Thursday, June 24, 2010

New Futurama Episodes

We were well-prepared.

Pattern: Bender Bending Rodriguez from Soph Stitch (free)

(Here's where I admit that you won't see loads and loads of crochet from me in the future, 'cause... I don't think I like it as much. Cute stuff, but my knuckles freakin' hurt now.)

Saturday, June 12, 2010

The Kitchen Did Not Burn Down

I would like to report that I made this Lime Yogurt Cake with Strawberry Sauce tonight for myself, my fella, and his parents.

(Dish without sauce; with sauce, its life expectancy decreases radically.)

I am pleased to report that after one hour, we all appear to be of sound health.

The strawberries were hand-picked by the fella's folks on their own land, and I happen to think they were all the more delicious for it. (The strawberries, I mean.)

Meryton: a knitter's nod to Jane Austen

I recently uploaded a new pattern to Ravelry, available for $4.99.

Meryton is an excellent cardigan to wear over a close-fitting top. It provides enough extra coverage to give you more outfits to wear to work or school, and it keeps the chill off your shoulders for a walk through town. That, plus the empire waste, suggested the Austen-inspired name.

My two test-knitters did superb jobs helping me to find the occasional error in the first draft, and they wound up with great FOs themselves. Thanks, Frick and Soprano1!

A few have asked: will this work on other body types? Yes, it will. The diamond shape of the lace crossover draws the eye up, which is generally where most of us fare best.

Happy knitting!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

If Knits Could Speak

Some of my recent FOs speak up on my behalf.

"Stand up straight, young lady."

Funny... I didn't actually intend to wear that dress that day. But then I tried it on to take pictures with this new bolero I had just finished, and the zipper got stuck in a major way. My fella had already left for work, so... I wore the blue dress.

(Pattern: Ribbed Lace Bolero)

"Maybe crochet isn't so bad after all."

(Pattern: Foamies)

"No, I'm not pregnant."

I just think Wii hands are cute.

(Pattern: Miittens)