Monday, January 23, 2006

Just say no to long distance deals. If I wrote down all the phonecalls, service visits, misunderstandings, offers to drill through our house, reneging of deals and assorted pricing quotes, we'd have the makings of a great little farce. All we'd be missing is the electrician loosing his pants. Fortunatly that didn't happen. Unfortunatly, I'm internetless...we've had wires crossed, we're at a loose end, and I'm fit to be tied. But I'm getting lots of crocheting done!

As you can see, I'm getting pretty sick and tired of photographing crochet. I now have 21 finished patterns of varying frivolity. Mainly small items, which has more to do with my attention span than with pattern writting. If anyone has clever ideas for photos do tell me. When I get back to Halifax, I'm going to try my hand at a Duct Tape Judy (see previous post) and paint her white. She'll be my model for shawls. I tend to look like a street urchin in them lol.

Luckly I have a gorgeous model in the form of Ginny. If properly sedated (with lots and lots of kitty treats) she is perfect to show off my attempts at baby hats (since I don't know any babies). Here she is in a Rose Chapeau (as seen at Knitting Out Loud).

This is Ginny in my new Sushi Hat. It would help matters if I could try it on a real baby but I doubt it would look quite as cute. Ginny is actually alergic to fish so it's a tribute to her versitility as a model that she pulls it off so beautifuly. Watch out Minou! lol This next pattern is my favorite right now though.

It's an Elizabethan Ruff. Have I lost my mind or is it really cute? I think I'll sell them at the next UFB show. Just admit it; you want to look pretentious too!
Thanks for all the comments, I hate that I can't blog more. Hope to write more soon....
ps. I'm teaching a class Jan 31. Check it out! xoxo
Soundtrack: "Baby" Martha Wainwright


christine said...

Now why can't we live CLOSER so I can take your class???!! I need to learn to crochet!!!!!!!!!!!
Miss you and love you, I'm getting FAT!

Anonymous said...

Cute ruff! Perfect timing for the winter that just showed up.

Ninja Knitter said...


Love the baby hats. When I have my next babe, you can borrow her/him as a model. ;) After all, what are babies for, if not to dress up in silly outfits (to be later used in blackmail photos when they're at university)?

yarnahoy said...

Gorgeous ruff!

sylv said...

the ruff is awesome !! (and you cardi too, yum !!)

natasha said...

i think it might be illegal to be so cute. or you maybe have to pay a tax?

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