Ms Crafty: where craftiness rules supreme...

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

My new, non-crafty obsession

"Closing Time"
Semisonic's famous homewrecking song. Seriously. Who knew this humble song could tear families apart?

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Yarn + art

I haven't been knitting much lately, but I have been working on bridging the gap between "arts & crafts" and fine art.

I started out by making some sketches...

And really got into some details on this sketch. It's taking much longer to draw each stitch than to knit it.

Hat sketch detail.

Beginnings of a painting. The plan is for this to be a study for a larger work on wood.

Did I mention that I love yarn?

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Wiling away the weekend

Spent the weekend furiously working on a new art concept/project. Not much knitting, but plenty of excitement. Except for Mabel. She is such a teenager, as evidenced by the searing hate in her eyes.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Finally, a Finished Object-- woo hoo!

I am happy to say that I finally finished the Fall '06 Interweave Knits Swallowtail shawl. Those "bobble-ettes" really gave me a tough time. Patricia had the brilliant idea to forget all of those yarnovers, since P5tog simply was not happening with the delicate yarn and addi turbo combo.

I ended up knitting in the front, back, then front again, and on the wrong side P3tog. I messed only one up. What a relief. So, I ended up with nupettes, and that's just fine with me.

detail while blocking

the nupettes

the final blocked size was a happy surprise

I would actually make this again, and would stick with the nupettes versus bobblettes. I would also definitely use a lifeline more rigorously than I did this time. It just makes good sense!

Friday, March 09, 2007


I had the good fortune of sharing a most delicious coconut cupcake with three co-workers at lunch today. I swear it was the best cupcake I've ever had--literally.

Coconut pound cake (with shredded coconut in the buttery cake) with a not-too-sweet whipped icing with lots of shaved coconut. Mmmm.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Stretch out and wait...

Kitty porn. 'Nuff said.