Sunday, August 29, 2010

on twittering

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(my new twitter background, which i made up--or colored in, really--on colourlovers.

so... yeah. i finally went ahead and joined twitter. hello hello!

maybe it was havi of the fluent self's description of it as "the twitter bar", or the fact that i've been following more and more twitter feeds through my rss reader.. it turned out to be fun! besides, with the way my schedule's been lately (and looks to be until the end of the year), 140 characters is a bit more manageable than this ol' blog thing sometimes.

in other news... working on some dolly things for fall (bit by bit). pink and black seem to be the theme.

Monday, August 23, 2010

babyknits

so as it turns out, my best friend and sister are both knocked up at the same time. oh heavens. now that we know it will be a girl and boy, respectively, all baby knitting options are open!

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stripey waves blanket, on ravelry

the blanket i started for my sister's last month at the beach (i don't really swim). just stripes, based on a a stitch pattern in 400 knitting stitches, (which i'm really liking, by the way.. and it was 40% off at knitpicks!). the other stuff is still in planning mode. under consideration:

* baby surprise jacket, of course! handspun for it in the works soon. this may be a little overambitious of me.

* the chicken viking hat, which i've been wanting to make forever

* baby tart, which i kind of want to make for myself

* sheldon the turtle, for my sister's little one.

* offset wraplan, a very cute asymmetrical sweater.

* boheme, a lovely girly lacy top. unfortunately, the pattern seems to be down for the time being.

and of course i am open to suggestions! this whole baby-knitting this is a bit new to me.