Thursday, October 29, 2009

c'est l'halloween

The only time of year when it's acceptable to dress up your pets.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

how far is too far?

I am knee deep in a sea of flannel, scrap yarn, and glitter, and I'm starting to feel I bit off more than I can chew. Does anyone have tips on how to fashion a homemade jumpsuit?

Sunday, October 25, 2009

making the most of unemployment

After wasting much of my days glued to the flatscreen watching hours upon hours of american justice and foodtv, I've decided to begin conditioning my soul for a more productive lifestyle. Mission one: retraining myself in the art of french everything.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

pet projects

If absence makes the heart grow fonder, than the distance I've forced between me and my computer has hopefully generated a strange kind of appreciation - me for the machine, and the machine for my life outside of the matrix. (And for those that dismiss whether the machine really cares about whether I go out for coffee, or meet friends for sushi, I contest, that on principle, nothing precious should be left lonely, to grow dusty, unloved and outdated). But with vapid amounts of spare time, I've lusted after computer-free ways to pass the hours. These are the results.

xmas gifts

weekend wear

Monday, October 5, 2009

Sunday, October 4, 2009

guilty pleasures

As the October chill sets over the city, I can't help but relish the task of riffling through my winter storage to resurrect the plaid scarves and woolly mittens of seasons past. As a yarn harlot, I have enough knitwear to clothe all the elves in Santa's workshop, and my collection just keeps growing. And as the leaves turn orange, I'm more than happy to curl up in my moccasins, with a hot mug of apple cider and a VHS (tonight's is The Witches), and knit and purl my way through the next fuzzy project.

Soon to be a lacey hat with a scalloped hem. Pattern courtesy of Bronwyn Lowenthal at