Thursday, June 28, 2007

4 Corners Dishcloth

Pattern: "4 Corners Dishcloth"

I had SO much fun knitting this! (Sugar n' Cream in "Strawberry") I didn't know how to do the invisible cast on to start it or the garter graft to finish it, so I just winged both and I think it's fine. It's an ingenious pattern... I believe this is called 'modular' .... once you get used to the pattern you don't need to refer to the instructions for every row and can just knit away happily. I love what it does to the variegated yarn. I definitely want to knit more of these!

I got "Mason Dixon Knitting" from the library today, I've been leafing through that and it looks really promising. There are some good-looking dishcloths! :)

Monday, June 25, 2007


I couldn't resist these cute ladybug cupcakes at the store this morning. (chocolate cake with white icing is totally my favorite.)
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I also happen to have a ladybug spoonrest in the kitchen (a long-ago ebay find):
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and a ladybug keychain:
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Rosie has a ladybug collar with a round red tag. (you know you're a dog lover when you buy a matching collar and keychain set!)

The collars are beautiful, very vibrant colors. They're made by:

and I ordered the collar and keychain from:

The super tags, which are also very vibrant, were made by:
(They're "laserdog" on ebay)

She also has the "Ruby" collar with a big purple diamond-shaped tag. I need to get some film for the camera and take some fashion pix of her in the garden in her stylin' collars.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Soap Sachet

This came out rather nicely, I think. (It's a much prettier pink IRL.) Sugar n' Cream cotton. Kirk's Castile Soap inside. Purl side out for extra scrubbiness. :)


Friday, June 22, 2007

Milk & Coffee

Clouds in my coffee? Actually it's more of a perfect sun with long rays shape. I don't know if it shows up in the pic, but trust me, it's there. Some scientific phenomenon at work here, I'm sure, but I just think it's cute. Sorry if you're now humming "You're So Vain". lol.
I bought a copy of Crochet Today. I don't usually buy craft mags but some people on Craftster totally talked me into it. :D It's an excellent issue (July/Aug) ~ I've already made a lovely rose embellishment that I'm saving to put on a bag.

Monday, June 18, 2007

For the World's Cutest Dog....

The World's Cutest Dog Toy

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Glitter of Gold

I've been using stash yarn for the 12" Squares crochet-a-long, but trying to stay in the range of creams, whites, and browns. Yesterday I was going through bags trying to find something suitably neutral, and found an old ball of light brown with a pretty metallic gold threaded through it. I had just enough to make December's Experienced Square (Octagon Medallion), which is my new favorite! (well, it's a tie with Butterfly Garden) I made the whole thing in one day, because between the fascinating pattern and the beautiful yarn I just couldn't bring myself to set it down. Projects like that are such a joy.

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