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Written by Sarah Levantine

May 5, 2008 at 1:12 pm

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I don’t usually participate in blog memes, mostly because they take too much time. This one from The Spun Monkey looked easy, though, and hey – it makes me look (a little) cultured!

These are the top 106 books most often marked as “unread” by LibraryThing’s users. As in, they sit on the shelf to make you look smart or well-rounded. Bold the ones you’ve read, italicize the ones you own but have not read.

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Written by Sarah Levantine

May 1, 2008 at 2:58 pm

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One for the chillin’s

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Well, this latest hat is too small for a Sarah, and too big for a bear,

bear with hat

…it must be for the kids! This is the first child-sized hat I’ve made, and I’m thrilled that I chose this particular yarn for the project. You never can tell, with variegated yarns, what the color pattern is going to look like. This hat turned out to have the coolest swirl, like a soft-serve ice cream cone!

Strawberry Soft Serve Ice Cream Hat

I am going to try and get this, and some of the other hats & scarves I’ve made, onto Etsy this weekend.  While I’m at it, I will evaluate whether or not to migrate this blog to one I host myself, so I can add all those cool widgets that are supposed to attract the elusive customer!  The downside: it [dreamhost] costs a whopping $6 a month!

Written by Sarah Levantine

April 30, 2008 at 10:00 pm

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UFOs no more!

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To “celebrate” pulling off a great milestone at work (for me personally, anyway), I continued my current workaholic streak by finishing a handful of UFOs (UnFinished Objects, for the non-knitters in the audience)! I pulled three bags of projects in various states of completion from the downstairs closet, and one from the closet in the guest/craft room upstairs.

Here is the result:


There’s a hat I whipped up in the last week, a drop-stitch scarf and Victorian lace shawl that still need to be blocked badly, and the “Fisherman Shrug” from some knitting magazine that I started, oh, a year and a half ago.

Finished objects

Also, I have discovered fd’s Flickr Toys! Fun!

Written by Sarah Levantine

April 25, 2008 at 11:09 pm

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I did it! The latest group of coasters provided me with four sets of six – two of these are going to Angelfish & Co., the other two are on my ETSY PAGE!!! I have no idea how to drive traffic there, except that maybe the 5 people who read this blog will tell others about it:

“Boy, I was thinking the other day, I really wish I had some new coasters to brighten up the room. These old ones are just so…store-bought.”

“You know, I know a girl who makes coasters, among other things, and happens to sell them online. You should check it out. What was that URL again?”


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April 9, 2008 at 9:16 pm

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Happy Date-iversary

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This is what I made my sweet to celebrate two years together.

Olive you

He sent me roses at work! As best as I can tell, they are the “Fire and Ice” variety – red on the inside and white on the outside. I have no idea what the hybrid varieties symbolize.

‘Tis a strange thing, getting the girliest of girly gifts at a company largely populated by asocial programmers. Can’t say I hated it, though.

Googlerific! “the white rose is usually seen as representing innocence and purity, while the red rose is one of Western culture‘s most prized symbols of romantic love. So, to present a person with a flower that appears to be white with red edging, but in reality is equally divided between white and red, is a tacit way of telling them that you connect with them on a spiritual level, but that there are non-Platonic feelings that run far deeper than they have been acknowledged to run.”

Wow, I hope Jon knows what he got himself into 🙂

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March 31, 2008 at 9:57 pm

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Spring is here.

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Spring is here, at least, in California (sorry to the Spun Monkey, the Parises, and everyone else in the northeast). My next set of coasters reflects the fact that the sky is blue, the grass is green, and the cherry trees are Barbie Pink.

Taking WIP photos is fun,

Springtime quadrilateri

especially when Dom gets in the mix.

I'm helping!

My current “TV time” craft is a knitted scarf, fantastic kelly green in a drop-stitch cross pattern, but that won’t photograph well at all until it’s been blocked. Pthththth, you’ll have to wait!

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March 14, 2008 at 9:02 am

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