Friday, December 30, 2005

Red scarf

Here's the scarf I wove for my mother-in-law for Christmas. This one turned out perfectly. After all the grief I had with the previous one I made (which I haven't posted yet) this one was completely and entirely perfect from beginning to end. And I like the color combo.

I can't help myself with the Fiber Terrorist pose.

In other news, my brain has ceased, for the moment anyway, its Death Before 40 campaign (see below). I even went running this morning. I'm human again!!

Thursday, December 29, 2005

My brain, she trying to kill me

I haven't posted anything in a while, but that should change now that most people have their Christmas goodies in hand. The other reason for my silence, though, is that I have had EIGHT migraine headaches in the last 48 hours or so. My current theory is that my brain would rather kill me than turn 40.

In the meanwhile, before my head explodes all over my desk, here's another necklace I crocheted-- I made similar ones for two friends.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Cool site

I just found this site called Frapper (Friend Mapper) where all your peeps can map themselves on your map, and then you can look at the map and see just how popular you are. Heh. So go ahead! Click and Frapp!

Monday, December 19, 2005

Another poncho

Here's the poncho I made for my one-year-old niece. Her name is Ruby, so she got the ruby-red yarn. This Color Waves yarn is so yummy!

And here are the two ponchos together.

Monday, December 12, 2005


I swore to myself that I would sit my ass down this weekend and attend to the weaving project that had paralyzed me so badly. I'd gotten some good advice from my weaving list on what the problem was (different tension on the problem area which required that section to be manually tightened up--such an easy solution for a problem that had me stopped in my tracks), so it was just a matter of forging ahead.

And I'm happy to say that, after many broken threads and MUCH swearing , I finished the blasted thing last night. I took it off the loom and literally threw it across the room--I couldn't look at it one more second. But this morning I sucked it up and gave it a good washing with much agitation, in hopes of getting all those loose threads to line up correctly. We'll see how it looks when I get home from work tonight. And I even spent a couple of hours last night winding on the warp of the last weaving project I need to do before Christmas. It'll be a stretch, but I think I can do it.

No photos until after Christmas. No peeking!!

I will start working on Christmas '06 in January. I will.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005


Since no one in my family ever checks this blog, I feel fairly certain that I can safely post the following pictures. This is a poncho I made for my three-year-old niece for Christmas, from a pattern I got here, using Lion Brand Color Waves yarn. It's supposed to fit a 3- to 7-year-old, so with any luck the child won't be swimming in it too badly. I'm just about done with one for my other niece, the one-year-old, so I'll post photos when that's done. It's super warm and cozy ... almost makes me want to make one for myself.

Friday, December 02, 2005

Apropos of nothing

Since I'm still in the throes of my crippling crochet paralysis (see below), I'll just post this photo and ask: why, WHY, does the national Christmas tree always have to be made to look as if someone put a gigantic condom on a perfectly lovely pine tree?

I swear we have the fugliest tree in the country. Every year, no matter who's in charge.