about a year and have very few needles. So I decided it would probably be a money saver to buy the options interchangeable needles. I love magic loop and that's how I do soakers and, well, anything else that is done in the round. I read the reviews on Ravelry.com Common issues seemed to be the cable coming out of it's base but everyone said Knitpicks.com has awesome customer service. And they do. One of the needles, size 4 I think it was, wouldn't screw onto the cables. The opening was too big. No questions asked they sent a replacement SET. Not one but TWO! Couple of months go by, I'm working on my Fetchings, and the cable pulled out of it's base. I called them up and no problem! A new SET of 32 inch cables are on the way! How awesome is that??

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Fetching Prattle

Ok so I'm really loving this pattern. It is fast and easy. I don't even need to follow the pattern anymore it's that easy to memorize. And it's super easy to modify. Add rows, add cables, switch up the ribbing, I'm doing a different thumb than the pattern calls for. I got the idea from another knitter on Ravelry.com. It's in the comments section of the pattern there on Ravelry. I have to cast on 40 instead of 45 and I use a larger needle for the cast on. I then arrange the cast on stitches onto one long cable for magic loop. This latest pair I'm doing stripes. I'm halfway up the palm. I will probably be done tomorrow with these and hopefully get to remake the ones done in Hardly. I don't like how the hardly ones turned out. They're huge and I don't like the pink trim. So if you are interested in doing fingerless mitts or want to learn how to do cables this pattern is a great one for both! I highly recommend checking out the ravelry comments section for the optional thumb.

The Wii Craze

Ok for you folks who think you have to stand at Walmart on Black Friday, freezing your ass off to get a good deal Amazon has them for 249.00 with free shipping. I ordered mine back on Nov. 13. I also suggest buying a second remote and nunchuk so two people can play at once. Also a remote jacket is recommended to help protect the remote if it gets thrown or dropped. The remote that comes with the console doesn't have a jacket.

I did knit a little while dh played wii last night!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Wii vs Knitting

Uhoh. Do I have a new past time? Which will win my undivided attention? Ok nothing ever gets my undivided attention with 3 kidlets underfoot so which will get my 30 seconds here, 30 seconds there? We may only get to play Wii when Lucy's asleep. DH gets rather energetic while playing the Sports. He's a big dude compared to little Lulu.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Quite Fetching

I made myself a pair of fingerless mitts from the pattern, Fetching. Made from Hacho Mirasol yarn. I may have to buy more of this yarn for a pair of yoga socks. Purchase of this yarn helps support a children's center in Peru, where the yarn comes from.



I am also making 4 pairs of these for Levi's teachers and aids. The first pair, done in 100purewool.com's Hardly came out huge. I did a cast on of 45, one at a time, magic loop and then blocked them. I may remake these if I have time. The second pair are also done in 100purewool.com, chocolate and pink. Cast on of 40, 2 @ a time, magic loop. Not blocked. Much better!


Friday, December 5, 2008

Flyfishing socks


Flyfishing socks
Originally uploaded by MamaNak
So these are suppose to be a christmas present for someone. These are socks made from Charlene Schurch's book "Sensational Knitted Socks". It is the beaded rib. It's easy to follow. Short row toe was a little daunting but I hate wrap and turn short rows anyway. The yarn is from KnitPicks, Flyfishing. The person I am making these for have HUGE feet. I hate making socks anyway because it takes so long and it can be tedious. Plus I have to hold the tension so tight it hurts my index finger. So I have set these aside for now and am making some Fetching fingerless mitts for other people (including myself).

Levi's Rib-a-roni Hat


levisribaronihat
Originally uploaded by MamaNak
Knitted up in 100purewool's Mesto colorway. Very fast and easy pattern. I have 3 of these. One for hubby, son and FIL.

Jason's Ribaroni Hat


jasonshat
Originally uploaded by MamaNak
Knit in 100purewool, cyan and black.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Norwegian Baby Hat


norwegianhat
Originally uploaded by MamaNak
Interesting.Levi is modeling it. Maade from Araucania sock yarn.
Birthday present for Griffin. Now if G's mama would just send a picture of him wearing it! Norwegian hat pattern

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Lucy's Hardly Longies


hardlypants
Originally uploaded by MamaNak
Knit up in 100purewool.com "hardly" colorway. Used Munchkin Rumpsters universal pattern.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Griffin's Nuts :)


100purewool nuts colorway soaker
Originally uploaded by MamaNak
Griffin's Sheepy Time longies made from 100purewool.com 3 ply wool in the colorway "Nuts".

