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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!!)

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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).

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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.

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Sunday, April 16, 2006

Happy Easter!

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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.

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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!

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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).

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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!

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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.

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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.

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