Monday, February 28, 2011

Teeny Tiny Twenty-Seven "Oooh...Soft..."

Here is sock. Sock is cute. Sock is fuzzy. Sock was knit with three diff yarns held together: bamboo, and two merino.  Thus the fuzzy.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Teeny Tiny Twenty-Six "Hidden Butterflies"

I mislabeled the previous one.  :P  So now they're all correct!  These are made with Plymouth Yarn's Jelly Bean in black.  I put a little butterfly stitch on them, but you can't see it because you can never see things like that in black.  I should stop doing cool things so you can't see them.  Silly me.  You can try if you like.  I took very close pictures for those of you who are interested enough.

Teeny Tiny Twenty-Five "Music"

Finished these while trying to sleep at the same time.  It was difficult.  Yeah.  But they're cute!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Teeny Tiny Twenty-Four "Satan Snowflakes"

I got tired of doing just one color socks and I still have tons of that microspun stuff, so today is COLORWORK!  I grabbed the black and the red skeins and intended originally to do a cute heartsy pattern.  But then I wanted to do a snowflake.  In retrospect that was completely silly with the colors I was using...but you can be the judge of that. 

Teeny Tiny Twenty-Three "Honeycomb"

I was being boring again today and picked the same grey microspun to use.  The pattern is different, though.  My mom got me a book of knitting stitches and I've been experimenting with those, so this is one of them!  YAY!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Teeny Tiny Twenty-Two "Horse Shoe" and a Bracelet

Tada!!  I did it (finally).  :D  And it turns out I had MORE Lion Brand MicroSpun.  This one's a pretty silvery grey/gray.

Things I love at the moment...

I may have to make this a weekly installment.  The last favorite things post I did was about ten days ago, so we'll call that good enough.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Teeny Tiny Twenty-One "Chunky-Spun" and a very slow day

I would say I had a debilitating headache this morning...but that would be a lie.  I just didn't want to get out of bed.  And I didn't.  Not until two.  But when I did get up I sewed the beginning of another punching bag and ran out of thread, discovered that I really needed to make six of these, not just three, and bought more fabric (not the thickest duck canvas, either, which is what I've been using; slightly thinner so less killing of machine). 

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Teeny Tiny Twenty

I finished this one at eight today!  YAY!  I have also been working on those punching bags I'm making for a colleague and my sewing machine does NOT like them!  I have broken two needles and had to rip the bottom seam off three times because I couldn't figure it out.  I finally did, though and I have one completed.  All it needs now are grommets and pebbles.  :D

Teeny Tiny Nineteen

Yay tiny socks!  I know these look like another cheater yarn, but this stuff is a BITCH to knit with.  It's one of those bouclé things that has all the little loopies and they get stuck on your needles and confuse you and get tangled!  So there is no pattern in these today, but they are bigger to compensate and would probably actually fit a tiny foot!  Also the color is pretty!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Teeny Tiny Eighteen

Dude!  I knit these babies SO FAST!

I'm being boring again.  I just figured I had only enough of this yarn left to do another set of tiny socks with it, so I might as well.  And I finished them before three!!

Teeny Tiny Seventeen

I'm really cold and hungry!  I would also like to say that I am sick of bras at the moment!  For whatever reason mine have been giving me grief in the shoulder strap and on the back strap thing.  So you know what??  I'm not wearing one for a while!  You really didn't need to know that, did you?  Oh well.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Don't Try This in YOUR Lab!!

So after having driving the recruits around the city (it didn't help that I went to be around two the morning of and had to get up at seven thirty), I was very tired, but I still had to do a genomic DNA preparation from my yeast samples.

Teeny Tinies #14, 15 and 16

Hello all!

Pardon the lapse in blogging.  We had recruitment Monday and Tuesday, so I have been running on fumes.  I did manage to make a teeny tiny each of the days, but last night I was just so durn tired it was all I could do to stay awake while finishing up the sock.  Any longer and I would have died.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


I forgot!  My wonderful W sent me a lovely bouquet of flowers today!  It took some figuring out to get them to me, but I am in possession of them now!  Aren't they beautiful?

