Wednesday, July 2, 2014

And The Cradle Will Rock...

Cradle Robber

Mrs. Mott, aka Peyton Flanders, IS The Hand That Rocks The Cradle.  Desperate from grief and bent on revenge on the woman who, in her mind, caused her husband's death and the loss of her unborn child, she becomes nanny to the baby of that very woman, wreaking her vengeance as she does, and damn, if she doesn't do it with wicked cunning and underhanded flair!   Oh!  And she knits!  A true Mean Girl if ever I saw one, thus earning her a spot as the inspiration for this installment.

The Loot

First up, there's a beautiful hand-crafted crystal stitch marker from Toluca Knit Jewelry and Fine Yarn, add a hand-made baby bottle-shaped breast milk errr....Bavarian Cream-flavored lolly, and Dizzy Blonde Studios Dizzy Blonde Superwash 2-ply Light Fingering is the base of this generous 115 g/4 oz 512 m/560 yd. skein dyed up in periwinkle and lavender.

Finally, an exclusive pattern from Jennifer Moraca Designs:  The Cradle Will Rock Shawlette.  This small shawl is designed with a busy new mom in mind, but it makes a fun and interesting and a lovely accessory for anyone. 

And, if for some reason you're so mean you want other pattern options, here's some more.

Pattern Recommendations

Catskills Cardi by Sheila Toy Stromburg 
Peachick Eyes Cardigan by Justina Lorkwski
Vestry Street by Kirsten Kapur
Lori's Scarf by Julie Blagojevich

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

eenee MEANIE minee Ho...

It is usually now, when the last 2 installment of the current episode are in my sights that I begin scheming up the next Episode's theme.  However, I think it's high-time you all started pulling your weight around here. So, I've created this little handy-dandy poll for you all to weigh in on.

If you so desire, feel free to defend your answer in the comments.  (Doesn't mean I'll read them, but feel free anyway)


Suffice it to say, you've voted; I noted...and will do my own thing anyway!

Friday, April 25, 2014

All Fired Up

One Hot Mess!

Lila Tourney turned out to be the Big Bad in Season 2 of Dexter.  In a nutshell, she befriends our (anti-) hero, becomes his NA sponsor, seduces him, and then, when he starts to pull away (cuz she's friggin bonkers), she frames one of his best friends for rape and then murders another one, hoping to draw him back to her.  

Can't blame a girl for trying, now can you?  Her weapon of choice?  Fire.  That's so hot!

and MGYC Episode V:  Revenge of the Hoar, installment 3 is all about what's hot.  

From the yarn, a generous 560 yard/115 g. skein of Dizzy Blonde Studios Dizzy Blonde Superwash Merino dyed in flaming crimson, sizzling vermilion and smouldering orchid... the loot, which includes a beautiful garnet stitch marker from Toluca Knit Jewelry, a must-have Stitch Saver(TM) from 5ElementKnitr, and 2 large cinnamon bears dipped in rich yummy chocolate.

Pattern Recommendations

Lichen Moebius Scarf  by Andrea Jurgrau
Iron Maiden by Marisa Hernandez
Mal Nach links, mal nach rechts 
    by Claudia Nelson
Hawaiian Snowflakes by Mel Ski
Paestum Beret by Coryna Blasko
Gilet Fougerè by Peggy Grand
Snadi by Meiju K-P