Sunday, August 30, 2009

After that...

I decided to just make an ugly side seam. Though when you flip it on the fleece side, it doesn't really look all that bad, given the nature of fleece.

And while it's not entirely prefect, this car seat cover is done and our car seat is ready for use again.

Saturday, August 29, 2009 what

I need to have my infant car seat ready for midwife inspection this week. I noticed our roundabout cover was a bit shabby and decided I'd try and make a new one. So I sketched a pattern out and have gotten this far. I'd intended to make this a reversible cover (print on one side, fleece on the other). However, I'm not sure how to make the edges smooth on both sides. So it might turn out one side is pretty and the other isn't so nice...unless I can think of something else.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

On the brink of trying something new

I'm deviating from my original plan with this knit...all of a sudden I was hit with the inspiration to try something new with the sleeves of this dress. This is another birthday present for my soon-to-be four year old.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Merino Angora Sweater

This sweater is hand knit from yarn I spun myself. It's the first fruits of my first fleece purchase...which I bought, washed, carded, and processed almost a year ago. I've not finished the spinning of the entire fleece, but I'm very tempted to drag out the wool box today and do a bit of spinning so I can work with more yarn. Then again, I'm a realist and I don't think I quite have time for spinning right now. So just admiring the fruits of my hard work might have to suffice for today.

This little girls is getting this sweater for her birthday in a couple weeks. It's not a surprise, but she's very happy with the turn out non-the-less.
Most importantly, "it's not an itchy's a soft sweater." Praise the Lord!

Monday, August 10, 2009

How I find time to get my work done

Set a good example of what diligent working should look like and the kids will hopefully follow suit.
So here I am knitting while one child works on phonics and the other works on math.
And I'm getting to knit! Win, win for everyone!