Knitting myself silly

OMG. What a lovely, lazy weekend. Happy to report I was in sloth mode this weekend. That will likely make me crazy later in the week, but at the time it felt like the right thing to do.

The best part of the weekend was on Saturday night, when we loaded up the Tropical Pug and went downtown to an event featuring locally created food, music and art. We stuffed our faces with crepes and tamales, and drank wine while listening to three awesome bands. We need to do more of that!

So for the rest of the weekend we pretty much hung out on the couch, working our way through nearly 2 seasons of Weeds (we are now halfway through season 3).

And I knitted. A lot. Got nearly three of my  Danger Crafts monsters completed (see this post for details). They are freakishly cute. I'll post pix soon.

And since my knitting mojo returned (the cold weather always makes my fingers yearn for the feel of bamboo sticks and wool) I hunted down some super cute baby blanket patterns. There's a baby boom in our family--a cousin, both nieces and my SIL are becoming or recently became mommies--so baby projects are much needed. And of course, it's not possible to just knit from my stash of patterns and yarn (wink wink). Clearly a shopping trip is in order.

Here's a few of the things I can't wait to get started on. (BABY GIFT SPOILER: If you are one of our family members, stop reading now! But if you do read ahead and want to put in a request for colors, feel free.)

(image from brooklyntweed.net)
Wool leaves: A lovely double-strand blanket that reminds me of wood grains, and designed (gasp) by a man! (I try not to be sexist, but a male knitter still sends me atwitter.) It's a pretty masculine pattern but oh so lovely! Perfect for the new little boys in the family. I'm planning on making one of these for Little Man too.

Sugar & Spice Blanket: This pattern looks delish, and can't wait to see the rest of the patterns featured in this book. (A big shout out to our public library system for having this book on the shelves! Go Milwaukee!) I'm a huge fan of Ann Budd's patterns, which are smartly created, sweetly designed, and always a big hit when gifted.


  1. Oh my, I aspire to be you! One of these days I'll have your knitting prowess. LOL!

  2. Those are GORGEOUS projects. And I have to admit that I'm quite jealous of that deliciously indulgent weekend. So jealous. Glad you got to relax and eat some goodies!

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  4. I'm soooo jealous of all the knitting time. It's been too long since I picked up the needles. WAY too long. I can't wait to see project updates!

  5. beautiful!!! I tried knitting and failed miserably:(...maybe I'll try again sometime!

  6. I think its essenstial to indulge in a sloth weekend from time to time and yours sounds perfect.

    what are you thinking of weeds? we really liked the 1st 3 seasons, but then it started getting a bit dark. now we feel a sort of gross after we watch it.

  7. I'm only 1/2 way through season 3 and I love it! But I've heard from other people that after season 3 is falls off. Lol...feeling gross after watching it. That's a funny description. I can see it getting weird though...

    We haven't had cable in over 10 years so it's fun to "discover" these great shows through Netflix. Just finished 6 Feet Under a while back. What a freaking great show.


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