Almost done my first pair of longies using the Budgie Bloomer pattern from Ralvery! I still need to do a tie to tighten up the waist, but apart from being a touch long, they fit nicely! Testing them out right now – we’ll see how well they absorb. :DRead More
Today has been a day of finishing up some projects that I’ve been meaning to do for the past few days (ok, past few months). My three years old daughter helped out – here’s what we did and some of the lessons that we learned along the way. ;)
Project One – Adding a PomPom to R’s Cupcake Hat.
Lesson: R learned that making pompoms is awesome. Also awesome? The tiny little bits that get cut off can be gathered up and then liberally distributed on a freshly vacuumed carpet.
I don’t love the hat, it was a hand-me-down and R loves it – she’s been asking for a new pompom for at least a year. I remember making pompoms all the time when I was a kid, just for fun. Well, apparently I’ve lost that skill. Anyway, it took a couple tries but we got a half decent one and now the cupcake hat is complete again.
Project Two – Finishing off the Baby’s Knitted Diaper Cover
Lesson: I learned that no matter how lovely smelling your Eucalan is, soaking wet wool still smells like soaking wet wool.
I was surprised to find that I was done knitting the whole thing, I just had to weave in two loose pieces of yarn – done and done. The cover got a heft dose of Eucalan and is drying on the counter now.
Project Three – Sewing A Curtain for the Play Kitchen
Lesson: I learned to count your pins before entrusting them to your toddler. That way you know how many got lost. R learned that Mommy says bad words when she grabs the iron from the wrong side.
We found this kitchen on the side of the road, and even though we already had a wood kitchen, we couldn’t just let this one end up in the dump — its awesome! And it has become a home for many of R’s toys, which means it always looks cluttered. Rather than clean it (because, really, how long is that going to last), we decided to make a pretty skirt for the front.
I’m so in love with this fabric, I’m thinking of getting some more to make curtains for my naked kitchen windows. I’m sure my neighbours would be thrilled (cause the windows often aren’t the only thing naked around here).
Project Four – Finishing off a Hat for R
Lesson: I learned that tassels rock my world.
Last, I finished off the hat that was originally meant to be a diaper cover. But I didn’t like the pattern and decided that the skull snowflakes were too fun to just rip apart and thus the diaper cover became a hat instead. And wow, tassels are way easier to make then pompoms and look super adorable. R wore it for the most of the night – I suspect we won’t be giving it away to her boyfriend anytime soon.Read More
This past month has been crazy busy as we prepare for our new baby (due today). Not the traditional painting nurseries and picking out baby clothes - we realized last time that babies really don’t care about that. We’ve been focused on painting the living room and creating nicer spaces. But it has left no time for blogging or knitting or anything (I miss tv, I really do). But the time to relax has come — at least until the baby is born! So today I am knitting and sewing, and I’ve included a picture of the diaper cover i’m
knitting – cute, eh?
I love how cozy these turned out. I think I’ll have to make a couple pairs for myself!
Wow, I just figured out how to upload pictures to my blog from my iPhone. I can’t tell you how happy this makes me — I hate taking pictures, then putting them on the computer, then resizing them, then uploading them.
So this is the first of a set of legwarmers that I’m making as a Christmas gift for my SIL. I have two full days to finish, so there is still the possibility that it can be done without resorting to sleepless nights or a full onset of denial. But that’s all I can write for now — I’ve got to get back to knitting. :)