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Sunday, April 23, 2006
I'm not sure why, but I just haven't felt like blogging lately.
Here are some pics of what we've been up to.
(Little H turned 11 months old yesterday. I can't believe it. He's almost a toddler!!)
Wednesday, April 19, 2006
I recently decided to do a little kool-aid dyeing because it was Karen's birthday. Since she likes green and pink, I used lemon-lime and pink lemonade. The colors might be a little bright for her taste, but I think it's still pretty fun. I'm curious to see how it will knit up. (I used dye-your-own merino sock yarn from knitpicks).
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
Baby (Regia) tip & top socks to match the ones I made for me. I did 48 sts on US 1 needles, 2x2 rib which I carried down the foot. They are actually a bit big so I think I will do 44 sts on the next pair.
Fleece diaper cover, using the knickers pattern found here. The fleece is a cheap-o remnant from Walmart or JoAnns (I forget).
Pj pants. I love this monster/space alien knit from JoAnns.
And finally, here's a little Waldorf doll that I hand-sewed during class. It's cotton flannel stuffed with wool.
Sunday, April 16, 2006
Friday, April 14, 2006
Henry isn't sick and his teeth aren't bothering him anymore (his first 2 have poked through on the bottom) so he has actually let me do a little bit of sewing!
First, some jammies. I haven't had much luck finding cute jammies in the stores in 12mo size so I decided to make some. I love this fabric--it's a very soft cotton knit (from Joanns) with bulldozers and dump trucks on it. I used McCall's 3665 and made the largest size. I even put 3 red snaps on the top with my snap press--wheee!
Next, a pull-on diaper cover. I used an old gerber vinyl cover as a pattern. This is white PUL (polyurethane laminate, waterproof) which was embroidered by someone else for me. There is foldover elastic at the waist and leg openings. I think this is really cute and it's much better quality than that Gerber one. I haven't tried it on Henry though, so I'm not sure how it will fit.
Right now I'm working on another pair of pj pants and a pull-on fleece diaper cover.
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
I finished my Regia tip & top socks (color 4083). I just did my basic sock pattern--top down, 64 stitches, US1 needle. Actually I used 1.5 needles for the leg. Obviously, I didn't try to match up the stripes. Now I'm going to cast on a matching pair for Henry!
And of course Henry needs an Easter bib. I bought the cute egg-y fabric at Walmart and the back is cotton terry velour. It's just turned and topstitched and then I got to use my fancy press to put on a snap!
Monday, April 10, 2006
Can you guess what H is for? Was there ever any doubt?
H is for Henry! I took this picture this morning at the AP playgroup. We were at a teeny little park next to a library and it was really packed! (don't you love the sun hat? I made it about a year ago).
Sunday, April 09, 2006
Just in time for Easter, I finished four wee bunnies using this pattern and flannel scraps. One has blue plaid on the back and will go in Henry's Easter basket. The other 3 are gifts that will go in the mail on Monday. I used leetle white pom poms for tails, except on Henry's (I know he would immediately pull it off and try to eat it, so I sewed on a circle of white fleece instead). I drew the faces on with permanent marker because I know from experience that when I try to embroider faces the results are usually not good!
Thursday, April 06, 2006
I made one of those shopping cart seat covers and I'm pretty pleased with it. Especially since I used stuff I already had instead of going out and buying a ready-made one for around $30. I used pattern Simplicity 4636 with just one modification--I put 2 slits in the back, like giant buttonholes, so I can slip the cart seatbealt through and around the baby. Henry's still too small to sit up properly in one of those seats without the seatbelt buckled. For the seat I used some yellow prequilted fabric and the rest is red Charlie Brown baseball fabric (love both of these--they were purchased cheapcheapcheap from JoAnns quite some time ago. as a matter of fact, I think the Charlie Brown fabric was like $.50/yd or something ridiculous). The picture is Henry taste testing the cover the other day at the Mitsuwa marketplace (all I bought was Pocky, tofu, and Hello Kitty stickers. heh). I used it today at Walmart and I had one woman come up and ask me where I got it because she has been looking for one. These are the kind of things that make me happy these days, people.
Monday, April 03, 2006
Look at all the great goodies that were packed into my final secret pal package from Elizabeth! A stuffed chick for Henry, a yarn cutter pendant, a cutie sheep tape measure, the magic loop booklet, _Cool Crochet_, Wildfoote sock yarn, Sockotta sock yarn, and Artyarns Supermerino. Ahhh. Thanks, secret pal! I've decided to sit out round 8, but you can sign up here.