Category Archives: Knitting

There’s no picture and it really did happen!

…because this is cool…

The Zombie Bite Calculator

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Dude. This quiz really solidified that I need to get back in shape and maybe that I should go in for a physical or something to increase my odds.

No no. I’ve been knitting. I just haven’t been knitting for my shop. Stupid cute patterns. It’s hard to let go of some of the things I’ve knitted. I swear, though, that this next baby surprise jacket might make it into my shop depending on how it’s licensed by Meg Swanson.

Yes. I am so proud to say that I have been working on my bucket list. I made empanadas. Yes, they were on the list, I mean you have to have some gimmes on the list or it is just a depressing list to look at. Oh, and I ate them all before I thought to take a picture. It really did happen!

On the plus side, I have decided to curtail my eating out habit, specifically to all of the highly recommended restaurants simply because every time I take someone up on a place it bites me in the ass. I mean, the food is great or horrible going in but then coming out, well, it’s no picnic that’s for sure. Add to that the fact that ever third or fourth time we flush our toilet it overflows…yeah.


Time slips away when you’re

Knitting like a fiend!!


So here I am sitting nice and cozy, when it finally dawned on me that I have not actually been adding to my blog in real life, just in my very vivid imagination…it’s kind of like when I would sleep walk as a kid in my grandma’s house at night. It could also be the fact that I’m a pretty good daydreamer, even if I do say so myself, but I don’t…my hubby also agrees that half my accidents are because my mind has wandered somewhere else…what was I saying?

On a more personal note…I think I pretty much murdered my coffee machine. It really is a tragedy since I’d been using it every day, sometimes twice a day because without my daily pot or two of Dunkin Donuts or Flyin M whole bean coffee I am useless. No no, I am not one of those people who needs an intervention, I am one of those people that really rarely drinks crappy coffee.

The bucket gets fuller and I made my dear daughter a tank top.

Ok, so I was actually on number 65 of my bucket list…
65. Go deep sea diving
66. Ride a whale
67. Build a yurt
68. Live in said yurt for at least a year
69. Try Tuva singing
70. Deliver a baby
71. Learn to speak Portuguese
72. Make all my daughters clothing for a year
73. Homeschool my kids
74. Learn how to weld
75. Blow glass vases
76. Make a sword from scratch
77. Learn how to spin yarn
78. Make my own dyed yarn
79. Learn screen printing.
80. Train my cat to stop puking on my stairs….

….because, seriously if she doesn’t stop it, I’m going to be eating my nightly chocolate in an ambulance for a broken butt bone. Sometimes I wonder if she is still pissed at me for putting my yarn out of her reach,or making sure she can’t press her little head through the second story window, or maybe it is the fact that I insist on using the vacuum cleaner a few times a week. who knows, cats are weird…

Ah, yes. I was knitting another teal iPad cozy with no embellishments and suddenly I though to myself, “Gee, this color really really looks great next to Sophie’s eyes.” By that point it was a bit long for a hat, so I just pulled it all the way over her head and voila! a tube top…except, I didn’t want my little one to be in something I wouldn’t wear myself ( yes, i totally would wear a tutu) so I added some moss stitch straps and promptly took her outside to play in the mud. Yes, it’s still in a sopping wet pile by the door, but what are you going to do? She’s gotta learn how to properly play in the mud and, well, whether it’s Prada or mama, something’s going to get dirty!

Knitting in Beautiful Las Cruces


Ignore the snowman Jammie’s!! I am working on yet another iPad cozy! Yay me! This time I am knitting it for my hubby since he keeps lamenting the fact that I have yet to make him his very own personal, not purple, very manly, with handles iPad cozy thankyouverymuch!

Nothing too eventful to report since my last posting unless you count the fact that while the rest of the country is freezing with winter stuffs, here in Las Cruces it is still, yes I said still, getting up to the sixties and seventies temp wise! The clouds in the dawn and evening skies are really awe inspiring and I am thinking of what to do with my yard so that my toddler can entertain herself while I knit in the sunshine.





Somehow my post is being devoured! Anyway, the above is the really really, no really it is, very turquoise kindle cover I started and finished today in sheer panic after realizing I am opening my etsy shop officially this Thursday! 


Below, I think, is the next in a series of iPad sleeves! Also, it’s very turquoise.



I think my next project will be toddler purses…you know, since my little one keeps stealing my change purses;D

Yay me!


Yaaaaaaaaay!! I finally finished the cabled iPad cozy I started a little while back. It even has handles. Sure, the handles aren’t so spiffy, but they are handles nonetheless!! On the plus side, I absolutely didn’t put it on my or my daughters head…it was way too small for either of us ;D !

Well damn if I didn’t already start another project:


This one is going to be a cabled kindle cover… I might even try handles on this one too! If I do that though, I think I might try to utilize some of my weirder colored yard and make it super klassy.

I think I might actually start an etsy store if it keeps on keeping on…well, and also because I cleaned out my storage and found a bunch of ACTUALLY finished projects. A whole bin! Still haven’t found theresa of my knitting needles though. I really peeves me off when stuff goes missing after a move!

I’m Trying to Knit…


A cabled iPad cozy. After receiving a rather awesome gift from my mother in law I decided that I needed to protect it with something that wouldn’t cost me a freaking arm and a leg. So I whipped out my circulars and blindly cast on my soon to be iPad cozy. Yes. I knit without patterns and mostly end up giving up or turning my ill fated creations into lopsided scarves or really short hats-either of which generally get relegated to my toddler’s hat pile.

As you can see, it’s purple, very very purple. I keep thinking to myself that I will finally finish it this time… I mean, I haven’t yet tried it on my head or on my daughters head so that’s a start. Right?