Friday, September 29, 2006

a surprise is in the works!

I can't provide many specifics during this post because I'm working on a !surprise! for a wedding. But I'm so excited that I wanted to give a sneak peak...

This is what I had accomplished by the end of Grey's Anatomy last night, but then I just couldn't stop...

Can you guess what it is? There's still a lot more work to be done, but I don't think I can post any more pictures or else the cat will be out of the bag (see last picture of the day). I have a vision for this surprise, but it's going to require a lot of modifications from a pattern I found. The modifications will be worth it, but I'm just hoping that there isn't a lot of frogging in the process.

Speaking of cats, look at what I saw out my window over the weekend! This cat was out and about long enough for me to take this fun picture:

Have a great day!

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Winter Foliage tags and cards

In getting ready for the big craft fair this November, I created Winter Foliage tags to attach to my items. I also created some Winter Foliage stationary, mainly cards. I'm not sure if I want to sell the cards or just use them as my own personal stationary...

For both items, I used a photograph of a dried Allium flower. Alliums are a related to onions and the ornamental varieties are beautiful in gardens. This picture captures the essence of Winter Foliage - the grace of plant scaffolding that's most visible when the living foliage has dried or fallen. For example, I love the silhouette of dried Queen Anne's Lace and would like to use them to create more tags and cards. There's so much inspiration to be fond on brisk fall or winter walks!

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Felting and Swatching

I was super crafty this morning. Probably because the weather was a bit dreary, which was perfect for staying inside. First, some felting:

As you can see, there was an imposter ball of non-felting gray yarn in my stash... So unfortunately, two of my bags didn't felt, but I did add three more finished bags to my pile. My goal is to make about 30 bags for a craft fair that's happening in November. Right now I'm at 11 minus the 2 duds, so that's 9... 21 to go!

I also did some swatching this morning for a present I'm working on. I can reveal much about the present, but I'm happy with the swatches!

Can you guess what the brown and blue is supposed to be?!?! I made up the pattern, so I'm hoping the design is clear.

Now back to grading papers...

Friday, September 22, 2006

Boston Knit-Out

The Boston Knit-Out & Crochet Too will take place this Sunday, Sept. 24th
Time: 12-4
Location: Boston Common

Check out the official website for more details!

playing around...

Kris and the Gull
Originally uploaded by Pairaschut.
hi kris!

Thursday, September 21, 2006


Originally uploaded by Pairaschut.
I really enjoyed making this pattern, and it was the perfect wrap for a day of sailing.

Another Shot

kris brioche hat
Originally uploaded by Pairaschut.
This shot shows off the three colors. The light color is a minty green, which nicely brightens up the purple and blue!

Catching up!

jeff brioche hat
Originally uploaded by Pairaschut.
Since the blog is new, but I've been knitting away, I have a couple of fun finished items to share!

This is the Brioche Hat from Weekend Knitting. Instead of using just two colors, I added a third and would switch back and forth between using it as the "A" or "B" color.


This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

testing, testing, 1,2

blogging from Boston!