Wednesday, April 22, 2009

My Mom's Amirgumi

My mom made all this stuff in the 70s when she was diagnosed with high blood pressure. She had to take potassium for medical reasons, but making these cute little animals also relaxed her. She was way ahead of her time!

First up, the Goose

Then the Mouse


Mr. Giraffe

looking very Lascaux cave painting...

Here's looking at YOU, kid...

The pig, made from panty hose

The other bunny

and the crocheted pig

Ta da!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Les Autres Chats

Feb 21 / The other cats

Left to right:
Felix, Kitten, Midnight, Simon

... and my blue tote making a cameo appearance, top left corner

Friday, April 10, 2009

Felix visits the Vet

Feb 7 / The spring was a little stressful. I took the stray cat inside in December, and when she first went into heat, I scheduled her to be neutered. Then, Kitten aka "Fat Cat" and Felix got into a fight. I walked in to the commotion to see Kitten with a mouthful of hair in his mouth, looking as innocent as he could. I thought Felix was ok, but after a week I noticed he had pus on his back and after unsuccessfully trying to clean it / cure it (it's one of those "don't try this at home" instructions), I brought him to the Vet. This is his homecoming after four nights at Kitty Club Med. Advice to pet owner's: bring them right away.

in the waiting room, homecoming day!


(lots of stitches)

Thursday, April 09, 2009


Lilith loves her mommy...

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Guideposts Sweaters mailed!

April 8 / I finished sewing in the loose ends of three of the original pattern Guideposts sweaters I made. I had taken Wednesday off and was preparing to mail my sweaters, Rodica's, and Marybeth's.

Purple sweater

Muted Fruit Loop's sweater

Multi-pastel sweater

the front and back are interchangeable ...

Marybeth's sweater (made by Adam's Nanny, aka Marybeth)

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Stephanie's hat

My knitting buddy, Marybeth, gave me a couple bags of acrylic yarn to play with. In the middle of one of the bags I found this hat, which was very colorful and perfect for Stephanie!

It seems to be a 4 stitch cable + 2 purls, repeating over 6 rows

I did not make this, but I will one day try make a similar one with the yarn she gave me...

Monday, April 06, 2009

Mohan's Baby Blanket

I made this for a co-workers' baby. He wanted sky blue and sunshine yellow. I kept telling him the two colors didn't really go well together. Then I made it. It went well together! And perfectly in the blue yellow baby's room! (What do I know?)

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Marina's scarf

This was a difficult project for me. I started a scarf for Marina in Homespun's red apple, since red is her favorite color. I was working it in a K1P1 rib, which is a pattern her mother had done for her. All very well and fine, but then she wanted it mixed with purple. The purple was a little subdued, and the red was bright. But it turned out alright.

When I showed it to my knitting buddies they asked if she was a Red Hatter. Aaargh! Marina is two decades to being a red hatter. And given she is originally from Russia, I let her know about Red Hatters, just in case anyone might stop her and ask that question.

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Fav things

Jan 24 / Here are some of my favorite things...