My homemade swift


My homemade swift
Originally uploaded by MamaNak
My best friend's husband made this swift for us. Well, more for me. She buys the yarn for her stuff and I knit it. :)

Monday, September 1, 2008

Kelly's Kause

From Kelly's Kause at http://www.teamsalesinc.com/kk/index.html. "We have written this letter in hopes that we can reach out to your hearts to help a family in need. A young mother of 2 (ages 2 years and a newborn, 2 months old) is fighting a battle against Guillian-Barre Syndrome ( also known as GBS). Many have called or e-mailed asking what they can do to help. The answer is simple. We have established several ways to help Scott and Kelly (Williamson) Burdette and hope that you can find it in your heart to at least help out in one way or another.
"

Please take a moment to say a prayer, check out the site and help in whatever way you can. If you think your one dollar won't do much you'd be surprised.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

100purewool coop ends today. Get your orders in!

We need a few more skeins to meet the minimum for a price break! It's already a great deal but let's get a better deal.
Go to http://groups. yahoo. com/group/crunchymamacooperative/

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Crocheted Market Bag


DSC01563
Originally uploaded by MamaNak
Quick and easy!
This pattern, Ender Market Bag, is from knitfink. I'm not sure where the pattern is on her blog because I downloaded the free pattern from Ravelry.com.

Patriotic Sheepy Time Shorties

Came out perfect! I’m thrilled. Super easy instructions with pictures and it’s a cheap pattern to buy. So glad I did. My first circular project too. I was a little disappointed in the yarn because I thought the blue trim was the same blue as the body but it was lighter colored. Still it’s ok! Click on the photo to go see more pics.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Not knitting related, but that's ok!

http://www.myspace.com/500kin365
Please visit this site and go to the website too. This mama of two is fighting the same disease that Levi had. She is a beautiful woman and singer. So far she has lost her eyesight in one eye and her voice. Her wife is struggling with two children and one job to make ends meet. Download the songs on the 500kin365 website. It is only a dollar. And please pass the site on to your friends and family.

I wish there was more I could do.
http://store.payloadz.com/str-asp-i.135050-n.katie_s_Voice_Music_Folk-end-detail.html
http://www.500kin365.org/main.htm

Monday, June 23, 2008

Angie's Patriotic Potholder


angiespotholder
Originally uploaded by MamaNak
I made this for a friend. She wanted red, white and blue and I finally found some cotton yarn by Peaches n Cream.
Free pattern available here.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Soaker #4 (FS btw)



I remade the soaker. I went up a couple of needle sizes and also a few stitches. Still came out too small for FatsyPatsy. GARRRGH! I had added some yarn over short rows
so the bum was perfect. The short rows make it roomier. But FP's chubby legs are just too round. Can't get it up over her cankles. So I have one beautiful, not quite perfect, girly size medium wool soaker for sale. Rise 16 inches and waist about the same. I will post pics and actual measurements shortly. Lucy is 20 lbs and too fat by a couple of pounds for it. Need a scrawnier 20 lber or a lighter weight fat baby for this soaker.
I paid probably about 8 bucks for the yarn?

Soaker info: rise 16-16.5, waist 16 inch at rest-22 stretched out. Thigh-8 inches $15 ppd

Monday, June 16, 2008

Soaker Insanity #3

Well, number 3 was going beautifully. Til it came out TOO small. I used cascade220 shrimp color 7804 and 100purewool.com's fantasia 2. So soft and beautiful. So I frogged it. Completely back to the beginning. I was so sad. I had nearly finished it! I got to sit for about 2 hours last night while dh watched a movie and held a sleeping Lucy and knit. Usually I knit in 5 or 10 minute increments. With 3 kids, one of them newly potty learned and the other one 7 months old, knitting time is sparse. So it'll probably be at least another week before it's even close to being done. Oh the pattern I'm doing is a very basic top down, triangle, flat knit pattern. I am doing the size with 90 cast on stitches. My problem was I co only 88 on needles two sizes smaller than the pattern says to. I totally suck at trying to customize. If I had cast on on size 3 like it says to the waist would have been perfect.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Making math with yarn

