Tuesday, February 27, 2007


I finally gave in to the calorimetry trend and me likey! I made 2, one for a friend (green) and the other for my mom (beige). I liked the pattern, it's easy to adapt and really fast to knit, I'm sure I'll be making more. Here are some pictures:

Top: Knit in Jo Sharp wool yarn (lost the label), I used size 6 US needles. It's not as tight as I would like it, lets hope it's just right for Rebe. She likes ladybugs, hence the buttons.
Bottom: I used Lana Grossa's Silana (wool/silk) on size 4 US needles. This version is smaller and lighter.

I don't think my friend will wear it any time soon, it's too warm here!

Next week we will finally take our sewing machines to class, this might be a little problematic since space is limited, they said something about moving us to a bigger classroom, I can only hope. Just in case I'll be very early to class.

This puppy is adorable!!! As you can see, she's only 27 days old and she's already the size of her mom. I've kept an eye open to see if I can spot the dad, no luck yet.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Feliz Dia de San Valentin!

Espero se pasen un muy feliz dia, independientemente si piensan que este dia solo se creo con fines comerciales. Gracias a todos por su amistad y gracias a mi "corazon de melon" por hacerme tan feliz.

* La foto es de Martha Stewart si quieres la receta para hacer los corazones de merengue rellenos de nieve ve a esta pagina.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

News, well sort of...

I'm really excited! I've enrolled in sewing lessons, so far we haven't sewn anything yet, we're learning how to make our own patterns, which is going to be really helpful even if I end up using the comercial patterns. For this reason I bought my first sewing machine, it's a Singer "facilita" , it's very basic, looks and feels sturdy, but I wonder why I couldn't find reviews on it...

What else have I been doing? Oh! Knitting! lots of knitting. I made my little brother a ganomy hat (from EZ Knitter's Almanac) but it didn't fit right, so I made him a simple 1x1 rib cap.

I made a small clutch for a friend's birthday. The yarn is Paton's SW (soy/wool) really soft and a very fast knit!

I'm frogging a thriftstore sweater. Mucho yarn!

And last, but not least, I give you...well, we haven't named her yet, but isn't she cute? and huge! I guess she's only half chihuahua (my mom claims she kept a really close watch on her, but look at the size of her head!)