Sunday, February 24, 2013


It is an unwritten rule that if you are a newbie Birkie supporter, I will knit you a fairisle hat.  I had so much fun knitting 2012 Birkie hats.  See here and here.  I had so much fun knitting designing and knitting 2013 Birkie Hats.  For Ann, I chose a true green slightly variegated yarn with a soft heathered alpaca.  For Katie, I wanted something a little quirkier and landed on a hand painted mallard ground with a minty geometric contrast.  The pom pom was especially fun to craft.  Katie is just a pom pom kind of gal.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Weekend Fun: Babbling

The Beer Dabbler is starting to become a bit of a tradition for us.  This year we decided to make extra special necklaces full of other treats besides pretzels.  Mine started looking a little tribal, but I was thankful for the snacks after countless beer tastings.  This time we were given a real glass tasting glass.  Not sure who thought that was a good idea.  A cacophony of sound contagiously erupted from the crowd, if you were one of the unlucky few to break one.  As per usual, my favorite part was the silent disco.  Dancing transformed even the coldest appendages into a toasty sauna.  Emily and I were too impatient to wait in line and stormed the entrance and danced sans music.  We belted out our favorite karaoke songs and, in retrospect, probably looked ridiculous.  This cold weather really does bring the kooky out of you.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Off the loom

I finally finished these baby blankets in waffle and plain weave blocks.  I threaded a cream warp and experimented with my weft colors.  The pale violet is my favorite.  I'm taking a mini weaving break in lieu of easily portable projects.  

Wednesday, February 13, 2013


It's been a while since my last sock obsession.  The bad news is I relapsed into a frenzy of sock knitting.  The good news is I focused on baby socks and used up stash.  Last year, we celebrated Ashley's pregnancy with a sock knitting baby shower.  It was a blast. 

Saturday, February 9, 2013

These Days

Most people hibernate the winter away, nesting and waiting for summer.  I always think that I, too, will focus the "socially slow" winter months on a grand knitting project or a New Years Resolution, but alas I am exhaustingly busy.  I have spent so much of it outside, but don't worry, I have plenty of craftiness to share soon.  Here's to beating the winter blues and hoping for a relaxing summer.