Friday, September 24, 2010

Baby stuff

If you read this blog then you may remember this post where minky dot and I broke up.

Well, you'll be happy to know that as of a few weeks ago we kind of made up. I decided to give him one more chance and this time he behaved himself a little bit better. I'm still not 100% convinced he's really changes his evil ways.....

One of my cousins who lives in California was having a baby boy so a few weeks ago I whipped up a couple cute little items in time for the baby shower and sent them on their merry way.

One of the items was this tag blanket which I thought would be especially cuddly and soft with the minky dot on the back of it. And I was right. The minky was *fab* and as soft as kittens straight from heaven.

I eyeballed that minky for a good hour before I cut into it and decided to really give it a go in the sewing machine. The entire time I was telling it under my breath, "behave or I'll make sure you live a long hard life as a toilet bowl cleaning rag" and I think that did the trick.

Sometimes you just gotta talk smack.


I also made a burp cloth and bib as well as this cute little travel diaper and wipes holder. I found the tutorial on the internet for it somewhere but cannot for the life of me remember where! Oh well. Here they are:

I hope the little one enjoys his cute baby stuff as much as I enjoyed making it for him!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

My first scarf!

As I mentioned in an earlier post I decided to learn how to knit last winter. For some reason in the cold months I feel like I want to keep my hands busy and what better way than by knitting.

After watching the online video a few times and casting on about a dozen times I was off to the races. Turtle races that is. Boy was I sloooooow at first.

I knitted and knitted and knitted during my free time for a few weeks. I got about half way done with my scarf when I realized that it was wonky.

Real wonky.

There were places where I had added a few stitches to a few rows (instead of knitting 14 times I knitted 16 times for example), then when I would realize I made a mistake and I would go back to 14. This caused bumps on the sides of the scarf. Bumps that were really obvious to me.

So I asked Ronnie (devoted and adoring husband who barely even notices all the craft stuff I own) if it looked wonky.

Of course he said no and of course he was lying. He's a smart cookie that Ronnie.

I promptly said "Yes it does!" and proceeded to pull out all of the knitting that I had worked so hard on so I could start over again.

Ronnie was more than a little shocked.

So was I.

But it was a good decision. I had learned some major lessons in those first few feet of scarf and I knew that if I tried it again it would look much better.

And it did!

Its made from wool yarn and I gave it to my brother-in-law for his birthday in December. He must not hate it cause I've actually witnessed him wearing it out in public a few times. Now if I could just learn how to purl.....


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