Thursday, December 6, 2012

Introducing the Mary Ellen Scarves!

I don’t watch a whole lot of TV anymore (we choose not to have Netflix or cable), but I have to tell you, I’ve fallen in love with “The Waltons.”  I didn’t even know this show existed until my wonderful mother-in-law loaned us the first season. 

After watching my favorite episodes multiple times, I have come to the following conclusions:

Conclusion #1:  I absolutely adore the grandparents.  I want to be Grandma Walton when I grow up.

Conclusion #2:  I love John-Boy’s Southern accent.

Conclusion #3:  For better or for worse, Mary Ellen is a perfect embodiment of me when I was a teenager.  

 If I’d grown up in a home where we churned our own butter, I’m sure I would’ve churned the way she did in one scene: reading a book with my feet propped up on the table, half-heartedly thumping the churn dasher with my other hand. 

The character of Mary Ellen Walton is what inspired my new line of scarves.  I had all these odds and ends of yarn left over from various projects.  

I decided that if Mary Ellen liked to knit as much as I do, she would’ve hastily gathered all the odds and ends left over from Grandma’s projects and made her own creations.  

So I gave it a try.  It was much more addictive than I thought.  And since accumulating odds and ends of yarn is as inevitable as me drinking coffee tomorrow morning, I promise there will be lots more one-of-a-kind scarves where these came from!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Extreme Makeover Part 2: Gadget Corner

 I'm having one of Those Days.  You know the kind of day I'm talking about.  The kind that makes most females want to hole themselves up at home eating too much chocolate and watching chick flicks that have way too much pink in them.

I can get behind the whole eating too much chocolate thing, but the color pink makes me nauseous, so I think I'll just hunker down and re-read Little Women for the ten millionth time.

Okay, now that I've gotten all those random thoughts out of the way, I have to tell you something that’s going to scream “This blog is written by a ‘90’s child!”

I love “Home Improvement” repeats.  I don’t watch anywhere near as much TV as I used to, but Tim and Al still crack me up.  I think it’s awesome that Al always wears flannel.

“Why did the flannel cross the road?  ‘Cause Al was over there!”

Mock if you will, but you think that one’s funny too, and you know it :p.

It’s fitting that I’m babbling about Al and flannel and “Home Improvement” because Part 2 of the Extreme Makeover is Gadget Corner.  My fellow “Home Improvement” fans will remember the Gadget Corner segment that appeared on some of the Tool Time clips.

This version of Gadget Corner involves the first items I made after the demolition of that old afghan.  I decided that my e-reader needed clothing.

Here is a picture of my Nook wearing its sweater.

You know you think it's adorable! :p

Here are is the link for the Nook cozy in my Etsy shop.  If this striped pattern isn’t really your thing, stay tuned.  I’ll be adding more colors and styles!  I’ll also be adding cozies for Ipod Touch and Iphone