Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Hmmm, not much of an update today. We've had a lovely virus making its rounds of our house, annd it seems that today is my day to have it. I'm feeling much better this evening, though, for which I am very grateful.

I've spent the last several days working on personal projects...a scarf for Tim, a new scrunnie for the kitchen, a skirt for Susannah. And I've finally found my Ravelry legs! I've been having a blast just browsing around and exploring!

Friday, November 21, 2008

A New Friend

I came home today after dropping my oldest daughter off at preschool. I walked in the door, baby Benny in one hand, a white chocolate mocha in the other, and Susannah trailing behind. I immediately knew something was different. It took me a few moments, but I soon discovered a little visitor checking out my yarn stash.

It seems that my Secret Sister for November managed to lift this little guy right out of my imagination and sneak him into my house. My new friend is cute as can be, loves yarn, small children, and his favorite color is blue. He was perfectly happy to share some basmati rice and mater paneer with me for lunch, and he promised to guard my precious wool from Benjamin's mischievous little fingers! I have a feeling that this is the start of something beautiful.

Thank you so much, dear Secret Sister! I love my new friend. Now I just need some suggestions for a name :)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Pants for the Benny

I've been busy working on custom orders, but I managed to squeeze in a few pairs of longies to prepare my lttle guy for the cold weather. The first pair is made of Licorice Twist yarn dyed by Trish of CandyPants Yarn. I think they turned out quite well.

The next pair I made using undyed BlackBerry Ridge yarn. That stuff is wonderfully springy and sturdy - just perfect for a crawler! It's not as soft as merino, but the roughness does ease out after a few washes. Benny is modeling them here with my Dad.

I can't remember what kind of yarn this last pair was made of. I got this yarn in a 'Secret Sister' swap through my favorite forum. Anna, my secret sister, dyed this yarn in colors similar to some Gaia organic merino of mine that met with a tragic fate.