Sunday, February 15, 2009


If you haven't heard of Ravelry, it's a social networking site for knitters, crocheters, and other "fiber artists". It allows you to post patterns and pictures of things you're working on or completed, you can post information about the yarns you use, or want, or want to get rid of. You can search for other users or patterns. I'm not yet using the site to its full potential, haven't done that much knitting yet to warrant posting, but if you're on there, feel free to friend me - I'm zandperl there as everywhere.

Thursday, January 29, 2009


For Christmas I learned how to knit! The first thing I made was a hat that I really didn't like because I had no clue how to keep to a gauge and it ended up waaaaay too big. I'm currently working on my second project, gloves. This time I ripped the first one out five times before I was happy it was going to be the right size. I've finished the first hand and I'm just starting the fingers on the second hand, and I'm so much more happy with it. Afterwards I think I'm going to rip out the hat and redo it. I also want to learn how to make "glittens" - gloves with a mitten flap over the fingers - and socks.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Halloween choker

Here's a nice little choker that might compliment your Halloween costume.

Glass choker

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Winter Goodies!

Now that it's officially Fall, it's time to start thinking about Winter!

Fleece scarves

In my Etsy store I have fleece scarves on sale - they're not only great for you, but also as gifts for friends with Fall birthdays, or for upcoming winter holidays. Browse around the store for more holiday gifts too!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Plastic Bag Yarn

I just saw an interesting idea for "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle": plastic bag yarn! Instructions on how to make it are here, and some examples of final products are here.

Now, I'm not a big knitter or crocheter, but I think making such "yarn" could be fun, so I'm curious if anyone would buy the yarn to make their own things out of. What do you think?

X-posted to Modern Science