Sunday, October 11, 2009

It's My Birthday

I just had to share this with you. One of my friends on MySpace sent this awesome cake to me and I love it!!! This is one of my favorite cakes. Yes, it's true I am celebrating the 10th anniversary of my 29th birthday. My son is on to me and throughout the year he periodically reminds me that even if I can't remember my age he knows exactly how old I am.

My husband is baking my yummy cake and my daughter has decided to make me homemade fudge. She is enjoying her sweet adventure. She plans on putting in caramel and marshmallow as well. I just heard her say that she is sooo licking the spoon when she is done. That's a good sign and I look forward to having my fudge.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Chic Boutique '09 Coming Sunday, November 1 !!!

Sunday, November 1, the Early Childhood Learning Center of Temple Beth David in Commack is sponsoring Chic Boutique '09 -- an annual craft fair. Abigail's Knits and Pie Fairy Princess (how could I pick just one??) will have a table prominently displaying my handknit and crocheted items.

So if you have some time, come on by to say Hi and pick up one of my adorable items for yourself or a young friend. I will also be accepting custom orders of my handknits. Have you been searching for a gorgeous scarf for this season, come to me and look no further. This is your chance to see the quality of my handknits in person!

Chic Boutique '09 is being held Sunday, November 1, from 10:00AM till 3:00PM at Temple Beth David, 100 Hauppauge Road, Commack (map).

Of course, if you can't wait, please feel free to pick up some of my things at or my Etsy shop at

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Cats Really Love My Handknits (well, at least one cat)

I received what may be the ultimate compliment today, and it was from a cat.

I recently finished a pair of fingerless mittens and mailed them out to a friend (similar to the ones pictured at right). She called today to say how thrilled she was to receive them yesterday and how she was so excited to wear them this morning, since it had gotten chilly by her.

Except ...

She has a cat who apparently has a habit of stealing one or two particular things from her house and showing up with them later as a "present". There's a dishtowel and a fleece sweatshirt that the cat steals and gives back later, unharmed. What these things have in common is that they are both very soft.

Well, apparently my fingerless mittens are just too soft to resist (they're made from a blended silk and bamboo yarn after all). When my friend excitedly went to grab her new prized possessions from next to the laptop where she had left them, one of them was missing. Just one of them. So clearly the cat has found a new favorite soft plaything. My friend had to leave for work, so there wasn't enough time to go looking for the cat or the mitten. Argh! It will have to be one more day before she gets to wear them for the first time...

It's nice to know that my work is appreciated by humans and felines alike.

You can purchase mittens just like these from my Etsy shop at And, as always, you can contact me directly if there is anything you would like me to custom-make for you.