Tuesday, August 30, 2011


My fingers are bleeding, I'm covered in glue and glitter, and I totally want to keep them.....

Mini Cupcake love...I can buy my sister a erm....a book! Yes! that will do!

Just kidding I'm mailing them in the morning, :-p.

Now, on to the next project.

Daily Butt(s)

I promised, and I shall now show you, CUPCAKE BUM!

Well, cupcake bottoms....

As a small, teensy tinsy, eeety bitty, warning to you all:

Before you get sucked in by the cuteness, and the desire to make some of these little boogers, you will be guaranteed to swear, have sore fingers, go cross eyed, want to throw things across the room, and give up more than once only to be right back at it 5 minutes later.

Don't deviate too much "below" recommended gauge.

That being said, in the book it suggests US size 1 needles, I used size 00000 (thats 1 mm)...

and embroidery floss. If you decide to go this route, BE SMART, use a spindle/stick/your fingers/a small child spinning to tighten up the weave on that crap or you will be in splitsville right quick...and it's not a pretty picture if that happens....

Now that you're all turned off (ahahaha, yeah right) of teeny tiny knitting, I give you....


This is just funny because it looks like a bum when you smoosh them together....

Pencil for scale, in case the ruler didn't help you much.

Annnnd finally, this is how tall they are, without any other little smudging/perspective things.

Now...to work up the nerve to make some cupcake tops.

Sunday, August 28, 2011


If you don't know this about me (and a lot of you don't), I'm really terrible at keeping gifts a secret once they are finished. If you want someone to be surprised about their birthday, you probably better just not tell me what you got them. OR, it has to be a scenario where knowing someone is getting you something would ruin the fact that you're getting something, then I can usually keep it under wraps. This is only true of gifts, I can keep other secrets well. Just...I get real excited!

on that note, I told Sam what his birthday present was, so now I can show you all. Observe, MINION!

I think he is totally adorable and I now desperately want one of my own....I just have to decide how worth it losing more skin off my finger is from the evils of a size 10 crochet hook. I would send you the pattern I used but I mostly just searched for "crochet minion" on google, and combined my favorite aspects of each and tweaked as necessary. The little eye is a button, because there is a limit to how much I'm willing to crochet, and if a button can be used for detail I'm going to use it!

On another not the Mini's continue....turns out the cupcakes I'm making are supposed to be about 1" in diameter...mines...maybe half that? I've finished a little cupcake butt (which I am saving for the next daily butt so just hold your horses) and I'm starting on the little cupcake topper. But it needs sprinkles, other than the sewn on variety. So you get to vote, should I knit in beads? or just use some fabric glue and glitter. Note that these are going to be earrings, so I'd like to keep the weight down so my sisters ears don't fall off.

I'm off to resume my quest for blindness! Let me know, beads? or glitter?

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Mini's Abound!

I have gone a little mini crazy...mini mini mini. Keyrings, earrings, bracelets, etc etc etc.

I'd show you the newest creation, but it's someone birthday present, so you'll have to be a little patient, i.e. until I've mailed it...or something? for now I leave you with a daily butt:

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


My homework assignments are making me screech, and its only day 2 of the semester.

Aimee feels this way about it:

She put it lots of effort trying to help, and threw every toy she owns around the house, and now she's given up with a huge sigh. I wish I could join.

Suffice it to say, not much knitting happening.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Wandery Wander Wander

I don't have a whole lot exciting to say today....so I'll just share some randoms.

I have lots of birthdays coming up in September for which to knit. (both siblings and some friends) I have gotten a leeetel bit obsessed with teensy things, so I went out and bought me a copy of MochiMochi (thats the website, not the book, but you can search for MochiMochi on amazon and it pulls right up) and I'm visualizing a whole herd of tiny cupcakes, zombies, airplanes...etc etc etc. I might be blind soon.

