Wednesday, January 21, 2009

"Golden years, gold whop whop whop"

This week has been full of flickers of golden leaves in the midst of winter's whiteness. Doesn't it seem to beckon toward Spring and the glow of Hope? I think it inspired me to crochet this cuff the other day. I modified CreativeYarn's sweet Lotus Flower cuff pattern a little bit. I used DMC Cotton Perle 5, with a 2.35 mm hook.

I must be taken with this color this season. I finished the scarf below this week. It's a simple, yet distinctive scarf that drapes nicely. Find it here: Claudia's scarf. The yarn is Knit Picks Essential Kettle-dyed, fingering weight. It's very soft against the skin.

Saturday, January 17, 2009


Who will have the honor of being the first FO of the new year?
The Smack Down is on.
It's Disarticulated Amigurumi

All Hopped Up Bag

And the Winner is..................

Strong Bad!

It was an easy match. How could the outcome have gone differently? His opponent really didn't have a chance. Watch Strong Bad in action here. Get the pattern on Ravelry. Here's one last pose from him, lounging after his match.