Saturday, June 27, 2009

Rocking the Rice Crispies

This is not a knitting post. Strange isn't it? I totally stole this idea from someone on craftster. Nat and Blair had their engagement party last week and I wanted to make something fun. It was a big hit. No one wanted to cut it - they all thought it was too cute. Either that, or people's tastes were too refined to enjoy the rice crispie treats. Someone asked if the ribbon was fondant. Can you imagine? Not fondant, but a fruit roll up. Even better she says.

And in keeping with the rice crispie theme...I made this fake pizza for Morgan's first birthday party tomorrow.

I made this same sort of 'pizza' for Max's first birthday too. Its only fitting then, that I made one for Morgan. Oh, I also made these babies. I'm on a roll.

I wonder why it is that I enjoy making deserts and treats that look like something else entirely? I once made 'mock sushi' out of rice crispies, gummy worms, and fruit roll ups. The cone cupcakes are pretty tame I guess.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Starting a Tonne of Stuff, Finishing nothing

This is what I've been up to lately. Starting. And more starting. I've finished practically nothing. And there are still other things that I want to cast on. I'm sure those cute baby shoes will be finished soon, as it only took an hour or so to do the first one. And they are So. Cute. Love them. Lets see if I can remember what all of these projects actually are. There is the blue baby girl's sweater.

The pink baby boots (that may or may not go with the baby sweater, depending upon which type of baby my friend has. Then there is the reversible cabled grey scarf - for my boss's 70th birthday. This is from a cashmere silk blend that is to die for.

Then, there is the storm water shawl for me. This is made from that fleece artiste seasilk blend that I bought in Bathurst last summer.

And finally there are Outside in socks from the new summer knitty. I coudn't resist these. They are so clever. So, I think its time to actually finish something

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Good Luck/Bad Luck?

I'm involved with girl guides. This year I had to help plan our advancement ceremony. We had 13 girls advancing. I wanted to make them each something - a little good luck trinket. I decided these lucky penny flowers would be easy and fast enough. The fact there are 13 of them? Well, lets just say, I'm glad I'm not superstitious.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Coffee Filter Yarn

Last night I was reading Amy Singer's article in knittyspin. She was talking about a trip that she took to Arizon in February, and how she met with a spinning guild there. She met a lady that was spinning coffee filter - used and straight out of the package. She briefly gave a description on how it was done, so I decided to give it a go. Now, everything I've ever learned about spinning, I've learned on animal fibers. Spinning involves two things - drafting and adding twist. There wasn't a whole lot of drafting going on here. The resulting yarn is surprisingly strong.

Here are my supplies. The markers, because I couldn't bear to spin such bland colour.

Here is a coloured coffee filter.

Cut into shreds.

Attempting to draft.