Thursday, February 25, 2010

When I'm in the mood for a quickie...I turn to hooking~

Yes, I was a hooker before a knitter ... and when there is little time and a big project to tackle, crochet to the rescue!
Exhibit A - I want to make THIS (Raverly link) blanket for a baby shower and I've got just over a week to finish. Lock and load baby! 

I'm off to a good start, so fingers crossed I make it in time!
I've also just finished up a sweet little cardi for baby Zach and time permitting I'm hoping to get a matching hat knit too. The Little Coffee Bean Cardigan is a free pattern on Ravelry. The only mod I made was to lengthen the sleeves.

Lastly, here's a couple of pics from Disneyland... it was freezing cold in (not so) sunny California, so see if you can spot the hand knit item in the wild.....

Woof - sometimes even a super cool hat can't fix a really bad hair day ~   
♥ Happy knitting and crocheting ♥

Thursday, February 18, 2010

D A N G E R - - - D A N G E R ! ! !

Your circuit board may explode from cuteness overload!


 Check out Knit Picks Mr. Roboto kit. I was the lucky tester for this project, and let me just say, with a robo-crazy kiddo @ home, these little guys were ridiculously hard to part with!

 I am a total pushover for the red & blue combo - but on a Robot??? serious love~


All the little details make these toys really unique and interesting to knit. The intarsia is simple & duplicate stitch adds punches of color to really make the features stand out.


Clever construction, cute design and fun to knit. I really enjoyed this project and it's a good thing, cause my robo-nut wants this set, like yesterday!!!

This Mom-bot needs to to reboot and start production~


Check out my Raverly projects page for all the yarny info!

And for something totally different......Here's a sneak peek @ my first completed potholder for the March swap.  I love the vintage-y look of it!!!