Tuesday, December 23, 2008


-- I brought in a Christmas present for my cubical mate today, but she called off sick. :(

-- I want to get back into genealogy, but I now remember why I stopped: The demise of the 1890 census.

-- I need a stronger wrist brace. I keep bending the metal stays.

-- I need to figure out what fiber would be best to line a felted wool laptop case with, so static ceases to be a problem.

-- For the last two weeks, the library's WiFi has been slower than my dial-up at home.

-- Cold coffee makes me sad.

-- I'd like to try rhubarb bitters, but I can't find it in stores by us, and I don't want to pay a lot online for it in case I end up not liking it.

-- I've been arguing with a sneeze all morning.

-- I hope I get a mixer soon, before I lose motivation to do my podcast.

-- Can you tell that the ADD is in full swing today?

Monday, December 22, 2008

Knitter Gamers, Harken unto me!

I knew I couldn't be the only one out there!

Whilst looking for some stash-busting patterns over on Ravelry.com, I came across a newly posted pattern for these:

Rock Band Drum Cozies! Designed to be noise reducing covers, they are also a smart idea for storage. Mama Belle, the designer, is selling the pattern in her Etsy shop.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Thursday, December 11, 2008

URGENT! Toymakers in Danger!

If you make products for children, or know someone who does, please read this article from Etsy about the new Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act. This act has already been signed into law, and will take effect in February. When it does, tens of thousands of small businesses and sole propriatorships wil be put out of business by cost of the new requirements.

If something is not done, practically all the companies who make perfectly safe toys and other childrens' products will be shut down, and the only remaining companies will be the ones who outsource to the countries who are causing the problems in the first place.

Please act now. Don't let handmade toys become illegal.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Stocking stuffers, Co-worker gifts, Hostess gifts, Consider handmade!

Sales have been very slow for months, but the good news right now is that I still have all this inventory ready to ship for the holidays! Cell phone totes, card wallets, typing gloves, bath mitts, my new soap savers, headbands, barretts, stemware coasters and more are all waiting to be presented to loved ones everywhere.

Please stop by my Etsy shop or my Blujay shop soon so I can send you beautiful things in time for Christmas :)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Stay Tuned for My New Podcast

I've set up a new blog over at KnitMisadventures.blogspot.com. As soon as I have all the equipment, I'll be setting up a monthly podcast over there. Please check it out, and feel free to leave comments, suggestions, and/or recommendations!