Lauren Gets Crafty

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Archive for 2006/01


I am mohair.

You are mohair. You are a warm and fuzzy type who works well with others, doing your share without being too weighty. You can be stubborn and absolutely refuse to change your position once it is set, but that’s okay since you are good at covering up your mistakes. What kind of yarn are you? [...]

Flower Petal Shawl- Halfway There!

I’m halfway finished my Flower Petal Shawl! It doesn’t look like much at the moment, but I’m sure it’ll continue to look silly until it’s completed and wet-blocked. The varigated yarn looks okay in this pattern, but I think a solid color, or one with shorter color sections, would look better. This not the pure [...]

Team Merlot

Until I find Team Black Box Chardonnay, I’ll be knitting for Team Merlot. I’ve printed out my pattern, but I still don’t have my yarn. I’ve ordered 3 skeins of Bamboo in colorway 521, Purplexed. It’s a nice color, I think, and it won’t show if I spill aforementioned merlot. I ordered it through All [...]

Do you love appliances?

When we were in Florida in December, we couldn’t escape the TV commercials for Appliance Direct. Most of them star Sam, seen above, the Appliance Direct Chief Executive Officer. He loves appliances! The best feature of this website is that it has all their commercials available for viewing, or even downloading to your ipod. Our [...]

2006 Knitting Olympics

As a part of my eternal quest to be “Citius, Altius, Fortius,” I’ve decided to enter the Yarn Harlot’s Knitting Olympics. The rules are simple: cast on after the torch is lit, finish by the time it is extinguished. Swatching is considered training and can be done prior to the actual event. As my official [...]