Making math with yarn
Yarn work helping to provide answers to wide range of math problems
By Stuart Fox
ScienceLine writer
LiveScience
updated 7:06 p.m. CT, Fri., June. 6, 2008

Coral reefs can be crocheted. The atmosphere can be knit. And a stop sign can be folded into a pair of pants.

Welcome to the intersection of math and handicraft. Unexpectedly, handicraft in general, and yarn work in particular, has started to help provide answers to a wide range of mathematical problems. From the way the atmosphere generates weather to the shape of the human brain, knit and crocheted models have provided new insight into the geometry of the natural world.

"Crochet, knitting and other crafts allow people to visualize, recontextualize and develop new problems and answers," said Carolyn Yackel, a mathematician at Mercer University in Georgia.

Another prominent practitioner who uses yarn work, mathematician Hinke Osinga of the University of Bristol, puts it this way: "You can get bogged down in your own standard techniques of doing things, and then someone asks a silly question, and all of a sudden, you see a new way of interpreting things."

The math of handicraft was long dismissed as merely a cute trick or an inconsequential coincidence. Now, however, handicraft has begun to come into its own as a legitimate tool for mathematical research. This is especially true of knitting and crochet, which, thanks to the efforts of a new group of researchers, are now receiving a great deal of attention from the world of theoretical mathematics. Yackel and Osinga, along with Sarah-Marie Belcastro of Smith College and Daina Taimina of Cornell University, form the core of the group looking at the intersection of math and craft. Some of them are using craft to help answer math problems, while others are using math to answer knitting problems.

In 2005, there was a special session on math and the fiber arts during a joint meeting of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America. This conference, along with a newly released book based on the special session by its organizers, represents the newest expressions of a very old topic.

It is believed that the partnership between math and craft dates back to the invention of geometry, where the repetitive patterns seen in ancient baskets and weavings first hinted at a mathematical subtext to the world at large. Later, Alan Turing, the theorist and computer scientist, was often seen knitting Möbius strips and other geometric shapes during his lunch break.

The modern interest in math and craft began in 1997 when Taimina devised a plan for crocheting a hyperbolic plane. Hyperbolic planes are spaces of negative curvature (imagine the shape of a riding saddle) where all lines curve away from each other. Hyperbolic planes are fairly common in nature, appearing everywhere from the frills on a sea slug to growth patterns of coral to the way the brain folds.

The craft objects themselves tend to be common shapes, such as discs, spheres and cones. However, just as a triangle that normally only has 180-degrees worth of angles can have three 90-degree angles when drawn on a sphere, the shapes take on novel and surprising forms when projected across hyperbolic space.

Despite being widespread in nature and well understood in theoretical math, no good physical models of a hyperbolic shape existed until Taimina crocheted her first plane. In hyperbolic space, points move away from each other as the shape expands. While it is hard to model this using paper or plastic, it is easily replicated by simply increasing the number of stitches per row as the shape is knit or crocheted.

"What you can do is get a tactile insight. I theoretically understand the concept, but [the model] allows me to communicate it," said Taimina.

After Taimina's crocheted models gained a degree of notoriety, Hinke Osinga realized that if a hyperbolic plane could be modeled with crochet, then a model of the complex shape her research focused on could be made the same way. Osinga was looking at the Lorenz manifold, another shape that had yet to be presented in a physical model. Manifolds are shapes where the curved nature of the larger shape can be treated as a flat plane over short distances, like a 2-D road map sufficiently representing a portion of the 3-D Earth.

The Lorenz manifold models how objects move through a chaotic space such as a flowing river or the atmosphere. Various applications include meteorological prediction and spacecraft navigation. Before Osinga made her crochet Lorenz manifold, there had never been a physical model of this shape for reference.

