Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Harry Potter ~ Book 7!

So Friday the 20th I was all set... see above :D ... had my advance purchase ticket, a box of Turtles and a bottle of green tea chillin' in the fridge. Saturday morning I got my book and read for three days. It was great! I enjoyed it so much.

Thursday, July 19, 2007


My dad made a keychain, woven directly through the key. This example of knotwork is called "a three line, five bite Turk's Head around a double rose"
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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Kitty Helps Out

Quality Control Manager makes sure my crochet square stays securely in place so it can be photographed for the 12" Square CAL.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Critter Pix :)

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Tuesday, July 10, 2007


Some hibiscus from the yard.
Hibiscii? Hibiscuses?
Pretty flowers. :)

Log Cabin

I sat down last night to try to unlock the mysteries of log cabin knitting. Thank goodness for Craftster and the good advice contained therein! I made a wee little start of just three colors, with my wee little bow tied on the front so I would know when I was on the right side (you always bind-off with the right side facing) , and gosh if it wasn't pretty cute at that point, so I finished it and called it an art project, lol. I might knit a backing for it and make it a sachet for lavender.

Sunday, July 08, 2007

It's Always Square!

I've been wanting to try this pattern out for a while now, so last night I settled in with the leftover Strawberry from the previous dishcloth, and knitted until I had this:

It's an ingenious design ... (mitered, I believe).... because, as she says in the directions, no matter how much or how little you knit, it stays square. So not only can you use up leftover balls of cotton regardless of their size, you can make yourself the perfectly customized cloth. (I like my dishcloths a little on the smaller side than average) To top it off, it's fun to knit and the design is pretty! I think there will be lots of these adorning the kitchen of Chez Squirrel.

Saturday, July 07, 2007


My baby. :)

Happy 07/07/07!


Rose from Crochet Today! July/Aug issue.

Friday, July 06, 2007

4 More Corners!

Another Four Corners washcloth! Loooooooove this pattern!
My 7's are going to be occupied for a while with July's dishcloth on the KAL, but now my 8's are free for a new one. What shall it be? The little frog? The yellow duck? Swatch up a square of linen stitch with some variegated? Another 4 Corners in green? We shall see. :)

Sunday, July 01, 2007


Is this bunny just the cutest dishcloth ever in the history of dishcloths? I think it might be.

Bunny Closeup

Bunny Dishcloth

Yarn: Sugar n' Cream in "Jute"
Needles: 7's
Remember in Stuart Little when it said something like 'few people could look in a mouse's ear without laughing'? Well, I think few knitters could make this little bunny without laughing. I mean, check out the little garter-stitch tail puff.