Sunday, March 30, 2008

At last

Oh yeah, an ufo is finished... at last...

And the sun... is shining... Haha!

A custom made punkscarf for my daughter, knitted in moss-stitch. Perfect for a cold... spring... ;0D

Monday, March 24, 2008

Jack the Easter Dog




Links: My Ravelry Entry

We were going for purple but got magenta and pink. This is how I did it:

  1. Made a vinegar / water mixture and saturated the white spot on the back of his neck with it. Put a square of plastic wrap over it and put his collar back on to hold it in place. Let sit for about 30 minutes

  2. Using purple wilton’s cake dye (you know, the kind that’s like a paste that comes in a jar?) and a paint brush, I painted it on his spot. Re-covered in plastic wrap as above.

  3. Held a blowdryer on low over the plastic-wrapped spot for about 5 minutes (moving it around and testing with my hand to make sure it wasn’t burning him). Let sit for 20 minutes. Repeat once more.

  4. Bath time! I filled the tub with about 1-2 inches of water and poured 1 cup vinegar over the spot. Wet and washed with dog shampoo in all places BUT the spot. Rinsed well.

Due to not being able to marinate Jack in a crock pot like real yarn, his fur didn’t have enough time/warmth to suck up all of the purple dye, leaving us with a magenta spot instead. Rinsing the spot with vinegar worked to both help set the dye on the spot and added water to the tub Jack was standing in…helping the rinsed-off dye adhere to the white on his chest and paws.

Jack is quite the happy punk rock pooch.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

What about Easter holiday?

I don't know about you so I ask what you think about holidays as Easter and such?

I am all for the candy, that's what weekends are for, right.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

New punkrocker in da blog

Hi! My name is Monica, I live in Gothenburg, Sweden, is called 'Strumpstickan' on the net wich in English would be 'Sockneedle' I guess... 43 years of age and married with no kids. Blog every day in my Swedish blog about life and knitting...

Like this blog a lot and thought it could be fun to see if I can contribute now and then. I love knitting and I love music of all kinds, not only rock and punk, but when I was a teenager I was a punkrocker and I promise you.. we did NOT have flowers in our hair *lol*

So, about the music then.. I was 13 in 1977 when it struck me... I couldn't get enough... The Clash, Kinks, Pistols, Talking Heads, Nina Hagen and a lot more. I still love them and thank the Universe for You Tube! What is life without rock?

Well, thats all about me for now. Next time I'll try to talk about knitting:)

Monday, March 03, 2008

If you could have your dream...

ski hat, what would it be? There are a group of 12-14 of us who every sunday meet up at Crystal Mountain to ski/snowboard together. Ages 10-50??something. All are young at heart, a bit wild child....and love the unique! (my husband has the most tacky "monkey camo" coat, you can't miss him on the mountain.If you look closely you will see little smiley faces throughout the coat design as well) I have decided that we are all going to have unique hats to go along with the group. there are some wild and crazy hats out you could have your fun, unique winter ski hat what would it be? Any pattern suggestions? Thanks...guess what i will be knitting this summer, lol.