Sunday, January 31, 2010

Happy Groundhog Day!

You know it's my favorite holiday, right? Just because it's so completely nonsensical! I made a Treasury - I hope you like it!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Hey, I'm in a Treasury!

My navy and red alpaca keyhole scarf can be spotted in this fabulous T-West by PipingHotPapers!
After you go give the Treasury some clicky-and-commenty love, and check out PHP's shops, you should also pop on over to her home here on blogger!

Thursday, January 28, 2010


Look what Dee made, to celebrate Vervestock!

VERVE-a-luscious! and........................ Stock-a-licious!

Thursday, busy Thursday!

After you click around in my Treasury and check out the latest hat I've listed, you'll probably want to head right over to the Sneak Attack thread for today, because I'm co-sponsoring with the darling Verve.

Can't make it to the thread? Tonight's Sneak Attack starts at 7 - so stop by
The Handmade Movement any time after that to find out tonight's "victim" shops!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

New Treasury West

The original (too-long) title of this one was

Coffee Shop

All the items are from Canada, and yes, I see the typo in the title, and while I am completely mortified by it, the Treasury is too nice to delete just because my fingers don't listen to my brain.

Monday, January 25, 2010


Kiddies, if you've seen my shop today, you know I've expanded from the two-pom-pommed hats to a three-peaked, three-pom-pom hat. It's very exiting... and now I've come up with a three-peaked, one-big-pom-pom hat that I guess one might call a Hat With A Concept. See if you can figure out what I was going for before you scroll down and read the rest of this entry. Here it is:
It symbolizes green earth, blue sky, and a white (cream), fluffy cloud. Make sense? So, here's my issue... what to call the hat when I list it. Should I call it "Green Earth Blue Sky Fluffy Cloud knit baby hat," or the "Junior Environmentalist knit baby hat," or what?

Please post a comment if you like one of the names I came up with, and if you've got a better idea, I'd love to hear it, so feel free to post suggestions. If I use your idea and you have an Etsy shop, I would of course put a link to your shop in the item description, as a way of crediting you for super-genius. Also, if I use your idea as the title for this hat, Etsy shop or not, I will give you free shipping on any item in my shop.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A small, informal poll...

I finally finished Elliot's "Cat Satchel" for my Kevin - and as the picture on the right shows, Ethan is enjoying it, as well. I'm wondering if i should try and sell one of these little numbers on Etsy. So, please post a comment telling me "yes" or "no" - and if your reply is a yes, how much do you think I should charge for one? It is my own original design (yes, I wrote the pattern down so I would know how I made it in case I needed to make more), and the yarn this one is made in is a machine washable/dryable acrylic/wool blend.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Mystery solved... again!

When I first started knitting, I was completely mystified why it appears that almost everyone who knits makes things for babies. It seemed that babies would have no concept of how much love and effort went into anything, and on top of that, why would I want to knit something someone might spit up on?! Well, the answer first came when I saw the family portrait pictures of the baby booties I made for Merino's cousin, and then there were the hats for a coworker's kids and the delightful brown boots. Here is the latest explanation of why people knit things for babies: because little stuff is so g.d. cute! Here is a picture I took of a baby-and-bear hats set I made for fellow Sneaker Snoopy - I mean HappyHoundCreative. I hope she likes this hat I made for little Emma... 'cause the only thing cuter than a baby hat is a baby hat actually ON a baby! What I cannot explain is why I would write a little poem to go with the hats; I know Emma is highly advanced, but I'm not sure she can read just yet:

Dear little Emma, I made this for you;
I hope you like your new hat!
There’s also a hat for your teddy, too -
Or monkey, or puppy, or cat!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Sneak Attack practice?!

Hey, why not? Every shop featured (including the alternates) in my new Treasury West currently has zero sales! Shop it up, darlings!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Better late than never?

These were supposed to be for Junior Sneaker Jude, darling crown prince to the TheArtOfJoy throne, but his li'l toes got cold before I got them finished. Ah, well. They came out pretty cute, nonetheless:

Edited to add: Little Jude is definitely all set for footwear, so these are now listed on Etsy.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Ravelers on EtsyTreasury!

Please stop by my Ravelry revelry Treasury when you have a chance, and show some click-y, comment-y love.

There are even a couple of people in there who are triple threats: Etsy sellers, Ravelry peeps, and SNEAK Attackers - and one whose triple threatness is Etsy, Ravelry, and Bravo Whoredom!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Challenge result!

Here's something I made with a police evidence tag sent to me by fellow S.N.E.A.K. Team member VintageEmbellishment. What do you think?

Yes, since one of my sisters is completely obsessed with all earring wires being lever-backs, my EVIDENCE Tag Earrings are, too!