Saturday, September 26, 2009


Little round guy, smarts off to C3P0 right? You know you remember him. He’s great; manages to convey all kinds of attitude without ever saying a word we can understand. I never thought I’d say this but right now I can, quite honestly say I hate R2D2, the dome topped little jerk.

A lot.

No, really.

I’m sure I’ll get over it soon but right now, not so much.

Surfing Ravelry late one night I ran across this pattern, here if you’re not registered and knew the perfect person to make it for; a friend of Elder Child that is a fanatic for all things Star Wars. Awesome, a project, a target, it’s all good right?

No, this just turned into one of those cursed projects that I normally send to a corner to think about its misbehavior or frog and retask. Not this time. It was a gift, I was going to finish, I still had two weeks, it’s a hat, not so tough. Well, I didn’t like the size of the Adult Small, my target is not a pumpkin head. Child sized is even faster to make but the party has been moved a week. To today in fact.

Last night all that was left was the duplicate stitch detailing to make the hat look like R2 and not just a striped hat. Almost done with the major part of the chart and realize that even though it’s in two colors and I’m working with one of the two I’m stitching the other color. Arrrrrggghhhhh. Stomp stomp stomp slam!

After a brief time out I did finish the silly thing in time to give it a light block and send it out the door at 7am. Unfortunately I was so happy to be done I forgot to take a picture so you’ll have to imagine it.

I won’t. I hate R2D2 right now.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Goodies off the needle.

But not the red mystery lump. Actually, it is off the needles but it’s a surprise for someone I don’t think reads the blog but you never know so no more pictures for right now.

What is off the needles are these two goodies.

Nameless Longies

100_1912 100_1913

Feeling clever is not the same as being clever and I just could not come up with a name. They remind me of something, have since I started knitting but cannot think of what so they remain the nameless ones.

Waist – 14”

Hip – 16”

Rise – 20”

Inseam – 9”

Thigh – 9”

Just Your Ordinary Average Hat

Ordinary Average Hat Ordinary Average Hat side

And so it is. A rollbrim that is washable, crushable and brightly colored it fits heads from 20-22” and probably larger and rolls down to be 9” long unless you want it shorter. Made of a blend of acrylic, wool and alpaca.

Both are up in the shop so drop by and take a look when you have a moment.

And on a sad note after all these bright colors: R.I.P. Patrick Swayze, loved you since The Outsiders.

Puppy Love

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Season 2

For all y’all that watch Sons of Anarchy and haven’t seen the Season 2 premier tonight…

What are you waiting for? Get to it! Somebody else out there needs to share this state of gobsmacked I’m inhabiting at the moment.

Stop reading, go watch. Now now now!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

From the Makers of…

Remember Eagle in an Envelope Rif? From one of the same creators I present

Baby in a Sack!

Sleep Sack

Waist – 12”

Body – 17”

Length – 12”

100% Pure Wool in one of their colors I can’t remember the name of but it’s pretty. Perfect for preventing frustration caused by trying to thread noodly little limbs through pants legs.

The Purple & Gold sale continues through tonight, this doesn’t qualify but there is plenty that does.  Go take a look!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Almost Fall

Another sign that fall is almost here is the beginning of football season and around here one of the most anticipated events is the first LSU game. The waiting is almost over, just a few more hours and in case you don’t have your colors yet I have some for you.

Bayou Tiger Longies

Bayou Tiger Bayou Tiger side

Waist – 15 1/2”

Hip – 18”

Rise – 21”

Inseam – 12 1/2”

Thigh – 9”

All wool, all the time!

Oh yeah, in further celebration Purple & Gold sale in the shop. Anything with the lovely colors has free shipping for the weekend.

Geaux Tigers!

Thursday, September 3, 2009


I actually finished one pair of longies from my last post, I’m making progress on another one and the third is stalled because I need the needle the second is on. Oh yeah and I looked at a calendar and realized there are two birthdays coming up next week to knit for, oops. Once again it’s a matter of too many projects and not enough hands or hours. *Sigh*

But! As I said, I did actually finish one project for the two I started (shouldn’t that be the other way ‘round?)

Summer into Fall Longies

Summer into Fall side Summer into Fal

Waist - 16 1/2”

Hip - 21 1/2”

Rise – 18”

Inseam – 12 1/2”

Thigh – 11”

Got to run now. One secret project to work on, yarn to track down for the other and LSU-ish longies I want to finish before the game this weekend.

Geaux Tigers!