Teeny Tiny #13 and the felted Purse

This is going to be short because I have to go to sleep so I can get up in the morning to learn to drive a 12-person van!  Today's are more Lion's Brand Micro Spun (almost the last, I have black, too) in a kind of periwinkle blue!  I did a kind of horseshoe cable kind of thing on them.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Teeny Tiny #12 and a very tired Amy

I'm tired. These are lilac lace weight yarn I found at Goodwill in a huge cone for three bucks.  I don't think I'll ever use the whole thing.  Whatev's.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Ten Tiny Dances and the Eleventh Teeny Tiny

I slept a lot today.  Definitely didn't get out of bed until noon.  I didn't set the alarm for that very reason.  And then I went erranding!  I went to Weaving Works to get a bit more Noro for the slippers and also got some bulky Lamb's Pride in a cool black heather kind of colorway for another pair of slippers.  These are going to be my new obsession.  :D

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Things I love at the moment...

In this, the first edition of things I love, we will explore...

Teeny Tiny #10, NBC's the Voice and Slippers

I am l'exhausted!  Today I was adventurous and went to an audition...  NBC is making a new television show called The Voice of America.  It's styled off of the original in Holland and they're making it to try to get more viewership than American Idol.  I read about it and thought it sounded much better, so we'll see what kind of a show it turns out to be.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Teeny Tiny #9

My fingers are cold.  Really, really cold.  Really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, you get the point.  So I'm going through my collection of lion brand micro spun sport yarns.  I seven colors, I think.  We have green and blue, and today's are purple.  The ones I just finished, to be posted tomorrow, are red.  I think I also have black and white...and perhaps even orange?  I dunno.  The pattern on these is the opposite from the ones I posted yesterday.  Just yarn over chevrons, but upside down.  Yup!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Teeny Tiny #8

I so did not want to finish the second one of this pair.  I put it off and put it off and put it off until 1:30...and then I did.  And I went to bed at 2:30.  Which is bad.  So this morning I started today's socks on my walk to work.  Which was good, because I finished the second one around eight this evening!  YAY!

The Tale of a Table

Okay, so you remember that picture of what some thought looked like a butt with a butterfly closure on it?  Well, that was really just my thigh, but this is the story of how that happened.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Teeny Tiny #7: One week down, 51 to go!

So this little pair looks a lot littler than it really is.  It stretches a lot because I put three+ cables on it.  So I think it would still fit a small foot. 

Monday, February 7, 2011

Teeny Tiny #6

Just a quick post before I got to orchestra, I will post about the weekend when I get home.  These ones are made from green Lion Brand sport...something.  Yup!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Teeny Tiny #5

I was feeling even more whimsical when I started this little pair.  I'm trying not to make two from the same yarn yet, since I have such a vast yarn stash, so I selected a white acrylic with lurex for some sparkle.  These started out looking as if I was knitting Zero from The Nightmare Before Christmas. :)

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Teeny Tiny #4 And a hint of the day...

Here are the fourth in my teeny tiny sock series!  I was feeling elfy, thus the little flippy thing off the back and the fern cable pattern.  :)

Friday, February 4, 2011

Teenie Tiny #3

Three days, guys!  I'm on a roll!  These ones are made with Crystal Palace's Mini Mochi.  And I made cute spirally YO patterns on them!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Teenie Tiny Baby Sock 2

Here's Feb 2nd's sock!  I hand spun this yarn with my drop spindle.  It's merino and very soft!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

365 Teenie Tiny Baby Socks

Okay.  So here's the deal: I was reading blogs on Etsy the other day and read about this person who wrote a book about how people should try to do something creative every day.  I think he started with a skull a day.  His name is Noah Scalin.  Book here, book's blog here, his skull blog here.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

T Shirt Recon

I've been doing this for a little longer than I've had a sewing machine.  I just started with the tie stuff and then got Generation T for Christmas and started making some of the designs she has in there.  Here are a few of the shirts I've reconstructed.