Around the same time that Osinga was using craft to answer questions about math, Yackel and Belcastro began their attempt to answer questions raised by craft with math.

Belcastro designed a mathematical proof detailing why any topological surface can be knit. While seemingly limited to explaining yarn work, the proof could have ramifications for biology. A range of phenomena from shell growth to bird's nest-building replicate knitting by building up a structure one line at a time.

For Yackel, the research involved moving beyond knitting. Instead, she began using Japanese string balls called temari as the basis for designing a way to map out points on a sphere. Temari balls are decorative items made from colored strings wrapped around a small wooden or plastic sphere.

As the strings crisscross the surface of the sphere, they form intricate patterns. To approximate points on the sphere, temari artists use origami techniques that are actually just physical representations of very complex geometry.

Together, Yackel and Belcastro have co-edited a new book "Making Mathematics with Needlework: Ten Papers and Ten Projects." In it, they use the knitting of a baby's pants to show how, in certain types of mathematics, an octagon can be folded into a two-holed donut. Using their math, if one crocheted a stop sign, it could be folded into a pair of pants.

For all of the researchers involved in this field, pursuing the link between everyday objects and complex math hearkens back to the original impetus for devising geometry in the first place.

"We talk about the different experiences that lead people to geometry, and it began with making patterns," said Taimina. "How do you learn that something is round?"

This story is provided by Scienceline, a project of New York University's Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program.

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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Soaker Insanity

I bought some beautiful yarn from Snarky Designs. Omgosh that's MY yarn on the front!! Totally! Way cool. So I decided to make Lucy a wool soaker to go over her cloth diapers. I found a free pattern and it said it was a size large. Lucy's a big girl. She's 6 months old and wears med/large-large cloth diapers aka size 4 huggies. So I'm knitting it. It's looking big but I'm a novice to knitting and this is my first soaker so I figure it'll be ok. NOT! It's done flat and you seam up the sides. I'm actually SEAMING THE SIDES when I decide to frog it (rip it) and do it again. The rise (length from back edge to top edge) came out to 26 inches!! Lucy's is only ohh half that?? Ok looked it up she's 17 inches in rise. Yes I even did a swatch to check my stitches.

So I'm going to do curly purly's basic plain wrap. Wish me luck!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

A whole new language

I am learning so many new words on Ravelry. Well, of course, I'm learning all kinds of knitting terms such as frogging (ripping out knitted work), tinking (knitting backwards), k2tog, etc. Then there is snarky (kinda like sarcastic-bitchy). Then there is this site of "internet kitties". They spell the "teh" and put a "z" for the letter s and other annoying bad internet grammer.

I've been reading and posting in a group with a meaningless-to-all-members-but-the creators-name. It has something to do with parenting and someone annoying. I have no idea who. Yeah we get childish.

Its a nice change to "talk" to other parents who parent differently than me and even NONparents. We're doing a mystery swap. I don't know why I joined lol. I have a hard time shopping for people I know well let alone someone I don't know at all. Then to boot my paypal is messed up and will only let me pay by echeck or my credit card and I don't use my credit card and echeck takes a few days. Finally got that straightened out but it will still take a couple of days before I can instant pay through my checking acct. I hope I get it all here on time to mail out as one package to my swappee.

Got to cut this short. Kid's doctor appt at 2:30.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Seriously?

I so want this yarn! Seriously! But unfortunately it's sold out. :(

I have been working on the same pair of socks since the beginning of February. They are green and violet. Knitpicks yarn. Using Silver's pattern. I am doing it magic loop.


The first one the toes are way too tight. I guess I knit extremely tight. It took me nigh on forever to knit the first one. I had to frog the heel several times because I just couldn't get it right. So then I got it right and the sock was too short! ARGH. So I had to frog it AGAIN and make the foot length longer. The second sock I cast on more and am consciously knitting looser. I'm knitting away when I realize I forgot to do the stripe. Sigh. I was 10 rows past it. So now I'm tinking. Tinking is Knitting backwards.

I am never going to have a matching pair of socks!!

I wanted to knit me a curtain for my kitchen window but I just do terrible at patterns. I am distracted too much by my children. So I am now crocheting a curtain. Much easier for me.

