Thursday, February 28, 2008

My First Sock!!

I knit my very first sock ever!

It is a toe-up, short-row heel sock done on two circular needles by Cat Borhdi

I just blindly followed the pattern and it was interesting to see how the heel progressed! I haven't ever done short rows or the figure 8 cast on, so this was a totally new experience for me.

Okay, so it is a miniature sock, but still, my first sock!

I made it for a bookmark. The pattern had a sock on both ends, but I opted to have just one.

Time Out

The other day, the girls were playing and they were saying that their dolls and stuffed critters were being naughty. I went and looked and this is what I found...

their toys lined up in the hall for a time out!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Mr. Hedgehog

Hedgehogs are the mascot, so to speak, of lace makers and among the toys in the marked down Valentine's Day stuff at Wal-mart yesterday were some pink and purple hedgehogs. I decided to wait until they might come down in price as there were quite a few of them. Then I saw one lone natural colored one, so I snagged him up. He's about 8" tall.

UPDATE: My mom found a few more if anyone is interested in getting one!

My "Swift"

When ever I needed to roll up a skein/hank of yarn after dyeing it or from Purewool, I had to find something (or someone) to hold my yarn. I tried several different methods before I found the one that works the best...

the car seat handle!

It is the right size to fit the skeins of Purewool and if I prop it up against the footstool, I don't have to work too hard to get it to unwind.

Of course, a REAL swift would be even easier and I'm still hoping to make one, but in the meantime, this gets the job done!

Sitting next to the yarn in the seat of the carseat, is my "ball winder". I first wrap the yarn around a book a few times, then I slide it off and "sandwich" it between the handles of two flat wooden spatulas. Then I wind the yarn around the handles to make the ball. When I'm done with the ball, I pull the spatulas out one at a time. And Presto, a center pull ball!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Valentine's Day

We didn't do anything special for Valentine's Day like go out to eat, but I did make meatloaf and baked potatoes with brownies for dessert.
Of course, I DID make them heart shaped!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Tatted Bonnet

I made William a tatted bonnet. (actually I made it when I was pregnant with Emily, before we knew she was a girl!) I never had him wear it as I didn't have an occasion to wear it (since boys don't usually wear them for just anyday!). (Sarah wore her's to a wedding and Emily wore her's for Easter), but it is small now and thought I'd post pictures of him wearing it. (So he at least did wear it!)

Here are some shots of Will wearing his baseball cap (just in case it seemed too "girly" with him wearing a bonnet!

Green Longies

I realized I never posted a picture of the green longies I made for William.

They were the 2nd ones I did for him (after the blue jean ones). I made them with the same pattern and needle size, but they ended up bigger.

The yarn is "Bellezza Collection Tesoro" 100% wool from JoAnn's (they don't carry it anymore).

It was the softest 100% wool yarn I had ever handled, until I got the Purewool!

Three In A Bed...

And the little one said....."Hello Sisters!"

The girls like to be in William's crib--especially if he's in it, too!