Thursday, September 08, 2005

Absent minded

Here is the picture of the frogged socks. Maybe I can finish them tonight if the baby sleeps for a while.

Baby Socks

Posting again

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.

Cotton Baby Sweater
My wonderful friend Brynne knit him this sweater and it arrived the day he was born. You can see more cool stuff that Brynne has knit on her blog.
Brynne Baby Sweater
Isn't it the coolest little sweater ever? And she used precious cotton ease to make it so that he could wear it here.
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

Clean House

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

Soaker Pants!!!

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:

Bench Soaker
And then I took a picture of them in the hobbit garden. I know there is a troll in the picture, try to use your imagination.
hobbit soaker
They are all nice and lanoliny and I hope they will keep his bed dry at night. I have yarn to make some daytime pairs and a pair of soaker pants with footies for in the winter. The baby sweater is still comming along and I hope to get a lot done on it as we drive to Michigan this evening and tommarow. The weather there is only supposed to be in the 60s which we barely get into at night in Mississippi now. It is hard to imagine that I will be pregnant until mid-august and then we will still have 2 months of summer to get through. I am so looking forward to cool Michigan weather.
The soakers are from Little Turtle Knits there patterns are really cute and they have this interesting Mama pancho that I am still thinking about. I don't wear panchos but this seems more like a winter sling for a place that doesn't get below freezing in the winter. I am planning to go to two yarn shops, one in Ann Arbor and one in Chelsey, MI. I hope everyone has a good Memorial Day weekend.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

New Orleans

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.

Christopher at Quarter Stitch
Here is Christopher holding our package. He got the Debbie Bliss Toy Knits so that he can knit the pirate rat for the baby. I got a 3 mm addi turbo needle. I can't wait to see the rat. The book also has a lot of great teddy bears and farm animals.
The also had this hanging in their window.
okra santa
It is a piece of dried okera that has been painted to look like Santa Claus. I am going to try to make some of these for christmas. Christopher planted a whole row of okera and I doubt I will get it all picked and canned before they get woody.
Quarter Stitch wraps all of your purchases in tissue paper and then puts them in a bag with confetti. It really makes you want to buy stuff just so you can carry it around.

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.

brocade sweater progress
On the baby front I have to go in for my glucose test this week. I am not looking forward to it unfortunatly. I can test my blood sugar at home anytime I want, myDH is a diabetic. So I am not sure what good it will do to have me sit around in the doctors office for an hour letting other people poke me.
I am still enjoying my new spinning wheel and have started working with a new roving that I bought awhile ago in Michigan. It has a pretty long staple and I am haveing a hard time spinning it really fine. I don't want to only make 2 ply worsted for the rest of my life!

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Blueberry Tart

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.

tart hat
I am not sure what I am going to work on next. There is a little sweater in Knits that came out a few months ago and I could get started on that, but my sisters birthday is in August and my Mom's is in June so I should probably get going on things for them. If you can think of anything that would be a good Mom present, please let me know!

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.