Thanks for the well-wishes, everyone. We have been without power since Monday night, and are being told it could take another 7-10 days. I have been able to access the internet now and then, thanks to my neighbors and their generator, but my electronics are beginning to lose power. Town Hall has set up a […]Read More: Powerless
Hurricane Sandy, I mean. And while we have been super lucky in the past, who knows if we will have power this time tomorrow? If I take a while to respond to email over the next week, you can assume we are without electricity. We’ve stocked up on firewood, dragged much of our outdoor furniture […]Read More: It’s coming
I just put a batch of hooks in the oven to cure, and I figured I would take this opportunity to share with you something else I recently put in the oven that is not polymer clay, but actual honest-to-goodness edible food. This time of year, there is always a little bit of buzz in […]Read More: Pumpkin (or Banana Maple) Muffins
My heart was in the right place. What place is that you ask? Why, the place that would have resulted in the second installment of the Yarny Buttons Saga Tutorial being posted here for you on Monday, of course. It seems, though, that my heart was not on the same page as the rest of […]Read More: Autumn in New York
Somehow I found myself throwing a change of clothes in a bag and flying down the highway at 10pm tonight. I was all set to enjoy a typical Friday night: I’d probably brew a warm beverage, put on a British mystery, and knit a few more inches on my Milady vest. But somehow, somehow, I […]Read More: Rhinebeck and Down Cellar
I found this post in my unpublished drafts. I started writing it over a year ago in September of 2011. A few nights ago, 11:20pm. Neil and I were heading upstairs to bed, when I peeked in on the kids as I always do. A groan came from Boring Office Guy’s bed. “Still awake?” I […]Read More: I’ll need duct tape and a sheet.
If you’ve been reading along here in the past week, you’ll know that I made these woven tweedy buttons to match my tweedy sweater. Want to make some of your own? Read on! [A note about tools: If you are brand new to polymer clay, you should still be able to do this technique, however […]Read More: Yarny Buttons: Tweed
This is weird. I should be happy to be needle-free. To be rid of the sweater-knitting monkey on my back (and just be wearing the actual sweater on my back) but I still am in the mood for more. There’s another selfish knitting project brewing. I can feel it. It’s a shame that one can’t […]Read More: Sweater dreams
I have to start this post by saying how cool you all are. Finishing a sweater project and getting to wear it on crisp, Fall days is exciting enough, but then to also get to read your flattering comments? Well, that just makes my day. So thank you for that! One of the things that […]Read More: Cart before the horse.
Well, I may have been able to pace myself, sweater-knitting-wise, for most of the project, but once that first sleeve was completed and the end was in sight, I was on a mission to finish. Thank goodness for three day weekends, and the ability to spend hours upon hours with the pointy sticks. I finished knitting […]Read More: My Tweedy Tea Leaves