Monday, February 11, 2008

NOT Updated List of diaper FSOT

If interested please drop me an email as this is not updated with sold/traded diapers. Been busy. :)
I am mainly looking for paypal, girly fitteds or medium BSWWs. Maybe consider circular needles. I don't like susan bates or boye. So far I love hiya hiyas and addi's. I do not discount for anything except for maybe if you buy in bulk. Diapers are listed at the prices I paid for them a mere 3 months ago. I research what diapers are currently selling for, also, when I'm listing them. I am confident my prices are fair. I ran an online cloth diaper resale site for about 5 years and owned/operated ButterflyKissesDiapers.com for a year.

Listing soon!! bsww and prowrap covers.

Kissaluv size 0 lavender sold. GUC Maybe very very light staining. I don't see any though.


1 lime (sold), 1 natural Kissaluv size 0 GUC $7 ppd each, all have very faint discoloration
KL 0's lime & peach 7 ppd
lime and peach inner (one lime not shown)
Kissaluvs Sz 0 Lime/peach inner
natural outer and inner
natural KL0 7 ppd
natural inner
$7 fitted peewells small
$7 ppd peewells fitted small
$7 ppd peewells fitted small


PENDING-used small swaddlebees pockets
Originally uploaded by MamaNak
PENDING $7 ea shipped
2 yellows
1 mint green
1 white
no inserts
funded paypal











Sm mums bums fitted has sm wear holes $6 ppd
$6 PPD Mums Bums Sm fitted
inner mums bums
Mums Bums inner




Nb fitteds used
Originally uploaded by MamaNak swaddlebees-gone
striped whippersnappers pocket (needs insert) fitted $7 ppd
country cozy's flannel fitted faded but still totally useable$6 ppd
funded paypal

Thursday, February 7, 2008

here a knit there a knit...

All kinds of knitting fun! My hubby went by Marie's, The Fiber Station and bought me a pair of hiya hiya's size 1 40 inch. UGH my first time to that site. I didn't know they were made in china. UGH UGH UGH. Gee guess I'll have to buy another pair of addi's.

Speaking of addi's. A very nice woman I met through Ravelry GAVE me a pair of addi turbos!! Size 2. I'm SOO excited. Thank you MrsH!

Then my husband went back to The Fiber Station and bought me some gorgeous handspun superwash bamboo/merino yarn. Marie dyed it herself.




And my mama gave me a bunch of sock yarn. Of course, since she usually just knits barbie items there isn't enough of each color for a pair of socks so I will have to do some funky striping. I can't wait.

Let's see there is Paton's Kroy Socks, 2 skeins of coal and 2 skeins of mallard. Then a skein of grass and a skein of purple from KnitPicks. Then 4 skeins in pink, white, slate blue and blue ofLang Yarns.

Stash of crap yarn. I use my crap yarn for washcloths, hot pads and amigurumi.


It's actually much larger but that's what I'm currently working with or plan on soon. I don't have start-n-abandon-itis. I just have plan-to-itis.



I finished Livie's kindergarden teacher's Valentine washcloth.


Click the picutre for the pattern. There are hearts on the cloth but you can't see it in my picture.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Get your badge!

I saw this on radioactivegirl's blog and I had to have one. Of course, there isn't a children's cancer badge so I'll have to request one.



Here's one for cancer survivors and their caregivers. We fall under that category. :)

Oh to keep this yarn related I met radioactivegirl on Ravelry.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Monday, January 28, 2008

aristocrats


aristocrats
Originally uploaded by MamaNak
I have no idea what size these were originally but after a few failed attempts at proper washing they are now newborn/small size. :) I love these for nighttime!
$10 ppd

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Liv's hungry hippo


Liv's hungry hippo
Originally uploaded by MamaNak



I feel so special. Someone...two someone's favorited my hippos on Ravelry. :) Made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

Livie loves her hippo. It was the first one I made and didn't really like the final results but she does and that's all that counts. Levi's came out better but I think that's because I used nicer yarn for it.

Levi's amigurumi hippo


levihippo (3)
Originally uploaded by MamaNak
Pattern avail at Bittersweetblog.wordpress.com

Flickr

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