Tuesday, August 26, 2008

I am woman, hear me roar.

Yesterday I replaced the keyboard on my laptop all by myself. I had to take it apart with a screw driver and reassemble it without losing 4 itty-bitty screws.

Now I can use the shift key and the letter 't'. Woo-hoo!

Matilda Hat

I made this hat for my business partner for her birthday. She'd seen a picture of it on my blog a few months ago and admired it -- even mentioned preferred colors. I can take a hint.

I couldn't figure out a way to get her head measurements discretely, so I had to guess on the size. Luckily, I was right.

The pattern's available on MK Carroll's blog.

I used the recommended yarn, Peace Fleece, for the hat. It felt coarse while knitting but, as several people on Ravelry noted, it washes up to be quite soft. For the flowers, I used a bit of Lamb's Pride Strawberry Smoothie left over from a purse I made her for Christmas. The variegated yarn gave an illusion of depth to the flowers and ties the look together if she happens to wear the hat while carrying the purse.

Modeling credit: Half-empty bottle of garlic and basil olive oil bought at the farmer's market. Yum!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Idget's New Favorite Food



Put a few leafy greens in this dog's bowl and he'll suck 'em down faster than filet mignon. He'll dig through the trash to get the rotting ones I found in the bottom of the fridge.

I knew he was from another planet.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Pastoral Dreams

I like to joke with Rob about getting a sheep when we get a house, so we don't have to mow the lawn and I can learn to spin. I figure we could "loan" the sheep to the neighbors to mow their lawns, if we run out of grass.

That house is still pretty far away, but I'm living the dream vicariously -- I bought a share of Martha's Vineyard Fiber Farms spring shear. I get all the thrill of following my wool from sheep to sweater and none of the dirt. Woo-hoo!

Monday, August 4, 2008

It's Always Something...

This morning I discovered that Idget had chewed the ends off my brand new circular needles -- the ones Rob just bought me to replace what was stolen in San Diego. And of course, the pair he decided to make his new chew toy were the ones I was currently using to make a sweater.

Sigh. I'm jinxed.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Idget Is Famous! (sort of)

A friend was watching Bikini or Bust and who should she catch a glimpse of but l'il ole Idget. Woo-hoo! A celebrity in the family.