Thursday, February 28, 2008


At WonderCon, two people asked me if I'm on Ravelry. I had no idea what they were talking about. Tonight, I was at my favorite LYS and someone else mentioned Ravelry. I decided to check it out and now that I know what it is, I can't wait to get my invitation! Judging by the numbers posted on the site, it will be at least a week before I can log in and start enjoying it.

If you are equally as clueless as me, you can check out Ravelry here.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008


Rob and I spent the weekend at Wonder-Con in San Francisco. I'm sure he'll be blogging about it for those of you who are interested in actually hearing about the comics. You can check out his blog here.

What I am excited to report is that, by some fluke, a woman who freelances for Craft magazine came by our table and saw the toys I knit based on Rob's character Pentapus. She wants to interview me for the magazine. Sweet!

Does Anyone Know What's Happening at MagKnits?

It's almost March and the January issue is still the live one with no February issue in sight. Any ideas???

Monday, February 11, 2008

Scarf Season

I've been swamped with work (before Valentine's Day is a VERY busy time for the home pleasure party business) but I've still managed to get a few stitches in.

On January 31, my older sister had a big birthday, the kind that ends in a zero. She always makes presents for people -- scrapbooks or something she has crocheted -- so I decided such a momentous birthday merited a handmade present from me. I knitted her a scarf, but sadly I can't post any pictures because I finished it 30 seconds before the UPS guy arrived at my office. Does this sound familiar? I can say she loved it and she told me it is the first handmade present she has ever gotten. This depressed me a bit, so I am thinking about what I can make her for Christmas.

Speaking of Christmas, I resolved to knit Christmas presents early this year. Staying up till 4AM on Christmas Eve to finish a gift will, hopefully, be a once in a lifetime experience. I started a scarf for my Dad to match his gloves. That pattern is
here and it is kicking my butt. I decided to do it in Cascade 220, which is what I used for the gloves, and even though I knit a fairly large test swatch, I still goofed it up and had to rip it out twice. That may have had more to do with how exhausted I've been and not a reflection of the pattern's difficulty. I'm now about 12 rows in and seem to be on track. I'll post a picture as soon as I have completed enough for it to actually look like something.

In other scarf news, I'm planning to knit a scarf for my best friend, Patty, as a thank you for letting Rob and I stay with her. Rob has a table at
Wonder-Con in San Francisco and Patty always lets us use her as a hotel when we are in town for conventions. Wonder-Con is in two weeks and I haven't been able to get to the yarn store to pick out some awesome yarn. It's a good thing San Francisco is a 5 hour drive from LA. Sigh. This will probably be one more masterpiece that doesn't get immortalized with a photo on this blog. : )