Wednesday, December 26, 2007

We had a white Christmas

Schnee-ooooooh! Beautfoooooool schnee-ooooooooh. That's the Pom Scarf and my Anniversary Mittens!
And here's Mr. Knotty in his beautiful new Baby Alpaca Tweed hat (Highlander Alpaca With A Twist is the yarn). Outside of She-kaaaaaa-go.

Friday, December 21, 2007

It doesn't fit

KnottyKitty demonstrates the wrong way to wear a pumpkin colored hat.
Hat: property of KnottyBrother. Merry Christmas! If you checked my blog you'd know what the lump in your Christmas stocking is. (Note: It's the hat. Not the cat.)

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

The bedazzler is here!

Oh glorious day! Tell us, StrugOut, what shall we bedazzle?

I learned to knit in prison

OK, I didn't. I learned to knit in college. Which isn't at all the same.


I knew this day would come. I've always heard how very important it is to check your gauge, but I've never really bothered. Now that I have cast-on my husband-Christmas-gift 800 bazillion times, I know that I must always check the gauge. I accept it. I can move on -- and hopefully quickly, because I am nowhere near finished and have a few precious days to complete the thing.

I finished the gifts I knitted for my little brother and his wife but I'm still working on the Guck scarf. Then for our car ride to Chicago and back, I'll finish sock #2, make that butterscotch-colored hat for me and get to work on some socks for my older brother.

And how are you all coming along?

This killa shirt can be purchased at The Panopticon Shop. We need our own Cafe Press store, no?

Friday, December 14, 2007

As if stomping on my head at night wasn't enough

Glow in the dark cat anyone? Apparently the South Koreans have been fiddling with cat genes to produce eerily iridescent cats.

Super! I think I speak for all cat owners when I say that using my sleeping 'tocks for marching band practice, licking my nose at 3 a.m. and purring in my ear is enough to keep me awake at night. No glow-kitty needed, thanks!

One wonders, if you knit a scarf with their cast-off fur, would it glow in the dark?

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Fill 'er up

Mr. Knotty would like me to tell you all to fill up your cars tonight. Snow is on the way and we don't know how crazy (crazier) it's going to get here.

Knotty Mama: If you're out there, let us know how you are doing in Inola.

Picture courtesy of Tommy C.'s frozen lawn furniture.

We are so crafty!

Yarn Whore and Strung Out are really not working... they are knitting their cute scarves.

They couldn't be more wrong

Apparently, Cox Cable thinks I don't care if they replace Pushing Daisies with a telethon. They are wrong. Anywho, you can still watch last night's episode online. Check out the fantastic cosies knitted for Chuck's beehives:

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

The forecast

Um, does anyone have a pattern for a house cosy? The weather here is a little cloudy-with-an-80-percent-chance-of-falling-trees.

Poor Heath. Hope it gets fixed soon.

Edited to add this:

If only we had known to make pre-storm tree cosies.

Friday, December 7, 2007

We're updated!

All the lessons have been updated. I suggest you all check out Yarn Stores: A Study in Self Control.

Pictures of current projects will be posted this weekend. If you have any to send in, email them to me at alaskamy (at) hotmail dot com.

Cute kitty in a cap courtesy Save Chairman Meow.

New Golden Compass Knits

Reminder: The Golden Compass is showing officially this weekend. Here are some more publicity stills that show some of the gorgeous knitted costumes.

There are so many things to love about this movie -- talking animals, beautiful knits, particle physics, the Great White North and hot air balloons. Hooray!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Call the SPCA

Here are some cute cat sweaters. The cat models seem to approve..... OK maybe not. But I don't see any blood.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

But what will I dooooooooo?

Pushing Daisies is taking the night off. I know -- it's horrific and shocking.

But it will be back on next week.

In the meantime, you can try knitting Emerson's gun cozy, his sweater vest, his file folder cozy or a ton of socks -- check out this hilarious screencap that points out all the knitted items in Emerson's office.

Did you know Kristin Chenoweth (Olive Snook on Pushing Daisies) is from Tulsa?

What's a bear gotta do to get a complete scarf?!?!

Many of the knitting instructions have been added on the right -- particularly so that this poor bear doesn't shank himself with a needle.

Friday we'll photo the fringe section and the rest will be updated this weekend.

Also on Friday, we'll preview the knitting book Naughty Needles, which has already made a few rounds amongst our delicate officemates. I'll bring the smelling salts.

Bear and almost-finished scarf property of the Knotty Mama. Nice job, missy!

Monday, December 3, 2007

Knitting at the movies

Mr. Knotty and I saw a sneak preview of The Golden Compass this weekend. I am a big fan of the books and was very excited to see the film. And, of course, as a knitter I was so impressed by the costumes.

The costume designer, Ruth Myers, created other-world fur by -- you guessed it -- knitting. Here are some sketches of the costumes (use the arrow to page through). Check out Nicole's collar here. And I was mesmerized by Lyra's jacket the whole time. I know I've seen that yarn somewhere!

Oh, yes. Annnnnnnd we have a contract* on a house! Hooray! It was a terrific weekend for us.

*Sounds a bit shady, doesn't it? Like we've hired a nefarious character to "take care of it."