Monday, June 30, 2008

Dishtowel Love

Well, I forgot to mention in the last post that the undies only really looked that good for a brief while. They started stretching and sagging really quickly so I'm going to have to work on figuring out some sizing and construction issues before trying to share a pattern.

So not fun. So frustrating. Especially after so much work. And I didn't really have any easy projects to work on, nor did I want to start work on my next design after that de-motivation. I didn't knit for two days.

I was beginning to twitch.

I really needed a brainless, satisfying knit. So I picked up some linen/cotton yarn I had dyed a cheerful pale lavender, and hunted down a dishcloth pattern.

I knitted off that entire 50g of yarn in less than two days. It was VERY satisfying. And I had an FO that didn't require a good fit, and wouldn't matter much if it stretched or shrank a bit in use.





I love this pattern. It is the Basket Rib Handtowel, only mine was washcloth sized because I ran out of yarn.


I finished a design recently. It's lacy, and made from a silk/cotton blend that I recycled and dyed.

And I wear it on my butt! <8^o

So anyway, if you're at work, or you just don't want to see my butt, or whatever, you might not want to scroll down further...













I know, I know. Trust me, I left out all the pictures that made me look flabby, or misshapen, etc.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Some of the Cute

I just had to throw a few pics of my little boy at you. :^)

He's rediscovered his hammer (and will probably have it taken away within the next couple of days, oh man it is SO LOUD!)

I caught him sticking it in the back of his pants! To my knowledge he has never seen a workman of any sort using a hammer. I'm wondering if it's in his genes somehow. Or maybe he has seen either Papa or GranDad do something similar. I doubt it, but it's possible.



Yesterday he wouldn't take a nap at the usual time. So I gave up and just cut his hair and gave him a bath instead. Then he falls asleep in the cabinet! (And, incidentally, totally hot-boxed himself. He's been doing really great with the potty training this week, but he must have had a poop right as he was almost asleep. Poor kid!) He actually had the doors closed. We discovered the stench and the cuteness when we opened the door to check on him. (Yes, of course we dragged him out and changed him just as soon as the pictures were taken).


It's been a really long time since I was able to fall asleep in a cabinet!

So, a couple of funny things he's said recently:

In response to "Why don't we go potty now?" he tells me "How about we don't?" just the other day. I'm cracking up so hard and he laughs with me. And even more recently he wakes up from a nap, sits up and leans back on the couch and looks over at me. "Soooooo....How's it going, Mommy?" In between flustered giggles I manage to respond "It's going well. How's it going for you?" And he just grins and grins while I laugh.

I sure hope he manages to hang onto some of his attitude through school.

Some of the Crafty

I finally got some pictures of the baby hat I alluded to earlier. It was a ton of stitches to cast on for a baby hat, but it was very cute and enjoyable to knit. I ran across one of my neighbors the other day and was somewhat surprised to see that she is expecting. Due in September... yeah, we don't actually see our neighbors very often.

Anyhow, she was as cute as could be and expecting a girl, and I just had to give her something (since I've been on a baby-knitting kick lately). I really should have given her the miniature booties, I suppose. She's Asian and so is her fella (probably husband but I didn't look for rings and I try not to assume), so if anyone's baby would have tiny enough feet at full term, she would be a good candidate. :^)

But I'm pretty sure she will get good use of the hat. I really hope it fits the baby during a winter season, haha.

Anyway, here are pictures!





In other news, I'm attempting to knit an octopus for the big sister of the twins. I'm almost done, but now I feel the crazy need to make a piratey (or maybe mermaidy) doll to go along with it. I've never made dolls before... but the ones I like the most have at the least a sculpey-ed head. So I gave it a try. The cats have since taken her for a wild night ride, stupid cats. I do have an armature for her, but I can't quite figure out what to do for the rest of her body and my hand-sewing skills leave something to be desired...




Pretty cool for try #2, hey?