Wool in Mississippi?
Knitting, Spinning, Tatting and complaining about Mississippi. I also occationally post about my embroidery and other fiber arts things I am working on.
Thursday, September 08, 2005
Now I know I have been remiss in not posting but I got laid off from my job at the end of June and then I had a baby 2 weeks ago today. If you would like to see a picture of him he has his own bog at Temple I have been doing some knitting and getting some knitting. The sweater I am knitting for a friends baby is almost done and I should have pictures tommarow. I finished this sweater for my own baby. In cotton becuase it is hot in Mississippi year round.
I knit him the little socks from this summers IK but they were already to small for him when he came home from the hospital so I frogged the toes to make them long enough. Did I mention that he was a 8lbs 15oz baby?
Monday, June 06, 2005
I know that isn't as exciting to the rest of you as knitting is, but I haven't picked up a needle since we got back from Michigan last Wednsday night. We have been keeping up apperances which included buying a new Hoover Cyclone vacuum cleaner and finally cleaning up the office/baby room. I was freaking out because there would be know where to put up the crib or the dresser and the baby was going to have to sleep on the filthy floor becuase the sweeper didn't work. As luck would have it I have the best husband in the world and he willingly helped me clean the house all weekend until I was no longer worried and also helped pick out a car seat and all the cloth diapers that I hope we will ever need.
So I should be back to knitting on baby things for Temple tonight. I am still working on the sweater and I want to use up a lot of my cloth stash making up some PJs for our blisteringly hot summers. I also need to get some needle rolls made. So there should be plenty of pictures later in the week.
Thursday, May 26, 2005
I know I shouldn't be so excited about cloth diapering but I have finished my first pair of soaker pants for the baby and they turned out really well. Here they are on a minature bench:
Tuesday, May 17, 2005
DH took me to New Orleans this weekend so I got no knitting done but had a huge amount of fun. We spent Saterday in the French Quarter and we went to the Quarter Stitch which is full on knittng and needle point. All of the canvases are hand painted so if you are into that please check them out.
Tuesday, May 10, 2005
Brocade Baby Sweater
Here is the progress on the brocade baby sweater. The pattern is simple and easy to do when watching a movie. It was designed to be knit out of Merino but that would be useless in Mississippi so I am using a cotton yarn in the same guage. I may make the sleeve cuffs a little looser to make up for the reduced elasticity. The color is a dark brown/red color. I have already made a sweater for my self out of it and it washes up pretty well.
Wednesday, May 04, 2005
Here is the latest hat for the baby. I did not give in to the temptation of making the cat wear it for a picture. I think it turned out well. The pattern is from knitty, I think it is going to look great on Temple.
Friday, April 29, 2005
Not so happy kitty
Here is Alice in the Blueberry hat that I made for the baby yesterday. She was only willing to participate in the photo shoot since she could sit on Christopher's lap while it was happening. Hopefully I will not have the urge to use her as a model for baby sweaters as well.
I froged the Dalgarn Baby sweater that I was working on for a friend because I realized that I was not smart enough to read the sizing chart and was making the 9 month sized instead of the 12. He was born last February and I would like him to be able to wear the sweater for more than the month of November. So back to casting on.