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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?”


Written by Sarah Levantine

April 9, 2008 at 9:16 pm

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