Monday, February 25, 2008

Winged Things

I have not been a very good blogger these past several months. This problem is mostly due to the fact that my employer has blocked any and all blogs from my view. It sucks and I've yet to come up with a viable solution for posting to my own blog as well as regularly checking out what's going on with all of you! Short of giving up crafting in the evenings to catch up with the blogosphere, I'm stumped as to how I can rectify this situation. Any suggestions are welcome!

Needless to say I have been making stuff. What follows is a load of FO's waiting for a post all their own.

First we have a lovely knitted Black Bat Wing Shawl with crocheted red sparkly veins AND its accompanying crocheted Batty Beanie...



This has been sitting on my "to be photographed" pile for months! For shame!

Here's a detail of the veins...



And the hat...



I used my Chicken Beanie pattern (sales pitch: available for just $5 on my sidebar!) as the basis for the Batty Beanie, which can also easily translate into a Kitty Beanie. I think there are more themed beanies in my future...

Next up, the knitted Blue Bat Wing Shawl with crocheted veins of in the same yarn...



This one is sparkly all over!

And just because wings seem to be my thing for this post, how about a pair of crocheted flight implements...



I plan to use this hand painted ribbon as the tie for these babies...



Feels good to get these off of the "to be..." pile. The sad part is that I have so much more sitting there waiting patiently.

I cannot stand feeling so behind! Oh well, maybe I need to put in a few super early mornings to get back to my posting schedule...

I'll figure it out....eventually.

Happy Monday one and all!

8 comments:

e said...

Love your blog! This is my first comment, and it's just suggestions for getting around the work firewall. *sigh. My own knitting needs to pick up, but anyway...

1. Use the Google Reader RSS feed. If you can use Google work, use iGoogle as your homepage, and you can have your feeds right there. Easy way to keep up with other blogs...doesn't help with the posting.
2. But, since you use Blogger, you can actually just email in your posts. (Look under your Blogger settings to find out/set the email address.) Unless your work blocks your "post-to" blogger email address, you should be fine.

Hope this helps! You probably know these things already, though. :)

Nancy said...

It's always good to see you posting!

LauraJ said...

Excellent bat cape (nd matching hat. How chic). Warm good thoughts for you in your over-busyness. I cannot help but think we will all be better in March.

And _e_, thanks for that tip. I was wondering about blogging next week and you may have helped a lot.

Starfish said...

Great stuff as usual. I have the same problem at work - it's so frustrating. Thanks to e for those suggestions!

cherriss said...

Get an iPod so you can blog in the restroom cabin :)

Anonymous said...

hmmmmm if its blocked (like the site and everything) try www.vtunnel.com

Batty said...

I want that bat shawl! I want the bat beanie too! I want, I want, I want!

Ahem. OK, I feel better now. I'm still drooling all over my keyboard, though.

Ciaran said...

Wow, cool stuff!

Ciaran
(who just started learning how to knit...)