I'm also having a leetel Monster Chunk party, as in I've already got about 800 planned, but I've only whipped up 1 (well, all but the butt of one, but his little googly eyes are drying).

(his feet are elsewhence)

I started a noro stripe scarf in not noro. (lion brand) methinks I might have to make another in more contrasty colors.

I also started my mom's alpaca scarf. It's squishy and lovely and I want to snuggle it...which is probably why I'm not making more progress than I have. It's the Irish Hiking Scarf Pattern, and its actually surprisingly simple to memorize.

I am now off to suffer through some Advanced Advanced Engineering Math homework. And perhaps take some advil for my lovely sprained ankle....

PS- I just found a fortune from a fortune cookie on the floor, guess what it says?
"Mental activity keeps you busy at this time"
How true...

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Just a day

Lily has a blarg!


It has not taken off much yet, but I promise you will not be sorry if you hop over and get to know her.

Also, I've realized I need to get back on Christmas knitting....But I can't decide what to work on, so I'm ignoring it by working on some socks.

No pictures today, le sad. Things get busy when school gets ready to start (TUESDAY, EW!) and you have to clean your house.

Anyone knitting on anything fun? Have you all started your holiday crafting?

Friday, August 19, 2011


I was in need of some happy cuteness....

what do you think??

Rebecca Danger's MONSTER CHUNKS!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Daily Butt Guests

I'm having a guest blogger, he doesn't even know he's guest blogging!

But rather than give you my version of the daily butt, today you will be (If you dont already read him), perusing Franklin Habit's selection of daily butt's courtesy of his sheep Delores:

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Mugs A Palooza

Lily and I were browsing one of the knitting magazines (I honestly can't remember, I think vogue? Interweave? who knows....) and found these little jewels.

YAY KNITTING MUGS! We whipped out our copies of Stephanie Pearl-McPhee's books and started making our own funny knitting mugs. All you need to make your own are some fun mugs, some ceramic pens, and an oven. (oh and some patience)

And you can get one of these little babies:

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

It's Aliiiiiiveeee

Sorry for being surprisingly and abruptly absent. It's been getting close to school starting again and I had a little mid-summer crisis involving a serious bout of lazy.

I have been VERY busy, and now that I have located das camera, I can show you all the goodies I've whipped up!

Also, Lily and I made some fabulous knitting mugs, which I will share with you tomorrow.

Observe the line of FO's:

The Blue Mini Mochi Scarf, pattern can be found here.
I used 2 skeins of  the Jenny Lake colorway.


The Grand Palais Shawl, observe dog butt, and lovely lace edging. I used Cascade Magnum (which I say in a echoy announcer voice). I would love to tell you how many skeins but I honestly have no clue. It was quick, easy, and fun. Except for the whole having to count your rows thing, which I hate beyond reason, and which is also why I knit most of my socks two at a time.

Speaking of socks....

These are for my brother, Sam, who has GIGANTIC FEET. Size 15's...GIGANTIC. These were done on size 6 needles using Dream in Color Classy. I dont know what color, because the ball band is MIA. But, to give you a size of scale, this is a standard piece of 8.5"x11" printer paper....and this sock has not been blocked/stretched to its full size.

After the little sock fiasco, which I love enough I am making a pair for myself....I whipped up a little cowl out of Lana Gato Camel Hair (LOVES LOVES LOVES) 1.5 skeins. (or 75 grams, whichever you prefer.) It's lovely, and I've been wearing it around the house with my pajamas. Pattern here

Also, Lily and I have been doing a mini KAL, and are making ourselves some super cute Runcorn Sweaters.
I found the sweater in an advertisement in one of the knitting magazines, and the pattern is free (here).

Finding the buttons for this little jewel has been an adventure, which I will share with you at a later date.

For now, I think you have all probably been overwhelmed by the fact that I have actually been doing things, so I'll leave you with that, and a promise to blog (hopefully) more often.

PS- Lily, Zachary, stop hounding me now, I've posted.