I don’t know if I made you all aware, but at the beginning of the year I decided to start my own Newsletter!  I think this will be a great way to wrap up every month and announce special things to a broader audience.

you can't say no to the Puppy Lisa Face

You’re more than welcome to join my mailing list if you want to 🙂  There’s a little widget right over on the right hand side of my blog (scroll down past the patterns) to put your email address into and I swear not to share it with anyone else ever ever ever never.  The next letter goes out at the Beginning of February!

FO Friday: Orange Hooded Scarf

I shared this as a WIP a week or so ago and it’s here today as an FO!  This scarf was a custom request and I really like how it turned out, and The Gentleman didn’t even do a bad job taking pictures of it 🙂

Trust me, it was colder than this picture would lead you to believe
doesn't that look cozy?

This hooded scarf was knit out of a variety of materials in colors ranging in the oranges and browns with a few creamy endeavors.  Now, it’ is on it’s way to Joshua Tree to keep the recipient warm and colorful.

long enough to wrap a few times

To share your FO and read more, check out Tami’s blog!


Remember that small life I saved at work last week?

if he keeps hanging around, i should probably leave some food and water out...

S/he’s returned and has graced my desk with his/her presence, a good omen no?  Just seeing this little guy post-saving makes me all the more happy that I was able to see his plight and save his wee life 🙂

What brings you small doses of happiness?

Saved a Life

Yesterday at work I was talking with a coworker and noticed this little guy upside down on the window sill furiously trying to right himself.  I lent a hand (well, finger really) to help him up and he was so exhausted and dusty he just kind of chilled there for a little while before I had to put him on my desk so that I could get back to work using both hands.

Ladybug, dusty and exhausted

Shortly after that, he disappeared and my good deed for the day was all but a memory and shoddy phone photo for proof.

Happy Friday! What are your weekend plans?

WIP Wednesday: A Project of Warrior Proportions

Happy Hump Day!  The week is half over and the weekend is coming.  I’ve got a few different projects on the needles right now including the scarf from last week, a new hat on needles (still in baby phase) and a helmet that I’ll share the details with once I get over my frustration of uneven sewing jobs that I was too anxious to complete and now have to dis-complete (it’s a word. I’m too frustrated with the project for it not to be a word).

To see more WIPs and share your own, check out Tami’s blog!

WIP Wednesday: In My ‘Hood

Happy Wednesday!  This week I’m sharing a project that’s been on needles for longer than it should have been but between getting a new day job and what not, it’s been my relaxing knitting and I don’t have as much time to relax.

comin' along

I’m making a scrappy orange version of a hooded scarf similar to the one I shared with you last week.  I really like this style of knitting, random and fun, using up lots of odds and ends of yarn and coming up with something 100% totally unique, cool, fun and one of a kind.

cozy colors, cozy fibers

What are you working on this week?  Share yours and read more on Tami’s blog!

*P.S. Are any of you having problems looking at yesterday’s post? I’ve gotten reports of a few people not being able to see the awesome picture but when I pull up my blog it works just fine…