Thursday, November 09, 2006

Super models

I recently took advantage of the fall colors (and my coworkers, Tessa and Mike) to get some pictures of my knit stuff on actual models...

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Cartoons for geeks

I recently added a fun element to my day job: Drawing a monthly IT-themed cartoon for publication in our PDF calendar download feature. Check out the October edition. November's calendar is in production now, and I think that cartoon looks a lot more professional. I'll post a link when it becomes available.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Cable hat

Side and top views of cabled hat

baby stuff

I'm not really into babies, but I love knitting baby stuff. Here's a hat modified from the "umbilical cord hat" in the Stitch 'N Bitch book and a Debbie Bliss sweater. The Debbie Bliss pattern book and yarn were freaking expensive, so it's a good thing this one turned out pretty well.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

A hat for Jeff Corwin!

I am such a dork. Chris and I went to see Jeff Corwin in Plymouth last weekend, and the night before I decided that I should knit Jeff one of my animal hats. The hat was really cool in my opinion -- a soft, warm navy silk, cashmere, wool blend (I think?), with a lighter blue snake winding across the front. At the event, lots of kids got to go up on stage and hold big snakes, porcupines, etc. Afterwards, we stood in line to have our book signed and give him the hat. He seemed exhausted after the almost two-hour talk, and unfortunately, way too hot to put on a wool hat. But he did say he will wear it when he goes jogging...

Somerville open studios

On May 7 & 8, I sold some knit things and jewelry at "Cafe Crista" (Christina & Ed's house) during the Somerville open studios. Here are photos of my tiny table with hats, earrings (yup, that's an IKEA wine rack being used as the display), wristwarmers, scarves and a little pouch with a cat button on it. Christina was kind enough to model one of the scarves for me. There are also close-ups of the cat pouch and one pair of earrings.

Friday, April 28, 2006

More jewelry

These probably won't impress experienced jewelry makers, but I'm pretty happy with the way they turned out.

The necklace is made with beads I got by cannibalizing an old strand of wooden beads and some clay and bamboo beads I bought in Providence, RI. Also, there are some seed beads from somewhere in Colorado.

The amethyst glass stuff was a gift for my mom.


Recently, I have been experimenting with some beaded jewelry. I like how these flat bronze beads look somewhat like pebbles. The necklace turned out to be more pretty than functional, however, because the two strands keep twisting together. I haven't figured out how to fix it... although one bead shop employee suggested that "more beads!" was the solution.

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Jason's rune hat

The traditional knit argyle shape also forms the 33rd rune of the Anglo-Saxon Futhark. Called "Gar,"which stands for all and none of the other runes, is sometimes called the "spear of Odin," and sometimes associated with the tree of the world, Yggdrasil. I created this hat at the request of my friend Jason, who knows a lot more about the runes than I do, and who claims to feel empowered by wearing the 33rd rune of the Anglo-Saxon Futhark on his head. On the knitting side, this was a fun experiment in using intarsia in the round, which really made a mess of loose ends on the inside but turned out nicely on the front.

Christina's bird hat

A Malabrigo merino wool hat for my friend Christina...

New bird hats

New baby hat