Thursday, January 25, 2007

A Few of My Favorite Things.

Comic's at the bottom kids; scroll on down.

I have been asked to write a little something about my favorite yarns, since, as this person pointed out, I seem to like pretty much everything. This is true. You would be hard pressed to find yarn I didn't like (unless it's furry, bright yellow, or made of acrylic). But, there is yarn and there is Yarn; here is a little bit about some of the fibers I have known and loved.

My lone skein of Elizabeth Lavold Silky Tweed. Why did I only buy one skein of it when I was on vacation?



I love this yarn-- the color, the hand, the....um, tweediness of it. I'm dying to knit with it, some cabled gauntlets maybe, only I can't. If I knit it, I wouldn't have the yarn anymore.


Not yarn precisely, but I recently learned to spin, and now there's a whole new category of fiber I want to hoarde: roving. Technically, I guess you call this sliver, but whatever you call it, its amazingly soft. I don't know what colors you're seeing on your monitor, but trust me, it doesn't do it justice.




Another yarn I love but hardly ever buy for myself:



My Noro Silk Garden Stash. Poor little guys, they look so lonely, huh?


Finally:

In my experience, the very best sock yarn ever. Shephard sock is warm, soft, and I don't care what you've heard, one skein CAN make a pair of socks. Having crazy short feet helps.
Also, I have it on good authority that the Baltic Sea colorway is the softest, and also grants wishes.


Okay, comic time!

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Aaand we're back!

For those of you here just to see my stellar artwork, scroll right on down for the new cartoon.
The million dollar dog is recovering nicely from her surgery. When she came home from the hospital, jumping on the furniture was a no-no, as was jumping on people, playing with her toys, or walking any farther than to the end of the block and back. Apparently, no one thought to tell her any of that, because she's bouncing all over the place. Here she is, flexin' her new Christmas sweater:



Yeah, I knit a stranded ski sweater for my dog. No, I couldn't take a better picture of her. You try taking pictures of a dog who's excited about her new squeaky chicken leg.


Have you no shame?

Not really digging the Adobe Illustrator you guys. It's too much of a pain in the arse. Its a great program, I just don't like it in this application. But hey, there's a cartoon right up there, so there you go.