Saturday, April 29, 2006

Bad blogger!

So I've been the worst blogger ever. I'm way behind. Surprised? I'm not.

Here's what I've been up to:

I finished and felted my booga bag. It's cute, but didn't felt really great. Oh, well. Also finished the handle, but haven't felted that. Will photograph soon.

Started a new felted bag, with my own measurements. It's maroon, and cute. We'll see how it goes. I've done the bottom and maybe 2 1/2" of it, but that's progress for me.

Then, the gold medal item: an alpaca scarf. This is an accomplishment for me. I've done maybe 5" of it, and it's tough. Increases. Decreases. New kinds of directions to read. Also, there was a problem with the pattern, in that the designer forgot a row of directions. SO, I took apart and remade several rows about 4 times. This is WAY more patient than I usually am. But it's working. And beautiful. And alpaca!

Saturday, April 15, 2006

the camera, Sam?

Sam has recently taken to hiding things. Mostly, it's food or fun little treasures he finds around the house. But this time, it's the camera. I know I'll find it if I look hard enough, but darn it, I just want to take pictures.

So, updates of my life will soon have pictures.

Once I get my kid to tell me where he hid the camera.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Flash your stash!

Well, as I've been looking through everyone's stash pictures for the last 10 days, I've had a realizaton. My stash is small. Tiny, actually. Which is good. I don't have much room in my house. And, I have a baby coming. I don't have millions of dollars for yarn. And I have a 15 month old and a 7 month old foster son. It's not like my hands have much free time.

But looking through everyone's stashes makes me want more! I've been using yarn up (yes, knitting) so I think there should be more to replace what I use. I think I'm going to go shopping on Friday morning with the boys. They should keep me from buying too much, since they have no patience.

I'll put up pictures tomorrow.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Sam's hat!

I started Sam's hat last night, and cast on and knit about 2 rows before I was exhausted. So I picked it up this evening and completely finished it. For me, that's a HUGE accomplishment. So now Sam and Jimmy have matching hats.

I do need to finish a cord for Sam's hat, because he hates wearing hats and removes them faster than I can even blink. I have about 10 yards left of my skein of yarn, which will be perfect for the cord. Wow! How perfect! 2 hats from a skein of yarn, and no scraps. Yay!

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Shorts and a hat

I've almost finished the shorts for Sam. They now have elastic and are bound off. I just have to sew the crotch closed now (because I started from the legs up, so there's a crotch hole). But otherwise, they're done. And they're HUGE! I even measured him. These would fit the big brother he doesn't have. So, I'll have to make more. And check my gauge. Oops.

Second, I'm making a hat. I keep telling Jimmy that it's for Sam, and my sweet clueless husband has no idea that it's sized for his own head rather than his child's. I am planning to make them matching hats. Ooh. . how sweet. Or something. I just know it's cold here in the winter and maybe matching Daddy will be a good way to convince Sam to wear a hat. A mom can dream, can't she.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

I'm getting bigger!

This has nothing to do with crafts, but my belly is getting bigger and I'm posting shots on here. First, up close with a better smile.
Then, a little further away and looking confused, but it does show off the belly.
(taken at 15 weeks)

A way better project

Now, I'm working on the blue, green, and yellow shorts. Much cuter than the ugly orange pants Sam chose, and, what really matters, I like them. Because I'm so proud of them, here are some pictures.

First is my progress on them so far, from the outside:
Here's an "up close" look at the leg, because I think they're just so cute up close:
And here's the inside to prove that my stitches are even and gorgeous (and this is how I look at them as I make them, so I'm showing it):