Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Pillow Talk

I recently took a little break from knitting to tackle pillow making. We needed some accent pillows for the black couch we have and while perusing Joann's, we found some nice, canvas material on sale. The last time I sewed anything was in high school Home-Ec class, but I rememebered most of the basics of the sewing machine (that was gifted to me by Ron's Mom). So after a little online video help (Expert Village), I was ready to go. I'll ultimately end up making a pair of these, but here is the first of the finished pillows...

This past weekend we went to see Cloverfield. We had been meaning to go before this because I didn't want anyone to spoil the plot! All I really knew was that it was filmed on hand-held cameras and that people were getting motion sick! I ended up really liking it. It had a good number of scares and there was one point where I almost jumped out of my seat!


I was JUST introduced to Kelly by watching some videos on uTube (linked from Wool Gatherer's blog, thank you!). They were funny enough that shortly thereafter, I ended up heading over to iTunes and downloading the album. It's totally silly, has a good beat and it's a lot of fun! Go get it!

Sunday, January 27, 2008


Here is a quick post to show Robbie the Robot. I finished him up a few weeks ago for Ron, who collects robots. The pattern for him is from Jess Hutchinson's book "Unusual Toys for you to Knit and Enjoy." He was a lot of fun to knit and didn't take long to do, at all.