Saturday, April 25, 2009

Mooooooommmmmm I'm watching TV!

Mooooooommmmmm I'm watching TV!
Originally uploaded by Knitter Kim

I had the iPod in the iHome on in the kitchen while making dinner tonight. Apparently, my son doesn't want to hear Yaz while watching his movie, so he tried to block the sound by building this barricade.

Note the cat's confusion as to why his scratcher is in this weird place.

A new top...not modeled by Dominic

A new top...not modeled by Dominic
Originally uploaded by Knitter Kim

My sweet son agreed to model this girly top as long as I didn't show his face to anyone.

I like the way the top turned out and will probably make some more...the sizing is broad to accommodate a number of sizes.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Honest to goodness, I need to take a check on anything serious.

Only silliness for a few days, please. My creative juices are lagging, which means that real life is dragging me down.

No offense to all who are suffering or hurting or looking for a shoulder to lean on. I'll be back and my liberal bleeding heart will re-commence the bleeding.

I need to bake something sweet, I need to read a girly novel that is not heart-breaking, I need to play with Play-Doh with my kids, I need to knit something fun and full of color.

So, if you are feeling happy or giddy, share with me, please!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Hello, again. It's been a while. I'm finding that in today's technologically-addicted society (me being a member, I'm not acting innocent) I feel spread too thin if I go and write all over the place about my life. I realized today, though, that if I blogged, I could then post the blog on Facebook and Ravelry and the two places would be updated at the same time. Yes, I am a bit slow like that sometimes.

I am going to work early today because it is my daughter's 16th birthday today. Sigh.

She is in the school musical and has rehearsals every night, so the parents provide meals this week. Tonight is my night and I need to get home from work early to cook and bake cupcakes for the overworked-but-musically-talented-children.

She wasn't into a picture this morning when I left so I can't share her sixteen year gorgeousness with you all, but trust me, she's gorgeous inside and out.

Happy Birthday, dear firstborn. I am sorry I had to try out all the parenting techniques out you first.

Biz wise, I've been busy designing a new sock pattern. It is called "Textures Swirl" because it is a spin-off of the design in my "Textures" hat and scarf pattern. Original-no? It's quite fun to knit and perfect for those fingering weight yarns you have in your stash. I don't have it up in my stores yet, but it is available as a kit with some gorgeous yarn and a beautiful bag and other goodies at Necessitae right now. Soon, I'll get it up and will try to get my addled brain to remember to post when I list it.

Have a beautiful day, here it is sunny and gorgeous.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Check out Necessitae tomorrow!

Originally uploaded by Knitter Kim

I'm offering a collaboration for auction tomorrow at

The talented Ula at and I are having fun wit Etch-a-Sketch. You won't want to miss it--yummy yarn and an original and beautiful lap tee.

Also, Necessitae is celebrating it's birthday by raising money for a very deserving charity, The Sukuli Project.

Please stop by and see if you can find something you might like to purchase. All of the charity money goes directly to The Sukuli Project.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

I know I've mentioned in a previous post how much I enjoy the show Weeds.

Well, I think a large part of the attraction is the kicking soundtrack. The music is always different, appropriate and usually something I haven't heard before.

One of the songs in Season 3 was "Chariot" from a band called Page France. (Now defunct, WAAAH.) This song is so compelling, I had to locate it on iTunes and download it immediately. I think I'll be back to just buy all of their albums when I have some extra cash. I've listened to "Chariot" approximately 20 times tonight and don't want to stop.

Here's a video someone published on You Tube with this track:


Friday, August 15, 2008

I'm obviously still in need of that PR person. I'm so sorry to have disappeared. The summer has been a big blur of activity and I am afraid the blog is first to go.

I have a lot to catch up on with you, though!

First, I have a new scarf and hat pattern up for sale. This is the first one I've published myself, so the learning curve was a little steep, but well worth it, I think.

There are several places you can buy Textures, but the easiest is probably at my cart HERE.

Also, you can find it at Ravelry and Etsy.

The feedback so far is great, and I love seeing all of the gorgeous hand dyed yarns knit up!

I have another new scarf design making it's debut tonight--Ginkgo goes live at 9ET at Necessitae tonight. I'm starting to prepare items that are perfect for holiday gifts, so keep an eye out. :)

Ginkgo is a fun design that I carried with me for a few months until I had the time to work it out in yarn. I'm tickled with the way it has turned out and I may publish this pattern as well.

I tell you, I had to love the "vision" to keep knitting those little ginkgo leaves.

On the personal front, the countdown is on until the first day of school. It doesn't seem to give me enough time to get all of the required supplies and clothes and forms filled out, and books purchased, and getting us all acclimated to getting up earlier.

We just returned from a wonderful vacation in Ithaca, NY. It was a fabulous trip, but I will have to write more on that next time.

Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Necessitae is moving to Hyena Cart! Our first stocking is tomorrow the 30th at 9 PM Eastern time.

To celebrate, we're raising some money to benefit the ASPCA. Many of us at Necessitae have furry friends we've adopted and so this is a charity near and dear to our hearts.

I've created a "Calico" colorway and the proceeds will be donated to the ASPCA.

I've also worked on a collaboration with the fabulous Ula of The Cherub's Closet. It's a bright and summery set that sure would look cute on your little sunshine!

Also stocking is the newest installment of my Project Runway series of colorways--Austin Scarlett!

Please come and check it out!
There are the humbling moments in our lives that make us stop and think about who we are, what we are doing, where we are going. Yesterday was one of those moments.

My sweet great-Grandma Katie (Actually she's my step-great-Grandma but my stepmother's family has always been so wonderful to me that I dropped the step's a long time ago.) passed away early this year. Yesterday was her memorial service. She was 106 years old and lived her whole life as a kind, generous, positive ray of light. She was fascinating and to think of the things she lived through...

WWI, WWII, Korean War, Vietnam, the Gulf War, the Iraq War.
Theodore Roosevelt was President when she was born.
The first car.
The roaring twenties.
The Great Depression.

And so much more. It was wonderful to listen to her family members stand and describe what she meant to them. Her revered described her as a perfect example of someone who doesn't grow older and bitter. She relished each day.

Thank you, Grandma Katie. It was privilege to have known you.