Saturday, January 30, 2010

It's the Real Thing.

Neato. But do you have to worry about it leaking?

via Need Supply Co. blog

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Fashion, Barr none.

This one's for you, sis! Thanks for being a follower :)
(via TeenAngster)

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Up in the air.

(2/22/10: Boy, I have no idea how I messed up with the UGUISU Blog link at the end of this post, but it is now corrected. Sorry!)

Isn't this the loveliest display of these paper balloons from Japan? Seeing them every day would make me smile.

Else via UGUiSU Blog

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Just my type.

This is so clever... which type are you? I'm Lettres Ornées, though I would have liked to be Bifur (so stylish and Deco) or Archer Hairline (so classic yet modern). Give it a try (the password is "character")!

courtesy Pentagram, found via the fantabulous Uppercase blog

Monday, January 11, 2010

Many thanks.

This evening while writing the previous post I noticed that my blog now has four followers. I really want to thank all of you, followers and other readers, for continuing to visit my blog. I like to think that I'd still keep it going even if no one was reading it, but it makes me very happy to know that there are at least some folks stopping by. Many, many thanks to you all! (PS: I would be happy to read any comments you might have on my posts, so please do feel free to leave a comment... I promise it's pretty easy once you get started!)

Credit where credit is due.

In yesterday's post I should have mentioned that Jennifer (aka Ermie) deserves the credit for inspiring me with her beautiful handknit cowls to try making one myself. If you haven't already, you should definitely check out her excellent blog (I stop by almost every day) and the great handmade clothing and accessories she frequently sells in her shop. Thanks for being a continuing inspiration, Jennifer!

photo courtesy of Ermie

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Knit one.

I really love to knit but haven't yet got ambitious enough to try a sweater, gloves, mittens, or anything else complex. I've knit a couple of hats, an obi belt, and several scarves, all relatively simple. But recently I decided to venture into knitting with circular needles to see if I could make a cowl-type neck warmer in a nice chunky wool blend. Once I got going I found the continuous rounds of knit stitch to be incredibly soothing. I think I've found a new craft addiction... hopefully this style will work in cotton yarn so I can make some for my spring wardrobe too!