Friday, March 28, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Totally not knit related, but definitely newsworthy to me. I was just offered a position at Blizzard and have accepted it. These cool kids are the ones that have come up with the massively multi-player online role-playing game called "World of Warcraft" or for short "WoW". Favored by people with only one 'X' chromosome, this leads to an interesting phenomenon in the gentler sex. Ladies tend to notice that the man in their life spends far more time online doing heroic things rather than hanging out with them. Thus giving birth to the concept of a "WoW Widow". In fact, this lovely motivational (or demotivational) picture should give you an idea of how bad it might get.
Monday, March 24, 2008
Well, this is what I've been doing with my spare time.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Thoughtful gift = handmade item. Sexy present = edible undies. Combine thoughtful with sexy to create the superlative gift. The gift to end all gifts... red laces licorice panties crafted with care (and chopsticks) by a naughty knitter. If only I were cool enough to come up with this. Alas not, but that is fortunate for the rest of the world; because had I come up with the idea I would hold this little gem of a pattern hostage only to be released to the highest bidder. In what can only be described as an Nobel Peace Prize winning move, the pattern is available free. This nifty little number is called 302 Calories. This isn't granny's knittin'... or at least not any kind she told YOU about!
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
Debbie Walker's A Treasury of Knitting Patterns. The pattern is called "Triple Braided Diamonds" and I just multiplied everything in there by two so that it would kind of measure up with gargantuan nature of this blanket. I think this one is going to be the center panel.
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Cute, right? Well, it calls for a really thick yarn... No problem; I get the same gauge when I hold two strands of my denim yarn together. Then I decided that I wanted to make it long enough to cover my queen sized bed. By repeating the pattern so that it's more than twice as long as originally intended, I got a panel that looks like a very long version of the panel below. Right now I have two of these long little babies waiting to go. I need to post a picture of the other panel I did for this blanket, but this is enough for now.
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Monday, March 10, 2008
So folks, what do you think? Since I work at a Starbucks and spend quite a bit of time knitting; when I'm not putting little cardboard sleeves on cups of coffee that is, it was a natural to link the two. Wonder how much cardboard people would save if they just used little knit sleeves each day. Hey does anybody think I could sell one or two of these things? Maybe if I charged a buck or so for them?
Sunday, March 9, 2008
here at Carissa's Knit site. I think she might be my doppleganger... she's an OCD knitter who works as a barista at Starbucks.