We don’t usually have ice cream hanging around the freezer, but there’s a little left over from Selma’s birthday. I wanted some–so I offered some to Selma (we were watching High School Musical together–she was fantasizing that when she got to high-school, they’d do a remake and she’d be cast as the lead.) I discovered our . . . → Read More: Super Mom Hot Fudge
The mathematicians at the Institute for Figuring have been busy crocheting more hyperbolic sculptures. From the institute’s web site:
In homage to the Great One, IFF co-directors Margaret and Christine Wertheim have instigated a project to crochet a handmade reef. This woolly testimony to the disappearing wonders of the marine world celebrates also an unexpected intersection of . . . → Read More: Crochet a Coral Reef
Finishing Originally uploaded by plainsight.
I don’t know why I procrastinate finishing so much. Maybe I put it off because finishing means I have to send the project away (usually), and it is hard to get rid of something you’ve worked on slowly over days or weeks. It’s . . . → Read More: Finishing
This piece of paper was in Selma’s school folder today. Apparently, they’re learning about economics. She was asked to pick two things and decide how to spend her money, and explain . . . → Read More: Economic Decision
Pretty Dresses Originally uploaded by plainsight.
Selma turns seven today and she had her birthday party on Saturday (of course, we’ll celebrate again tonight). She decided to have a tea party, she was inspired by the “Felicity” books she’s been reading, and she wanted to wear an “old . . . → Read More: A Tea Party
Michelle’s Slippers Originally uploaded by plainsight.
We had more knitting machine fun today with the middle schoolers–Michelle, who made the slipper you see here is going to turn them into sock puppet slippers–I advised she paint some puff paint onto the bottom so they’re not too “slippery.”
I figure . . . → Read More: Puppet Frenzy
Callie Originally uploaded by plainsight.
Callie–our almost 12-year old keeshound has pancreatitis and spent the night at the vet. She seems to be doing well, I called this morning, and they said her demeanor defies her prognosis–she’s active, alert, eating. But I’m very distracted worrying about her and . . . → Read More: Spring = Cleaning
Vintage Fashion Expo 2007 SF Originally uploaded by natzee.
Natalie got to go to the Vintage Fashion Expo in San Francisco this past weekend. This is what she bought–she has plenty more pictures on flickr of other amazing things she saw. So. Jealous. I’m already scheming about how . . . → Read More: Vintage Fashion Expo 2007 SF
Sneak Peek Originally uploaded by plainsight.
This is my latest project for Blue Sky Alpacas–a tunic vest with fun to knit darts in the front.
The neatest thing about this project? You knit the waist ribbing first–casting on with a provisional cast on, and then you knit the . . . → Read More: Sneak Peek Monday
When I’m tech-editing patterns, one of the things I need to do is figure out the exact amount of yarn needed to make a garment. It’s one of my favorite parts of the process because it seems a little bit like magic and involves some fun, easy math and my kitchen scale.
The first garment is easy. . . . → Read More: Down to the yard…