Sunday, September 9, 2012

It's Sober Time!

Last night was a knitting night with the lovely signed, ann estelle and sincerely, makenzie leigh. Pretty awesome. Ann worked on a yellow hat, Makenzie worked on her first ever scarf(!), and I worked on the hamburger. There were a lot of sour gummy worms, chocolate cake slices, and awful sodas going around. Then this morning I woke up early and finally mastered...THE TOMATO SLICE! There was much rejoicing. It's gonna be a good week.
laterzzz, Claire

Monday, July 30, 2012

How to make a slip knot

Every crochet and knitting project begins with one thing. A slip knot.
This is how I make my slip knots, which are 'backwards' compared to other slip knots I've seen. Though really, mine is better, so all the other slipknots are backwards. Anyways, if you are crocheting in the round this slipknot allows you to pull that hole in the middle tight.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Guest Post: Yarn Organization

Howdy everyone! The name is Ann, author of Signed Ann Estelle, here to bring you a guest post! I’m super honored to be writing for In-Yarnia, and have decided to help you all conquer a large problem for all yarn workers – yarn storage.
I have found that the longer you knit, the more yarn just starts showing up. While I was writing this post, I found three skeins of yarn I didn’t even know I had. Yarn is just something that accumulates over the years, and finding cool and thrifty ways to store it is hard work. So I’m here to give out a few suggestions that I use myself! Here we go!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

I'm at the beach!

But Claire, what does this picture have to do with the beach?
 Nothing! Absolutely nothing!

I left my camera cord at home, so you get a picture from my trip to Disney a few months ago!

However, you do get a treat this week while I'm gone...A guest post from Ann E!

So now that I've posted this, the pressure is on for her. It has to be finished before I get back Ann.
Just kidding.


P.S. Kudos to you if you got my earlier reference. And if you didn't, you're still okay.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

A Weekend Out

You see this girl here? This is Ann E, and she's adorable.

She's pretty chill, too, while she's being adorable. It's a double-whammy.

We spent last weekend together, getting ridiculously large hot chocolates, going to the movies, and having a good time. You should check out Ann's blog.


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Picture Post #1

Oh my gosh, another new feature! I know! This is really exciting!
I was considering calling these 'lazy posts', but 'picture posts' is an alliteration, so it won. Basically I'll post a few pictures that I've taken recently and give you some captions at the bottom. Pretty sweet, right?

1. I'm pretty sure this is Australia in a nutshell.
2. I'm growing sunflowers. I'm a gardener now.
3. Admire my tidy money keeping.
4. Admire my sleepy dog.
5. Guess who's getting a tutorial pretty soon?


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Thoughts: a lost camera

-I've lost my camera
-so have an oldish picture of Oscar
-It started pouring in the middle of a walk with Zilla
-So I'm considering giving her a bath in the rain
-She needs one
-I'm already wet
-I think I shall