Monday, February 19, 2007


I present to you a before and after. Before:

Yeah, it makes me look fat, just admit it. I did, which is why I took it out and re-knitted it into a fabulous sweater I'll actually wear!

(Picassa has some fun filters to play with.) Vastly improved, no? The yarn is KnitPicks Merino Style on size 9s, and the pattern is a motified version of the Minisweater. Also, you may notice that I have a new hat!

The pattern is Grumperina's Odessa, in some soft yarn I can't remember the name of . . . Katmandu something? I used a size 6 circular, and probably should have gone down a size for the ribbing, but oh well. I love how the beads turned out, but man were they annoying to push down the yarn the entire time I was knitting this (you have to string them all on beforehand.)

Friday, February 02, 2007


I finally busted out the sewing machine and finished two bags that have been waiting in the wings. The first is my sister's Christmas present (yes, I know its February), a bag made out of sails! You can buy them online for about $65, but mine was made for much, much cheaper, and (I think) is cooler! (Compare with these.)

The next bag was conceived when I saw this great fabric on sale for $1/yard. I have a thing for tote bags, so this was destined to become one. The picture's a little blurry (I live in a cave), but the bag is awesome and now follows me everywhere.

Next project: altering pants. Necessary but not fun or photogenic.

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