Posts Tagged ‘Knitting’

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Poor Sad Baby

I gave that poor sad baby a juice box.  She doesn’t seem to be sick.  No fever.  Just a heap of sad, miserable baby.  I had to do something about that sad face.  She didn’t even want to go on the swings today.  So I gave her the juice and then when I had to intervene to prevent her from squeezing the whole thing all over the place?  I wasn’t even taking it away!  Crying.  Lots of sad baby crying.  It probably wasn’t my best idea but I’m trying everything! Read the rest of this entry »

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Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

Baby Blocks

I’m happy to report that they’re done!  I’m planning to let her open them on Christmas Eve.  Last year I let Chase open her pyjamas at night but I don’t think I’m going to get to pyjamas this year so I’ll probably let her open her hat.  Or her mermaiden if I get to it.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Thursday, November 19th, 2009


library-335WIP’s or works in progress are way better than UFO’s or unfinished objects.  And right now I’m working on two.  This little guy is the first two and a half inches of one of these.  They seem to be coming together pretty quickly but I haven’t worked on them for the last two days because I’ve been too busy feeling sorry for myself and watching tv. Read the rest of this entry »

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Friday, November 13th, 2009

Ben’s Beanie

library-311It’s done!  So I ask him to put it on so I can take a picture.  And this is what I get.  You make a simple request like ‘look normal’ and this is what you get.  But if you’re really clever, like I am, you will pretend that you’re done and then suddenly and shockingly insist that your subject just, ahem… farted.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Friday, October 16th, 2009

Getting Cold, Getting Spooky

library-2336It’s c-c-cold here!  Cold and soggy.  I still haven’t turned the heat on though.  I’m holding out just one more day at least.  I’ve fallen in love with our gas and electric bill from the last couple of months and I’m not quite ready to let it go yet.  I’m not in complete denial about the weather though so when Chase asked to make ginger bread boys I thought, why not?   Read the rest of this entry »

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Friday, October 2nd, 2009

On the Needles

library-8241C’s pixie hood is almost done.  I would sat it’s probably about 80%.  I have about another 1/2 inch to knit before doing the three needle bind off to shape the hat.  After that, a couple of rows of ribbing and it’s voila.  I think this time I’ll use I cord for the ties.  Although I hate making I cord.  Easy but tedious work.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

Pink Pixie Hood

library-2303I love to knit hats.  Probably because they’re quick and easy.  I borrowed Baby Beanies by Amanda Keeys from the library but wanted to try so many of the hats that I decided to buy it.  I have come to accept that I need to just buy some books outright because by the time I return them to the library I inevitably owe as much as it would cost to buy in fines.  There are tons of books out there with so many cute ideas but this one leans toward simple which is just right for me.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Saturday, February 28th, 2009

My Poople Hat

I can’t believe I finished this project before spring hit.  I was pretty sure I’d get about 3/4 of the way done, it would get warm and I would put it away somewhere with the rest of my UFO’s never to be seen again.  Not this time!  I used this pattern from good knit which was super simple and easy.  It would probably be fast too if I wasn’t such a slacker.  

I meant to make a size 2-3 but somehow ended up making a 1-2 so I may be stitching up another one this time next year.  I used size 6 circular needles even though it’s not knit in the round so you could use straights.  I didn’t check my gauge it’s such a small quick project I decided to just knit away.  It looked about right size-wise so I figured it would be ok.  I used a bulky weight (machine washable!) alpaca yarn from lovely yarns, a local yarn shop.  Now I feel like tackling something more ambitious… but what?  I have some books out from the library I want to look through.  I don’t know, I may be entering that dangerous I have more ideas for projects than I have time for phase.  Whenever that happens I just end up watching a lot of tv and not being very productive at all.  Another look at the hat: Read the rest of this entry »

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