Category Archives: Crafting

Beekeeper's Quilt

So, I finally splurged and bought some new knitting patterns! Among them was the Beekeeper’s Quilt, a series of tiny knit hexagon pillows that you stuff and sew together to form a blanket (if you’re ambitious) or a chair cushion (if you’re less ambitious like me). It takes me about 30 minutes to make each little puff and I like that they’re tiny enough to tote around with me to meetings and coffee shops. Each puff is about 1.5 inches tall which should help to give the whole thing a sense of scale…

Definitely a work in progress. Eventually it will be a little cushion for my rocking chair!

Skeins

The newest skeins, hot off the wheel!

You can also see my first forays into “bulky” spinning. I’ve been able to spin super thin yarn and ply it together to make something along the lines of “fingering weight” yarn which is great for light weight things (see the grey and greeny-yellow skeins) but if I want to knit something with a little more oomph to it, I need to learn how to spin a heavier yarn. Take a gander at the blue skein to see how I’m doing! There is much progress to be made but I’m pretty satisfied with what I’ve figured out so far…


Happy Birthday Star!

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A little birthday cloud…

And a Totoro cake!

I used this yellow cake recipe (which turned out pretty darn well) and tried to make a rainbow cake like this one. But, I think the yellow batter (and the fact that I didn’t use a cake mix) meant that the rainbow rings didn’t turn out very clearly. It was still delicious though!