Nailed It or Failed It: The Great Pinterest Challenge

In CategoryKnitting, Nailed It or Failed It


It’s that time again! My Twitter pals and I have chosen a project from Pinterest to blog about.

This month I chose something a little more challenging than the Magic Eraser Toilet Cleaning Experiment or the Homemade Shaving Cream Fiasco.

This month I chose the Honey Cowl.


The Honey Cowl is a free pattern by the amazing yarn manufacturer Madelinetosh. Here’s the Ravelry link, where you can see almost NINE THOUSAND other Honey Cowls.

Here I am feeling like an idiot for taking pictures of myself.

does this smile look fake? it feels fake. this is dumb. how do people DO this? 

Here I am realizing that the cowl is basically inside out and the previous 8 million pictures don’t even show the pattern stitch –

see that line between my eyebrows? I’d botox the crap out of that if Jim would let me

Here I am getting distracted by all the gray stripes in my hair –

yes, I am really that pasty.  

Honey Cowl for the WIN! Totally Nailed It.




Miscellaneous Pattern Notes:

I used Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Flash Dance held double for the Honey Cowl. I cast on with 32″ size 9s, knit a row, then switched to 8s and continued the pattern. I only knit it about 8 inches wide, because I am not sure how much fabric my mother-in-law will want around her neck. I didn’t block it, because I think it’s perfect the way it is. I love the rolling edges and didn’t see any reason to wrestle with them. At the end, I switched to 9s, knit one row, and cast off using the Stretchy Bind Off.

This pattern was super easy, super pretty, and I think it’s a fun knit as well. Holding the yarn double really added to the depth of the color, and the Tosh Merino Light has a gorgeous sheen to it. It was great tv knitting, and went relatively quickly.


Check out my Twitter pals and see how their projects turned out!

FINALLY I know what to get my Hubby for Christmas

In CategoryNavel Gazing

No, not the cab. And not a trip to NYC. The MEGGINGS.


Now. Which ones? The silver spangly ones or the more understated black sequined ones?

You know what? I’ll get them both. It’s Christmas, after all.


Random Monday

In CategoryRandom Monday

• More funny internet stuff! Why Kids Are Actually The WORST.  You’re Welcome.

• The United Nations wants to take the internet away. Be afraid, people. My opinions regarding the UN mostly contain profanity, so I shall spare you. Read thisthis, and this for more information.

(hat tip The Donna)

• Every time I use a microwave that’s over the stove or in an upper cabinet and I’m standing there waiting for my coffee to reheat or my butter to melt, I vaguely wonder if I’m also getting a bunch of evil poison rays shot into my head and probably any day now science will make a big announcement that over-the-stove microwaves are responsible for *insert-dread-disease* and maybe I should scoot over so the death ray isn’t aimed RIGHT at my head.

But that seems like a lot of trouble, so I don’t.

• You know that exotic coffee that’s made from beans plucked from the poo of some jungle cat? Well, it’s your lucky day, because now there is also elephant-poo-accino!

Try our new holiday Spiced Cinnamon-Dung Latté!

Or maybe a Warm Caramel Poochiato?

Fertilizer Frappacino?

White Chocolate Elephant-Nog?

This is the kind of thing marketed toward people that have more money than sense.

No offense to all you Scat-a-Latté lovers.

Can I get you a Meadow Muffin with that?

• Happy Monday, y’all! Link up with your own Randomness below!

(Scat-a-Latté! Crap, that’s funny!)

That’s funny, I don’t care who you are

In CategoryNavel Gazing

The tumblr blog, Animals Talking In All Caps is hilarious. It has some, erm, adult language and a few, shall we say, innuendos, but if you can take it, I can guarantee that you will laugh out loud at least once.

(Don’t say I didn’t warn you. There are a few posts that are pretty jaw-dropping.)

Look. Look at the hilariousness –


One more –

If you don’t think that’s funny, there’s nothing else I can do for you.