June 01, 2010
Today was our baby's three month birthday.
Which means we made her a year ago, tee hee.
This year I made socks instead of a baby...
Or did I...
I do find myself often thinking that I'd like to just go ahead and aim for the second one now, to get all the infant years done at once. If life starts to get too cushy, I am not sure I'll want to go back to the beginning.
But I'm also not sure I want to take care of a baby while I'm pregnant.
I'm definitely sure that I don't have much say in the matter though, and we'll flip another heads whenever a heads comes along...
In the meantime, making us matching socks keeps me happy.
March 11, 2010
January 17, 2010
Yeah, not so much.
I can't really sit up straight anymore without the baby shoving upwards into my lungs, or getting heartburn, or just feeling like I'm being scrunched to death. I can't find a good position for knitting.
Crochet works though, since it's one-handed and I can kinda do it in a Cleopatra side-lying pose. So when I have the energy for anything, it's mostly been crochet.
I wanted to make a pig. I found the perfect cute pattern. I started said pig and discovered he was gonna be about as big as a tennis ball. Cute, but not really what I envisioned for my child to cuddle. I want to try to size him up with some really fat yarn and see if that works.
I also managed to finally finish some lapghans I started ages ago for the VA hospital. My crafting group teased me because every week I would show up, not having made any progress since the week before. Slow going, but they're done, and just in time.
The second one is a lovely pattern found here.
I've also worked on some gifts for other people, but those can't be revealed until later...
December 13, 2009
And I know I swore that I wasn't going to do any knitting for anyone else's babies once I was concentrating on my own, but I can't stick with that and have a few things up my sleeve for two other gals.
September 30, 2009
September 29, 2009
September 14, 2009
I'm a novice crocheter, but Lucy's pattern wasn't too hard to follow. I just had a hard time with the face fur: I made two heads and a couple different faces until I got the one I liked.
Maybe when the kid is older...this hat?
July 29, 2009
July 20, 2009
July 03, 2009
May 27, 2009
I had the thought that someone has to make all these little 4"x4" samples. How fun would that be? Dream job.
(I realize they're probably made by machine. Humor me here.)
I also realized that my dream job is decidedly NOT to take all those little squares and sew them together into a big blanket.
Last November, our store collected rectangles for Warm-Up America. It was then my job to single crochet all 56 rectangles together. It took me forever to find the motivation, but the final product is pretty neat.
But definitely not my dream job. I'll make the squares all day long, but someone else can do the finishing.
April 27, 2009
She said her son loves playing with them. I think they turned out really cute.
(And learning this new blog system is gonna be the death of me. It took me forever to figure out how to upload this pic.)
March 23, 2009
Made with Patons SWS from this pattern.
March 18, 2009
And then she paid me an outrageous sum of money for the little sweater, which was super nice. I want her to hire me to knit for her whole family; she pays way better than my current job.
Check out her blog, whydonjcha. She's feisty.
February 28, 2009
The buttons are little puppy faces. I think it turned out really cute.
January 22, 2009
But I want to push everything aside and start on this immediately.
I am in love with that sweater.
January 16, 2009
Sock knitters will notice that the colorways on the two socks match up exactly, which gives me so much joy.
January 08, 2009
The new Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act Â– passed hastily to bar poisonous foreign products Â– also will require millions of American homecrafters to have each of their products tested at huge cost, ranging from $500 to $4000 per product Â– including their old stock which was manufactured before this law had even been thought up.
So government tried to do a good thing by banning lead toys from China and those beads that turned into the date-rape drug. But they derp-ed it up and forgot to exclude those of us who make baby things from home.
We in the group I belong to are unsure how this affects us. We do not receive monetary donations and we do not sell our items. But we better not be legally barred from making our preemie donations to the local hospitals because of some stupidly worded law. And I don't want people selling on Etsy or Ebay to be affected either.
Kuhr says all the homecrafters of the US 'will become criminals from February 10 if they continue to sell their homemade stock without the required certificate of compliance to prove that it had been tested for dangerous contents such as lead'.
From now on, while I'm knitting my preemie caps, I will be saying in a Beavis voice, "Breakin' the law, breakin' the law."
But seriously folks, we're running out of time before the law takes effect. I plan to make a complaint, and if you are a crafter, I would urge you to do the same.
Formal complaints against this act must be lodged before January 20 2009 Comments must be labeled: Section 102 Mandatory Third-Party Testing of Component Parts'. Lodge complaints to email Sec102ComponentPartsTesting@cpsc.gov
January 07, 2009
Don't worry; 2009 won't only be knitblogging.
January 01, 2009
And these are juggling balls I made for my friend. I love how they turned out. Who woulda thought of writing a pattern for juggling balls?
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