The Empire of Pretty Faces

"No one takes on the Empire of Pretty Faces and wins. No one."

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

tiptoeing into the fray

look at me, mom! i'm blogging!

i don't really have much to say today, but i ended up at our delightful little blog and thought i would add my $.02. which, apparently, is roughly equivalent, in today's currency market, to NADA. how 'bout that.

i will say, inspired by windy's crafting posts, that i'm working on a baby blanket. if by "working" you mean "obsessively looking for patterns, measurements, and ideas that would work with my 4 yards of flannel that i already bought instead of doing the work they're paying me for ooops i shouldn't have mentioned that i'm not working," which i think you do.

the good news? already have the fabric.
the bad news? no idea what i'm making and my friend is so pregnant that apparently she's losing things that you need to stay pregnant, things that have to do with words like "mucus" and "plug."


what is grosser, the "mucus" part or the "plug" part? i'm going for the plug part.

anyway. yeah. if you have any easy baby blankets that need 4 yds. or less of fabric, drop me a line!

In Honor of the Pretty Faces Empire,
As always,

Monday, January 28, 2008

Hot Arugula Action

I'm finally making something for myself, and boy is it purdy:

A sock that matches my eyes! Outstanding.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Times Square Time Out

I took a knitting vacation (I figured the TSA would confiscate my needles, boo) to visit my brother Bubba in New York. It was a wonderful action-packed weekend, and I got to see many old college friends. But now I need a "real" weekend!

Monday, January 7, 2008

Knitting My Way Through

This is hard to write about.

I left my husband on August 30, 2007, and since that time have been consumed by creativity. I am atoning for that destruction with creation. Every time I pick up the needles I am making a new thing, a wholly good thing, a gift. I've not made anything for myself since then. I've made a hat for a baby, mittens for my son, et cetera. I'm working on fingerless gloves for a little girl. Yet I still have so many projects that are no longer inspiring. I was going to make Christmas stockings for my family, but only finished my own. I got about 80% through Tyler's and then I bagged it. It's still just sitting there.

I was going to knit a sweater for myself (lacy, openwork) and managed to finish the front and part of a sleeve.

This year I want to finish things. I want to give things. I want to be grateful for each stitch, for each smooth color change, for each end woven in.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Nectar of the Gods

For New Year's Eve with Dan, Sam and Lily (and Daisy and Sprout!), I am making classic cheese fondue. I figure there is no recipe that is more Pretty Faces-compliant than one that calls for two pounds of cheese and more than a cup of wine.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Merry Mittens

Project Codename: Mittmas
Yarn: Knitpicks Shine Worsted, Grass and Seaspray
Pattern: Standard Mitten from the Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns
Needles: Size 2 dpns

I wanted to have these done for Christmas, but, well, that didn't happen. However, I did get extensive practice knitting jogless stripes, so I still consider it a success.

After I finished the first one, Tyler wanted to wear it (outside) so it got a little dirty. Oops.

Yes, it occasionally gets cold enough for mittens in Florida. At the very least, Tyler uses them for Kleenex in a pinch.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas To Me

This blog is my Christmas present. Welcome.

Currently, I am in the middle of a second sock. I tried my hand at Whimsical Knitting's Number One Husband Socks, in Knit Pick's Essential in Terrain and Cocoa.

Here is sock #1: