Gerbil Knits

This is how I spend my free time.....knitting, knitting and more knitting. I learned how to knit during the 2004 NCAA basketball tournament, and is still my favorite time for mass knitting!

Monday, December 04, 2006

Joss' birthday hat

I think it is pretty sweet. Here it is on a table and also modeled by the delightful Pandy (Yeah I am creative, her full name is Steve Pandy Stevenson).

Monday, November 27, 2006

some craft updates

Meet Megumi, who is now owned by the lovely Linda. Megumi is a salmon nigiri. Megumi is a delight to be around, one way she is a normal sushi, the other, she is a super sushi, with a salmon cape and all!

Monday, November 13, 2006

Information for Swap Partners

what crafts can you do?: knit, crochet, soap making, learning beading.
a few things you just have too many of: according to my boyfriend, everything
any sorts of fabrics you love/hate?: love subtle and elegant designs, hate garish patterns, novelty prints
something you just cant do but you would LOVE to learn/get something made like this!: needle felting, glass making, pottery

random things
do you keep a journal/art sketch book? No, but I keep academic notebooks, but I just got a swap journal it is so cool!
do you have any pets? Yup, good old Tiger cat
do you have any kids *ages*? NO
do you have a portable cd player, mobile phone, or ipod? Mobile phone and my ipod, I love my ipod.
do you need another random trinket box? I can always have another one
do you need something to carry your knitting/sewing with you? Yes, one with pockets to keep me organized.
do you need a cd case/folder thing? *you know what I am talking about, it holds your cd's* nope, everything is electronic.
do you need another purse? Probably not
what crafts do you admire? Anything that is creative, I just love seeing how people’s minds unfold
do you collect anything? Monkeys, bears, little trinkets from wherever you live, I love unique items from all over the world…

do you wear earrings? NOPE
do you wear braceletts/cuffs? Yup
do you wear necklaces? Yup
do you want gold or silver findings? Silver

what is your shirt size? M/L

what is your favorite color? green
what is your favorite color to go with your favorite color? pink
do you have a favorite animal you would like something made with? Monkeys

symbols I enjoy: Celtic designs, Maori designs (the traditional tattoos are fabulous)

allergies and aversions
are there any colors you hate? orange
would you dislike receiving items made from animal products? Not really
is there anything you would rather not receive because of religious references? Nope, just as long as it is in good taste, I am agnostic so I don’t do religious symbols
do you have any actual allergies? Yup, no lavender or lilac for me.

what are your favorite movies? Silence of the Lambs, Pride and Prejudice (with Colin Firth), Harvey, Some Like it Hot, the Croupier.
who is your favorite person from those movies? Colin Firth
who are your celebrity crushes? Clive Owen, Colin Firth….yes I have thing older, distinguished English men (fits the description of BF)
who is the best cartoon character? Currently Mindy from the Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, historically…..TinTin and his sidekick Snowy

Thursday, November 09, 2006

some recent projects....

so I have been doing some swap packages and I thought I would post the crafted goodness. So there is some knitted sushi, a scarf, and a jellyfish that I have named gerrard. I don't know why, I just did....

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Brokeback mountain pillows

So I made a set of these for my RA danny and one for my friend brady.....

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

current wip

Current projects:

cowboy pillows (completed, Danny loved them...will post pic soon)
Linda's b-day present, almost more piece to go...haha not telling you what it is muffin
soaps: well you can never have enough soaps
scrubs: awaiting arrival of one more product and must think of packaging
bathbombs: awaiting one more product....why can't i find witch hazel in CA?
swap for _chittybangbang: got to get to store and buy some materials
swap for catpants: one half down, got to get to store
kyra's b-day: 1 part down, many more to go, why did she want all of those damn socks...i hate knitting socks....this is why I only knit ankle socks...b/c i am lazy
andrew's b-day: one more part--no i am not telling you what it is, b/c he might read it
Christmas crafting: well...let's not even talk about that, but I might have to take a break from swapping when my current two are done b/c I need to focus on the holidays.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

sleepy kitten

This is one of the only times during the day I can craft without Tiger interference.....when she is a sweet sleepy kitten.

First Swap package

So, I sent my coffee, coffee, coffee swap package to my partner devilninny. Based on her comments on craftster she seems to really like them!

Tahu's bag

To celebrate Tahu's dissertation defense I made her this little bag. The inside has this cute shoe fabric!

lisa's birthday presents

So for Lisa's birthday I made her a fantastic bag, that she apparently loves, and has received many compliments on. Plus, a little birdie, that I named gaspard.....

Sock Monkey

So for my mom's birthday I made a sock monkey made of monkey socks. I think he is fabulous. I think he eventually got a bow....But he likes to play in the jungle known as my plants!