Office Mates


My army of cuteness continues to grow and these are my two latest recruits.  The blue alien is staying with me and the little green guy is heading off to share an office with the boyfriend. Blue has been a pretty good office mate so far and he certainly keeps the place lively on rainy days.

I'm still using this pattern but decided to try out a bulky in addition to a worsted weight yarn. The bulky creates an alien about twice the size of one made from worsted. Still wonderfully cute too. 

Fall Might Finally Be Here

Today was grey, rainy, and a bearable temperature. In other words, it felt like Fall. I might even need long sleeves and layers soon. In preparation for the lower temperatures, I've been knitting hats, socks, scarves, and fingerless mitts throughout the summer.  Now that Fall seems to be hanging around, I want to knit cute, colorful things that have nothing to do with keeping warm. So, it's a very good thing that I have plenty of supplies for making more of these:


Pattern: Mini Alien by Barbara Prime (@Rav) (

Needles: US 4 (3.5 mm)

Date: Sept. 15-16, 2009


These little guys are small, quick to make, and are so cute that they'd fit right in on an episode of Dr. Who. They don't take much yarn either since I only needed 5g for each one. The original landing party is destined to be a Christmas gift but the subsequent waves are going to be for me...and a few of my choice lieutenants. 

Soon, all your base are belong to us!