Wednesday, December 2, 2009

This 'n' That

Dude, I have been a terrible blogger lately. Been busy, ya know? I know you do because who isn't busy this time of year?

To keep it simple and get you up to date on my life, this is what I have been up to:

More sample knitting on top secret projects. Sorry! No pics allowed.

But to counteract my top secret knitting, I have been interspersing these little guys into my knitting time:

Berroco's Minutia '08 patterns. I am so hooked. Really, seriously addicted to these things. I have made six so far and have had to limit myself to only one a day, otherwise I probably would have made all 36 tiny sweaters already! (They published the first Minutia set in 2007, and recently released Minutia 2009--each collection has 12 sweaters.)


I was originally going to make these as part of my KK present to a family member (we pick names every Thanksgiving). But that plan got parked by the wayside when I decided to go in a different direction for my giftee. That did not, however, stop me from knitting tiny sweaters. Now I can't stop. Seriously. Can't. Stop. I'm sure the only thing that will stop me will be to eventually run out of scrap yarn. Other people make baby clothes or scrap yarn blankets. I, apparently, make tiny sweaters that are of no use to anyone. Go me.

What else...well, the most exciting thing I did today was try to "do" my hair. I haven't done anything with my hair in ages. I have straight and very fine hair. By "very fine" I mean that if I gathered it all up and put it into a ponytail, it would be about the thickness of my pointer finger. Doing anything with my hair is like wrestling limp cornsilk. Sure, I know that having silky, smooth hair is supposed to be a good thing, right? Put it this way: when I was a kid I was in a production of 'Annie' and all the orphans were supposed to rat their hair and look dirty. I distinctly remember the two directors standing backstage trying desperately to rat my hair, to no avail. I was a total orphan poseur and everyone knew it. Pretty much the only things that will work in my hair are those flat barettes that you have to bend in the middle to open. Everything else just slides out. I will trade my hair for yours any day.

But you know what makes me feel better? (Not that I really feel bad...come on, people; it's just hair!) My new slippers. Purchased on sale. I feel like a muppet. They're awesome.

10 comments:

Cookie said...

I LOVE them! So cute.

xo

Briley said...

The tiny sweaters are super cute! Can't wait until the secret knitting is revealed.

Hilary said...

Ahhh, SO CUTE! Could you make them all ornaments for a designated sweater tree? Love your slippers!

Julie said...

those little sweaters are so adorable!! I could see a really cute advent calendar being made with them, with little treats tucked up in side....

Rainy Daisy said...

HAHAHA! Between the sweaters that are of no use to anyone (go you.), wrestling limp cornsilk and the muppet feet, I think I've hit my giggle quota for the day. :)

And the sweaters are too cute, by the way. Maybe they are Christmas ornaments? Or cute little things to put on wrapped gifts? Or...elf sweaters? I dunno. There's always something, and you're crafty enough to figure it out. no worries :)

Jacey said...

The mini sweaters are adorable! The slippers look super cozy.

Heidi said...

omg i have the exact same hair. I love those clippy baretts, i have also recently discovered smaller sized bobby pins, and they actually STAY in my hair! The big ones slide on out.

Madison said...

Those are quite awesome! I am going to have to try them out, and I'm sure that once I do I will be just as hooked as well. I'm so sorry that your hair isn't what you want it to be. I only sometimes like my hair. I know that it's thick and there's a lot of it, but there are all those great haircuts that celebs have and I want, but my hairdresser always says that my hair is too thick. I totally feel you on the frustration angle!

Madison said...

Just kad to let you know that I just finished my 5th mini sweater -- will be posting soon. Thanks sooooo much. haha =]

Susan said...

Very cute! Love the mini-sweaters AND the slippers. I think we all should make what we want. It's good therapy.