Monday, April 30, 2007
Saturday, April 28, 2007
It's a pillowcase. I've realized my taste in fabric is just as expensive as my taste for yarn! But these lotus flowers were just perfect for my friend Nancy-yay hon!
I've also learned a few things about sewing. Sewing takes patience and you are supposed to pre-shrink and even iron (!?!) your fabric. I don't iron. That's why I'm attracted to knitting. If you take a look at the next photo, you'll see I learned a few other things with this project.
I'm new to sewing, but I'm pretty sure your seams aren't supposed to look like this! Luckily, I don't think Nanc will loose sleep over it. I've also figured out that if you use the pattern on the fabric as a guide for a straight seam, unless you cut said fabric straight-your seam will not be straight. It's a learning process, but it's fun.
I also learned crochet. My friend who only knits said, "Why would you want to learn to crochet." The answer-edgings, quick blankets and it only takes one hand. I figure it will be easier to crochet and breastfeed than to knit and breastfeed. But I'll still pronounce it crotch-it.
In knitting news, I finished 'Darling' for my friend's daughter. Well, it's done except for embroidering flowers, now I just need to learn how to embroider. The color is a bit dark, but the mom request a chocolate brown and I like dark chocolate so I went with it. It's lighter than in these photos. I loved doing this top down with a raglan increase. No seams! I hate sewing, whoops, I guess I shouldn't have asked for that Viking for Cmas!
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
On the other hand, this morning I watched from my window-a bald eagle circling the river below. Now, I know that the bald eagle has an inflated rep, but that isn't something I've ever seen in California, Kentucky, New York or Mass or any of the other states I've lived in. At least not from the comfort of my own home.
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Butters: Daddy's eyes brown.
Mom: That's right, your dad has brown eyes.
B: Mom's eyes blue.
M: Yes, and what color is my hair?
M: (pause) let's call it brown, okay?
Friday, April 13, 2007
That night he was up sick with a fever and in the morning this is what he looked like:
Here's the view from the side:
Do we drive down to the in-laws? We can't decide, we wait for the other to make the decision, we rally and go. We get to see T's grandpa and snap a 4 generation photo:
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
I picked the photo that C looked best in! You'll notice his other two friends are wearing hand knitted items by THEIR mothers! I haven't made a thing for Carter since he was born! I'm a bad knitting mom. But, we've had so many babies born and then there was the Christmas Chrunch, etc, etc. Don't get me wrong, I've bought him yarn, I just haven't made anything!
Oh wait, I knitted him an alligator puppet. Now I feel a little less guilty.
Tuesday, April 3, 2007
It was very sunny but chilly this morning and the cat had opened the curtains a smidge to let in a ray of light. The ray traveled down to the floor and made a spot about 6 feet long. C stopped in his tracks when he saw it and ran along the sunbeam, back and forth, back and forth. Still in his footed PJs while I was distracted by breakfast, I peaked in at him, because it was too quiet. (I get worried when it's too quiet or if he's laughing too much, that would involve one of the pets!) He was happy to watch his feet in the sun. I would never have noticed it was there, kids are good at pointing those things out!
Let's make sure other parents can stay home with their kids, if they choose to. Click here.
In other news, here are some finished projects, they've been mailed and the recipients know who they are!
Slippers for a nephew on top. Pattern is Fuzzy Feet done in double stranded Cascade 220. Happy birthday today!
Kimono Sweater from Natural Knits for kids in Dark Horse Fantasy. I sewed the buttons wrong if you are Japanese.
The Amelie dress from Natural Knits in Manos Cotton. I modified it to be in the round. I hate seams.