Saturday, July 15, 2006

baked beans and other delicacies

While wandering around the wonderful world of crafty blogs I noticed a culinary theme developing among some of you crafty ladies. And I'm sure this has been going on for years, it's only now that I've noticed it!

It seems that crafty + cooking = one all-round crafty dude!

So I got thinking... what could I do to contibute to this timeless trend.

Introducing... *drumroll*... baked beans on toast!

baked beans

I'll admit, i hate cooking. But I was rather impressed with myself. Considering I don't own a microwave or toaster, all was done on the stove and grill. Whats better than a home-cooked, piping-hot lunch for a dreary Saturday?

I love baked beans!!!

I guess theres a little bit of Shane Warne in all us Aussies!


In other news... a little bit of knitting...

Umbilical cord beanie

umbilical cord beanie

for one of two bubs on the way. Knit in Katia Mexico on 5mm dpns. I might have enough yarn left in the ball to scab another one.


hello yarn skull tote (frogged)

frogged skull tote

eww, ugly intarsia. I ended up frogging this and redoing it on smaller needles. Much nicer. Its nearly finished, just cleaning up and weaving in intarsia, making handles, and then felting *tada* Photos of FO later. Stay tuned.....

Sunday, July 09, 2006

best find EVA...

well at least best find of the month.

while i was having a look through the knitting mags at the newsagency i came across this little ditty hiding on the bottom shelf behind a stack of mags.


far out! i knew you could get it at a few yarn stores around melbourne but i didn't think i'd come across it at my local newsagents on a regular sunday morning after doing the groceries!

Saturday, July 08, 2006

sorting it all out

I have so many things half knitted, waiting for seaming, just started and heap of long lost projects.
I like lists. So I'm gonna list them! Maybe it'll help declutter my brain, along with my couch!


- go everywhere cardi from SnB (knitting done, waiting for seaming)

- 2 scarves. one pink one red in fat veronica from lincraft

- umbilical cord baby beanie from SnB (just started)

- newsboy cap from SnBN (started ages ago and half forgotten about)

- those cute little kitty toys from SnBN (started ages ago and half forgotten about)

- hello yarn felted skull tote (just started)

and i'm sure theres plenty of others stuffed away in various places!

(and yes, i do like SnB)

things on the to-do list

- clapotis (yes, i'm gonna jump on the bandwagon!)

- kitty pi (to go with the kitty toys)

- knucks (join the KAL, i did!)

- 2 pairs of ugg-booties

- dads driving scarf for when he drives this...
dads ford

plus many more....

Monday, July 03, 2006

meemas felted tote

heres my meemas felted tote from SnB that i knitted up ages ages ago

meemas prefelt

and after felting it a week or so ago

meemas postfelt

the bottom edge of the handles curled up a bit... think i will use a different cast on next time. And next time before i take a pic i'll pick off the fluff!